Sunnyland Slim Smile on My Face
- Released: November 23, 1999
- Label: Delmark
- 1.Bessie Mae
- 2.Everytime I Get To Drinking
- 3.Hard Luck Blues
- 4.Smile On My Face
- 5.I Had It Hard
- 7.Be My Baby
- 8.Cryin' For My Baby
- 9.Soft And Mellow Stella
- 10.Lonely Girl
- 11.Depression Blues
- 12.Lee's Boogie
- 13.Everytime I Get To Drinking - (take 2)
Personnel includes: Sunnyland Slim (vocals, piano); Lacy Gibson, Lee Jackson (vocals, guitar); Willie Black (bass); Fred Below (drums).
Recorded at P.S. Recording, Chicago, Illinois on March 8, 9 & 16, 1977. Includes liner notes by Jim O'Neal.
Personnel: Sunnyland Slim (vocals, piano, background vocals); Lacy Gibson, Lee Jackson (vocals, guitar); Fred Below (drums, snare drum).
Liner Note Author: Jim O'Neal.
Recording information: P.S. Recording, Chicago, IL (03/08/1977-03/16/1977).
Photographers: Steve Tomashefsky; Jim O'Neal.
One of the ten infamous Ralph Bass sessions from 1977, this teams Slim up with guitarist Lacy Gibson and the top-notch rhythm section of Willie Black and Fred Below for a loose and inspired session. The songs are tried-and-true staples from Sunnyland's songbook, and while Gibson sprays more modern licks, it's still the elder piano man who's the real star here. An extra bonus has guitarist Lee Jackson fronting the band on three tunes from the same session. A good one. ~ Cub Koda
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