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This is a slightly different version of the Chess release "the real folk blues". There are a couple of different tunes on this but they are both recorded for the Premium label and later purchased and released by Chess. It looks to me like Premium was almost trying to take Slim in another direction from other tracks he recorded during this time. It's all bluesy, but a little on the mellow side and some tracks have background vocals. You do get a nice version of Mother Earth. These tracks were recorded in 1950 and 1952 and to me they are not among Slim's best work with a full band, they are still worth listening to because, after all, it's Memphis Slim, and the man hardly made a bad album in a career that lasted over 40 years. Not a must have but not a disappointment either.

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