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Guitar Slim

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Guitar Slim

Guitar Slim

Guitar Slim

Only Available in Archive Formats.

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 (www.mojomagazine.com), 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)