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Eddie Boyd

Edward Riley Boyd (November 25, 1914 – July 13, 1994) was an American blues pianist, singer and songwriter, best known for his recordings in the early 1950s, including the number one R&B chart hit "Five Long Years".

Birth and Death Data: Born November 25, 1914 (Clarksdale), Died July 13, 1994 (Helsinki)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1945 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, vocalist, composer, leader

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D5AB-0338 10-in. 7/2/1945 Elevator woman Sonny Boy Williamson Male vocal solo, with harmonica, piano, guitar, and string bass instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D5AB-0339 10-in. 7/2/1945 G. M. & O. blues Sonny Boy Williamson Male vocal solo, with harmonica, piano, guitar, and string bass instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D5AB-0340 10-in. 7/2/1945 We got to win Sonny Boy Williamson Male vocal solo, with harmonica, piano, guitar, and string bass instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D5AB-0341 10-in. 7/2/1945 Sonny Boy's jump Sonny Boy Williamson Male vocal solo, with harmonica, piano, guitar, and string bass instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-0338 10-in. 2/27/1947 Broke and hungry blues Big Maceo Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, string bass, and drums instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-0339 10-in. 2/27/1947 If you ever change your ways Big Maceo Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, string bass, and drums instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-0340 10-in. 2/27/1947 It's all over now Big Maceo Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, string bass, and drums instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-0341 10-in. 2/27/1947 I lost my little woman Big Maceo Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, string bass, and drums instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-0389 10-in. 4/3/1947 I had to let her go Boogie Band ; Little Eddie Boyd ; J. T. Brown Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, composer  
Victor D7VB-0390 10-in. 4/3/1947 Kilroy won't be back Boogie Band ; Little Eddie Boyd ; J. T. Brown Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, composer  
Victor D7VB-0704 10-in. 4/24/1947 The blues what am Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-0705 10-in. 4/24/1947 Gonna take my rap Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-0706 10-in. 4/24/1947 You got to run me down Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-0707 10-in. 4/24/1947 Chauffer blues Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-1021 10-in. 9/16/1947 You got to love that gal Boogie Band (Eddie Boyd) ; Eddie Boyd Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, piano, leader  
Victor D7VB-1022 10-in. 9/16/1947 Rosa Lee swing Boogie Band (Eddie Boyd) ; Eddie Boyd Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer, leader  
Victor D7VB-1023 10-in. 9/16/1947 Unfair lovers Boogie Band (Eddie Boyd) ; Eddie Boyd Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer, leader  
Victor D7VB-1024 10-in. 9/16/1947 Blue Monday blues Boogie Band (Eddie Boyd) ; Eddie Boyd Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer, leader  
Victor D7VB-1036 10-in. 9/19/1947 Wonderful time Sonny Boy Williamson Male vocal solo, with harmonica and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-1037 10" 9/19/1947 Sugar gal Sonny Boy Williamson Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-1038 10" 9/19/1947 Willow tree blues Sonny Boy Williamson Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-1109 10-in. 10/28/1947 Why did she leave me Boogie Band (Eddie Boyd) ; Little Eddie Boyd Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, leader, composer  
Victor D7VB-1110 10-in. 10/28/1947 Playmate shuffle Boogie Band (Eddie Boyd) ; Little Eddie Boyd Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, piano, leader  
Victor D7VB-1111 10-in. 10/28/1947 Mr. highway man Boogie Band (Eddie Boyd) ; Little Eddie Boyd Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, leader, composer  
Victor D7VB-1112 10-in. 10/28/1947 Getting my divorce Boogie Band (Eddie Boyd) ; Little Eddie Boyd Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, leader, composer  
Victor D8VB-3260 10-in. 12/24/1948 What makes these things happen to me Eddie Boyd ; Little Eddie Boyd Trio Male vocal solo with instrumental ensemble vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D8VB-3261 10-in. 12/24/1948 Baby, what's wrong with you Eddie Boyd ; Little Eddie Boyd Trio Male vocal solo with instrumental ensemble vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D8VB-3262 10-in. 12/24/1948 Chicago is just that way Eddie Boyd ; Little Eddie Boyd Trio Male vocal solo with instrumental ensemble vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D8VB-3263 10-in. 12/24/1948 Eddie's blues Eddie Boyd ; Little Eddie Boyd Trio Instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Chess U7486 10-in. 10/10/1952 24 hours Little Eddie Boyd leader, instrumentalist, piano, composer, vocalist  
Chess U7489 10-in. 10/10/1952 The tickler Eddie Boyd instrumentalist, piano, composer, leader  
Chess U7558 10-in. 9/24/1953 Tortured soul Eddie Boyd instrumentalist, piano, composer, vocalist  
Chess U7559 10-in. 9/24/1953 Rattin' and running around Eddie Boyd ; Chess Men leader, instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Chess U7561 10-in. 9/24/1953 Hush baby, don't you cry Eddie Boyd ; Chess Men leader, instrumentalist, piano, composer, vocalist  
Chess U7576 10-in. 11/9/1953 Came home this morning Eddie Boyd ; Chess Men leader, composer, instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Chess U7577 10-in. 11/9/1953 Picture in the frame Eddie Boyd ; Chess Men composer, vocalist  
Chess U7578 10-in. 11/9/1953 Nothing but trouble Eddie Boyd ; Chess Men composer, vocalist  
Chess U7665 10-in. 5/28/1954 The nightmare is over Eddie Boyd ; Chess Men leader, composer, instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Chess U7666 10-in. 5/28/1954 I got the blues Eddie Boyd composer, instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Chess U7667 10-in. 5/28/1954 Drifting Alfred Elkins leader, instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Chess U7735 10-in. 9/27/1954 The story of Bill Eddie Boyd ; Chess Men instrumentalist, piano, leader, composer, vocalist  
Chess U7737 10-in. 9/27/1954 Please help me Eddie Boyd ; Chess Men instrumentalist, piano, leader, composer, vocalist  
Chess U7808 10-in. 3/10/1955 Real good feeling Eddie Boyd ; Chess Men instrumentalist, piano, leader, composer, vocalist  
Chess 7894 10-in. 8/12/1955 I'm a prisoner Eddie Boyd ; Chess Men instrumentalist, piano, leader, composer, vocalist  
Chess 7895 10-in. 8/12/1955 I've been deceived Eddie Boyd ; Chess Men leader, composer, instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Chess 8022 10-in. March, 1956 Don't Eddie Boyd ; Chess Men instrumentalist, piano, leader, composer, vocalist  
Chess 8023 10-in. March, 1956 Life gets to be a burden Eddie Boyd ; Chess Men composer, leader, instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Chess 8472 10-in. March, 1957 I got a woman Eddie Boyd composer, vocalist  
Chess 8473 10-in. March, 1957 Hotel blues Eddie Boyd composer, vocalist  
Chess 8553 10-in. 1957 She's the one Eddie Boyd composer, instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Boyd, Eddie," accessed June 15, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106666.

Boyd, Eddie. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 15, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106666.

"Boyd, Eddie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 15 June 2024.

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