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Live At the Plains Hotel

by Whiteboy Slim

Live Blues -- spontaneous, high energy, and immediate.
Genre: Blues: Electric Blues
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1. Flesh and Blood (Live)
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2. Slow Down Baby (Live)
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3. Too Many Drivers (Live)
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4. Whiteboy Slim's Walking Blues (Live)
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5. Bad Timing (Live)
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6. I Never Lied to You, Baby (Live)
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7. I Found a Woman (Live)
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8. Shack Bully Stomp (Live)
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9. Route 66 (Live)
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10. Krispy Kreme Woman (Live)
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11. Tears On My Pillow (Live)
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12. Waiting for the Sun (Live)
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13. Evil (Live)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Plains Hotel in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, , with its neon weather beacon, was a landmark with a checkered past. It was, at different times, a commercial hotel, a biker bar, and finally, the Home of The Blues in Southern Saskatchewan. The hotel was demolished in 2010-2011, but, from 2001 to 2007, Good Time Charlie's Bar was bread and butter to local Blues artists, and a necessary stop on any national or international tour..

From 2002 to 2007, Whiteboy Slim was backed in live performances by a loose, fluid, interchangeable collection of local, national, and international musicians. The band was known informally as “Whiteboy Slim's ad hoc Blues Posse”. Audiences could see a quintet one week and a duo the next, and it was anybody's bet who would show up at a gig. There were times when the line-up changed the day before setting out on tour.

Naturally rehearsal was equally predictable, a quick run through was sometimes more than you could hope for., as you can tell from the instructions Whiteboy Slim can be heard giving to the band in some of the tracks on this recording.

“Whiteboy Slim and The ad hoc Blues Posse Live at the Plains Hotel” is a record of a specific time in a specific place. The recordings on this album are all performances at Good Time Charle’s Bar in the Plains Hotel in 2005. In 2005 Good Time Charlie's was in its prime, The audience was diverse—bikers, local street people, students, media people, artists, business people from nearby office towers—people of all ages, all races, all income levels hanging out in peaceful co-existence. The audience was there to drink, have a good time, and listen to the music, which they did with a combination of sheer joy and respect, and affection which is all too rare today. It was a party every night, and this was the inspiration for some truly great performances.

These tracks were recorded direct from the mixing board. The quality is varied--they were never intended to be released to the public--but now, ten years later, with the Plains a parking lot for the past three years, and waiting to be reincarnated as a lavish Hilton Hotel, it just seems like a good idea to put them out in the world. They are what they are-- there are strange crown noises, miss-cues, and honest-to-God- mistakes, but there is some real music,--real Blues. It's about as honest and real as you can get possibly get.

The ad hoc Blues Posse in 2005 was:
Sam Dufour.. Drums on every track on this record.
James Groening. Bass on Bad timing, Evil, Flesh and Blood, Route 66, Shack Bully Stomp, Too Many Drivers, and Whiteboy Slim's Walking Blues.
Lynn Victoria. Bass on Tears on My Pillow, Krispy Kreme Woman, I Found a Woman, I Never Lied to You Baby
Phillip le Grande. Bass on waiting for the Sun.
Eric la France. Guitar on Waiting for the Sun, Tears On My Pillow, I Never Lied To You Baby, Krispy Kreme Woman, I Found a Woman.

Whiteboy Slim plays guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, and sings.

The recording was mixed and mastered by Larry Gusaas.

All songs written by maurice richard libby, except, Evil (Willie Dixon), Shack Bully Stomp (Peetie Wheatstraw), Route 66 (Bob Troup), and Too Many Drivers (Dave Bartholomew)

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