Theodis EaleyCognac Blues Passions | Cognac, France | 2009
It all started in Natchez, Mississippi. He lived on Highway 61 on the other side of the road from Miss Willie Mae’s Juke Joint. “I would just sit on the steps and listen to the sounds coming from there,” the heart and soul of the blues. As a teenager, Theodis joined his brothers Y Z and Melvin in a band called Y Z & The Merrymakers, before moving on to the army, and finally to Georgia which he calls home today. With his music, always, to lift his spirits. His label states it perfectly: IFGAM Records – I Feel Good About Myself.