Memphis Slim – ‘The Duo’ with Michel Denis Signed Double LP

A beautiful copy of Memphis Slim’s 1977 double live album The Duo, signed inside the album cover gatefold ‘My Big Fat Mama, de Memphis Slim’. Slim uses a dollar sign for the S in Slim.  This is a French pressing and Slim lived in France, so he uses ‘de’, French for ‘of”.  The large inscription measures about 6″ x 4 1/4″.

In Near Mint condition, with Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

From Wikipedia: John Len Chatman (September 3, 1915 – February 24, 1988), known professionally as Memphis Slim, was an American blues pianist, singer, and composer. He led a series of bands that, reflecting the popular appeal of jump blues, included saxophones, bass, drums, and piano. A song he first cut in 1947, “Every Day I Have the Blues”, has become a blues standard, recorded by many other artists. He made over 500 recordings…

In 1962, Slim moved permanently to Paris, and his engaging personality and well-honed presentation of playing, singing, and storytelling about the blues secured his position as one of the most prominent blues artists for nearly three decades. He appeared on television in numerous European countries, acted in several French films and wrote the score for À nous deux France (1970), and performed regularly in Paris, throughout Europe, and on return visits to the United States. In the last years of his life, he teamed up with the respected jazz drummer George Collier. The two toured Europe together and became friends. After Collier died in August 1987, Slim rarely appeared in public, although he reunited with Matt “Guitar” Murphy for a gig at Antone’s in Austin, Texas, in 1987.

Two years before his death, Slim was named a Commander in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of France. In addition, the U.S. Senate honored Slim with the title of Ambassador-at-Large of Good Will.

He was posthumously inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1989. He was inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame in 2015.



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