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
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
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Format: CD
Label: ACROBAT
Rel. Date: 04/05/2019
UPC: 824046439927

Complete Releases 1951-58
Artist: Guitar Slim
Format: CD
New: Available In Store 16.99
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DISC: 1

1. Bad Luck Is on Me (Woman Troubles)
2. New Arrival
3. Standin' at the Station (Lyin' Woman)
4. Cryin' in the Morning
5. Feelin' Sad
6. Certainly All
7. The Things That I Used to Do
8. Well, I Done Got Over It
9. The Story of My Life
10. A Letter to My Girlfriend
11. Later for You Baby
12. Trouble Don't Last
13. Sufferin' Mind
14. Twenty-Five Lies
15. Stand By Me
16. Our Only Child
17. I Got Sumpin' for You
18. You're Gonna Miss Me
19. Think It Over
20. Quicksand
21. You Give Me Nothin' But the Blues
22. Sum'thin' to Remember You By
23. Down Through the Years
24. Oh Yeah
25. If I Should Lose You
26. It Hurts to Love Someone (That Don't Love You)
27. I Won't Mind at All
28. Hello, How Ya' Been, Goodbye
29. When There's No Way Out
30. If I Had My Life to Live Over

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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