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by Whiteboy Slim

Classic blues and quirky originals recorded live in performance and live in the studio by a unique duo that sounds like a quartet; this is blues for both fans of the genre and those who don't think they like the Blues, yet.
Genre: Blues: Chicago Style
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Done Somebody Wrong (Live) [feat. Dustin Bowyer]
2:58 $0.99
2. I've Cried Enough (Live) [feat. Dustin Bowyer]
7:25 $0.99
3. Help Me (Live) [feat. Dustin Bowyer]
4:14 $0.99
4. I Want to Be Loved (feat. Dustin Bowyer)
3:05 $0.99
5. Sing Hallelujah (feat. Dustin Bowyer)
4:02 $0.99
6. Howlin' for My Baby (Live) [feat. Dustin Bowyer]
4:20 $0.99
7. The Morning Light (feat. Dustin Bowyer)
4:03 $0.99
8. I Ain't Got Time (To Be Angry with You Tonight) [feat. Dustin Bowyer]
5:06 $0.99
9. Highway 51 Blues (feat. Dustin Bowyer)
4:46 $0.99
10. The Couch (feat. Dustin Bowyer)
5:14 $0.99
11. Man with a Gun (feat. Dustin Bowyer)
5:08 $0.99
12. Rosie's Rumble (Live) [feat. Dustin Bowyer]
3:51 $0.99
13. Man with a Gun (Extended Remix) [feat. Dustin Bowyer]
6:12 $0.99
14. The Morning Light (Radio Edit) [feat. Dustin Bowyer]
4:03 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Jazz Doctor said of the 2015 release :
Whiteboy Slim – QUEEN STREET BLUES: Wow – it’s hard to believe it’s been six albums from Slim… super high-energy blues, with some excellent guitar lead work! For those concerned about “language”, this is on th’ salty side, but nothin’ too bad. Songs like “Narcissistic Blues” will make sure th’ thrill is still there (whether you’re a narcissist or not). The opening title track, “Queen Street Blues“, is about as down & phonk-ee as you’ll hear this year (or next, for that matter). From a “pure blues” standpoint, it is “New Rising Sun” that got my vote for personal favorite of the eleven tracks offered up… down, out & gut-throat, to be sure. If you’re lookin’ for sonics that will “turn your blues on”, you’ll hear (right away) why I declare this MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for blues lovers; “EQ” (energy quotient) rating is 4.98. Get more information at the Whiteboy Slim official pages. Rot cod Zzaj Improvijazznation #158"

This year Whiteboy Slim returns with even more high-energy Blues--12 tracks of classic and original Blues, (and an occasional trip into Reggae, Rockabilly, and Jazz), plus two bonus tracks. Everything was recorded live--in the studio and at gigs by producer Larry Gusaas. Like 2015's "Queen Street Blues" this recording is made with the amazing one-man rhythm section Dustin Bowyer, who plays bass and drums at the same time. It is easy to forget that there are only two people playing when you listen to the big full sound these two put out.

This is music that is raw and real and real with very few edits or studio tricks --with the exception of the extended version of "Man With a Gun-- which shows off the production skills of producer Larry Gusaas in a collage of outtakes from various sessions.

For Blues traditionalists there are covers of songs by Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Curtis Jones, and Sonny Boy Williamson. The originals run from straight-ahead Blues ("I've Cried Enough") to Americana ("The Morning Light") to Reggae ("Man With a Gun"), covering not only the themes of lost love and hard times usually associated with the Blues, but also exploring Psychoanalysis ("The Couch"), love with a transgender person ("Sing Hallelujah (Anthem))", gun violence and terrorism ("Man With A Gun"), and existential angst ("The Morning Light" and "I Ain't Got Time To Be Angry With You Tonight".)

It also includes the first instrumental recorded by Whiteboy Slim ("Rosie's Rumble" --a tribute to Link Wray.)

As John Vermilyeaonce wrote in a review on The Blues Underground Network "We no doubt have our share of Artists out there today that really bring something special to the world of Blues, and Whiteboy Slim is certainly no exception."



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