Bell Ringer is an essential collection of some of the Louisiana bluesman’s finest material. Singing with a sort of pure clarity and conviction he never matched later in his career, and playing with an urgency and electrifying power on the guitar rarely heard from anybody, this title and Rooster Blues (also available from Rumble) may be the only Slim recordings anyone needs. He never matched the high of these classic ’50s blues side and, quite honestly, neither did most of his blues contemporaries. Another absolute giant of American blues on Rumble!
Label: Rumble Records – RUM 2011073
Format: Vinyl, LP, Reissue
Released: 02 Sep 2014
Style: Louisiana Blues