Eddie C. Campbell

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

6 May 1939, Duncan, Mississippi, USA. Campbell began playing music on a one-string guitar, and later moved to Chicago with his family at the age of seven. He was inspired by Muddy Waters to learn to play seriously, and in the late 50s he was part of the coterie of young, exciting blues guitarists on the city’s west side (acquaintances included Magic Sam, Otis Rush, Luther Allison and Willie James Lyons). He played with Johnny Taylor, Koko Taylor, Willie Dixon and Lowell Fulson prior to 1970. He made a few recordings for small, local labels but his debut album in the 70s (featuring Carey Bell and Lurrie Bell) suffered from poor distribution. He did, however, gain international acclaim in 1979 as a member of the American Blues Legends tour. He returned to Chicago, but settled in Europe in 1984 and has since acquired a large following for his style of blues. His original album has benefited from a complete remix and much wider distribution from Rooster Blues and...

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