Edward Harrington (January 10, 1935 – June 1, 2018), better known by his stage name Eddy Clearwater, was an American blues musician who specialized in Chicago blues. Harrington was born in Macon, Mississippi, on January 10, 1935. He was raised by his part-Cherokee grandmother in Mississippi. His family moved to Birmingham, Alabama, in 1948. He was a cousin of the blues harmonica player Carey Bell. He began playing guitar at age 13, teaching himself left-handed and upside down. He began performing with gospel groups, including the Five Blind Boys Of Alabama. He moved to Chicago in 1950, playing predominantly gospel, and later developed his blues artistry after working with Magic Sam, Otis Rush, and others. (read more on wikipedia)
Links To Peel
Peel played a track from Eddy Clearwater called I Was Gone on his shows from the Welcome To The Club blues compilation album, released in the UK in 2004 on the Federal Records label.
- 02 June 2004: I Was Gone (v/a album - Welcome To The Club) Federal
- 09 June 2004: I Was Gone (v/a album - Welcome To The Club) Federal
- 25 June 2004 (BBC World Service): I Was Gone (v/a album - Welcome To The Club) Federal
- June 2004 (FSK): I Was Gone (v/a album - Welcome To The Club) Federal