Photo by Geoffrey George

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.

New Release News:

Shine Through ItLife Under Pressure
Life Under Pressure evolved from jamming in the studio while the tape was rolling.


Shine Through ItSouth Side All Stars
Slim brought over sixteen blues legends into the studio and recorded each one performing an original take on a blues classic.

South Side Records

South Side RecordsSample some tastes from Slim's albums and photos from recent engagements. This is the official Blues website of South Side Records.  Our philosophy is to record and promote blues artists who have connections to blues greats of the past and who, at the same time, bring a fresh perspective to the blues. Our blues releases are not diluted; the vocals are by people who have experienced the blues in their lives and whose experiences inform their singing and playing. On "More Blues From The South Side," we feature blues legend Smokey Wilson. Smokey Wilson's blues are rooted in the Delta and he has been a major force in the blues for the past three decades. We are also interested in giving opportunities to blues musicians who are not able to record their blues on other blues labels. Since the release of his "Five Steps" CD, South Side Slim has become a force in the contemporary blues world. We believe that if blues is to progress, there must be avenues for new blues people to get recorded.

South Side Slim won the LA Weekly Music Award for Best Contemporary Blues Artist.

South Side Slim is a rising star in the blues world. After eight strongly received albums and ass-kicking performances at the North Atlantic and Pocono Blues Festivals, he is taking his place at the front lines of the blues. If deep groove blues with the vibes of Otis Rush and Buddy Guy with a taste of Hendrix and the Isley Brothers thrown in is your thing, then Slim's your man.


Henry 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.

DocumentaryHot Love Documentary

Hot Love On Me So Strong THE BLUES OF SOUTH L.A. is a video documentary about the Blues scene in South Los Angeles, featuring featuring the juke joints and the musicians who jam there. Visit the Hot Love Documentary page on for more information.

MusicLife Under Pressure

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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