Talk:David "Honeyboy" Edwards
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Honeyboy deserves better than this article
Given Honeyboy's longevity and stature as one of the last surviving Delta bluesmen from the heroic period of the 1920s and 1930s, he deserves a much more extensive entry. I'm surprised and dismayed by the brevity of this stub. Plenty of textual evidence for the details of Honeyboy's life story is available, most notably his autobiography, The World Don't Owe Me Nothing, ghostwritten by Janice Martinson and Michael Franks. He's been interviewed repeatedly by the major blues periodicals; English bluesman Dave Peabody has spoken about touring with him; Alan Lomax writes about him in The Land Where the Blues Began. Come on, people! Help out. KudzuRunner (talk) 21:59, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
last Delta blues player?
The text right now reads that Honeyboy and Pinetop Perkins are "arguably, the last Delta blues players still touring the United States remaining from the last century." What does it mean to be the "last Delta blues player" or the last "remaining from the last century." Oldest makes sense, but there are plenty of other Delta blues players - they are neither the last nor the only ones from the 20th century. I think this sentence should be clarified or removed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 06:58, 28 February 2010 (UTC)
Was it all a lie?
So... uh... did David Edwards die or not? I read the history of the article and it said he died. The article remained that way for 3 weeks. Then someone took that part out. Is he dead or isn't he??? — Preceding unsigned comment added by JamieTwice (talk • contribs) 19:53, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
Life and career
Paragraph about "autobiographical" documentary (surely the writer meant "biographical," unless Edwards was filming himself) needs sourcing and formatting fixes. I see no reason to try to fix the formatting myself, as neither Google nor imdb leads me to a source to reference. Relgif (talk) 21:48, 30 August 2011 (UTC)
External links is not the place to put new sources. They belong here on the talk page. Beware- I didn't check to see if what I just moved here is acceptable in the article. In the future, please place new references here! Thank you. --Leahtwosaints (talk) 20:13, 17 March 2012 (UTC)
- Illustrated David "Honeyboy" Edwards' discography
- David 'Honeyboy' Edwards and The Blue Shoe Project
- Internet Radio Interview w/ David Honeyboy Edwards
- 2006 interview with David "Honeyboy" Edwards
- CD Review of Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesman - Live in Dallas
- 2001 Documentary film featuring David Honeyboy Edwards
- 2008 documentary film "Cheat You Fair: The Story of Maxwell Street"
- Photographs of David Honeyboy Edwards performing at various venues
- Works by or about David "Honeyboy" Edwards in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
Issues in the article
I replaced the photo in the infobox. It is clear, beautiful in color, and from the same time period. Next, I don't see any real attention to a guitar and/or instrument section. I noticed the "See Also" section and the Photo gallery. Both technically shouldn't exist since they only add more clutter, and the photos are supposed to reflect what is in the text. Apparently, too often we just jam more and more into these biographies, and it affects the whole piece. Normally, a very good editor should be able to add focused and detailed text, and place the photos as I mentioned above. See: WP:IMAGES to help. When considering either additional sections or images, think: "less is more"!
- Re: jamming too much into the article, long quotes should be used sparingly. This article was just made of 2 paragraphs, a long quote which could have been avoided merging the info around the photo with a reference, and then that cluttered gallery, and other unnecessary junk. We can fix all this! --Leahtwosaints (talk) 20:54, 23 August 2012 (UTC)