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Clarence Edwards (March 25, 1933 – May 20, 1993) was
an American swamp blues and Louisiana blues musician, best known for his
recordings of "Lonesome Bedroom Blues" and "I Want Somebody". It took
until the late 1980s for Edwards to establish his reputation as a swamp
blues practitioner, assisted by his producer and manager Steven
Edwards was born in Lindsay, Louisiana, one of fourteen children, and
relocated with his family at the age of twelve to Baton Rouge. He joined
the Boogie Beats, a local blues band, alongside one of his brothers,
Cornelius, in the mid 1950s, and later played in the Bluebird Kings.
Apart from playing on the local blues circuit, Edwards was shot in his
leg during a fracas outside a club in Alsen.