Eddie Anthony

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Eddie Anthony (1890 – 1934) was an American country blues and jazz musician. He played the violin.[1]

His style of playing, primarily accompanying Peg Leg Howell,[1] offered the rarity of black string band music, which disappeared with the advent of the recording of blues guitarists.[2] Anthony worked with Howell throughout the 1920s and early 1930s.[1][3] He also recorded "Georgia Crawl" with Henry Williams, a re-working of the earlier Spencer Williams penned song "Georgia Grind",[4] as well as "Lonesome Blues" (1928).[5]

Anthony died in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, in 1934.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Giles Oakley (1997). The Devil's Music. Da Capo Press. pp. 126–7. ISBN 978-0-306-80743-5.
  2. ^ Russell, Tony (1997). The Blues – From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray. Dubai: Carlton Books Limited. p. 119. ISBN 1-85868-255-X.
  3. ^ Komara, Edward; Lee, Peter (July 3, 2004). "The Blues Encyclopedia". Routledge. p. 317.
  4. ^ a b "Eddie Anthony | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  5. ^ "Illustrated 'Texas' Alexander discography". Wirz.de. Retrieved August 3, 2019.