Eddie "Guitar" Burns

Eddie "Guitar" Burns

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Eddie "Guitar" Burns (born February 8, 1928, Belzoni, Mississippi) is an American Detroit blues guitarist, harmonica player, singer and songwriter. His career has spanned seven decades, and in terms of Detroit bluesmen, Burns is deemed second only in stature to John Lee Hooker. Burn's father was a sharecropper who performed as a singer in medicine shows, although Burns was mainly raised by his grandparents. He was self taught in the harmonica and made his first guitar. Initially influenced by exposure to the music of Sonny Boy Williamson I and Big Bill Broonzy, Burns relocated from the Mississippi delta via Waterloo, Iowa to Detroit in 1948. Originally Burns excelled playing the harmonica, and his debut single, "Notoriety Woman" (1948), featured this ability accompanied by the guitar playing of John T. Smith. However, by the following year Burns was playing guitar accompaniment on recordings by John Lee Hooker.show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134973092
  • 9786134973090