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Watermelon Slim & the Workers ()


You could see this one coming. Watermelon Slim's last album, 2004's sparse and arresting Up Close & Personal, revealed a contemporary bluesman with a scholar's understanding of the genre and a truly skewed, passionate approach to performing it that hinted at even deeper possibilities. Watermelon Slim & the Workers is the payoff. The sound on this record (which was produced by Chris Wick, who also plays bass on one of the tracks) is simply huge, and yet Slim's songs and field holler vocals keep it all appropriately intimate, ...

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  1. Hard Times
  2. Dumpster Blues
  3. Baby Please Don't Go
  4. Devil's Cadillac
  5. Check Writing Woman
  6. Possum Hand
  7. Frisco Lane
  8. Ash Tray
  9. Mack Truck
  10. Bad Sinner
  11. Folding Money Blues
  12. Juke Joint Woman
  13. Hard Labor
  14. Eau de Boue
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