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    Wed, 31 Aug 2011 11:20:07

    Bluesman David "Honeyboy" Edwards Dies - He was 96

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    Reuters reports that Grammy-winning Delta bluesman David Honeyboy Edwards has died at age 96. His manager Michael Frank confirmed the news on Tuesday.

    Edwards died on Monday from congestive heart failure, Frank, who also played harmonica in Edwards' trio, said, "Honeyboy was the quintessential Delta bluesman."

    Want proof? Well, Edwards was among the last musicians to know and play with legendary bluesman Robert Johnson, who died in 1938, and his career crossed paths with the likes of Charlie Patton, Big Joe Williams, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin' Wolf, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Walter, Little Walter and Muddy Waters.

    R.I.P., Honeyboy!

    Who is your favorite blues artist?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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