December 21, 2010

Harlem Slim - King of the Delta Bluesmen - Delta Thug


Harlem Slim is from New York (hence the name?) and now resides in Houston TX working at Fullers Vintage Guitars and teaching. He has recently made a shift to flamenco music. A musical direction I have also taken after many years of listening and playing the blues. But this CD is pure Delta Blues played on resonator guitar with plenty of slide work. I believe some of these tunes are by Slim, but most are classic delta covers. Dyin' Crapshooters Blues is an excellent effort as is Poor Boy.



Track List
1. Cross Road Blues - 2:36
2. Dehlia - 3:16
3. Dyin' Crapshooter's Blues - 4:22
4. Just As Well Get Ready, You Got To Die - 3:52
5. HKind Hearted Woman - 4:20
6. Me & The Devil Blues - 4:50
7. Poor Boy - 3:37
8. Sweet Home Chicago - 4:01
9. T'aint Long Before Day - 2:37
10. The Organ Grinders Monkey - 0:57
11. Walking Blues - 5:14

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Another release by Harlem Slim. This one starts off with some distorted electric work, there are a couple of them on this one. Harlem's also got a couple guests on this one as well. But it mostly comprised of his familiar vintage 30's resonator sound. Good stuff!

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Track List
1. Harlem Breakdown (Slim) - 2:40
2. 32-20 Blues (Johnson) - 3:06
3. Main Street Rag (Slim) - 1:47
4. Back Door Friend (Hopkins, Lewis) - 4:46
5. Statesboro Blues (McTell) - 5:23
6. 42nd St. Stroll (Slim) - 1:30
7. All Around Man (Carter) - 3:28
8. Cocaine Blues (Jordan) - 3:15
9. Delta Thug Stomp (Slim) - 2:05
10. Terraplane Blues (Johnson) - 6:14
11. Bluebird (Hooker) - 4:07
12. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (Traditional) - 1:14
13. Evil Spirit (Slim) - 1:30
14. When I Lay My Burden Down (Traditional) - 4:14
15. Plantation Song (Slim) - 2:00
16. Preachin' Blues (Johnson) - 3:55
17. Conjure Man (Slim) - 4:02
  

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