PRICE: $23.50
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ARTIST
TITLE
Slim's Shout
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
DOY 672LP DOY 672LP
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RELEASE DATE
9/25/2012

180 gram vinyl. "One of the finest piano players and vocalists of post-war Chicago blues, Mississippi native, Sunnyland Slim first came to prominence playing on the Chicago scene with the likes of Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter and Muddy Waters. By 1947 he had landed a recording contract with Aristocrat (soon-to-be Chess Records), recording his first single, 'Johnson Machine Gun,' in September of that year with none-other-than Muddy Waters on guitar. This, of course, led to Muddy's historic signing to the label soon afterward. 1961's Slim's Shout, however, finds this giant of the Windy City in far-off New Jersey, at a classic recording session for the Bluesville label. Here, Slim - backed by the legendary King Curtis (best known for his sax playing on recordings by the Coasters and Aretha Franklin) - lays down favorites like 'The Devil Is A Busy Man,' 'It's You Baby,' and the driving 'Shake It' (check out Robert Banks' organ solo on this track). Also featuring two bonus tracks not found on the original vinyl: 'Everytime I Get to Drinking' and 'Tired Of You Clowning'!"