Bumble Bee Slim: The Essential Original recording remastered
Something of a star in terms of recording and songwriting during the 1930s - Bumble Bee Slim really should have a much more prominent name within blues history. He recorded across a number of labels including Bluebird, Vocalion and Decca. His music isas accessible, entertaining and engaging to today's audiences as it was in the 30s.
Top Customer Reviews
This double Cd in the mostly excellent Classic Blues series features Bumble Bee Slim's sophisticated blues vocal accompanied either by guitar, piano or a small jazz style band with occasional duets with female singers.
Who were the other musicians? Did he play guitar or piano? These are questions (among others) the album notes entirely fail to answer. But so what! Just enjoy the music!
If you like pre-war blues with more than a hint of jazz then this album is for you.