Eddie James Lusk, Jr. known professionally as Professor Eddie Lusk (September 21, 1948 – August 26, 1992) was an American Chicago blues musician. An ordained minister, Lusk carved out a successful career in the blues and variously worked with Luther Allison, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Johnson, Koko Taylor, Phil Guy, Jimmy Dawkins, Sunnyland Slim, Michael Coleman, Fenton Robinson, Syl Johnson, and Otis Rush.
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On his only solo album, Professor Strut, Hardiman was replaced by Karen Carroll. He continued to be in demand for sessions, some of which remain unissued. He and his band appeared in the 1991 film V. I. Warshawski, and later in the year toured Europe with Coleman and Kenny Neal.
Professor'S Blues Revue Professor Strut Vinyl LP. No other contemporary blues artist brings as much of the rousing sanctified spirit of the church to his overall musical approach as Professor Eddie Lusk. Genre: BluesDuration: LP. PROFESSOR'S BLUES REVUE - Professor Strut - Vinyl Blues. Professor's Blues Revue.
Karen went on to play at some big Chicago blues clubs. In 1995, Carroll worked on an album with five other female blues artists called Women of Blue Chicago, and it is still being played on the radio today. She was offered her own recording contract by Delmark Records in 1995, subsequently making the album Had My Fun. This was followed by another recording, Talk to the Hand in 1997.
Professor" Eddie Lusk. b. September 21st, 1948 in Chicago (Illinois). d. August 26th, 1992 in Chicago (Illinois). Note that Eddie sings little on his album leaving most of singing parts to Karen Carroll (replacing Gloria Hardiman in his band). Several good moments to note : "Professor strut" is a good instrumental, "Everything is you" a nice jazzy song sung by Karen. Others are much less convincing. Overall a relatively decent album. Professor Eddie Lusk is a better singer than Michael Coleman ("I'm a blues piano man" and "Lottery blues" are also excellent tracks). But Coleman stands out as a great, subtle and powerful guitarist throughout the disc. In 1991, Eddie participated in Jimmy Dawkins' "Kant sheck dees bluze".
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Blues singer Karen Carroll was seemingly destined for a career in music: not only was her mother Jeanne Carroll a blues and jazz vocalist as well, but her godparents were guitarist George Freeman and singer Bonnie Lee. Born in Chicago on January 30, 1958, Carroll started performing at the age of nine, joining her mother's band as a guitarist five years later; at 18 she struck out on her own, cutting her teeth in tiny South Side blues joints and developing a deep vocal style heavily influenced by jazz phrasing as well as the intensity of gospel.