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Monday, December 8, 2014

Big Jim Edwards

Big Jim Edwards (Clearpool 102), prob. 1965
"So Undecided"
"Long Line of Sorrow"

Here are two neat little country outings by Big Jim Edwards, judging from his voice an elder singer already back then. You can read more about the Clearpool label here. I assume the componist of "So Undecided," Evelyn Edwards, was Jim's wife. I couldn't find anything on the writer of the other side except that his full name was H. Curtis Marshall.

Big Jim Edwards sings in a nasal country style here, similar to Billy Wallace. Before hearing the disc, I guessed he was the same Big Jim Edwards that was a DJ on several pop radio statios across the US, including in Memphis for some time. I have changed my mind by now - but who knows?

The same Big Jim Edwards? Probably not!

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