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Double Barreled Boogie


  • 1. Introducing the Grinder Man and the Honeydripper
    2. Mr. Sykes Blues
    3. Roosevelt Sykes Meets Memphis Slim in Memphis, Tennesee
    4. Eagle Rock
    5. Down on Beale Street, 'The Midway'
    6. Miss Ida B.
    7. Talking About Miss Ida B.
    8. Going Down Slow
    9. Going to Chicago, Bootlegging and Other Things
    10. M & S Boogie - (instrumental)
    11. Talking About the '44 Blues'
    12. 44 Blues
    13. Improving New Blues
    14. Soft and Mellow
    15. Introducing the Churning Man
    16. Churning Man, The
    17. Life of Piano Players in the South in the Late 1930's, The
    18. 47th Street Boogie
    19. Chicago, The Life in the Clubs, Walter Davis
    20. M&O Blues
    21. Kma, Hoboing and Freight Trains, The
    22. Roosevelt Daddy's Blues
    23. Lost My Boogie - (Bonus Track)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SSC-3070

  • Credits
    ProducerPhilippe Rault
    Engineer

    Personnel: Memphis Slim (vocals, piano); Roosevelt Sykes (vocals, piano).
    Double-barreled indeed--one of the great blues piano-players and singers, Memphis Slim's songs were wordy, funny, and charismatic, and he learned much of what he knew from mentor Roosevelt Sykes, his collaborator here. This rare duet recording also features some fun and informative banter between the two. And for those keeping score at home, Memphis Slim's piano parts are in the left speaker, Sykes's on the right.

  • Critic Reviews
    Living Blues (p.65) - "DOUBLE-BARRELED BOOGIE is a terrific, stripped-down re-issue that includes many of the best-known tracks from Sykes and Slim..."
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