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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Lightnin' Slim - Rooster Blues (mono)

When people talk about Louisiana swamp blues, this is what they're talking about. Excello Records' first foray into albums came with this wonderful collection of singles by Lightnin' Slim largely issued around the success of the title track, an R&B hit in 1960. "Long Leanie Mama," "My Starter Won't Work," "It's Mighty Crazy," "Hoo-Doo Blues," "Tom Cat Blues," "Lightnin' Troubles," "G.I. Slim" and "Feelin' Awful Blues" are all certified swamp blues classics and about as lowdown as the genre can get possibly get. With Lazy Lester on harmonica for the majority of the tracks here, the stripped-down approach to Slim's brand of blues casts these sides in a decidedly front-porch ambience with the added pulsating tape echo and oddball percussive effects just making everything on here sound even more doom-laden. "Lightnin's Blues," the John Lee Hooker-inspired "Just Made Twenty One" and "Sugar Plum." (Allmusic)
Ripped from the original mono LP.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Found this album along with Slim Harpo's Rainin' In My Heart & Jimmy Reed's Rockin' With Reed all imports, way back in the early 60's at Pete Russells Hot Record Store in Plymouth, Devon. Musically it changed my life forever.Now 54 years later i'm still loving this album and the true downhome blues.Cheers, zdtch

Xyros said...

Three excellent records and great taste.
Never visited Pete's but his firm stamp has turned up on used records that I have purchased.

pujwa said...

A Thousand thank you's for this and I don't feel like it's enough!

Alan Balfour said...

I've still got all of Pete Russell's Good Noise catalogue (1961-1981) which used to come through the mail once a month. Many of my LPs have the Good Noise sticker in the top right hand corner.

Pete is still alive, well and as about jazz enthusiastic as he ever was. An internet search will find him.

john said...

Thank you.

Marc said...

A Thousand thank's from Germany.

Anonymous said...

Can you please re-post Lightnin' Slim - Rooster Blues (mono)