Discussing Tommy Johnson

Honeyboy Edwards

Recollections Of Tommy

The late, David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards speaks about the legendary Tommy Johnson during a filmed interview recorded in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

As Honeyboy writes in “The World Don’t Own Me Nothing”, “…it was in ’29 when Tommy Johnson come down from Crystal Springs, Mississippi. He was just a little guy, tan colored, easy-going; but he drank a whole lot. At nighttime, we’d go there and listen to Tommy Johnson play.” Honeyboy continues, ” Listening to Tommy, that’s when I really learned something about how to play guitar.”

The “Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen” David Honeyboy Edwards died on at about 3 am the morning of Monday August 29, 2011. He would often say, “The world don’t owe me nothing.’ Honeyboy played his last gigs just shy of his 96th birthday, at the Juke Joint Festival and Cathead Mini-Festival in Clarksdale, Mississippi April 16 and 17, 2011.

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