Featuring Jimmy Burns
Eddie Burns and John Lee Hooker became fast friends when they met
in 1948, and remained so until Hooker passed away recently. Burns
backed Hooker at Chess Records in 1965 playing on Hook's classic
The Real Folk Blues . Eddie BurnsÕ plaintive voice, wailing harmonica,
and sure-handed guitar hearken back to the heyday of Detroit blues
a half-century ago. Burns, who like his peers grew up in Mississippi,
is now the last of Detroit's postwar legends to still live and play
in the Motor City. Eddie's brother, Jimmy Burns, has one of DelmarkÕs
top sellers with Leaving Here Walking (Delmark 694). Snake Eyes
contains 15 songs including twelve Eddie Burns originals.
| BURNS, EDDIE / Snake Eyes -CD *DLM 758
Blues CD DLM *BLB.
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