Saturday, November 28, 2009
Memphis SLIM - Alone with My Friends 1961
Memphis Slim devoted all but one of the ten songs on this April 1961 session to covers of some of his favorite songwriters. He's only accompanied by his own piano playing as he provides serviceable, laidback interpretations of numbers by Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Willie Dixon, Sonny Boy Williamson, and others, as well as his own "Sunnyland Train." Not the first or last place to check out Slim on record.
By Richie Unterberger.
01. Highway 51 Blues 4:15
02. I Feel So Good 2:45
03. Rock Me, Momma 3:50
04. Goin' Down Slow 3:40
05. Sittin' on Top of the World 3:40
06. Sunnyland Train 3:55
07. Goin' Down to the River 3:00
08. I Just Want to Make Love to You 3:55
09. I Can Hear My Name A-Ringin' 4:00
10. Going Back to My Plow 4:45