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Eddie Floyd (Montgomery, 25 giugno 1937)

Eddie Floyd

Eddie Floyd (Montgomery, 25 giugno 1937) è un cantante, paroliere e compositore statunitense di musiche del genere blues/soul.
Eddie Floyd è una delle voci che hanno sostituito il ruolo dei fratelli Elwood Blues e Joliet Jake Blues (alias Dan Aykroyd e John Belushi) nelle esibizioni della Blues Brothers Band.
Eddie Floyd e Dan Aykroyd hanno più volte cantato insieme in alcuni concerti tenuti dalla band. Jim Belushi, fratello dello scomparso John Belushi, ed anche l'attore John Goodman hanno preso parte come voci soliste in alcune apparizioni della band. John Goodman ha inoltre partecipato nella veste di cantante della band nel film Blues Brothers 2000, affiancando Dan Aykroyd (Elwood Blues).



 Edward Lee "Eddie" Floyd (born June 25, 1937) is an American soul/R&B singer and songwriter, best known for his work on the Stax record label in the 1960s and 1970s and the song "Knock on Wood".

Biography

Floyd was born in Montgomery, Alabama, and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. He founded The Falcons, which also featured Mack Rice. They were forerunners to future Detroit vocal groups such as The Temptations and The Four Tops. Their most successful songs included "You're So Fine" and later, when Wilson Pickett was recruited into the group as the lead singer, "I Found a Love". Pickett then embarked on a solo career, and The Falcons disbanded.
Floyd signed a contract with the Memphis based Stax Records as a songwriter in 1965. He wrote a hit song, "Comfort Me" recorded by Carla Thomas. He then teamed with Stax's guitarist Steve Cropper to write songs for Wilson Pickett, now signed to Atlantic Records. Atlantic distributed Stax and Jerry Wexler brought Pickett down from New York City to work with Booker T. & the MGs. The Pickett sessions were successful, yielding several pop and R&B hits, including the Floyd co-written "Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do)" and "634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)".
In 1966, Floyd recorded a song initially written for Otis Redding. Wexler convinced Stax president Jim Stewart to release Floyd's version. The Steve Cropper/Eddie Floyd "Knock on Wood" launched Floyd's solo career, and has been cut by over a hundred different artists from David Bowie to Count Basie. Eventually, Redding would cut an R&B hit version of the song in 1967 as a duet with Carla Thomas. It became a disco hit for Amii Stewart in 1979.
Floyd was one of Stax's most consistent and versatile artists. He scored several more hits on his own, including "I've Never Found a Girl (To Love Me Like You Do)" and "Raise Your Hand", which was covered by both Janis Joplin and Bruce Springsteen.
The song "Big Bird" (featuring Booker T. Jones on organ and guitar, Al Jackson, Jr. on drums, and Donald "Duck" Dunn on bass) was written while Floyd waited in a London airport for a plane back to the United States for Otis Redding's funeral. Although not a US hit, it became an underground favorite in the UK, was later covered by The Jam, and was featured on the video game Test Drive Unlimited.
Floyd's career did not keep him from being one of the label's most productive writers. Virtually every Stax artist recorded Floyd material, often co-written with either Cropper or Jones, including Sam & Dave ("You Don't Know What You Mean to Me"), Rufus Thomas ("The Breakdown"), Otis Redding ("I Love You More Than Words Can Say"), and Johnnie Taylor's "Just the One (I've Been Looking For)". The latter played during the opening credits of director Harold Ramis's film Bedazzled.
Floyd, in 1980, also released material on the UK record label I-Spy Records owned and created by the UK band Secret Affair. He joined old Stax collaborators Cropper and Dunn, and fronted The Blues Brothers Band on a series of world tours, and in 1998, Floyd and former Falcon Wilson Pickett appeared on screen dueting on "634-5789" in Blues Brothers 2000.
As well as singing with The Blues Brothers Band, Floyd has been the special guest with former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings on several dates in the US and the UK.
In 2008, Floyd returned to Stax Records which is now owned by Concord Music Group. His first new album in six years, Eddie Loves You So, was released in July 2008. In December 2012, Eddie Floyd released a new album at Christmas Time. Eddie also has a son Anthony Floyd that also sings with him. In July 2013, Eddie Floyd released Down by the Sea.

Albums

  • Knock on Wood – (1967) – Stax
  • Looking Back – (1968) – Ember Records
  • Never Found a Girl – (1969) – Stax
  • Rare Stamps – (1969) – Stax
  • You've Got to Have Eddie – (1969) – Stax
  • California Girl – (1970) – Stax
  • Down to Earth – (1971) – Stax
  • Baby Lay Your Head Down – (1973) – Stax
  • Soul Street – (1974) – Stax
  • Experience – (1978) – Malaco Records
  • Flashback – (1988) – Ichiban Records
  • Red, White & Blues (The Blues Brothers Band) – (1992) – Turnstyle Records
  • Gotta Make a Comeback – (1999) – Plane Records
  • To the Bone – (2002) – Rock House Records
  • Eddie Loves You So – (2008) – Stax
  • At Christmas Time -(2012) – Stax
  • Down by the Sea – (2013) – Stax


 

Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood - YouTube

 

 
 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kceiks__PsE
01 feb 2011 - Caricato da englishnbloodyproudo
Eddie Floyd (born Eddie Lee Floyd, June 25, 1935, Montgomery, Alabama) is a soul/R&B singer and ...


