Eddie Boyd - J.O.B. Records 1007 (1952)

From wikipedia

Edward Riley Boyd known as Eddie Boyd (November 25, 1914 – July 13, 1994) was an American blues piano player, born on Stovall's Plantation near Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Boyd moved to the Beale Street district of Memphis, Tennessee in 1936 where he played piano and guitar with his group, the Dixie Rhythm Boys. Boyd followed the great migration northward to the factories of Chicago, Illinois in 1941.

Five Long Years is a song written and recorded by blues vocalist/pianist Eddie Boyd in 1952. It reached number one on the Billboard R&B chart.

Five Long Years tells of "the history of the metal worker who, for five years, worked hard in a factory and who gave his check every Friday night to his girlfriend, who nevertheless dumped him."

Eddie Boyd v, p / Ernest Cotton ts / L. C. McKinley g / Alfred Elkins b / Percy Walker d.

Recorded in Chicago at Modern Recording Studio in May or June of 1952.

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