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Born in 1915 in Shaw, Mississippi, David Honeyboy Edwards was the remaining bluesman from the golden era of the blues of the 1930s. Emerging from the Mississippi delta, Honeyboy played with Charlie Patton, Big Joe Williams, Tommy Johnson, Big Walter Horton, Howling Wolf, and Sonny Boy Williamson II to name a few. He also played with the mythical bluesman Robert Johnson and was there when Johnson was poisoned by a jealous bar owner in 1938. Based in Chicago, his death was announced on August 30, 2011 by his manager, harmonica player, and music publisher collaborator Michael Frank. He is seen here at Centrum Blues, a blues workshop and music festival in 2004. This was a lecture session entitled "growing up black in American" in which several old school blues vets were in attendance. THis included Honeyboy (plaid jacket and Lowes cap), Piedmont style songster Warner Williams (cowboy hate and sunglasses), down south bluesman and Chess Records session player Louisianna Red (striped shirt, blue jeans), and Mississippi Delta pianoman Dennis Binder (Fedora hat).
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Born in 1915 in Shaw, Mississippi, David Honeyboy Edwards was the remaining bluesman from the golden era of the blues of the 1930s. Emerging from the Mississippi delta, Honeyboy played with Charlie Patton, Big Joe Williams, Tommy Johnson, Big Walter Horton, Howling Wolf, and Sonny Boy Williamson II to name a few. He also played with the mythical bluesman Robert Johnson and was there when Johnson was poisoned by a jealous bar owner in 1938. Based in Chicago, his death was announced on August 30, 2011 by his manager, harmonica player, and music publisher  collaborator Michael Frank. He is seen here at Centrum Blues, a blues workshop and music festival in 2004. This was a lecture session entitled "growing up black in American" in which several old school blues vets were in attendance. THis included Honeyboy (plaid jacket and Lowes cap), Piedmont style songster Warner Williams (cowboy hate and sunglasses), down south bluesman and Chess Records session player Louisianna Red (striped shirt, blue jeans), and Mississippi Delta pianoman Dennis Binder (Fedora hat).