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Eddie Shaw

Born: 
03/20/1937
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Years Active: 
1950's-present
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Eddie Shaw is an American blues tenor saxophonist. In his teenage years, Shaw played tenor saxophone with local blues musicians such as Little Milton and Willie Love. At the age of 14, he was involved in a jam session in Greenville, MS with Ike Turner's band. At a gig in Itta Bena, Muddy Waters invited him to join his band. In 1972 he joined Howlin' Wolf, leading his band, the Wolf Gang.