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Slim Pogues

Released in 1973 on Acrobat Records, Soul Blues is a late release for Memphis Slim (aka John Len Chatman) who began slamming keys and singing the blues in honky-tonks and dance halls in Memphis in the 1930′s.  While his art certainly grew over his 50+ years of playing, he stayed true to jump-blues on this later release, pounding away on the keys in his notorious style.  Tracks of note include “Cold Blooded Woman” and “Big Bertha”.  This is an original pressing and the vinyl is in great shape with slight wear on the cover.

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Known for their Irish folk/Punk Rock hybrid stylings, The Pogues introduced Spanish and Middle Eastern Folk along with Jazz influences on their 1988 release, If I Should Fall From Grace With God.  The utilization of a full drum kit for the first time, as well as the addition of multi-instrumentalist Terry Woods and bassist Darryl Hunt to the group,  make this a landmark album for The Pogues. Staying true to their political activism, heard in the lyrics of many of their songs, this release is loaded with legendary ballads like, “Thousands Are Sailing” and “Streets of Sorrow/Birmingham Six”.  This is an original pressing with both the vinyl and cover in great condition.

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