DRIFTIN' SLIM / MODEL T. SLIM





SINGLES

MODERN 849 (78rpm) DRIFTING SLIM My Little Machine / Down South Blues1951 US
MODERN 849 (78rpm) DRIFTING SMITH My Little Machine / Down South Blues1951 US
RPM 320 (78rpm) JUNIOR BROOKS (poss. with Elmon Mickle:hca) Whiskey Head Woman / Young And Good Lookin'1951 US
RPM 343 (78rpm) JUNIOR BROOKS (with Elmon Mickle:hca on b-side) Lone Town Blues / She's The Little Girl For Me1952 US
RPM 370 (78rpm) DRIFTIN' SLIM Good Morning Baby / My Sweet Woman1952 US
ELKO 003 ELMON MICKLE Flat Foot Sam / I Got To Get Some Money1959 US
E.M. 132 ELMON MICKLE Jackson Blues / Lonesome Highway (instr.)1960 US
E.M. AND E.P. 133 ERNIE PRUITT, ELMON MICKLE Whatever You're Doing, Keep On Doing It To Me / Short 'n Fat1960 US
JGEMS 1908 ELMON MICKLE AND RHYTHM ACES (feat. Ernie Pruitt:vcl on b-side) Independent Walk / Short And Fat1962 US
LA-BREA 1001 ELMON MICKLE (feat. Ernie Pruitt:vcl on b-side) Nothin' But The Blues (Independent Walk) / Short And Fat196? US
SOULIN' 100 HARMONICA HARRY Nothin' But The Blues (Independent Walk) / (reverse by the Rampart Ramblers)19?? US
BLUE HORIZON 45-1005 DRIFTING SLIM Good Morning Baby / My Sweet Woman1966 UK
MAGNUM 45-739 MODEL "T" SLIM Jackson, Tennessee / Shake Your Boogie1966 US
WONDER 15001/2 MODEL T. SLIM Good Morning Little Schoolgirl / Shake Your Boogie1966 US
WONDER 1401/2 MODEL "T" SLIM "T"-Model Ford / Burnt Out1966 US
SOLID STATE 1401/2 MODEL T. SLIM "T"-Model Ford / Burnt Out1966 US
AUDIO BLUES AB 1932 MODEL "T" SLIM Somebody Hoodooed The Voodoo Man / You're Growing Old Baby1967 US
AUDIO BLUES AB 1933 MODEL "T" SLIM Take My Hand / Woman's The Glory Of A Man1967 US
KIM 1001 ORIGINAL MODEL "T" SLIM SINGS 15 Years My Love Was In Vain [= remixed version of Woman's The Glory Of A Man] / Lead Me Where You Wanna [= Take My Hand]19?? US
STYLETONE 392 THE ORIGINAL MODEL "T" SLIM Flat Foot Sam / Oh Babe19?? US
KENT 504 MODEL T SLIM Christine / Baby, Don't Tear My Clothes
(recorded in 6/1967)
1969 US




ALBUMS

MILESTONE MLP 3004/MSP 93004 DRIFTIN' SLIM AND HIS BLUES BAND: SOMEBODY HOO-DOO'D THE HOO-DOO MAN  (LP)
Jackson Blues / How Many More Years / Hoo-Doo Man Blues / Mama Blues / Standing Around Crying / Give An Account / Jack O'Diamonds / My Little Machine / Mama Don't Tear My Clothes / This World Is None Of My Home / Dip Of Snuff And A Narrow Escape / Till I Got Sixteen / Christine Blues / Jonah / I'm Hunting Somebody
1968 US
FLYRIGHT FLY 559 MODEL T. SLIM: SOMEBODY DONE VOODOO - THE HOODOO MAN  (LP)
Somebody Done Voodoo The Hoodoo Man / Flat Foot Sam Always In A Jam (take 1) / Sit There Mama / Sir-C-Lee / Come Take My Hand Darling / Short And Fat / 15 Years My Love Was In Vain / Oh Baby / You're Getting Old Baby / Black Gal / Flat Foot Sam Always In The Jam (take 2) / Whose Mule Is That In My Stable
1980 UK
MILESTONE/ORIGINAL BLUES CLASSICS 590 DRIFTIN' SLIM AND HIS BLUES BAND: SOMEBODY HOO-DOO'D THE HOO-DOO MAN  (CD)
Jackson Blues / How Many More Years / Hoo-Doo Man Blues / Mama Blues / Standing Around Crying / Give An Account / Jack O'Diamonds / My Little Machine / Mama Don't Tear My Clothes / This World Is None Of My Home / Dip Of Snuff And A Narrow Escape / Till I Got Sixteen / Christine Blues / Jonah / I'm Hunting Somebody
1999 US




