RIP Eddie Bo (1930 – 2009)

RIP Eddie Bo.

RIP Eddie Bo

Edwin Joseph Bocage (“Eddie Bo”) (September 20, 1930March 18, 2009) was an American singer and one of the last New Orleans junker-style pianists. Schooled in jazz, he was known for his blues, soul and funk recordings, compositions, productions and arrangements.


“From This Day On”

He debuted on Ace Records in 1955 and released more single records than anyone else in New Orleans other than Fats Domino.

His song “Hook & Sling” was featured on the breakbeat compilation “Ultimate Breaks and Beats” and on the rare groove compilation Rare Grooves Vol. 1.

Rare groove is an umbrella term that refers to relatively obscure and hard-to-find jazz-funk, funk and soul, soul jazz and jazz-fusion tracks from the 1970s. Originally coined by Kiss FM DJ Norman Jay in 1985 through his show The Original Rare Groove Show, ‘rare groove’ tracks have been influential on the musical genres of hip hop, techno, house, breakbeat, jungle and others.