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Memphis Slim – USA


As he sings, he often seems to withdraw into memories, fond and sad, of other days, other places and other faces.'”
Beautifully remastered from the original analog tapes by Graeme Durham at The Exchange.
This is another in Pure Pleasure’s Candid Series, featuring reissues from an incredible label that met its demise some 40 years ago. The American Candid label has achieved a near legendary status among the critics and the International jazz and blues public.

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The series was born in 1960 when Archie Bleyer, owner of the Cadence label decided to indulge his love of jazz and blues and create his own line – called Candid. Archie approached Nat Hentoff – a likeable and knowledgeable critic, author and journalist active in New York at the time. Hentoff accepted the challenge of producing the albums and history was made. However, the label went out of business in 1961 and remained that way for a quarter of a century. Then Alan Bates acquired the masters and renamed his Black Lion Productions company Candid. Bates made the Candid titles available again on CD. These Candid titles were very well recorded and the performances generally are stunning. Great sound and music.


1.Born With The Blues
2.Just Let Me Be
3.Red Haired Boogie
4.Blue And Disgusted
5.New Key To The Highway
6.I’d Take Her To Chicago
7.Harlem Bound
8.El Capitan
9.I Just Landed In Your Town
10.John Henry
11.I Believe I’ll Settle Down
12.Bad Luck And Troubles
13.Late Afternoon Blues
14.Memphis Slim, U.S.A.


Additional information

Weight 0.480 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm