John Blues Boyd | The Real Deal

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The Real Deal

by John Blues Boyd

John "Blues" Boyd earned his middle name the hard way. John's music and the man himself are throwbacks to a more difficult, but also a more honest and straightforward era.
Genre: Blues: Juke Joint Blues
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1. I Am the Real Deal
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2. You Will Discover
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3. I'm Like a Stranger to You
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4. That's Big!
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5. The Smoking Pig
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6. That Certain Day
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7. Dona Mae
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8. I'm so Weak Right Now
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9. When Your Eyes Met Mine
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10. Screaming in the Night
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11. (Have You Ever Been To) Marvin Gardens
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12. Be Careful with Your Love
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13. John, The Blues Is Calling You
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John "Blues" Boyd earned his middle name the hard way. John's music and the man himself are throwbacks to a more difficult, but also a more honest and straightforward era. Cousins to bluesman Eddie Boyd and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Dennis Ray “Oil Can” Boyd, John was born in Greenwood, MS, in 1945 and began working the delta cotton fields at seven years of age. While working in the fields, people would hear John sing and tell him he should start a band. While he’d always had a great passion for singing, he hadn’t pursued it because, “I was out there working, trying to just afford a pair of shoes. Where am I gonna get a band? I struggled for a while. After I moved to Redwood City, I didn’t think anyone around here could play the low down blues until I met Kid Andersen and Jim Pugh.”
A hot tar roofer since moving to the Bay Area in the 1980s, Boyd took to caring for his ailing wife Dona Mae Moore from 2004 to 2014. During this time, he met Norwegian blues guitar wizard Kid Andersen who’s the owner of Greaseland Studios in San Jose, CA. When John’s beloved wife of 49 years Dona Mae, passed in 2014, he naturally turned to the refuge of the blues for solace. Anderson and Pugh recorded John’s debut album, The Real Deal, at Greaseland featuring all original songs written by John at the age of 71.

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