Sunday, March 7, 2010

Lightnin' Slim-High and Low down.

Jeese Carr-solo, lead guitar.
Lightnin' Slim-rhythm guitar.
Clayton Ivy-piano, organ.
Fred Proudly-drums.
Bob Wary-bass.
Tippy Armstrong-harmonica.
Stacy Goss, Mike Strough, Sonny Royal, Charles Rose-horns.

Lightnin' Slim aka Otis V Hicks was an American blues musician (13/3/13-27/7/74)

He was born in St Louis, Missouri and was taught the guitar by his brother at aged 35.

His songs are about his outlook in life, emotions of a simple country man, superstitions, bad luck, hope and rough humor.

He has a perfect voice for the Blues-clear, vibrant and often very mourning with stark simplicity guitar works.

BB King quoted on this album sleeve "An authentic blues singer who has finally arrived."

My fave song is "Rooster blues"

Side One: 1. Rooster blues 2. Things I used to do 3. Bad luck blues 4. My Babe 5. G.I. blues.

Side Two: 1. Oh Baby 2. That's all right 3. Crazy 'bout you baby 4. Good morning heartaches 5. Voodoo blues.

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