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The legendary ”KING of the JUNGLE & of the WEST SIDE FUNK BLUES” returns with his highly anticipated follow up recording from his hugely successful & wild Delmark debut from ‘09, Tear this World Up, which was a finalist for CD of the year at the National Blues Music Awards! One of the main goals of any artist is to develop a signature, unique style that makes them unforgettable and stand out among the pack. Well, Eddie C. Campbell is one of the most distinctive, original bluesman you’ll ever come across; there is nobody else like him! Eddie C. (born Duncan, MS 1939, raised in Chicago and performing since mid ’50s!) is the only originator of the famous West Side sound of Chicago blues still performing at the top of his game! Campbell, who was one of Magic Sam’s best friends, is the absolute master at deep funk blues grooves, mesmerizing audiences with his devastatingly wild, vibrato guitar on his reverb-drenched metallic purple Fender Jazzmaster and his powerful, resonating, rich, & wide ranging vocals, along with a unique, personal, quirky &witty songwriting style. This is Eddie’s most personal recording yet, and a true family affair. His partner, Barbara, contributes original songwriting and blues “bump” bass, his son, David on violin on 2 cuts, his “brother” Dick Shurman, the renowned producer and encyclopedic historian of the blues, and his godson, Lurrie Bell adding his head turning guitar (listen to him help Eddie “Call His Mama” on this lupine groove!) Eddie always excels at wild instrumentals (he says Freddie King took “San-Ho-Zay” from him) -check out the killer “Brownout” with a badass bass line courtesy of Eddie C! Eddie also plays a great harp on 2 cuts, a real treat, as he rarely gets to shine on this instrument. Eddie’s entertaining “Soup Bone” is a remake of one of his first 45’s, a collector’s item on Hawaii Records from the 60’s. Eddie C. nails one of our fave songs, the haunting “All My Life” from the late Jimmie Lee Robinson, also covered by John Mayall. We strongly feel Eddie C has what it takes to headline major blues festivals all over the world.
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