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Guitar Slim

Don Gonyea talks with music writer Paul Trynka about blues singer and guitarist Guitar Slim. Trynka is the editor of the London-based music magazine, Mojo (, and recently wrote about Slim ("Wild Thing" by Paul Trynka/March 2000). Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones made a musical name for himself in New Orleans in the 1950s, and had a million seller with The Things That I Used To Do. But due to alcohol and fast-living, his career - and life - was short. His musical descendants include Ray Charles, James Brown, and Jimi Hendrix. The music in this interview is from the recording, Guitar Slim: Sufferin' Mind (Specialty Records, Inc./ SPCD-7007-2)

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