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Eddie Floyd - Book and Interview Feature - Memphis Flyer

Eddie Floyd - Book and Interview Feature - Memphis Flyer magazine cover


The Memphis Flyer website has just added a new Eddie Floyd feature.

Titled Knock On Wood! Eddie Floyd on Music, Life, and His New Book - Eddie Floyd and the power of positive thinking ' written by Alex Greene

The article is made up of quite a lengthy article/interview, taking in Eddie's career and his upcoming book. Knock! Knock! Knock! on Wood: My Life in Soul. Along with images and such,

A couple of clips...

Eddie Floyd's attitude is contagious. After speaking with him for over an hour, what stuck with me most was the laughter.

It's a beautiful thing, these little regional markets where you can have a hit, like the Carolina beach scene you write about, or Jamaica. Or the UK, where so many songs have taken on a new life.

Oh yeah. And Northern Soul in England. They'll listen right away. And I know all the fields. That's the way I write, too. Sometimes I'll be thinking about them also. Definitely Northern Soul. You can do different styles, if you have an idea. 'Cause they're open-minded there! If it's got a groove, they'll get into it. You can introduce some new things to 'em, so they'll be eager for new grooves. It's an amazing area.

Full article can be read via https://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/knock-on-wood/Content?oid=23561958



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Thanks for the link Mike. I didn't know about this book and would love to read it. Eddies such a big talent in soul music, a great writer, singer , producer, arranger. He has the lot. Eddies been in the game for 65 years, right back to the doo-wap days.

I think of Eddie in the same way as i do with the likes of Ben E King, Percy Sledge, or even James Brown. When you've had big million seller hits you become thought of as pop or mainstream music in the UK but these guys are as soulful as they come. They sold millions because they were good.

Some of my Eddie Floyd faves

That's All
It's Me
It's Got To Be That Way
Your Love Is Heavy
Stealing Love
I'm So Glad I Met You
Stop, Look What You're Doing To Me
Watcha Gonna Do with My Heart
Since You Been Gone
Close To You
I Hear Footsteps (Coming Closer)
If You Really Love Me
You Must Have Been Dreaming
Missing You



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