David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards

Voor we hem vergeten… David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards is dood.

Deze legendarische bluesmuzikant is een van de founding fathers van de Mississippi Delta blues.

Op 14-jarige leeftijd verliet hij Mississippi om als rondreizende muzikant zijn brood te verdienen. Over die periode zijn de volgende woorden van hem opgetekend:

On Saturday, somebody like me or Robert Johnson would go into one of these little towns, play for nickels and dimes. And sometimes, you know, you could be playin’ and have such a big crowd that it would block the whole street. Then the police would come around, and then I’d go to another town and where I could play at. But most of the time, they would let you play. Then sometimes the man who owned a country store would give us something like a couple of dollars to play on a Saturday afternoon. We could hitchhike, transfer from truck to truck, or if we couldn’t catch one of them, we’d go to the train yard, ‘cause the railroad was all through that part of the country then…we might hop a freight, go to St. Louis or Chicago. Or we might hear about where a job was paying off – a highway crew, a railroad job, a levee camp there along the river, or some place in the country where a lot of people were workin’ on a farm. You could go there and play and everybody would hand you some money. I didn’t have a special place then. Anywhere was home. Where I do good, I stay. When it gets bad and dull, I’m gone.

Bron: wikipedia


1 reactie op “David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards”

  1. De Dappere Man Zegt:

    Groot muzikant.
    Mooi stukje tekst: klinkt heel avontuurlijk (en dat is het natuurlijk ook), maar ik denk dat het in werkelijkheid iets harder was dan het stukje doet vermoeden…

    edit: schrijffout


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