The Baron, In the Mood

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Released on Sue WI 398 and “produced by Guy Stevens”, The identity of The Baron – and for that matter, the current whereabouts of his “pounding piano” are unknown. This recording is quite rare and a copy recently sold at auction for £39.

Did not chart.

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John Porteous

Updated 13 October 2017

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Tarheel Slim and Little Ann

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Tarheel Slim’s real name is Alden “Allen” Bunn and he was originally a member of a vocal group called The Larks. Little Ann is his wife, Anna Sanford. This record was licenced from the Enjoy label and is understood to have been recorded in or around 1958.

Did not chart.

Rukusjuice | 14501

Updated 12 October 2017

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Frankie Lee Sims – What will Lucy Do

“What will Lucy Do” by Frankie Lee Sims appears on the sampler LP IWP 5 – This Is Blues, and on ILP 919 – Various Artists – Pure Blues Volume 1.

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Frankie Lee Sims

Frankie Lee Sims was born on April 30, 1917, in New Orleans, Louisiana and died on May 10, 1970. After four years in the US marines he returned to his music with renewed focus and by the late 1940s had established himself in the Dallas blues scene. He was a cousin of Lightning Hopkins, and is now seen as an important figure in postwar Texas country blues.

This recording was a regional hit in 1957.

Data record created 4 June 2017

Irish Times – Frankie Lee Sims