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Eddie Lusk
Eddie (* 1948 in Chicago, IL), known professionally as Professor Eddie Lusk, began playing the piano at the Lusk Bible Way Center. The blues music seeping from the nearby Pepper's Lounge proved a big distraction for the young Eddie. He became ordained himself in 1968, and gained a bachelor's degree in business administration at Northwestern University, but his love for the blues saw him installed at the Shiloh Academy. It was this connection that tempted Professor Longhair to bestow the title of 'Professor' on his young music disciple.
An accomplished keyboard and piano player, Eddie backed Luther Allison for three years before his work saw him regularly used as a session and touring musician. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Eddie recorded with Buddy Guy, Jimmy Johnson, Koko Taylor, Phil Guy, Jimmy Dawkins, Sunnyland Slim, Michael Coleman, and Nate Taylor. Eddie also toured nationally with some of those musicians and backed Fenton Robinson, Syl Johnson, and Otis Rush on the road.
With growing confidence and experience, Eddie formed his own band named the Professor's Blues Review, and with the singer Gloria Hardiman, recorded "Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On" for the 1987 Alligator Records compilation album, New Bluebloods. On his only solo album, Professor Strut (1989), Hardiman was replaced by Karen Carroll. Eddie and Hardiman's version of "Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On" has become a hit in the Carolina beach music scene.
He and his band appeared in the 1991 film, V. I. Warshawski, and later that year toured across Europe with Michael Coleman and Kenny Neal. In 1993, Eddie's prior recording entitled, Chicago Blues Festival 91, with Coleman and Neal was released. Eddie committed suicide in 1992.
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Just You And Me
Airway Records AR-4747
released 1981

Sunnyland Slim, piano
Ronnie Horvath, guitar
Bob Margolin, guitar
Hubert Sumlin, guitar
Eddie Lusk, organ
"Rosie" Rosenblatt, harmonica
Illinois Slim, harmonica
Sarah Brown, bass
Robert Stroger, bass
Terry Bingham, drums
Chico Chism, drums

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