Memphis Slim

An Introduction to Memphis Slim

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One of the most revered blues pianist/vocalists of the 1940s, '50s, and '60s, the Tennessee native Memphis Slim (aka Peter Chatman) is well represented by this 16-track collection. Recorded during his later expatriate days in France, these sessions find Slim in fine form, whether settling into a groove on the rollicking "Help Me Some," cruising through the R&B-tinged "Lonesome," or bemoaning a lost love on the slow, sauntering "Four Walls." While there are many Memphis Slim compilations of varying quality available, this one admirably lives up to its title.

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