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Bumble Bee Slim • Back In Town!

Bumble Bee Slim
Amos Easton (7 de mayo de 1905 – 8 de junio de 1968), más conocido como Bumble Bee Slim, fue un músico de blues estadounidense de la década de 1930. Algunas de sus grabaciones de aquel periodo fueron muy famosas, llegando a ser comparadas con las de otros intérpretes conocidos de blues como Big Bill Broonzy, Peetie Wheatstraw, Tampa Red, Scrapper Blackwell, Papa Charlie McCoy y Washboard Sam.

Artist Biography by Cub Koda
Popular and prolific, Bumble Bee Slim parlayed a familiar but rudimentary style into one of the earliest flowerings of the Chicago style. Much of what he performed he adapted from the groundbreaking duo Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell -- Slim built on Carr's laconic, relaxed vocal style and Blackwell's guitar technique. During the mid-'30s, Bumble Bee Slim recorded a number of sides for a variety of labels, including Bluebird, Vocalion, and Decca, becoming one of the most-recorded bluesmen of the decade.

Born in Georgia, Bumble Bee Slim left his home when he was a teenager. He joined a circus and travelled thorughout the south and the Midwest for much of his adolescence and early adulthood. Eventually, he made a home in Indianapolis, where he played local parties and dance halls.

Bumble Bee Slim moved to Chicago in the early '30s. After a few years in the city, he began a recording career; his first singles appeared on Bluebird. Slim wrote and recorded frequently during the mid-'30s, selling more records than most of his contemporaries. In addition to cutting his own sides, he played on records by Big Bill Broonzy and Cripple Clarence Lofton, among others.

Bumble Bee Slim moved back to Georgia in the late '30s. After a few years, he left the state once again, relocating to Los Angeles in the early '40s. During the '50s, Slim cut some West Coast blues for Specialty and Pacific Jazz, which failed to gain much interest. For the rest of his career, he kept a low profile, playing various Californian clubs. Bumble Bee Slim died in 1968.

A1 Direct South 329
A2 Wake Up In The Mornin' 243
A3 Driftin' Blues 426
A4 Puppy Love 457
A5 New B & O Blues 239
B1 Midnight Special 229
B2 In The Evening 418
B3 Meet Me In The Bottom 318
B4 Wee Baby Blues 546
B5 I'm The One 222

Guitar – Bumble Bee Slim, Joe Pass
Bass – Leroy Vinnegar
Drums – Ron Jefferson
Organ – Richard Holmes
Piano – Les McCann
Tenor Saxophone – Curtis Amy
Trombone – Lou Blackburn

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