Driftin' Slim

Somebody Hoo-Doo'd the Hoo-Doo Man

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Slim's only full album (his earlier recordings show up on several compilations) is one of the great "rediscovery" albums of the genre. Five of the 15 tracks here are with a full band, but the remaining solo performances are the real treasure trove. These range from full-stops-out one-man band numbers ("I'm Hunting Somebody" is a true classic) to unaccompanied harmonica pieces ("Mama Blues," "Jonah") to autobiographical recitations like "A Dip of Snuff and a Narrow Escape" that are utterly charming in their simplicity. It's well worth seeking out, as it's a true gem with loads of folkish charm.

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