COMPILATIONS

BLUE HORIZON SPR 31/CBS SPR 34 V/A: THE BLUES  (2-LP, with gatefold sleeve)
Driftin' Slim & his Blues Band: Jackson Blues
1968 GER
KENT KST-9007 V/A: ANTHOLOGY OF THE BLUES : ARKANSAS BLUES - ARCHIVE SERIES, VOL.5  (LP)
Driftin' Slim: My Little Machine / Good Morning Baby / Robert "Dudlow" Taylor (with Driftin' Slim on hca): Lonesome / Old Helena Blues / James "Peck" Curtis (with Driftin' Slim on hca): Jerusalem Blues / Junior Brooks (with Driftin' Slim on hca): She's The Little Girl For Me
-- reissues: United Superior US-7784/Musidisc 30 AB 5607/P-Vine PCD 3040, 1995 JPN --
1969 US
BLUES CLASSICS BC 15 V/A: MEMPHIS AND THE DELTA - 1950S  (LP)
Drifting Slim: Good Morning Baby
196? US
BLUES OBSCURITIES BOV10  V/A: SHAKE YOUR BOOGIE - BLUES OBSCURITIES, VOLUME 10  (LP) 
Model T Slim: Shake Your Boogie / Jackson, Tennessee / Take My Hand / Somebody Voodooed The Hoodoo Man / You're Growing Old Baby
1971 UK
CBS 66278 V/A: NOTHING BUT THE BLUES  (2-LP)
Model 'T' Slim: Woman's The Glory Of Man
(issued in company with Hanover Publications' book "Nothing But The Blues" compiled by the Editors of Blues Unlimited)
1971 UK
BLUES CLASSICS BC 5 V/A: COUNTRY BLUES CLASSICS, VOL.1  (LP)
Driftin' Slim: Good Morning Baby
197? US
STYLETONE I.G.W.T. 001 V/A: BLUES IS HERE TO STAY!! - OLDIES BUT GOODIES..!  (LP)
Model T Slim: Somebody Voodooed The Hoodoo Man / 15 Years My Love Was In Vain / Flatfoot Sam Always In A Jam (take 1) / Oh Babe
-- cd reissue available --
1973 US
MUSKADINE M 102 V/A: PACKIN' UP MY BLUES - BLUES OF THE DEEP SOUTH 1950-1961  (LP)
Driftin' Slim: Down South / My Sweet Woman
1973 US
P-VINE SPECIAL PLP-2-704 V/A: MR. FULBRIGHT'S BLUES  (2-LP)
Elmon Mickle: Flat Foot Sam / I Got To Get Some Money
-- reissues: P-Vine PCD 2008/"Mr. Fullbright's Blues, Vols. 1 & 2", Diving Duck DD 4314/5, 1990 --
1976 JPN
CHICAGO CH-LP-210 V/A: COLLECTOR'S BLUES SERIES, VOLUME 3  (LP)
Elmon Mickle: Jackson Blues
1977 US
JSP 1075 V/A: GOING TO CALIFORNIA  (LP)
Model T. Slim: Woman's The Glory Of Man / Take My Hand
1984 UK
SUNDOWN CG 709-06 V/A: JUICY HARMONICA  (LP)
Model T. Slim: Shake Your Boogie
198? HOL
MOONSHINE BLP 117 V/A: TAKE A GREYHOUND BUS AND RIDE  (LP)
Model T. Slim: Woman's The Glory Of A Man
198? HOL
