EXLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION OF 500COPIES
THE WAY THIS MUSIC WAS MEANT TO BE HEARD
180 gram VINYL — AUDIOPHILE PRESSING
INCLUDES 2 BONUS TRACKS
This essential release presents the blues masterwork "Slim’s Shout" (released on Prestige/Bluesville in 1961). The album was recorded by Rudy Van Gelder in his studio at Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and features Slim as a leader, accompanied by Curtis and other jazz session players from the New York City scene, such as organist Robert Banks, bassist Leonard Gaskin, and drummer Belton Evans. Here Sunnyland Slim runs through a bunch of his own standards in pristine stereo sound. Highlights include “The Devil Is a Busy Man,” “Shake It,” and “It’s You Baby,” as well as the remake of “Sunnyland Special” – one of Slim’s most celebrated tunes.
Even though the original liner notes to "Slim’s Shout" state that it was his debut album, he had actually previously recorded an LP titled "Chicago Blues Session" for the small local label 77 Records.
The 2 bonus tracks contained on this collector’s LP vinyl limited edition, “Everytime I Get to Drinkin’” and an earlier reading of “Brownskin Woman,” belong to Chicago Blues Session. PERSONNEL
Sunnyland Slim: vocals and piano
King Curtis: tenor saxophone
Robert Banks: organ
Leonard Gaskin: bass
Belton Evans: drums
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, September 15, 1960.
(*) BONUS TRACKS:
Sunnyland Slim (vocals and piano on “Brownskin Woman”, only vocals on “Everytime I Get
to Drinkin’”), Little Brother Montgomery (piano on “Everytime I Get to Drinkin’”), Corky Robertson (bass), and Armund “Jump” Jackson (drums).
Recorded in Chicago, July 14, 1960.
01 PRISON BOUND
02 SLIM’S SHOUT
03 THE DEVIL IS A BUSY MAN
04 BROWNSKIN WOMAN
05 SHAKE IT
06 EVERYTIME I GET TO DRINKIN’ (*)
01 DECORATION DAY
02 BABY HOW LONG
03 SUNNYLAND SPECIAL
04 HARLEM CAN’T BE HEAVEN
05 IT’S YOU BABY
06 BROWNSKIN WOMAN (*) (previous version)