Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sunnyland Slim - Sad And Lonesome

Sunnyland Slim belongs to those generation and category of Bluesmen who, although their bar was placed high enough, never permitted themselves not clearing it.
This set, titled Sad And Lonesome¸ originally issued on Jewel label in 1972, demonstrates usual high class piano playing by the master but more accent is made on Sunnyland Slim’s singing – powerful, deep down, and overwhelming. Already an acclaimed Blues piano player by the time of recording this set, Mr. Slim focuses on band work getting helping hand and inducing soloing and leading by Big Walter Horton on harmonica and Eddie Shaw on saxophone. (Dimo's Blues blog)

For suckers like me it has an autographed back cover.



Gerard Herzhaft said...

Excellent LP from what was still the Howlin' Wolf band with Sunnyland as leader:
Sunnyland Slim, vcl/pno; Hubert Sumlin, g; Big Walter Horton, hca; Eddie Shaw, t-sax; Andrew Mac Mahon, bs; Chico Chism, dms. september 1971

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for this LP ! and thanks to Gérard for the détails !

Fourcade said...

Thanks for this wonderful album! And with Walter Horton included!!