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The Complete Releases 1951-58

Guitar Slim
Styles: Blues
Catalogue Number: ACMCD4399
Guitar Slim, who originally recorded under his given name of Eddie Jones, was born in 1926 and raised in the heartland of the blues in the Mississippi Delta, where he was a singer and dancer in his teens. He started playing in New Orleans after war service, becoming known for his wild stage act, and using distorted guitar sounds a decade before rock guitarists like Jimi Hendrix. This 30-track CD comprises all his A & B sides during the 1950s, recording for the Imperial, J-B, Specialty and Atco labels until his premature death in 1959. It includes his landmark million-selling R&B No. 1 hit from 1954 “The Things That I Used to Do”, which was subsequently listed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s “500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll”. It’s a comprehensive overview of his career, and showcases his distinctive and innovative style, which influenced the likes of Buddy Guy, Albert Collins and Frank Zappa, as well as Hendrix himself, who recorded a version of “The Things That I Used to Do” – it was also later covered by Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Bad Luck Is On Me (Woman Troubles) Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones & His Playboys
2 New Arrival Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones & His Playboys
3 Standin' At The Station (Lyin' Woman) Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones & His Playboys
4 Cryin' In The Morning Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones & His Playboys
5 Feelin' Sad Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones
6 Certainly All Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones
7 The Things That I Used To Do Guitar Slim
8 Well, I Done Got Over It Guitar Slim
9 The Story Of My Life Guitar Slim & His Band
10 A Letter To My Girlfriend Guitar Slim & His Band
11 Later For You Baby Guitar Slim & His Band
12 Trouble Don't Last Guitar Slim & His Band
13 Sufferin' Mind Guitar Slim & His Band
14 Twenty-Five Lies Guitar Slim & His Band
15 Stand By Me Guitar Slim & His Band
16 Our Only Child Guitar Slim & His Band
17 I Got Sumpin' For You Guitar Slim & His Band
18 You're Gonna Miss Me Guitar Slim & His Band
19 Think It Over Guitar Slim & His Band
20 Quicksand Guitar Slim & His Band
21 You Give Me Nothin' But The Blues Guitar Slim & His Band
22 Sum'thin' To Remember You By Guitar Slim & His Band
23 Down Through The Years Guitar Slim & His Band
24 Oh Yeah Guitar Slim & His Band
25 If I Should Lose You Guitar Slim
26 It Hurts To Love Someone (That Don't Love You) Guitar Slim
27 I Won't Mind At All Guitar Slim With Lloyd Lambert's Orchestra
28 Hello, How Ya' Been, Goodbye Guitar Slim With Lloyd Lambert's Orchestra
29 When There's No Way Out Guitar Slim With Lloyd Lambert & His Orchestra
30 If I Had My Life To Live Over Guitar Slim With Lloyd Lambert & His Orchestra
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