Memphis Slim

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 & Canned Heat With The Memphis Horns - Memphis Heat (1974) REPOST

Memphis Slim & Canned Heat With The Memphis Horns - Memphis Heat (1974)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Maison De Blues 982 274-2 | rem: 2004 | 350Mb

Memphis Heat documents Chicago blues piano legend Memphis Slim's studio collaborations with the rock group Canned Heat in France on September 18, 1970, and July 11, 1973. The results are tasty indeed. Slim's voice and piano are well matched by Henry Vestine's electric guitar, Canned Heat's rockin' rhythm section, and (on six out of 13 tracks) the Memphis Horns, a solid wind quintet of trumpet, trombone, two tenors, and a baritone sax. Memphis Slim tried on a lot of different styles and instrumental combinations during the 1970s.

Memphis Slim - Memphis Slim (1961)  

Posted by v3122 at July 17, 2015
Memphis Slim - Memphis Slim (1961)

Memphis Slim - Memphis Slim (1961)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1986 | MSA-Chess Records, CHD-9250 | ~ 104 or 72 Mb | Scans(png) -> 70 Mb
Blues / Piano Blues / Early R&B

A straight CD reissue of a vintage Chess LP, its contents dating back to the early '50s and most tracks originally issued on the Premium logo. Includes an early and very nice reading of "Mother Earth;" also sharp as a tack is "Rockin' the Pad." In an unusual move, Slim is joined by a smooth vocal group, the Vagabonds, for "Really Got the Blues."…

Memphis Slim - Paris Mississippi Blues (2004)  Music

Posted by uff at April 5, 2016
Memphis Slim - Paris Mississippi Blues (2004)

Memphis Slim - Paris Mississippi Blues (2004)
Blues | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Universal, 981 961-7 | rel: 2004 | 620Mb

During his career pianist and singer Memphis Slim excelled at Chicago blues, jump blues and acoustic folk-blues, always being very adaptable. He moved to France in 1962 where he was a star for many years. This double-CD has some of the very best of his recordings for the Barclay label, emphasizing his working groups on the first CD and some all-star dates on the second.

Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim - Willie's Blues (1959) Reissue 1990  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 20, 2016
Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim - Willie's Blues (1959) Reissue 1990

Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim - Willie's Blues (1959) Reissue 1990
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Chicago Blues | Label: ZYX | # OBCCD 501-2 | Time: 00:39:48

Dixon was the Rick Reuben of Chicago, the Quincy Jones of Chess, the George Martin of the post-war blues era and a damn fine musician to boot. His compositions are indescribably important to the history of modern music including 'Little Red Rooster', 'Hoochie Coochie Man', 'Spoonful', 'My Babe', the list goes on! Here we find him behind the mic and on the bass with fellow blues pianist legend Memphis Slim on his debut album 'Willie's Blues'.
Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon - Aux Trois Mailletz (1963)

Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon - Aux Trois Mailletz (1963)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Verve 519 729-2 | rel: 1993 | 250Mb

Although this CD by pianist Memphis Slim and bassist Willie Dixon is marketed as a part of Verve's Jazz in Paris reissue series, it is, of course, a blues date, with a fair amount of boogie-woogie. The two veterans, who had worked together previously, are joined by drummer Phillipe Combelle during the two 1962 sessions recorded at Les Trois Mailletz, complete with a typically out of tune piano and a fair amount of noise from the audience at times.
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 - Live In Paris, 1963 (1989)  

Posted by uff at Aug. 18, 2015
Memphis Slim - Live In Paris, 1963 (1989)

Memphis Slim - Live In Paris, 1963 (1989)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
France's Concert FCD 127 | rec: 1963-69 | 260Mb

Memphis Slim (September 3, 1915 – February 24, 1988) was an American blues pianist, singer, and composer. He led a series of bands that, reflecting the popular appeal of jump blues, included saxophones, bass, drums, and piano. A song he first cut in 1947, "Every Day I Have the Blues", has become a blues standard, recorded by many other artists. He made over 500 recordings.
Memphis Slim And His House Rockers With Matt 'Guitar' Murphy - The Come Back (2002)

Memphis Slim And His House Rockers With Matt 'Guitar' Murphy - The Come Back (2002)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Delmark DE-762 | rec: 1952-54 | 350Mb

Like John Lee Hooker, Memphis Slim was very much a label-hopper – from the '40s to the '80s, it was safe to assume that the singer/pianist wouldn't stay at one label for too long. In the '50s, Slim did some of his best work for United, a Chicago-based indie whose catalog has since been acquired by Delmark (another Windy City label). Slim's United period of 1952-1954 is the focus of The Come Back, a 20-track collection that Delmark assembled in 2002.

Memphis Slim - Boogie Woogie (1971) REPOST  

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.