Harlem Slim - King Of The Delta Bluesmen (2002)

The spirit of the perennial delta bluesman ist risen from the depths of hell and is manifest in flesh is a young white boy called Harlem Slim!

Little is known about the life of itinerant delta bluesman Harlem Slim. What we do know, though, is that he was born in the New York area in the mid 1900's and that he began playing 1930's delta blues and piedmont ragtime/blues at a very early age.

Harlem Slim plays & sings solo acoustic & electric delta blues and piedmont ragtime/blues in the tradtitional styles of Robert Johnson, Johnny Shines, Blind Willie McTell, Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Blake, Elmore James, and Muddy Waters. He has captivated audiences at Antone's during the SXSW Music Festival, Navasota Blues Festival, and other venues. Three tracks from his debut CD "Delta Blues & Piedmont Ragtime" have been licensed to Fox Motion Pictures for use in film and television, and he has performed opening sets for Dave Davies (The Kinks), Al Di Meola, Eric Johnson, Derek Trucks, and others. The Concert Video "Live at The Stafford Opera House" was televised on the Clear Channel Entertainment Network television station nightly for the entire month of April 2002. There are currently 6 critically acclaimed Harlem Slim CDs and a Concert Video, as well as a variety of Instructional Products. The CD "Delta Thug" was ..9 of the Top 10 CDs of the year 2000 for radio airplay at PBS stations in Australia. The CD "King of The Delta Bluesmen" was selected as ..7 of the Top 10 Acoustic Blues CDs for 2002 by Smokestack Lightnin'.

So listen ot this live album, close your eyes and you´ll be back in the thirties of the last century ... unbelieveable !


Harlem Slim (vocals, guitar)

01. Cross Road Blues (Johnson) - 2:36
02. Dehlia (Traditional) 3.16
03. Dyin' Crapshooter's Blues (McTell) 4.22
04. Just As Well Get Ready, You Got To Die (Blake) 3.52
05. Kind Hearted Woman (Robertson) 4.20
06. Me & The Devil Blues (Robertson) 4.50
07. Poor Boy (Traditional)  3.37
08. Sweet Home Chicago (Robertson) 4.01
09. T'aint Long Before Day (McTell) 2.37
10. The Organ Grinders Monkey (unknown) 0:57
11. Walking Blues (Robertson) 5.14

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