Nights At The Roundtable - Memphis Slim - 1959

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A taste of Chicago Blues tonight by way of the legendary Memphis Slim. Tonight's track is off his 1959 Vee-Jay album Memphis Slim At The Gate Of Horn. Something about truth in advertising and Vee-Jay Records - their most famous irony was Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall. So what if it wasn't an honest-to-god live album - it looks good on the album cover.

And frankly, it wouldn't have mattered if this album was recorded in a phone booth, it features one of the leading bluesmen of the 1950's in the top of his form and Wish Me Well is a fitting example of just why he was so great.

Good way to start the weekend. Give it a shot.

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