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Eddy Clearwater

During the 1950s, Chicago's West Side was a breeding ground for some of the world's greatest bluesmen. Magic Sam, Otis Rush, Freddie King and others ruled the clubs. With his fierce guitar playing, soulful and emotive vocals and wild stage shows, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater easily belongs on this list. A Chicago legend, Clearwater is an intense, flamboyant blues-rocking showman. He's equally comfortable playing the deepest, most heartfelt blues or rocking, good-time party music. Between his slashing left-handed guitar work, his room-filling vocals, his self-defined "rock-a-blues" style (a forceful mix of blues, rock, rockabilly, country and gospel), his boundless energy and even his signature Indian headdress, Clearwater is among the very finest practitioners of the West Side blues working today. Born Edward Harrington on January 10, 1935 in Macon, Mississippi, Eddy and his family moved to Birmingham, Alabama in 1948

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Clear Water: Electricity

Read "Electricity" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Clear Water represents the next evolution of American jazz with its seamless combination of Electronic Dance Music (EDM) and jazz rhythms and melodic language. This new sound is expanding the envelope of the genre and at the helm is trumpeter Donald Malloy. Clear Water's third release, Electricity, is an intuitive union of new sounds by the ...

Electricity

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: Electricity; Healing My Soul; Chant; Coral Blankets; Live in Heaven; Running on High; They Can’t Take That Away From Me; Live; Groner.

Reservation Blues

Label: Bulleye Blues & Jazz
Released: 2000
Track listing: Winds of Change; I Wouldn't Lay My Guitar Down; Find Yourself; Reservation Blues; Walls of Hate; Running Along; Blues Cruise; Susie Q; Easy Is My Style; Everything to Gain; Sweet Little Rock and Roller

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Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater: Reservation Blues

Read "Reservation Blues" reviewed by Ed Kopp

At 65 years young, Eddy “The Chief" Clearwater is sounding better than ever, and Reservation Blues is arguably his best album yet. Clearwater wears a Native American headdress on stage and has even been known make a grand entrance atop a stallion when introduced at outdoor performances. (His grandma was a Cherokee.) His penchant for stagery ...

A Real Good Time - Live

Label: Disques Dreyfus
Released: 1990

Two Times Nine

Label: Nocturne
Released: 1981


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