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Friday, May 31, 2013

Jimmy Slim - Sweet Chicago & Hey Y'All

Couldn't find anything on Jimmy Slim except that the Rika release came out with 2 label variations.
Good hard blues recorded in Los Angleles in the 60's.
Please read the comments for full info ion Jimmy Slim.

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9 comments:

Frits said...

Jimmy Slim is Lucius Johnson aka West Virginia Slim (Electric Blues Band). There's a LP on the Kent label, not as good as this 45. I'll rip it in the future.

Gerard Herzhaft said...

Jimmy Slim is a Virginian born singer (1942), guitarist and harp player named Archie Himons who recorded also in the 60's a blues album for Kent under the moniker of West Virginia Slim. After an almost fatal beating by the Ku Klux Klan in his native Virginia, he moved to Central America where he made a new career playing Reggae and Salsa under different names (Go Ayo, Akigo Haamu). He returned to the USA during the 1990's, setteled in Nashville and led the Afrikan Dreamland band and directed several films for PBS and antiracist shows. Archie was also instrumental in making an official recognition of DeFord Bailey. This is how I came to have a contact with him and that he told me his story. He was playing again the blues (recording an album) when he died in 2011, largely unnoticed by the blues world

Xyros said...

Thanks go to Frits and Gerard for the very useful info on Jimmy Slim.

Xyros said...

With a bit of luck Frits will be ripping the West Virginia Slim Lp for us in the future.

HM said...

Already made a rip of my lp. Want it?

Gerard Herzhaft said...

More info about Jimmy Slim: Lucius Johnson was only a name that he borrowed for some obscure copyright reasons (as he told me). His real name was Archie Himons

Xyros said...

Archie Himons aka Jimmy Slim aka West Virginia Slim and more is one very versatile artist.
Visit: http://goarchie.com/ for some sound clips from Aashid Himmons. From there go to http://goarchie.com/aashid/photos.html
for pages full of old and recent photos and more info.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Gerard! See also: http://www.sirshambling.com/artists_2012/A/little_archie/index.php

Rob F.

Gerard Herzhaft said...

Thanks Rob F.! In fact I wrote an article about Archie Himons that was published in the Soul Bag magazine way back in 2009 I guess that contained all those infos Archie had given to me