Edward 'Ed' Bell was born at Fort Deposit, Alabama, in 1905. Possibly the most influential pre-war Alabama blues guitarist and vocalist, he also recorded using the pseudonyms 'Barefoot Bill' and 'Sluefoot Sam'. His entire recording profile was laid down between 1927 and 1930 and perhaps his best known songs were ‘Mamlish Blues' and ‘Hambone Blues'. His is thought to have died in 1965 whilst taking part in a civil rights march.


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