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Baby So Long (2002)

Artist: Bumble Bee Slim
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Format: CD
Sku: 63645239
UPC: 824046513825
UPC 14: 00824046513825
Release Date: 10/3/2003
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Chain Gang Bound
2. No Woman No Nickel
3. Greasy Greens
4. M Blues Part 1
5. M Blues Part 2
6. Baby So Long
 

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Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Bumble Bee Slim (vocals, guitar).
Muze PNote Recorded between 1931 & 1936.
Muze PNote The music of Amos Easton (Bumble Bee Slim) provides a neat bridge between Southern country blues and the urban Chicago-style blues that featured tight, propulsive combos. Slim wasn't as edgy as Big Bill Broonzy, say, or Muddy Waters, but he was every bit a modernist, allowing his easy, laconic vocal style to bring tremendous warmth, humor, and personality to his material, making songs like "Everybody's Fishing" or the loose and breezy "I Done Lost My Baby" (both included here) almost impossible to resist. Also included here is a glimpse of the nascent Bumble Bee Slim on one of his signature songs, "No Woman No Nickel." Slim seldom played guitar on his records, and on "No Woman" you see why, as he alternates between dexterity and nearly breaking down on guitar as he winds his way through the lyrics, ultimately making the unsteadiness into a sort of endearing virtue. A prolific writer, Slim could be resigned ("Back in Jail Again"), delightfully goofy ("Greasy Greens"), or eerily modern ("Slave Man Blues," which features a bold jazz arrangement, complete with clarinet lines by Arnett Nelson), always with the hint of a wink in his vocals. This collection lacks too many essentials ("Bricks in My Pillow," "When the Music's Good," "The Death of Leroy Carr") to be an ideal introduction to this charming bluesman, but it has enough solid tracks to make it a fine supplemental choice. Serious listeners may want to invest in the nine-disc Complete Recordings from Document Records. ~ Steve Leggett

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Paramount Masters
Muze Music Compilations Shortcut To The Grave

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/10/2002
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2002
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : ACRCD 138
Music Label Name Label : Acrobat (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mono
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00824046513825

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Slim,Bumble Bee
Product attributeLabel:   Acrobat
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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