Edward Hazelton

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Hazelton is mostly known to blues collectors as the harmonica player who split an album with the more renowned Eddie "One-String" Jones. Both Hazelton and Jones were discovered by Frederick…
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Hazelton is mostly known to blues collectors as the harmonica player who split an album with the more renowned Eddie "One-String" Jones. Both Hazelton and Jones were discovered by Frederick Usher, Jr. and Richard Barlow in Los Angeles' skid row in 1960; both were recorded, and both performed for a private gathering, before vanishing again into obscurity. Hazelton isn't nearly as interesting as Jones, who fashioned a diddley bow-type instrument out of a 2 X 4 to play some slide guitar-like blues on a steel wire. The Hazelton tracks, though, also offer a window into unrefined country blues styles that were hard to locate by 1960.