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LIGHTNIN' SLIM I'm A Rolling Stone (2-CD)

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(2015/Jasmine) 44 tracks more

LIGHTNIN' SLIM: I'm A Rolling Stone (2-CD)

(2015/Jasmine) 44 tracks

Article properties: LIGHTNIN' SLIM: I'm A Rolling Stone (2-CD)

  • Interpret: LIGHTNIN' SLIM

  • Album titlle: I'm A Rolling Stone (2-CD)

  • Label JASMINE

  • Genre Blues

  • Year of publication 2015
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0604988304527

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Lightnin' Slim - I'm A Rolling Stone (2-CD) CD 1
01 Rock Me Mama LIGHTNIN' SLIM
02 Bad Luck LIGHTNIN' SLIM
03 I Can't Live Happy LIGHTNIN' SLIM
04 New Orleans Bound LIGHTNIN' SLIM
05 Ethel Mae LIGHTNIN' SLIM
06 Bugger Bugger Boy LIGHTNIN' SLIM
07 Lightnin' Slim Boogie LIGHTNIN' SLIM
08 Bad Feeling LIGHTNIN' SLIM
09 Lightnin' Blues LIGHTNIN' SLIM
10 I Can't Be Successful LIGHTNIN' SLIM
11 Sugar Plum LIGHTNIN' SLIM
12 Just Made Twenty One LIGHTNIN' SLIM
13 Goin' Home LIGHTNIN' SLIM
14 Wondering And Goin' LIGHTNIN' SLIM
15 Bad Luck And Trouble LIGHTNIN' SLIM
16 Have Your Way LIGHTNIN' SLIM
17 Mean Ole Lonesome Train LIGHTNIN' SLIM
18 I'm Grown LIGHTNIN' SLIM
19 I'm A Rollin' Stone LIGHTNIN' SLIM
20 Love Me Mama LIGHTNIN' SLIM
21 Hoodoo Blues LIGHTNIN' SLIM
22 It's Mighty Crazy LIGHTNIN' SLIM
Lightnin' Slim - I'm A Rolling Stone (2-CD) CD 2
01 My Starter Won't Start LIGHTNIN' SLIM
02 Long Leanie Mama LIGHTNIN' SLIM
03 Feelin' Awful Blues LIGHTNIN' SLIM
04 I'm Leavin' You LIGHTNIN' SLIM
05 Sweet Little Woman LIGHTNIN' SLIM
06 Lightnin's Troubles LIGHTNIN' SLIM
07 Rooster Blues LIGHTNIN' SLIM
08 GI Slim LIGHTNIN' SLIM
09 Tom Cat Blues LIGHTNIN' SLIM
10 Bed Bug Blues LIGHTNIN' SLIM
11 Too Close Blues LIGHTNIN' SLIM
12 My Little Angel Chile LIGHTNIN' SLIM
13 Cool Down Baby LIGHTNIN' SLIM
14 Nothing But The Devil LIGHTNIN' SLIM
15 I Just Don't Know LIGHTNIN' SLIM
16 Somebody Knockin' LIGHTNIN' SLIM
17 I'm Tired Waiting Baby LIGHTNIN' SLIM
18 Hello Mary Lee LIGHTNIN' SLIM
19 Mind Your Own Business LIGHTNIN' SLIM
20 You're Old Enough To Understand LIGHTNIN' SLIM
21 I'm Warning You Baby LIGHTNIN' SLIM
22 Wintertime Blues LIGHTNIN' SLIM
Lightning Slim Lightning Slim (later spelled Lightnin' Slim) The recording... more
"LIGHTNIN' SLIM"

Lightning Slim

Lightning Slim (later spelled Lightnin' Slim)

The recording of blues from Baton Rouge really began here, with this disc, in the spring of 1954. Here was an artist and a song that recording engineer Jay Miller said he, "loved from the start. I thought his music was just so real, you know. He was exactly what I wanted."
On the day he walked into Miller's recording studio in Crowley, the artist was Otis Hicks, a former farmer, former convict, and sometime juke joint bluesman working as a jobbing guitarist with local bands. He always referred to himself as 'a musicianer.' By the time he left the studio, Miller had renamed him Lightning Slim (with a 'g') and had big plans for Slim's career. They had been introduced by disc jockey Ray Meaders, 'Diggie Doo' on WXOK Baton Rouge, when Hicks was playing in a band Meaders thought Miller would like. "But in my judgement," Miller said, "they wasn't too much of a band. And I was just walking out the hall when I heard a guitar playing some of these low-down blues. So I just turned round, I said 'who in the world is that?' I hadn't heard the guitarist, you see the room wasn't very large and with seven or eight musicians, they had three horns, I had never heard the guitar once. I just thought he was so great I turned round and went back in there, started talking to him. I asked him if he did any singing. He said 'I knows a few numbers,' you know how he talked, real slow and everything. So he sang two or three songs and I tell you what, they did things to me. I just knew right then and there we had somebody that would sell."Lightning SlimBad Luck was a song where, Miller said, he recorded the drums way back and focused on Lightning Slim's guitar and vocals along with a wailing harmonica by Bill Phillips, a man Miller had brought in for the session. Miller loved Lightning's forlorn lyrics such as 'if it wasn't for bad luck / poor Lightning wouldn't have no luck at all' and his telling how he was born so late in the year that 'to tell you the truth about it / I was lucky to get here at all.' He also encouraged Lightning's signature call to his support player, 'blow your harmonica, son.' Lightning's first tunes were adapted from songs he'd probably heard for years on jukeboxes and in the mouths of other singers, but his expressive voice and hangdog style made songs like Bad Luck almost his own...

© Bear Family Records
Extract from: Various Artists - Blues Kings Of Baton Rouge (2-CD) - BCD17512
https://www.bear-family.de/various-bear-family-records-blues-kings-of-baton-rouge-2-cd.html

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Tracklist
Lightnin' Slim - I'm A Rolling Stone (2-CD) CD 1
01 Rock Me Mama
02 Bad Luck
03 I Can't Live Happy
04 New Orleans Bound
05 Ethel Mae
06 Bugger Bugger Boy
07 Lightnin' Slim Boogie
08 Bad Feeling
09 Lightnin' Blues
10 I Can't Be Successful
11 Sugar Plum
12 Just Made Twenty One
13 Goin' Home
14 Wondering And Goin'
15 Bad Luck And Trouble
16 Have Your Way
17 Mean Ole Lonesome Train
18 I'm Grown
19 I'm A Rollin' Stone
20 Love Me Mama
21 Hoodoo Blues
22 It's Mighty Crazy
Lightnin' Slim - I'm A Rolling Stone (2-CD) CD 2
01 My Starter Won't Start
02 Long Leanie Mama
03 Feelin' Awful Blues
04 I'm Leavin' You
05 Sweet Little Woman
06 Lightnin's Troubles
07 Rooster Blues
08 GI Slim
09 Tom Cat Blues
10 Bed Bug Blues
11 Too Close Blues
12 My Little Angel Chile
13 Cool Down Baby
14 Nothing But The Devil
15 I Just Don't Know
16 Somebody Knockin'
17 I'm Tired Waiting Baby
18 Hello Mary Lee
19 Mind Your Own Business
20 You're Old Enough To Understand
21 I'm Warning You Baby
22 Wintertime Blues