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Edward Riley Boyd (November 25, 1914 – July 13, 1994) was an American blues piano player, born on Stovall's Plantation near Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States.

Boyd moved to the Beale Street district of Memphis, Tennessee in 1936 where he played piano and guitar with his group, the Dixie Rhythm Boys. Boyd followed the great migration northward to the factories of Chicago, Illinois in 1941.

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  • Spotify playlist: [url=http://open.spotify.com/user/1124842745/playlist/2sfzZrMUmOlxvvf9Z5ko8k]Blues: Chicago Blues, Delta Blues, Electric Blues, Jump Blues, Piedmont Blues[url]
  • Eddie Boyd, Memphis Slim, Roosevelt Sykes, Otis Spann and Pinetop Perkins are in my estimation the best of the piano-bluesmen, esp Otis Spann with Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac group (Bigger Than Colossis) worth seeking, in my library if interested.
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