Slim: "The Chronological Guitar Slim 1951 - 1954"
1950s blues guitarist even came close to equaling the
flamboyant Guitar Slim in the showmanship department.
Armed with an estimated 350 feet of cord between his
axe and his amp, Slim would confidently stride on-stage
wearing a garishly hued suit of red, blue, or green,
usually with his hair dyed to match! It's rare to find
a blues guitarist hailing from Texas or Louisiana who
doesn't cite Slim as one of his principal influences:
Buddy Guy, Earl King, Guitar Shorty, Albert Collins,
Chick Willis, and plenty more have enthusiastically
testified to Slim's enduring sway. "
Webb and Chicken Shack: "Strange Situations"
avser Stans fina soloalbum "Webb"
som är inkluderat i denna samlingsCD
"The ex-Chicken Shack lead guitarist was still at
it more than 30 years after his commercial peak, with
this 2001 set representing his first studio album in some
time. If Webb was American, it would be easy to imagine
him getting picked up by a subsidiary of the Rounder label,
such as Bullseye Blues or Blacktop. He's got that same
skilled, bar-band blues-with-a-touch-of-rock vibe. He
still plays well, but (as it happens, like many a Bullseye
Blues and Blacktop artist), his vocals lag way behind
his guitar skills. It's capably executed, moody urban
blues for the most part, with some brass provided by the
Third Coast Horns. This is a step ahead of many similar
journeyman blues albums in that most of the material is
original (written by Webb with second guitarist Fred James),
and in that Webb's vocals, while not very powerful, are
more affable than those of many such performers. "