Lightnin’ Slim – Rooster Blues (Vinyl LP)

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Description

**THIS IS A VINYL LP**

Release Date:  2024

Label:  Blues Joint

 

Track List

Side A

  1. ROOSTER BLUES
  2. LONG LEANIE MAMA
  3. MY STARTER WON’T WORK
  4. “G.I.” SLIM
  5. LIGHTNIN’S TROUBLES
  6. BED BUG BLUES
  7. BAD LUCK AND TROUBLE (*)
  8. MEAN OLE LONESOME TRAIN (*)
  9. BAD LUCK (*)

Side B

  1. HOODOO BLUES
  2. IT’S MIGHTY CRAZY
  3. SWEET LITTLE WOMAN
  4. TOM CAT BLUES
  5. FEELIN’ AWFUL BLUES
  6. I’M LEAVIN’ YOU BABY
  7. SUGAR PLUM (*)
  8. JUST MADE TWENTY-ONE (*)
  9. NOTHING BUT THE DEVIL (*)

 

 

Notes

One of the names inextricably linked with the music from the southern juke joints is the fabulous Otis Hicks, aka Lightnin’ Slim (1913-1974), a mainstay of “swamp blues” (that distinctive down-home-butecholaden- electric blues from Louisiana). He possessed one of the truly great blues voices, which was indolent, unadorned and unaffected. Slim built his style on his grainy but expressive singing and rudimentary guitar work. Rooster Blues is perhaps his finest album, and one of swamp blues’ most iconic treasures.

PERSONNEL:

LIGHTNIN’ SLIM, lead vocals and electric guitar, plus:

A1 & A4: Lazy Lester (hca), Kenneth “Sam” Sample (d).
September 15, 1959.
A2 & A3: Lazy Lester (hca), Guitar Gable (g), unknown (b), Roosevelt Samples (d).
June 2, 1958.
A5 & A7: Lazy Lester (hca), Clarence “Jockey” Etienne (d), Vince Monroe or Lazy Lester (perc). August 1956.
A6, B1-B2: Lazy Lester (hca), Roosevelt Samples (d), Vince Monroe (perc).
June 10, 1957.
A8: Lazy Lester (hca), Clarence “Jockey” Etienne (d), Vince Monroe or Lazy Lester (perc). 1957.
A9: Wild Bill Phillips (hca), Ray “Diggy Do” Meaders (d).
March 1954.
B3-B4: Lazy Lester (hca), Guitar Gable (g), unknown (b), Roosevelt Samples (d).
July 6, 1956.
B5: Lazy Lester (hca), Clarence “Jockey” Etienne (d), Vince Monroe or Lazy Lester (perc). August 1956.
B6: Guitar Gable (g), unknown (b), Roosevelt Samples (d).
January 12, 1959.
B7-B8: Schoolboy Cleve (hca), Clarence “Jockey” Etienne (d).
May 1956.
B9: Lazy Lester (hca), Al Foreman (g), Bobby McBride (b), Warren Storm (d).
August 3, 1960.

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