Hey Soul Diggas,
For one night only … Friday, 11 April 2008 … Prince Bandroom, St Kilda
The Harlem Dukes present
Stax soul legend EDDIE FLOYD (USA) with THE BAMBOOS
Together with Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett, EDDIE FLOYD is one of the most important figures in southern soul music.
As a performer ‐ he was a hitmaker for the now‐legendary Stax Records out of Memphis Tennessee. EDDIE FLOYD was Stax’s no. 2 male vocalist after Otis Redding and had hits with “Knock on Wood”, “Big Bird”, “634 5789”, “Bring It on Home” and “Never Found a Girl” which are all Southern Soul classics.
He toured the world throughout the 1960s with the Stax Soul Revue also featuring Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Booker T & the MGs, Carla Thomas and Arthur Conley.
As a composer – EDDIE FLOYD wrote hits for Carla Thomas (“Comfort Me”), Wilson Picket (“634 5789”, “99 and Half”), Sam
& Dave (“You Don’t Know What You Mean to Me”) and Otis Redding (“I Love You More Than Words Can Say”) amongst
This will be EDDIE FLOYD’s first Australia tour in his own right, having been to Melbourne only once before ‐ with the Blues Brothers Band in 1993. Melbourne’s own princes of super‐heavy funk, THE BAMBOOS will provide stellar back‐up, as they did for New Orleans funk great Eddie Bo on his recent tour.
With the rise of new bands like Sharon Jones and the Dap‐Kings, Budos Band, Osaka Monorail and The Bamboos, soul and funk music around the world is more popular than ever been. But, there’s nothing like the old‐school and original artists have also reaped the benefit with Betty Harris, Eddie Bo and Solomon Burke all selling out recent concerts. There’s no bigger name in soul and funk than EDDIE FLOYD.
Don’t miss Eddie knockin’ out the hits he wrote and recorded for Stax records from 1965 on, including ‘Knock On Wood’, ‘634 5789’, ‘Raise Your Hand’ and ‘Big Bird.’
Supports: DJs Pierre Baroni (PBS), Manchild (PBS) and Mohair Slim (PBS)
Tickets $49.50 + booking fee from Polyester, Missing Link, Greville, Prince of Wales public bar (12 noon – 10pm, 7 days), phone book 03 9536 1168 (credit card only, 10am – 6pm Mon – Fri) or book online at www.princebandroom.com.au
Doors 9pm, Show 11pm