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Paris Mississippi Blues
     

Paris Mississippi Blues

by Memphis Slim
 

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During his career pianist and singer Memphis Slim excelled at Chicago blues, jump blues and acoustic folk-blues, always being very adaptable. He moved to France in 1962 where he was a star for many years. This double-CD has some of the very best of his recordings for the Barclay label, emphasizing his working groups on the first CD and some all-star dates on the

Overview

During his career pianist and singer Memphis Slim excelled at Chicago blues, jump blues and acoustic folk-blues, always being very adaptable. He moved to France in 1962 where he was a star for many years. This double-CD has some of the very best of his recordings for the Barclay label, emphasizing his working groups on the first CD and some all-star dates on the second. There are many exuberant performances on this reissue along with low-down blues and a few instrumentals. Among the guests are bassist Willie Dixon, pianist Roosevelt Sykes (his duets with Slim are delightful), Buddy Guy, Freddie King and even jazz altoist Sonny Criss. Although completists will prefer to get the many original sessions, this two-fer serves as a perfect introduction to the music of Memphis Slim, with the music straddling the boundaries between blues, vintage R&B and swinging jazz.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/11/2005
Label:
Sunny Side
UPC:
0016728302524
catalogNumber:
3025
Rank:
251860

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Memphis Slim   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Willie Dixon   Upright Bass
Buddy Guy   Guitar,Vocals
Freddie King   Guitar
A.C. Reed   Saxophone
Roosevelt Sykes   Piano
Sonny Criss   Saxophone
Chris Spedding   Guitar
Mickey Baker   Acoustic Guitar
Phil Guy   Guitar
Henry Vestine   Guitar
Pete Ahern   Percussion
Andre Arpino   Drums
Keith Bird   Saxophone
Kenny Buttrey   Drums
Philippe Combelle   Drums
Jimmy Conley   Saxophone
Steve Davis   Clarinet,Clavinet
Barry DeSouza   Drums
Tristan Fry   Percussion
Peter Green   Guitar
Jack Hale   Trombone
Bobby Haughey   Trumpet
Russ Hicks   Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar
Richard Hite   Bass
Conrad Isadore   Drums
Wayne Jackson   Trumpet
Earnest Johnson   Bass
Melvin Jones   Drums
Ed Logan   Saxophone
Andrew Love   Saxophone
James Mitchell   Baritone Saxophone
Eddie Mordue   Saxophone
Guy Pedersen   Bass
Chris Ray   Guitar
James Shane   Guitar
Roosevelt Shaw   Drums
Henry Strzelecki   Bass
Benny Turner   Bass
Dave Wintour   Bass
Reggie Young   Guitar
Adolfo de la Parra   Drums
Charlie McCoy   Harmonica
Andy Brown   Bass
Michel Denis   Drums
Jacques Denjean   Organ,Piano
Stephen Thompson   Bass
Alfredo de la Barreda   Bass
David Briggs   Piano
Doris Dawson   Background Vocals
John Mitchell   Trumpet
Dolores Powell   Background Vocals
Dale Sallero   Guitar
Sister Gerry   Background Vocals
Henri Tischitz   Bass

Technical Credits

Roosevelt Sykes   Composer
Mickey Baker   Composer
George Baker   Composer
Peter Chatman   Composer
Sebastian Danchin   Liner Notes,Artistic Director
McKinley Morganfield   Composer
Philippe Rault   Producer
James Burke Oden   Composer
Martin Davies   English Translations

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