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King Edward Antoine - King Edward: 50 Years Of Blues (2015)
King Edward Antoine - King Edward: 50 Years Of Blues (2015)
Artist: King Edward Antoine
Title: King Edward: 50 Years Of Blues
Year Of Release: 2015
Label: Hit The Road Records
Genre: Mississippi Blues
Quality: 320 kbps
Total Time: 50:46
Total Size: 120 MB

1. Bring Your Pretty Self Home (3:31)
2. Lookin' Good Again Tonight (4:18)
3. King Of The Castle (2:34)
4. Darling, I Love You/Miss You So (4:29)
5. The Things I Used To Do (4:43)
6. You Don't Love Me (4:28)
7. I'm A Lonely Man (5:48)
8. Mr. Charlie (4:18)
9. My Nerves Gone Bad (5:18)
10. Today I Started Loving You Again (7:36)
11. You Been Cheatin On Me (3:40)

King Edward, 78, has been hired as a session guitarist so often over the decades that he cannot even remember on how many recordings he has played! 2015 comes as the year of his consecration with 50 Years Of Blues, his first studio album in 15 years.

King Edward was born Edward Memphis Antoine in 1937 in a Cajun speaking family in Rayne, Louisiana. Yes, you can ask him to speak French, and he will love doing so! He taught himself to play the guitar and learned zydeco from his famous cousin, Clifton Chenier.

King Edward later moved to Portland, Oregon, and Chicago, where he played with the greats for 15 years - Magic Slim, Magic Sam, Earl Hooker, Hound Dog Taylor, Junior Wells, Tyrone Davis, Buddy Guy, Otis Clay, McKinley Mitchell, the Scott brothers. He also opened for The Temptations, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland…

Life brought him back to the South in 1975, more precisely to Jackson, Mississippi, where he still lives today. He has become a legend in the State, playing festivals and venues all over, and further away too: St. Louis, Missouri, Davenport, Iowa, and twice at the internationally acclaimed Chicago Blues Festival. He received a Peavey Award for his contribution to Mississippi music and is honored on three blues markers on the Mississippi Blues Trail, all three of them in Jackson: Subway Lounge, Queen of Hearts and Ace Records. He performed at those clubs every week for years, one of the reasons why he is featured in Robert Mugge’s documentary Last of the Mississippi Jukes. He also appears on the 2010 Mississippi Celebrates Its Grammy Legacy, along with Bobby Rush, Eddie Cotton, and Zac Harmon.

King Edward participated in the 2012 Blessissippi concert hosted by Morgan Freeman at Ground Zero, in Clarksdale, and performed at B.B. King’s last homecoming, in 2014. Backstage, he got a chance to tell the King of the Blues that he first saw him perform at his cousin’s club in Louisiana back in 1957!

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