Eddy ‘The Chief’ Clearwater
January 10, 1935 - June 1, 2018
THANK YOU BLUES FAMILY
You Are A True Champion For the Blues
WHO LOVES YOU? THE CHIEF DOES
Tributes to Eddy Clearwater
Friday, June 8th
Eddy Clearwater’s Band with Ronnie Baker Brooks
Buddy Guy’s Legends, 700 S. Wabash, Chicago
(Eddy would have headlined)
BLUES FOR BREAKFAST
Motor Row Brewing Company
8am - 11am
2337 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago
BLUES FOR BREAKFAST is a throw back to the old days of Buddy Guy s Blues Breakfast at the Checkerboard Lounge
Breakfast served, 8 am while quantities last
A southern style breakfast compliments of Ronny's Original Steak House will be served, eggs, grits, biscuits and gravy, OJ, coffee while quantities last.
Original Chicago Blues All Stars
Eddy Clearwater Band
Wayne Baker Brooks
Oscar Wilson of the Cash Box Kings
Benefitting the HART FUND of the Blues Foundation and supports PCa Blue
For more information and to buy your tickets in advance, go to OrmanMusic@gmail.com
BLUES FOR BREAKFAST is sponsored by Neoteric Nutra ‘The Wellness Company’
produced by, Lynn Orman Weiss, Eddy’s friend (adopted niece) and publicist.
Eddy wrote the song, ‘Blues For Breakfast’ for his CD, ‘The Chief’
The morning will feature, Eddy Clearwater’s band,
• Tom Crivellone — guitar
• Stephen Bass — drums
• Shoji Naito — guitar
• Dave Knopf — bass
• Joseph Morganfield —Mojo Morganfield Band
Andre Taylor Band with Oscar Wilson of the Cash Box Kings & Odie Payne
Wayne Baker Brooks
The Original Chicago Blues All Stars -
• Freddie Dixon
• Jimmy Tillman
• Michael Damani
Hosted by, Dan Curry on air personality, WDCB Radio.
Eddy was my friend. He was a showman with flamboyant costumes and a headdress that was every photographers dream. But, for me I got to sit in his living room with him and his wife, Renee and talk and listen to him play the guitar while he was in his pajamas. I worked for him for 10 years, two records, West Side Strut and Soul Funky. It was the best ten years of my life. His stature, 6'4 was big, but not as big as his heart. Together with his wife Renee they shared the most beautiful life, his love of life was his family, friends and fans, his humble beginnings were reflected in every note he wrote and sang. He Came Up The Hard Way, but his journey on the blues trail was sweet paved with love which he shared with fans around the world. A great surprise happened this year when the song he penned in 1957 on Versa Records, ‘Doin The Model’ was picked up by an electronic hip hop music duo out of Australia named, Hermitude. They loved the song and Eddy’s voice so much that they used his vocal track, ‘Baby, Baby’ on their song, “All of You.”. They sampled and put beats to “Doin The Model” for their song using Eddy’s vocals and lyrics with a hip hop beat behind it. The song was used for a Google television commercial advertising campaign and it aired on NBC, The Olympics and still receives international commercial airtime. “I can’t believe this. I wrote this song 50 years ago and it was a hit in the juke boxes, but who would have thought I would ever hear my song and my voice in 2018 on a new recording and on television. And get royalties for it,” Eddy beamed.
His upcoming album was going to be released this fall. Eddy and Ronnie Baker Brooks were working on some amazing songs including one Eddy penned for his beloved home called, ‘Skokie a First Class Town.’
Eddy was selected as the Grand Marshall for the upcoming 4th of July Parade in Skokie this summer. The Village of Skokie will pay tribute to Eddy at the parade and play his songs along the route. I will miss Eddy so much. I will continue to work on creating an archive of his life in the Blues which we plan on displaying at his hometown library and the Westmont Village Hall (Muddy Waters museum).
Eddy Clearwater honored with a historic
Mississippi Blues Marker. Click to view slideshow.
WHO LOVES YOU BABY? I DO!
EDDY ‘THE CHIEF’ CLEARWATER
The family asks that donations in memory of EDDY ‘THE CHIEF’ CLEARWATER be made to The Blues Foundation/The HART Fund
B I O G R A P H Y
Find Eddy Clearwater on Alligator Records