Melvin Eddy began his singing career over seven decades ago in a church trio with his two older brothers and preacher father playing guitar. Melvin was all of five years of age in Kansas City, Kansas. For his 50th birthday, Melvin invited guitarist Yuki Kojima to jam and the Band was born.
"Blues is affirmation in the face of adversity," proclaims jazz musician Wynton Marsallis. Blues great Willie Dixon, a major influence on the Chicago Blues sound popularized by Muddy Waters & Howling' Wolf, put it simply: "Blues is the true facts of life put into words and song,"
The Melvin Eddy Blues Band carries on the Chicago Blues tradition, delighting crowds across Southern California with their authentic blues sound--raw, smoky and powerful blues from the Southside of Chicago (and Kansas City too) brought to the shores of the West Coast.
Melvin Eddy, Yuki Kojima and the Band playing at an outdoor Blues festival in Southern California
Melvin Eddy on vocals, Yuki Kojima on Blues guitar, performing at the Valencia Jazz and Blues Series
Melvin, Yuki, and the Band please the club crowd with the original version of "Hound Dog" recorded by Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton in the early '50s. The Elvis version came 4 year later!
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