YouTube: Watermelon Slim

Posted on: Thursday, May 14, 2009



May 15th, 2009 at 10:28
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Great stuff! We had the pleasure of seeing Slim at the Manchester Academy in front of a pathetically small audience. I know John and Lorraine would love to put him on at Liverpool Marina if the opportunity every arose. Fingers crossed.



May 15th, 2009 at 14:24
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Watermelon Slim is great, but the cover story in a recent “Blues Revue” hinted that he may be packing it up due to his arthritis. Those Academy venues are very student-orientated aren’t they . . . would be nice to see him in a dedicated blues venue, but as well as his ailments I would imagine he don’t come cheap!


Pete Evans

May 16th, 2009 at 14:37
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I think it was John Adams down in Kent who used to act as his booking agent. I made a provisional booking for Worthenbury some years ago but he pulled out of the tour as he could make more money back in the USA.
Allegedly, he could be cantancerous…

Having said that,I think he’s superb – I’ve got 4 of his cds, all crackers.



May 16th, 2009 at 15:23
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A cantankerous old bluesguy. Surely not.