Somebody Hoo-Doo'd the Hoo-Doo Man
Driftin' Slim & His Blues Band
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Slim's only full album (his earlier recordings show up on several compilations) is one of the great "rediscovery" albums of the genre. Five of the 15 tracks here are with a full band, but the remaining solo performances are the real treasure trove. These range from full-stops-out one-man band numbers ("I'm Hunting Somebody" is a true classic) to unaccompanied harmonica pieces ("Mama Blues," "Jonah") to autobiographical recitations like "A Dip of Snuff and a Narrow Escape" that are utterly charming in their simplicity. It's well worth seeking out, as it's a true gem with loads of folkish charm.
This is a very solid blues album. Lots of harmonica for those who like it. The vocals are good and most of the stuff seems to be just a couple players, not much "big band" sound. My favorite songs are "Till I Got Sixteen," "Jack o'Diamonds," "This World is None of My Home," and "Christine Blues."
Obscure blues classic
Above average effort from unsung Arkansas bluesman. Walk, don't run, to your computer to buy this. Great songs and storytelling from Slim.