Edwards, Archie

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Edwards, Archie Gender: M
Archie L. Edwards
born on 4 September 1918 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Union Hall, Virginia, 37n00, 79w41
Timezone EWT h4w (is war time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 11°44' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 08°09 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 26°23'


American Piedmont blues guitarist, who in a sporadic career spanning several decades worked with Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James, and John Jackson. His best-known recordings are "Saturday Night Hop", "The Road Is Rough and Rocky", and "I Called My Baby Long Distance". In the late 1950s he owned a barbershop that attracted blues musicians who helped to start his musical career.

In 1982, Edwards joined the American Folk Blues Festival in a tour of Europe. L & R Records subsequently released Living Country Blues USA, Vol. 6: The Road Is Rough (1982). After returning from touring continental Europe, Edwards teamed up with Eleanor Ellis and Flora Molton. The threesome toured across the United States, Canada and Europe, including Charlie Musselwhite in the entourage in 1987.

Edwards died in Seat Pleasant, Maryland, on 18 June 1998 at the age of 79.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Virginia archives.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitarist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Law : Police (Military police, WWII)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Military police, WWII)