Slim – Funky Mama's House
| Fedora Records}
Mama's House is the latest set of tracks for the
sixty-eight year old Clarence Sims (aka Fillmore
Slim) legendary bluesman and pimp. After a five-year
stint in federal penitentiaries Sims decided to
make the guitar his mainstay. In 1987 the parolee/bluesman
recorded 'Born to Sing the Blues' under the name
Clarence 'Guitar' Sims. Man can this cat sing
the blues. The stars were perfectly aligned and
the blues gods were smiling on Filmore when he
recorded 'Funky Mama's House'. It has all the
makings for a classic blues CD; soulful vocals,
bluesy guitar riffs, moving guitar and bass lines,
and a bit of funk. After three listenings it's
still great. I liked it a bunch.
Slim singing and playing guitar
Goldwasser (aka Paris Slim) on second guitar
Perry playing steel guitar, keyboard, guitar
Bird on tenor sax
McDonald on baritone sax
Robinson as bassist
Millar on drums
11 Tracks are:
Mama’s House, Brown Sugar Eyes, Street
Walker, Tabby Thomas'Place, Those Lonely Lonely
Nights, Ya-Ya, Down at Eli's, Stagger Lee,
Earl King, Saturday Night and I Cross My Heart.
really liked Funky Mama’s House and
Down at Eli's.
rate this CD a 4.5 out of 5. It's good stuff.
for now, peace.