Funky Mama's House

Funky Mama's House

by Fillmore Slim
     
 

Although Fillmore Slim -- also known as Clarence "Guitar" Sims -- made a few electric blues records in the '50s for tiny west coast labels like Dooto (much better known for releasing Redd Foxx's still-hilarious party albums), the New Orleans-born, San Francisco-based musician cut a much more notoriousSee more details below

Overview

Although Fillmore Slim -- also known as Clarence "Guitar" Sims -- made a few electric blues records in the '50s for tiny west coast labels like Dooto (much better known for releasing Redd Foxx's still-hilarious party albums), the New Orleans-born, San Francisco-based musician cut a much more notorious figure as one of the Bay Area's most visible and notorious pimps. After his role in the oddly fascinating 1999 documentary American Pimp, Fillmore Slim got the chance to return to music when he was picked up by the blues-purist label Fedora. His second album for the label, 2004's Funky Mama's House, inadvertently shows why his secondary profession was more lucrative than his first: although he's an entirely adequate blues guitarist in the Elmore James style, better with riffs than solos, Fillmore Slim's singing voice is almost aggressively unpleasant. On the faster numbers, like the title track, Slim sounds like an old-school blues version of the infamously pitch-challenged indie rock singer Daniel Johnston. Add in a tiredly salacious group of songs like "Street Walker" and the umpteenth version of the playa classic "Stagger Lee," and Funky Mama's House sounds like a new word needs to be coined for this sort of thing: how about "pimpsloitation"?

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/03/2004
Label:
Fedora
UPC:
0639445503021
catalogNumber:
455030
Rank:
344231

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fillmore Slim   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Chris Millar   Drums
Frank "Paris Slim" Goldwasser   Guitar
Roger Perry   Bass,Guitar,Steel Guitar,Keyboards
Tim Bird   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Earl King   Composer
Billy Bland   Composer
Lee Hildebrand   Liner Notes
Chris Millar   Producer
P.D. Scots Pipe Band   Composer
Johnny Vincent   Composer
M. Levy   Composer
Frank "Paris Slim" Goldwasser   Composer,Producer
Brad Wrolstad   Art Direction
Roger Perry   Engineer

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