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The Blues Is Here To Stay 1947-1959 [Double CD]

Eddie Boyd Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (9 Dec 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Jasmine Records
  • ASIN: B00G49C2DY
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Listen  2. Kilroy Won't Be Back 3:010.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  5. Rosa Lee Swing 2:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Blue Monday Blues 2:550.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  9. Why Did She Leave Me 2:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Mr. Highway Man 3:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Baby What's Wrong with You ? 3:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Eddie's Blues 3:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. What Makes These Things Happen to Me 3:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Chicago Is Just That Way 2:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. I Can Trust My Baby 2:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Down Beat Rhythm 2:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Something Good Will Come to Me 3:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Why Don't You Be Wise Baby 2:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. I Gotta Find My Baby 3:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. I'm Goin' Downtown 2:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Five Long Years 2:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Bluecoat Man 2:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Got Lonesome There 3:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. I Got the Blues 2:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. I Began to Sing the Blues 3:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Blues for My Baby 3:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Hard Time Getting Started 2:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Cool Kind Treatment 3:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Rosa Lee Swing (Alternate Version) 2:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen30. 24 Hours 3:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Best I Could 3:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Third Degree 3:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Picture in the Frame 2:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen34. Nothing but Trouble 3:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen35. Hush Baby Don't You Cry 2:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen36. Ratting and Running Around 3:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen37. Driftin' 2:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen38. Got Me Seein' Double 2:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen39. I'm a Prisoner 2:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen40. What's the Matter Baby 2:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen41. Life Gets to Be a Burden 3:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen42. Just a Fool 2:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen43. Treat Her Right 2:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen44. Come on Home 2:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen45. I'm Coming Home 2:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen46. Thank You Baby 2:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen47. Blue Monday Blues (Alternate Version) 2:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen48. The Blues Is Here to Stay 2:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen49. Come Home 2:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen50. You Got to Reap What You Sow 2:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen51. All the Way 3:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen52. Where You Belong 2:460.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Product Description

This is a long overdue reissue of 52 tracks recorded by the Chicago based blues singer, songwriter, pianist - Eddie Boyd. Features the original recordings of his three best known hits: "Third Degree", "24 Hours" and "Five Long Years" which is now considered to be one of the greatest songs ever written in the blues genre. The song is also one of the most covered with nearly every blues artist releasing a version of it. There is no better introduction to the fantastic pianist, writer and singer of top drawer Chicago blues than this - the most comprehensive collection of Eddie Boyd's recordings to date!

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5.0 out of 5 stars A BLUES 'MUST HAVE' 2 Mar 2014
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I have recently been seeking out and downloading Blues music material from people that I'd heard of but was unfamiliar with their material. If I liked it I would download it. One such artist is/was Eddie Boyd. 52 tracks of brilliance. This is jazz with an unpretentious swing to it but tips its hat towards the blues on most tracks and is well worth the price of the download. Fantastic musicianship all round with Eddie Boyd delivering the songs in a smooth 'that's the way it is' style. Highly recommended.

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This set begins with Boyd's debut ("I Had To Let Her Go"/"Kilroy Won't Be Back") recordings from 1947, and then samples a good cross section of Boyd's work from this era. This is just a sampling of Boyd's fairly large body of work from this period. The sound is fine--clean yet it still has the feel of the recording period. The booklet lists the song titles and date recorded. There's a three page essay on Boyd and his music during this period. This set is somewhere between 3 and 4 "stars" depending on your like/dislike for blues piano/vocals from this era. I happen to like both Boyd's piano work and his vocal style, so it's closer to 3 1/2- 4 "stars" for me.

Boyd is probably best known for his two albums he recorded in England in the late 1960's ("7963 South Rhodes" and "Eddie Boyd and his Blues Band") with members of Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall, Aynsley Dunbar, and others. But this set is focused on his early work--something that many blues fans haven't heard much of. If you've heard the great Roosevelt Sykes from this same period, you'll recognize his influence on Boyd--which is a good thing. Also included is Boyd's big hit "Five Long Years" from 1952. Boyd's work can also be heard on the JSP set "Rockin' This House" (beware of duplications) along with other contemporary blues pianists. If you're a fan of blues piano you should do yourself a favor and check the JSP set out.

This set (the first 17 tracks) collects all of Boyd's sides (except one, "Baby Come Back To Me", which I don't think has ever been released) for the Victor label, and tracks from the Regal, Herald, J.O.B., Chess, Bea & Baby, and Keyhole labels. Also included are a number of tracks "not originally released" from several of the above labels. But the unissued sides aren't here as filler. There's a number of fine gems included which are as good as the released tracks.

Boyd had a smooth vocal style and (when called for) an energetic piano style. But he could handle slower tunes with equal aplomb. His small/medium size bands usually had at least a honking tenor sax if not more horns, or a guitar to help fill in the holes and take short solos. Various tracks include musicians like J.T. Brown, Willie Dixon, Ransom Knowling, Bill Casimir, Alfred Eakins, Robert Junior Lockwood, and other unidentified musicians. But no matter who was in the band, the quality of playing was always very good. The arrangements are good examples of the period, and Boyd's vocals fit them like a glove. In this early period Boyd still had some of that down home feel to his vocals--a sound he would lose slightly in the late 60's on the two albums mentioned above. But if you're a fan of those English albums you'll find much to like on this early set of Boyd's.

I have to confess that I've been a fan of Boyd's ever since I happened across those early vinyl albums with Fleetwood Mac, Mayall, and other English blues luminaries way back in the late 1960's. And I've never stopped playing those sides--which are available as " Eddie Boyd The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions"--since that time. So I may be a bit biased toward this set. But there's some good post-war blues here which fans of blues piano should check into. You may be surprised.
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