Buddy Boy Hawkins, Art by R. Crumb
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Buddy Boy Hawkins Heroes of the Blues Trading Tee Card #27 Art by R. Crumb, Text by Stephen Calt Walter (Buddy Boy) Hawkins, a reputed resident of Blytheville, Arkansas, recorded twelve sides for Paramount in 1927 and 1929. Details of his life are scanty. Hawkins played exclusively in open A tuning and utilized a sophisticated guitar style. His repertoire included both fast raggy songs and slow blues. His timing and touch were impeccable, his harmonies considerably more developed than those of his peers; yet his records sold poorly and he faded into obscurity. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this Keep on Truckin' Apparel exclusive t-shirt will be donated to Music Maker Relief Foundation. Image copyright of Shanachie Entertainment Corp.