Eddie Anthony

Eddie Anthony (1890 – 1934) was an American country blues and jazz musician. He played the violin.

His style of playing, primarily accompanying Peg Leg Howell, offered the rarity of black string band music, which disappeared with the advent of the recording of blues guitarists. Anthony worked with Howell throughout the 1920s and early 1930s. He also recorded "Georgia Crawl" with Henry Williams, a re-working of the earlier Spencer Williams penned song "Georgia Grind", as well as "Lonesome Blues" (1928).

Anthony died in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, in 1934.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1890, Died 1934

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin, vocalist, composer, speaker

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W143941 10-in. 4/8/1927 New Jelly Roll blues Peg Leg Howell and his Gang Male vocal solo ("blues singer") and male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and 2 guitars instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia W143942 10-in. 4/8/1927 Beaver slide rag Peg Leg Howell and his Gang Violin and 2 guitars, with talk instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W143943 10-in. 4/8/1927 Moanin' and groanin' blues Peg Leg Howell and his Gang Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with fiddle (violin) and 2 guitars instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W143944 10-in. 4/8/1927 Papa Stobb blues Peg Leg Howell and his Gang Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with fiddle (violin) and 2 guitars instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W145062 10-in. 11/1/1927 Too tight blues Peg Leg Howell and his Gang Male vocal solo ("blues singer") and male vocal trio, with fiddle (violin) and 2 guitars instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia W145063 10-in. 11/1/1927 Moanin' and groanin' blues Peg Leg Howell and his Gang Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with fiddle (violin) and 2 guitars instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia W145064 10-in. 11/1/1927 Hobo blues Peg Leg Howell and his Gang Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with fiddle (violin) and 2 guitars instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W145065 10-in. 11/1/1927 Peg Leg stomp Peg Leg Howell and his Gang Violin and 2 guitars, with male vocal solo ("blues singer") instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W146148 10-in. 4/19/1928 Georgia crawl Eddie Anthony ; Henry Williams Male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W146149 10-in. 4/19/1928 Lonesome blues Eddie Anthony ; Henry Williams Male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W147322 10-in. 10/27/1928 Banjo blues Eddie Anthony ; Peg Leg Howell Male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W147343 10-in. 10/30/1928 Turkey buzzard blues Eddie Anthony ; Peg Leg Howell Male vocal duet ("blues singer[s]"), with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh W402141 10-in. 8/13/1928 Long, tall, disconnected mama Sloppy Henry Male vocal solo and vocal duet, with violin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh W402142 10-in. 8/13/1928 Royal Palm Special blues Sloppy Henry Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh W402289 10-in. 3/12/1929 Wringing that thing Macon Ed ; Tampa Joe Male vocal duet, with violin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh W402290 10-in. 3/12/1929 Worrying blues Macon Ed Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh W404630 10-in. 12/9/1930 Everything's coming my way Macon Ed Male vocal solo, with violin and 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh W404631 10-in. 12/9/1930 Mean Florida blues Macon Ed Male vocal solo, with violin and 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh W404632 10-in. 12/9/1930 Try that thing Macon Ed ; Tampa Joe Male vocal duet, with violin and 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, composer  
OKeh W404633 10-in. 12/9/1930 Tickle britches Macon Ed ; Tampa Joe Male vocal duet, with violin and 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh W404634 10-in. 12/9/1930 Tantalizing bootblack Macon Ed ; Tampa Joe Male vocal duet, with violin and 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh W404635 10-in. 12/9/1930 Warm wipe stomp Macon Ed ; Tampa Joe Violin and 2 guitars, with talk instrumentalist, violin, speaker  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Anthony, Eddie," accessed July 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107159.

Anthony, Eddie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107159.

"Anthony, Eddie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107159

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