Eddie "Big Blues" Carson


Toledo,  1950s - 1990

Eddie Carson had been born in North Carolina but relocated to Toledo, sometime in the 1950s it seems. His first record, under the name of Mr Blues Carson, came out around 1952/3. He released another 45 in 1955 on the nationally distributed Josie label. 

In the late 1950s and 1960s he played the midwest chitlin circuit, and along with the Griswold brothers and Bobby Smith, was one of the residents at Hines Farm. During that time he released a few more records on Detroit labels, and a final 45 in 1966 on the Triode label from New York City. His 1962 recording "The Devastating Bombs" was about the Cuban missle crisis in October 1962, and released under the alternate title "The Bloody Bloody Bombs".

Other than that, there does not seem to be a lot of info about him. He seems to have released a record in the 1980s credited to Rev. Eddie Carson. He passed away in 1990.

Discography:
Jailbird Blues / My Woman Turned - Josie 776, 1955
The Devastating Bombs / Why Do You Treat Me So Bad - M.R.C. 1203, 1962
The Bloody Bloody Bombs / Why Do You Treat Me So Bad - M.R.C. 1203, 1962
The Night You Left / Why Did You Leave - Fortune 860
That's For Sure / Leave Me Alone - Wheel City 516
Walkin' and Cryin' / Barracuda - Triode 116, 1966