Eddie Shaw

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Shaw in February 2015

Eddie Shaw (March 20, 1937 – January 29, 2018) was an American Chicago blues tenor saxophonist, arranger and bandleader. He was born in Stringtown, Mississippi. He led Howlin' Wolf's band, the Wolf Gang, from 1972, both before Wolf's death in 1976.

In 2013 and 2014, Shaw won the Blues Music Award in the category Instrumentalist – Horn.[1]

Shaw died on January 29, 2018 in Chicago of natural causes, aged 80.[2][3]

Discography[change | change source]

  • 1982: Movin' and Groovin' Man (Evidence)
  • 1986: King of the Road (Rooster Blues)
  • 1992: In the Land of the Crossroads (Rooster Blues)
  • 1995: Home Alone (Wolf)
  • 1996: The Blues Is Nothing but Good News! (Wolf)
  • 1997: Can't Stop Now (Delmark)
  • 1999: Too Many Highways, recorded 1996 (Wolf)
  • 2005: Give Me Time (Wolf)[4]
  • 2012: Still Riding High, Eddie Shaw and the 757 Allstars

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Blues Foundation, Blues Music Awards, Past Blues Music Awards, 2013 – 34th Blues Music Awards". Blues.org. Retrieved May 17, 2013.
  2. "Eddie Shaw, favorite of BG blues fans, dies at 80", BG Independent News, January 30, 2018
  3. Eddie Shaw, who brought saxophone energy to the blues, dies at 80
  4. "Eddie Shaw: Discography". AllMusic.com. March 20, 1937. Retrieved 2014-01-26.