Memphis Slim

Memphis Slim - Lord Have Mercy On Me (1968) REPOST  Music

Posted by uff at Feb. 7, 2017
Memphis Slim - Lord Have Mercy On Me (1968) REPOST

Memphis Slim - Lord Have Mercy On Me (1968)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Maison De Blues, 983 343-9 | rem: 2006 | 195Mb

Recorded in Paris during the year 1968, Memphis Slim's Lord Have Mercy on Me belongs among his best work in the straightforward blues category. Supported by bassist Henri Tischitz and drummer Michel Denis, Slim lays down 12 studies in Southern-born and Chicago-bred blues, prefacing each track with a spoken title and usually including the take number.
Memphis Slim & Roosevelt Sykes - Double-Barreled Boogie (1974)

Memphis Slim & Roosevelt Sykes - Double-Barreled Boogie (1974)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Maison De Blues, 982 242-2 | rec: 1971; rel: 2004 | 280Mb

Roosevelt Sykes was a major blues pianist-vocalist since the late 1920s, inspiring Memphis Slim who emerged a decade later. In 1970, they gathered in a recording studio in Paris and the results are both historic and delightful. Sykes and Slim reminisce about the old days, talk about the origin of some of their songs, and joke a bit.

Memphis Slim - Very Much Alive And In Montreux (1973)  Music

Posted by uff at Oct. 4, 2016
Memphis Slim - Very Much Alive And In Montreux (1973)

Memphis Slim - Very Much Alive And In Montreux (1973)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Universal, 983 212-4 | rem: 2006 | 275Mb

This choice chapter in the Memphis Slim story delivers an exciting taste of what a modern electric blues band sounded like in live performance during the early '70s. This reissue includes a bonus track featuring Hammond B-3 organist Deacon Jones and formidable electric guitar wizard Freddie King.

Memphis Slim - The Sonet Blues Story (1973) REPOST  Music

Posted by uff at Aug. 25, 2015
Memphis Slim - The Sonet Blues Story (1973) REPOST

Memphis Slim - The Sonet Blues Story (1973)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Universal 0602498692530, 24bit remaster | rem: 2005 | 225Mb

Like many of the black blues and jazz musicians of his generation, Memphis Slim found both an audience and a home in Europe for the last 20-plus years of his life, basing himself in Paris beginning in 1962 and remaining there until his death in 1988. In that span he recorded an astounding 50 or so albums, not including the various recordings of his live performances that still continue to surface.

Memphis Slim - Boogie Woogie (1971) REPOST  Music

Posted by uff at June 24, 2015
Memphis Slim - Boogie Woogie (1971) REPOST

Memphis Slim - Boogie Woogie (1971)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Maison De Blues, 983 344-0 | rem: 2006 | 385Mb

In his powerfully insightful book of blues-inspired poetry Fattening Frogs for Snakes – Delta Sound Suite, John Sinclair cites blues and jazz scholar Robert Palmer as a source for the theory that the linguistic taproots of the word "boogie" probably reach back to West Africa, as the Hausa "buga" and the Mandingo "bug" both mean "to beat" as in "to beat a drum." This makes sense given the rhythmic potency of boogie-woogie, a style that emerged during the early 20th century among Southern black laborers who lived, toiled, and partied near the very bottom of the U.S. social hierarchy, usually living in an environment that was secluded from the rest of the population and often engaging in the production of turpentine.

Memphis Slim - USA 1961 (1961)  Music

Posted by uff at Jan. 27, 2015
Memphis Slim - USA 1961 (1961)

Memphis Slim - USA 1961 (1961)
Blues | 2lp on the cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Acrobat ACRCD323 | rel: 2008 | 395Mb

Two albums that Slim cut in 1961, shortly before relocating to Paris. Memphis Slim USA (tracks 13-26) was recorded for the Candid label in New York and features accompaniment from Jazz Gillum and Arbee Stidham. World's Foremost Blues Singer (tracks 1-12-) was recorded shortly afterwards in Chicago for the Strand label and features Slim backed by a full band including guitarist Matt Murphy.

Memphis Slim - Legend Of The Blues Volumes 1 and 2 (1969)  Music

Posted by uff at Dec. 16, 2014
Memphis Slim - Legend Of The Blues Volumes 1 and 2 (1969)

Memphis Slim - Legend Of The Blues Volumes 1 and 2 (1969)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
BGO BGOCD939 | rem: 2010 | 360Mb

The legendary Chicago pianist who moved to Paris in the early '60s didn't record much in the States afterwards, but this set, captured in 1967, finds him back in the U.S.A. supported by a sharp four-piece of blues and jazz veterans. The 20 tracks were originally released on two albums and have been in and out of print throughout the decades, so their appearance here on a single platter should be welcomed by Slim's many fans. It's a relaxed affair that shows a typically low-key Slim in splendid form aided by backing musicians who ease into the standard blues groove but can turn up the heat when needed.

Memphis Slim - Blue This Evening (1960)  Music

Posted by uff at Dec. 9, 2014
Memphis Slim - Blue This Evening (1960)

Memphis Slim - Blue This Evening (1960)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Black Lion BLCD760155 | rel: 1991 | 410Mb

Another artifact from the same historic tour of England. These 19 numbers, many of them the storied standards that long comprised Slim's repertoire, feature backing by guitarist Alexis Korner and drummer Stan Greig (who may be involved in the other British CD above). The same criticism applies: they weren't Murphy and Stepney, and the difference grates.
Sonny Boy Williamson, Memphis Slim & Matt'Guitar'Murphy - The Unissued 1963 Blues Festival (2006) [Re-Up]

Sonny Boy Williamson, Memphis Slim & Matt'Guitar'Murphy - The Unissued 1963 Blues Festival (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) + CUE + LOG | 216 MB | + Covers
Genre: Blues/Chicago Blues/Harmonica Blues | Label: 100% Certified Blues | Catalog Number: 002 | Release Date: Sep 10, 2006
RAR 5% Rec. | FilePost + Rapidshare

Recorded live in Oberhausen, Germany in 1963, these 11 songs feature Memphis Slim and Sonny Boy Williamson (II) backed by Matt "Guitar" Murphy, Willie Dixon, and drummer Bill Stepney.
Portions of this tour have seen previous release, but this particular show was formerly quite rare, and this CD captures some truly smoking performances, particularly Memphis Slim's rarely-heard "I Wrote This Song", and Sonny Boy Williamson's "All My Love In Vain".But this is all highlights, really……

Jazz & Blues Collection - Memphis Slim (1995)  Music

Posted by Speedyclick at Nov. 27, 2010
Jazz & Blues Collection - Memphis Slim (1995)

Jazz & Blues Collection - Memphis Slim (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) | tracks: 16 | ~ 130 Mb | 43:16 | Scans
Label: Charly | Genre: Blues, folk blues

Real Memphis blues by the legendary Memphis Slim. A portrait CD with 16 'pearls and diamonds' from the 'giant' blues pianist, singer and composer. Blues difficult to find, for the fans. Enjoy.