Album artwork for Rocks by Memphis Slim

In his lifetime, Memphis Slim was probably the best-known blues singer in the world, moving from Memphis to Chicago and finally to Paris in the early 1960s. But it’s no exaggeration to say that Memphis Slim could rock with the best of them - and this CD is here to prove it! Memphis Slim was born Peter Chatman in Memphis in 1915. His music was based on the raucous, driving piano of the barrelhouse during the boogie-woogie era. The 29 rocking tracks on this Bear Family Records CD here were all made in the USA before Slim moved to Paris. They were made when Slim was still an integral and influential part of the American black music scene – the days when R&B was rock and roll, recorded between 1942 and 1961. By the definitions of their time, tracks like Rockin’ The House, Pacemaker Boogie, Midnight Jump and the rest were rock and roll. Memphis Slim Rocks, for sure! We’ve included here Slim’s original version of Nobody Loves Me, his best-known song when renamed Every Day I Have The Blues and recorded by the giants of jazz, blues and rock. Cross-label compilation (Bluebird, Miracle, VeeJay, Strand, King, Premium, United, Chess). Compilation and liner notes by British blues and R'n'R expert Martin Hawkins. Full-colour, illustrated 36-page booklet and careful sound restoration round out this important release. 

01 Rocking The Pad 02 Harlem Bound  03 Old Taylor 04 Rockin' The House  05 Kilroy Has Been Here  06 No Mail Blues  07  U.S.A. Memphis Slim 08 Beer Drinking Woman  09 Pacemaker Boogie  10 Wish Me Well  11 Big Bertha  12 Nobody Loves Me  13 Back Alley  14 If You Live That Life  15 Midnight Jump  16 Trouble Trouble  17 Slim's Boogie  18 The Girl I Love  19 What's The Matter  12 Nobody Loves Me  13 Back Alley  14 If You Live That Life  15 Midnight Jump  16 Trouble Trouble  17 Slim's Boogie  18 The Girl I Love  19 What's The Matter  20 Lonesome (Blue Blues)  21 Tia Juana  22 She'S Allright  23 Walkin' The Boogie  24 Gotta Find My Baby  25 Sassy Mae  26 Love My Baby  27 I'm Lost Without You  28 Let The Good Times Roll, Creole  29 Rockin' The Blues 

Memphis Slim

Rocks

Bear Family
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Album artwork for Rocks by Memphis Slim
CD

£19.99

Released 13/01/2023Catalogue Number

BCD17687

Memphis Slim

Rocks

Bear Family
Album artwork for Album artwork for Rocks by Memphis Slim by Rocks - Memphis Slim
Album artwork for Rocks by Memphis Slim
CD

£19.99

Released 13/01/2023Catalogue Number

BCD17687

In his lifetime, Memphis Slim was probably the best-known blues singer in the world, moving from Memphis to Chicago and finally to Paris in the early 1960s. But it’s no exaggeration to say that Memphis Slim could rock with the best of them - and this CD is here to prove it! Memphis Slim was born Peter Chatman in Memphis in 1915. His music was based on the raucous, driving piano of the barrelhouse during the boogie-woogie era. The 29 rocking tracks on this Bear Family Records CD here were all made in the USA before Slim moved to Paris. They were made when Slim was still an integral and influential part of the American black music scene – the days when R&B was rock and roll, recorded between 1942 and 1961. By the definitions of their time, tracks like Rockin’ The House, Pacemaker Boogie, Midnight Jump and the rest were rock and roll. Memphis Slim Rocks, for sure! We’ve included here Slim’s original version of Nobody Loves Me, his best-known song when renamed Every Day I Have The Blues and recorded by the giants of jazz, blues and rock. Cross-label compilation (Bluebird, Miracle, VeeJay, Strand, King, Premium, United, Chess). Compilation and liner notes by British blues and R'n'R expert Martin Hawkins. Full-colour, illustrated 36-page booklet and careful sound restoration round out this important release. 

01 Rocking The Pad 02 Harlem Bound  03 Old Taylor 04 Rockin' The House  05 Kilroy Has Been Here  06 No Mail Blues  07  U.S.A. Memphis Slim 08 Beer Drinking Woman  09 Pacemaker Boogie  10 Wish Me Well  11 Big Bertha  12 Nobody Loves Me  13 Back Alley  14 If You Live That Life  15 Midnight Jump  16 Trouble Trouble  17 Slim's Boogie  18 The Girl I Love  19 What's The Matter  12 Nobody Loves Me  13 Back Alley  14 If You Live That Life  15 Midnight Jump  16 Trouble Trouble  17 Slim's Boogie  18 The Girl I Love  19 What's The Matter  20 Lonesome (Blue Blues)  21 Tia Juana  22 She'S Allright  23 Walkin' The Boogie  24 Gotta Find My Baby  25 Sassy Mae  26 Love My Baby  27 I'm Lost Without You  28 Let The Good Times Roll, Creole  29 Rockin' The Blues