Eddie Floyd-Knock On Wood (Original) - YouTube

 

 
 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92NpzXXpQtg
01 apr 2009 - Caricato da wjhmosaenglish03
Eddie Floyd-Knock On Wood (Original) ... Great tune by Eddie Floyd. One of .... whos the deuch bag white ...
Lyrics
I don't want to lose you, this good thing
that I got 'cause if I do
I will surely,
surely lose a lot.
'Cause your love is better
than any love I know.
It's like thunder, lightning,
the way you love me is frightening.
I'd better knock, on wood, baby.
Well I'm not superstitious about you
but I can't take no chance.
You got me spinnin', baby,
Baby I'm in a trance.
'Cause your love is better
than any love I know.
It's like thunder, lightning,
the way you love me is frightening.
I'd better knock, on wood, baby.
Break
Ain't no secret, that woman
She fills my lovin' cup
She see's - to it, that I get enough
Just one touch from her
You know it means so much
It's like thunder, lightning,
the way you love me is frightening.
I'd better knock (knock knock) on wood baby.
Oh Yeah!
I think I'd better knock (knock knock) on wood
I think I'd better knock (knock knock) on wood
I think I'd better knock (knock knock) on wood

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Eddie Floyd - "Good Love, Bad Love" - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYDQPe-_r_A
 Given' up on your love because
I found out years I've lost.
I finally saw for myself
What's been seen by everyone else -

Oh that your good love, good, good love
Has been a bad, bad love.

Led me on, oh that's what you did,
To believe that you loved me -
When all the time you knew
You just pitied me.
Oh that's all right, guess you win -
Every road must have an end -

When your good love, good love, good love
Has been a bad, bad love.

Am I wrong?
That's what I ask myself,
And I just got to know,
Should I forgive,
And find somebody else?
You know I stood yesterday,
Oh I can't stand it again -

When your good love, good love, good love
Has been a bad, bad love.

(Oh) Good love, good love, good love
Has been a bad, bad love. 


Eddie Floyd-'Big Bird' - YouTube

 

 
 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn5E7IojVRM
01 apr 2008 - Caricato da Vocaphone Music
Eddie Floyd Performing With The Ram Jam Band on The 'This Is Soul Tour' 2008 UK.

Open up the sky
Cause I'm coming up to you
So send down your wings
And let 'em bring me to you

You know I'm standing at the station, ready to go
Oh, big 'ol aeroplane, I'm trusting you so

Get on up big bird, to my baby's love
Get on up big bird, to my baby's love
Get on up big bird,
Cause I got to make it,
Just get on up
Cause I got to make it,
Get on up

With me down here
And you up there
Now all we know is
It ain't no fair

'Cause I got love packed in my baggage
Holdin' my claim check,
Gonna be with my baby
And never comin' back

Get on up big bird, to my baby's love
Get on up big bird, to my baby's love
Get on up big bird,
Up
Up
Just get on up

Open up the sky
Cause I'm coming up to you
So send down your wings
And let 'em bring me to you

Get on up big bird, to my baby's love
Get on up big bird, to my baby's love
Get on up big bird,
Cause I got to make it,
Just get on up
Cause I got to make it,
Get on up
Get on up big bird,
Get on up big bird,
Get on up big bird,
Get on up big bird,


Eddie Floyd - I've Never Found A Girl - YouTube

 

 
 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-Pw8ZAjcV8
05 ott 2012 - Caricato da UnidiscMusic
Eddie Floyd - I've Never Found A Girl ... Up Next. eddie floyd - Girl i love you. ... Eddie Floyd - I've Never ...
Lyrics
Ain't no love, ain't no love, like my baby's love.
It's like burnin' fire, set off in my bones.
Ain't no lonely days, ain't no lonely nights.
Every little thing that she does,
You know the girl's alright.
Cause I ain't never, never, found me a girl,
Love me like you do, to love me like you do.
Ain't no man, ain't no man, go a little woman like me.
You got all the lovin' baby, what a sweet girl can claim.
You're every poor boys dream, you're every poor boys dream,
More than you're every rich mans friend.
Whoa but I'm gonna give you all my money honey,
If you'll stay right there,
Cause I ain't never, never, found me a girl,
Love me like you do, to love me like you do.
Cause I ain't never, never, found me a girl,
Love me like you do, to love me like you do.
Cause I ain't never, never, found me a girl,
Love me like you do, to love me like you do



 

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