The quintessential Sunnyland Slim, blues singer
and pianoman, performs, jokes and reminisces. And we hear
Big Time Sarah Streeter, accompanied by Sunnyland, in one
of her earliest recordings.
Sunnyland Slim sings and plays his own compositions,
plus tunes by Robert Johnson, Leroy Carr and Hambone Willie
Newburn, in this 1976 recording made in Seattle while Sunnyland
was on tour from Chicago. In one of her earliest recordings,
Big Time Sarah Streeter sings the smoky title song, Long
Tall Daddy, and Got to See My
Baby, to Sunnyland's piano accompaniment.
Sunnyland Slim was a key figure in the blues
world, helping start the recording career of Muddy Waters,
and meeting and playing with the likes of Roosevelt Sykes
(one of his main influences), Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Minnie,
David Honeyboy Edwards, Walter Jacobs, and more. In 1988,
he was awarded the National Humanities Fellowship by the National
Endowment of the Arts, in recognition of his contributions
to the blues. Here the congenial Sunnyland entertains with
boogie-woogie and slow blues, reminiscences and humor. With
liner notes by Bill Berry.
"This CD offers an intimate performance...
from the Patriarch of the Chicago Blues." - Bill Berry
"A fine choice of repertoire
and some very interesting interview segments. Slim
was an important artist, and this will be a welcome
complementary CD to his other work." David
Evans, The University of Memphis
Sunnyland Slim and Big Time Sarah.
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