Eddie C. Campbell
|Eddie C. Campbell|
Campbell in Belgium, October 1979
May 6, 1939|
Duncan, Mississippi, United States
Campbell moved to Chicago at the age of ten, and by age 12 was learning from the blues musicians Muddy Waters, Magic Sam, and Otis Rush. In his early years as a professional musician, he played as a sideman with Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Little Johnny Taylor, and Jimmy Reed. In 1976, Willie Dixon hired him to play in the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Campbell's debut album, King of the Jungle, featuring Carey Bell on harmonica and Lafayette Leake on piano, was released the next year.
In February 2013, Campbell suffered a stroke and a heart attack while on tour in Germany, leaving him paralyzed on the right side of his body. His wife, Barbara Basu, started the Eddie C. Campbell Assistance Fund to raise money to fly him back to Chicago for further medical treatment.
- King of the Jungle (Mr. Blues, 1977; reissued by Rooster Blues)
- Let's Pick It! (Black Magic Records, 1984; reissued by Evidence Records)
- The Baddest Cat on the Block (JSP Records, 1985)
- Mind Trouble (Double Trouble, 1988)
- That's When I Know (Blind Pig Records, 1994)
- Hopes and Dreams (Rooster Blues, 1997)
- Gonna Be Alright (Icehouse Records, 1999)
- Tear This World Up (Delmark Records, 2009)
- Spider Eating Preacher (Delmark Records, 2012)
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