Label: Charly R&B - CRB 1025 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: UK • Genre: Blues • Style: Modern Electric Blues, Chicago Blues
Edward Harrington January 10,  — June 1,better known by his stage name Eddy Clearwaterwas an American blues musician who specialized in Chicago blues. Harrington was born in Macon, Mississippi on January 10, He was raised by his part-Cherokee [ citation needed ] grandmother in Mississippi. His family moved to Birmingham, Alabamain 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 inplaying predominantly gospel, and later developed his Nashville Road - Eddie Clearwater* - Two Times Nine artistry after working with Magic SamNashville Road - Eddie Clearwater* - Two Times Nine Rushand others.
Clearwater is best known for his activity in the Chicago blues scene since the s. He performed in the US especially around the Chicago area, where he resides and internationally, having played at blues festivals in FranceGermanyDenmarkSwedenPoland and the Netherlands.
Clearwater still regularly performs songs by Rush, Magic Sam and Berry, as well as original compositions. He recorded a few more singles, which had some local radio airplay. Eventually the name Clear Waters evolved into Eddy Clearwater. He was a regular Saturday act on the north stage of the blues club Kingston Mineswhile bluesman Linsey Alexander played on the south stage.
Clearwater acquired the nickname The Chief and often performed wearing a Native American headdress. The release of his album, The Chiefon the Rooster Blues label, made him known on the Chicago blues scene. Clearwater was married to Earlean Harrington of Chicago and was the stepfather of her son Daryl Thompson.
Clearwater was married to his managerRenee Greenman. It featured Clearwater regularly as well as local and national blues talent.
On January 8,Clearwater underwent successful triple heart bypass surgery. Clearwater's hometown for the last few decades of his life was SkokieIllinoisa northern suburb of Chicago. Clearwater died at his home in Skokie on June 1,of heart failure at the age of From Love And Justice - Various - Positive Vibrations, the free encyclopedia.
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