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Raining the Blues


Download links and information about Raining the Blues by Memphis Slim. This album was released in 1973 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues, Acoustic genres. It contains 23 tracks with total duration of 01:15:20 minutes.

Artist: Memphis Slim
Release date: 1973
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues, Acoustic
Tracks: 23
Duration: 01:15:20
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No. Title Length
1. Beer Drinking Woman 3:27
2. Teasing the Blues 3:41
3. The I.C. Blues 2:51
4. Baby Doll 2:08
5. Just Blues 3:34
6. Blue and Disgusted 2:31
7. Blue Brew 4:24
8. Rack 'Em Back Jack 2:29
9. Motherless Child 3:03
10. Brenda 3:46
11. When Your Dough Roller Is Gone 2:39
12. Hey Slim 4:13
13. Darling, I Miss You So 3:10
14. Lonesome Traveler 2:46
15. No Strain 6:15
16. Don't Think You're Smart 3:32
17. Raining the Blues 3:46
18. You're Gonna Need My Help One Day 3:13
19. Angel Child 3:07
20. Fast and Free 1:58
21. My Baby Left Me 3:04
22. Lucille 2:15
23. Nice Stuff 3:28



Unlike Mississippi Fred McDowell, who hailed from Rossville, TN, Memphis Slim was actually from Memphis, although his real name was Peter Chatman. By any name, Slim was a masterful blues pianist with a distinctive style. This satisfying drummerless two-fer was originally issued as 1960s albums Just Blues and No Strain, all songs written by the prolific pianist, recorded in the same session and re-released the year after he died in Paris in 1988. The 23-tune collection opens with "Beer Drinking Woman" (with sly Funeral March quotes), followed by one of his patented, totally believable spoken intros. Fully nine of these tracks feature just piano and voice, illustrating beyond a doubt that this bluesman was the real deal who needed no help to get his point across.