David “HoneyBoy” Edwards
I really geek out on all the old bluesmen and pretty much everything else about the south in that era. I sometimes think I was born in the wrong decade. Anyhow, one of my favorites is Honeyboy Edwards. He led a long life of rambling and playing the blues right up until his death in 2011. He travelled with a lot of the greats including Big Joe Williams, Little Walter, and the legendary Robert Johnson. According to Edwards, he was one of the last people to see Robert Johnson alive.
Over the holidays I was down in LA visiting family. When I am down there, I always make a point of going to the famous Amoeba records. I love that place. Anyhow, this year I stumbled across this more recent best of Honeyboy Edwards cd. A great cd to listen to, by the way. It wasn’t till this week that I discovered that it was in fact signed by Edwards himself! Stoked. Got myself a cool little piece of blues history right here.