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Blue Memphis

  • 1. Born in Memphis, Tennessee
    2. Chicago
    3. Me and My Piano
    4. Handyman
    5. Feel Like Screaming and Crying
    6. Riding on the Blues Train
    7. Boogin' and Bluesin'
    8. Wind Gonna Rise
    9. Youth Wants to Know
    10. Boogie Woogie 1-9-7-0
    11. Otis Spann and Earl Hooker
    12. Chicago Seven
    13. Mason-Dixon Line
    14. Mother Earth
    15. I've Got Soul
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 3045

  • Credits
    ProducerMartin Birch

    Personnel: Memphis Slim (vocals, piano, clavichord); Chris Spedding, Peter Green (guitar); John Paul Jones (Hammond b-3 organ); Larry Steele (bass guitar); Conrad Isidore (drums).
    Recorded in 1970 with a host of young blues and rock musicians, Blue Memphis isn't in the same league as Memphis Slim's early recordings for Chess or United, but it does hold up better than similar dates released by fellow blues artists in that era (e.g., Muddy Waters' Fathers and Sons or Howlin' Wolf's London Sessions). On these 13 tracks, Slim is backed by several British musicians, including Chris Spedding, John Paul Jones, Duster Bennett, and Peter Green, who had just split from Fleetwood Mac and would shortly disappear from the music business. Thanks to the folks at Wounded Bird, Blue Memphis has been made available on CD for the first time, allowing fans another opportunity to investigate this period of Memphis Slim's output. ~ Al Campbell

  • Critic Reviews
    Living Blues (p.59) - "[T]he most ambitious recording of Memphis Slim's prolific career."
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