- Released: September 18, 1993
- Originally Released: 1992
- Label: Delmark
Down Beat - 7/92, p.473 Stars
Option - July-Aug./92, p.127
"..This is basic blues; enjoyable and crucial for devotees.."
- 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 take)
- 14.I'm Just A Lonesome Man - (alternate take)
- 15.Bad Times - (alternate take)
Personnel includes: Sunnyland Slim (vocals, piano); St.Louis Jimmy (vocals); Jimmy Rogers (guitar); Willie Mabon (piano, harp).
This is part of Delmark's Apollo series.
Personnel: Sunnyland Slim (vocals, piano); Jimmy Rogers (vocals, guitar); Willie Mabon (vocals, harmonica, piano); St. Louis Jimmy, St. Louis Jimmy Oden (vocals); Sam Casimir (guitar).
Liner Note Author: John Anthony Brisbin.
Recording information: 08/26/1949.
Photographer: Ray Flerlage.
From deep in the vaults of Apollo Records comes this sensational collection of 1949 artifacts by the veteran pianist, along with sides by singer St. Louis Jimmy, young pianist Willie Mabon, and two unissued sides by guitarist Jimmy Rogers (including a pre-Chess rendition of his seminal "That's All Right"). Slim's mighty roar shines on "Brown Skin Woman," "I'm Just a Lonesome Man," and "Bad Times (Cost of Living)," all from the emerging heyday of the genre. ~ Bill Dahl