Albert Luandrew began pounding the keyboard in Delta juke-joints in the 20s, and when he moved to Memphis and recorded ‘Sunnyland Train’ in 1928, he got a new Blues name. He made the journey to Chicago, where he became a session pianist and bandleader, recording at least 250 tracks. Slim had a heavy left hand style with delicate treble trills that made him a sought-after studio musician. Slim was never a star in his own right, although he had a fine singing voice, and he was an important figure on the Chicago scene after WWII, credited with getting Muddy Waters his first recording opportunity at Aristocrat Records, (just before it was taken over by the Chess Brothers) in 1947.
Slim belts out ‘Tin Pan Alley’ in fine style;
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