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By: Watermelon Slim


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1   The Wheel Man-(w Magic Slim) Buy Buy  
2   I've Got News Buy Buy  
3   Black Water Buy Buy  
4   Jimmy Bell Buy Buy  
5   Newspaper Reporter Buy Buy  
6   Drinking & Driving Buy Buy  
7   Fast Eddie Buy Buy  
8   Sawmill Holler Buy Buy  
9   Truck Driving Mama Buy Buy  
10   I Know One Buy Buy  
11   Got Love If You Want It Buy Buy  
12   Rattlesnake Buy Buy  
13   Peaches Buy Buy  

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Product Notes

This Oklahoma City singer and slide guitarist is at the creative apex of traditional blues. He took the roundabout route to get there--fighting in the jungles of Vietnam, officiating at funerals, and working as a trucker, forklift operator, saw miller, firewood salesman, and collection agent until a near-fatal heart attack compelled him to find his calling as a bandleader in 2002. Slim's fourth album since then is even sharper than 2006's critically heralded breakthrough Watermelon Slim & the Workers. It's a devil's playground for his weathered-oak voice and Delta-fueled six-stringing, full of stories of crime ("The Wheel Man"), lust ("Peaches"), and sin ("Jimmy Bell"). For Slim, that's par for the course, but this time he's drafted Chicago blues stalwart Magic Slim for a terse, burnished solo and vocal turns on the title tune and piano great David Maxwell to make three other numbers sparkle and jump. Yet some of the most compelling songs, like the howling a cappella "Jimmy Bell" and the slide 'n' vocal turn "Judge Harsh Blues" are Watermelon Slim alone. And that's enough. His sound and his soul are packed with true, natural grit. --Ted Drozdowski


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The Wheel Man is Watermelon Slim's second CD for NorthernBlues and has been widely viewed as his finest recording to date.

Features Special guest Magic Slim.

"Watermelon Slim incarnates the deepest and truest roots of American music. Combine Jimmy Rodgers, the Carter family & Bob Wills with Blind Lemon, Sonny Boy Williamson and Wilson Pickett - and you have Slim - a one-of-a-kind pickin'n'singin' Okie dynamo." Jerry Wexler, producer (Ray Charles)



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4 out of 5 stars Feeling Blue, February 11, 2008
By Muddy Waterman
Watermelon Slim breathes a new twist of modern day blues that can satisfy all pallets.




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