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ARTIST
TITLE
Rooster Blues
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
RUM 2011064LP RUM 2011064LP
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RELEASE DATE
9/2/2014

Louisiana bluesman Lightnin' Slim (née Otis V. Hicks) began entertaining bar patrons in his native Baton Rouge in the 1940s. By the '50s he was releasing singles on the now-legendary Excello label (the blues division of Nashville-based Nashboro). This album, his first full-length, appeared in 1960 and compiles many of those classic '50s sides. Slim plays a searing electric here and is often accompanied by his brother-in-law, Slim Harpo, on the harmonica, along with a full, rollicking rhythm section heavily influenced by the R&B coming out of NOLA at the time. Lightnin' Slim deserves a place alongside the more often mentioned blues legends of the '50s, like Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, and Howlin' Wolf; for proof, one needs to look no further than this excellent debut album.