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Rock Me Baby!

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Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
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Available
Release Date:
26-05-2017
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Barcode:
5060230869810
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
GSJGZ010CD
Rock Me Baby!
Rock Me Baby!

Description

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. In 1962 Slim moved permanently to Paris, and his engaging personality and well-honed presentation of playing, singing, and storytelling about the blues secured his position as one of the most prominent blues artists for nearly three decades. He appeared on television in numerous European countries, acted in several French films and wrote the score for À nous deux France (1970), and performed regularly in Paris, throughout Europe, and on return visits to the United States. In the last years of his life, he teamed up with the respected jazz drummer George Collier. The two toured Europe together and became friends. After Collier died in August 1987, Slim rarely appeared in public, although he reunited with Matt "Guitar" Murphy for a gig at Antone's in Austin in 1987. Two years before his death, Slim was named a Commander in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of France. In addition, the U.S. Senate honored Slim with the title of Ambassador-at-Large of Good Will.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Pinetop's Blues
  3. Blue This Evening
  4. Caught The Old Coon At Last
  5. We're Just Two Of The Same Old Kind
  6. Don't Think You're Smart
  7. I'm Going To Kansas City
  8. Got A Little Old Mama
  9. Rock Me Baby
  10. In The Evening
  11. Memphis Slim USA
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