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Little Buster

Edward Forehand aka Little Buster (September 28, 1942 May 11, 2006) was born in Hertford, North Carolina andmoved to Westbury, Long Island at age sixteen. His first professional gig was at the Brooklyn Paramount, where he was a back-up guitarist for Alan Freed's Rock and Roll shows. He also became a regular at Long Island clubs.

In 1961, Buster composed and recorded his first original song "Looking For a Home" on Josie/Jubilee after winning a talent contest at Harlem's Apollo Theater in 1964. He recorded a series of singles there. This sides plus new compositions were compiled for the 1971 album, "Looking For a Home", that wasn't released until it was expanded and issued by the UK label Sequel in 1995.

In 1995, recorded "Right On Time". This release brought him  a W.C. Handy Award nomination, and a runner-up award for Living Blues magazine's Critics' Award. In 2000 his CD "Work Your Show" was released and revealed just how much his voice had deteriorated since 1995. 

In 2004 his final CD "Live Volume One" (Recorded in Japan 1993 and 1996) was self-released. Also in 2004, Little Buster suffered from a series of strokes. In May 2006, he died as a result of complications from those strokes and diabetes.

Album Discography

"Looking For A Home - The Complete "Little Buster" Jubilee And Josie Sessions" (Sequel 1995)

1 Lookin' For A Home
2 I Think I'm Falling
3 It's Loving Time
4 All Night Worker
5 I Got A Good Thing Going
6 I Proved I Love You
7 But I Do
8 I'm So Lonely
9 Young Boy Blues
10 Cry Me A River
11 You Were Meant For Me
12 River's Invitation
13 Whole Lotta Lovin'
14 He's Gone
15 I Knew It All The Time
16 T C B
17 I Love You, Yes I Do
18 I've Got Tears In My Eyes
19 Just A Letter
20 What A Fool I've Been
21 Why Did It Have To Be Me
22 All I Could Do Was Cry (Part 1)
23 All I Could Do Was Cry (Part 2)
24 Any Day Love Walks In
25 I Think I'm Falling In Love

Little Buster & The Soul Brothers "Right On Time" (Bullseye Blues 1995)

1 What Can I Do (Somebody Tell Me)
2 Engines And Wings
3 First You Cry
4 Ever Since
5 Whatever It Takes
6 That's What I Want To Do
7 I've Been Watching You
8 I'm So Lonesome
9 Broken Hearted Man
10 What Do I Have To Do (To Make You Love Me)
11 My Darling
12 Baby Couldn't Be Found

***** He was born with sight but developed glaucoma at age of three. By the time his vision was completely gone, he was fluent on six instruments, including the guitar. Born in Hertford, North Carolina, he moved to Westbury, Long Island at age sixteen. In 1961, Buster composed his first original song "Looking For a Home" while living in Glen Cove. Al Kooper covered "Looking For A Home" on his 1970 album "Kooper Session", released on Columbia Records. In 1995, Buster recorded his Bullseye release, "Right On Time". This release brought him a W.C. Handy Award (now "Blues Music Awards") nomination, and a runner-up award for Living Blues magazine's Critics' Award. Buster's voice is a Soulful marvel on this LP.

"Work Your Show" (Fedora 2000)

1 Jealous Love
2 Down In Virginia
3 Just Because
4 Hi Heel Sneakers
5 You're Gonna Make Me Cry
6 I Got A Mind To Travel
7 Send Me Some Lovin'
8 Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
9 You Must Pay For Your Sins
10 Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You
11 How Blue Can You Get
12 I Love To See Smile
13 Mojo Hand

"Live! Volume 1" (Little Buster 2004)

1 Buster Swing Blues 5:18
2 What Can I Do? 3:54
3 That's What I Want To Do 8:45
4 I've Been Watching You 5:36
5 Allnight Worker, Looking For A Home 5:11
6 Tougher Than Tough 4:24
7 Just Let Me Burn 11:36

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