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Thursday, 25 June 2015

Happy Birthday Eddie Floyd

Born on this day in 1937
Eddie Floyd
Soul Legend

Eddie Floyd is probably more well known for his song 'Knock on Wood' than maybe any other song that he released. In one way it's not a bad song to be associated with. It was originally written for Otis Redding but the powers that be at Stax were encouraged to release Eddie's version, a decision I'm certain they never regretted.

Whilst Eddie Floyd has released a whole lot of music since 1962 he is also a songwriter for some of the biggest Soul acts in the 60's like Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Carla Thomas, and Rufus Thomas.

His songs have been covered by a wide variety of artists and below are just a few of them. Click on the links to enjoy.

Select Albums
    Knock on Wood – (1967) – Stax
       Rare Stamps – (1969) – Stax
    You've Got to Have Eddie – (1969) – Stax
        Soul Street – (1974) – Stax
    Experience – (1978) – Malaco Records
        Gotta Make a Comeback – (1999) – Plane Records

The Very Best of Eddie Floyd -  (2007) - Stax
        Eddie Loves You So – (2008) – Stax
Eddie's Songs

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