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Southside Slim at A Day of Music-Fullerton

"There was plenty of this happening at the Fullerton Museum Plaza. I caught the searing guitar acrobatics of Southside Slim, who gets his Stratocaster as hot as I have ever heard single coil pickups sound.
Adam Lovinus, OC Weekly


Southside Slim & Paul McCartney: Early Days


See Southside Slim with Paul McCartney in the Behind-The-Scenes Jam From McCartney's 'Early Days' Video Shoot

In one of his biggest accomplishments of the year, Southside Slim auditioned for, and was hired to jam with Sir Paul McCartney for his Early Days music video off of the latest album entitled 'New'. Watch the music video, as well as the behind-the-scenes jam with Paul McCartney by clicking here.


Hot Love Documentary

Hot Love On Me So Strong THE BLUES OF SOUTH L.A.

"Hot Love On Me So Strong THE BLUES OF SOUTH L.A.", a documentary by Kari Fretham. For more information, check out Kari Fretham's Hot Love Documentary page.


Sweetback Blues

Sweetback bluesBy: Kari Fretham

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Slimography

South Side SlimHenry Harris grew up in Oakland in the 70's and early 80's listening to a wide range of innumerable musicians, including Hendrix, Muddy Waters, Van Halen, and the Isley Brothers. He spent his mid-20's hanging out in Hollywood. During his Hollywood years he fortuitously met up with the great LA blues guitarist Ray Bailey. Henry noticed that Bailey played blues with a rock-infused feel. He got serious about his guitar in 1992 when he fell upon some hard luck. Henry turned to his dad for help and asked if he could live in his trucking yard at 61st and Avalon in Los Angeles. Hank, as he was known then, wanted to use the opportunity of being homeless to focus on really learning to play the guitar, an instrument he had fooled around with since high school.

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Music

South Side SlimSlim's latest solo CD, Life Under Pressure, is full of compelling originality and is something really special. Here's how Slim describes the unique way of making Life Under Pressure. In August of 2006, having six hours of studio time long left over from a previous recording session, I decided to go into the studio with fellow musicians from Los Angeles' South Side to have a jam session from four in the afternoon until ten at night. The cats I asked to join me were LeRoy Martinez, John, and Tokyo Mississippi. Nothing was planned. No songs in mind. We just came to play. I created a juke joint party atmosphere in the studio. I told Glen, the engineer, "Just let it roll, for better or for worse." I wanted to see what such an innovative vibe might produce. My goal was to try to create a blues album close to my heart without any preconceived notions or the constraints of an orchestrated session. No one had a set list. I simply called off a shuffle, be it fast or slow, or I showed the bass player, "For this one, do this, man."

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South Side Records

South Side RecordsSouth Side Records is a Blues music record label in Los Angeles, California, owned by South Side Slim. Slim is truly committed to releasing the work of true blues artists as well as other innovative talent. Hard-core blues, influenced by classic Chicago blues, Mississippi blues and Texas blues. The blues of South Side Slim and Smokey Wilson represent the real deal, no frills, just hard rockin' blues with some soul, for good measure.

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SlimographySlimography

123Henry Harris grew up in Oakland in the 70's and early 80's listening to a wide range of innumerable musicians, including Hendrix, Muddy Waters, Van Halen, and the Isley Brothers. He spent his mid-20's hanging out in Hollywood. During his Hollywood years he fortuitously met up with the great LA blues guitarist Ray Bailey.

MusicLife Under Pressure

Slim's new album Life Under Pressure evolved from jamming in the studio while the tape was rolling. Slim then gave selected songs, improvised during that session, to top shelf musicians, including Willie McNeil and Norman Weatherly. The result is an accomplished CD that retains the punch of its original conception.

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