Sunday, September 13, 2009

I didn't want you to be no angel...

According to every account I've ever read, Guitar Slim was the original Rock Star.

An outrageous showman. The first guitarist to use a distorted electric guitar sound. Women loved him. Dead at the age of 33. What else defines a Rock Star?

This is one of the sides he cut at Coz Matassa's studio in 1954 with Ray Charles...before Ray Charles was, well...Ray Charles.

It's also the only Guitar Slim record I'm aware of on which he doesn't play guitar.


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