Sample tracks and buy
|1||St. Louis Woman||Memphis Slim|
|3||The Come Back||Memphis Slim|
|5||5 O'Clock Blues||Memphis Slim|
|6||Cool Down Baby||Memphis Slim|
|7||Only A Fool Has Fun||Memphis Slim|
|8||Living The Life I Love||Memphis Slim|
|9||Call Before You Go Home||Memphis Slim|
|10||Back Alley||Memphis Slim|
|11||Smooth Sailin'||Memphis Slim|
|12||Two Of A Kind||Memphis Slim|
|13||I Love My Baby||Memphis Slim|
|15||Nat Dee Special||Memphis Slim|
|16||This Is My Lucky Day||Memphis Slim|
|17||She's Alright||Memphis Slim|
|18||The Cat Creeps||Memphis Slim|
|19||The Come Back (Alternate)||Memphis Slim|
|20||5 O'Clock Blues (Alternate)||Memphis Slim|
Did you know?
One of Slim’s 1947 recordings for Miracle, released in 1949, was originally titled “Nobody Loves Me”. It has become famous as “Every Day I Have the Blues.” The tune was recorded in 1950 by Lowell Fulson, and subsequently by a raft of artists including B. B. King, Elmore James, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Natalie Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Jimi Hendrix, Mahalia Jackson, Sarah Vaughan, Carlos Santana, John Mayer and Lou Rawls. Joe Williams recorded it in 1952 for Checker; his remake from 1956 (included in Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings) was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1992.
The Come Back
The Come Back was recorded during the 1952-1954 period which came just before the rock & roll revolution. Murphy was the sort of bluesman who helped pave the way for that revolution – you can be sure that many of the British Invasion rockers who emerged in the ’60s were well aware of Murphy’s high-volume guitar.