The place Lester Davenport and so many others commonly found him was at a "house" Sunnyland Slim ran from 1947 through '54 at 26th St. and S.Prairie. "It wasn't no mansion or nothin' like that but it was comfortable," Davenport recalled of the basement hangout. "We used to go there, sit around and rehearse, drink, gamble, whatever." The "we" Davenport refers to included most of the principals and many of the minor players in Chicago blues: bow-legged Othum Brown, Johnny Jones, Floyd Jones, Otis Spann, Louis and Dave Myers, Little Walter, Big Bill Broonzy, Eddie Boyd, Junior Wells, Earl Hooker. Also included were Jimmy Rogers, Wille Mabon and St. Louis Jimmy, the featured sidemen on these Apollo sides.

Part of our Apollo Series.

Song List:
1. I'm Just A Lonesome Man
2. Sad Old Sunday (Mother's Day)
3. Boogie Man
4. Hard Time (When Mother's Gone)
5. Chicago Woman
6. I'm In Love
7. Bad Times (Cost Of Living)
8. Nervous Breakdown
9. It Keeps Rainin'
10. Brown Skin Woman
11. Old Age Has Got Me
12. That's All Right
13. Sad Old Sunday (Alternate)
14. I'm Just A Lonesome Man (Alternate)
15. Bad Times (Alternate)

Albums featuring Sunnyland Slim...




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