Tin Pan Alley
Juke Blues with Sunnyland
Legendary pianist Sunnyland Slim plays his song “Tin Pan Alley” for a 1966 appearance on CBS television.
Sunnyland Slim made his first recording as a singer with Jump Jackson’s band on the Specialty label in September 1946. His first recordings as a leader were on the Hy-Tone and Aristocrat labels in late 1947, and he also released one record on RCA Victor using the pseudonym ‘Dr. Clayton’s Buddy’ featuring “Illinois Central” backed with “Sweet Lucy Blues” the following year.
During the late 1960s, Slim became friends with Canned Heat and played piano on the track “Turpentine Moan” on the album Boogie with Canned Heat. In turn, members of theband lead guitarist Henry Vestine, slide guitarist Alan Wilson, and bassist Larry Taylor guested starred on Sunnyland Slim’s 1968 Liberty Records release “Slim’s Got His Thing Goin’ On.”
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