SAVAGE KICK SK 506 V/A: SAVAGE KICK, VOL.6 - BLACK ROCK'N'ROLL  (LP)
Model T. Slim: Shake Your Boogie
19?? UK
STOMPIN' ST 122 V/A: STOMPIN', VOL.22  (LP)
Elmon Mickle: Jackson Blues
19?? UK
PLAY BACK 107 V/A: CHICKEN SHACK BOOGIE, VOL.7  (CD)
Elmon Mickle: Flat Foot Sam
199?
ALLEY MUSIC CD-AM 001 V/A: BUMPIN'N'BLUES ROCKIN' - 30 R&B ORIGINALS  (CD)
Model T. Slim: Shake Your Boogie
199? US
WOLF 120.614 V/A: ELKO BLUES, VOL.1  (CD)
Elmon Mickle: Flat Foot Sam / I Got To Get Some Money / Jackson Blues / Lonesome Blues / Elmon Mickle with Ernie Pruit: Short And Fat
1994 AUT
P-VINE PCD-3040 V/A: ANTHOLOGY OF THE BLUES : ARKANSAS BLUES - ARCHIVES SERIES, VOL.5  (CD)
Driftin' Slim: My Little Machine / Good Morning Baby / Down South / My Sweet Woman / I Feel So Good / You're Getting Old Lady (You're An Old Lady) / Shout (Shout Sister Shout) / Robert "Dudlow" Taylor (with Driftin' Slim on hca): Lonesome / Old Helena Blues / I Know / Dudlow's Blues / James "Peck" Curtis (with Driftin' Slim on hca): Jerusalem Blues / Bus Fare / 44 Blues / Junior Brooks (with Driftin' Slim on hca): She's The Little Girl For Me
1994 JPN
COLUMBIA 488992 2 V/A: THE BLUE HORIZON STORY 1965-1970, VOL.1  (3-CD)
Driftin' Slim: Good Morning Baby / My Sweet Woman
1997 UK
TESTAMENT TCD 6011 V/A: DOWN HOME HARP  (CD)
Elmon 'Driftin' Slim' Mickle: Slow Train Through Arkansas / T-Model And The Train  (prev. unissued Los Angles 1/1967 recordings)
1998 US
ACE CDCHD 813 V/A: THE TRAVELING RECORD MAN - HISTORIC DOWN SOUTH RECORDING TRIPS OF JOE BIHARI & IKE TURNER  (CD)
Driftin' Slim: My Sweet Woman / My Little Machine
2001 UK
PAST PERFECT 220256-325 V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES GOES ROCK & ROLL, VOL.2  (15-CD)
Model T. Slim: Shake Your Boogie
2002 GER
FREMEAUX & ASSOCIES FA 5059 V/A: HARMONICA BLUES, VOL.2 : 1946-1952  (2-CD)
Drifting Slim: Down South Blues
2003 FRA
ACE CDCHD 876 V/A: THE MODERN DOWNHOME BLUES SESSIONS, VOL.1  (CD)
Drifting Slim: Down South Blues / My Little Machine / Junior Brooks (with Elmon Mickle:hca): She's The Little Girl For Me
2003 UK
ACE CDCHD 982 V/A: THE MODERN DOWNHOME BLUES SESSIONS, VOL.2  (CD)
Drifting Slim: Good Morning Baby / My Sweet Woman / You're An Old Lady / Shout Sister Shout / I Feel So Good (prev. unissued Modern recording)
2003 UK
INDIGO/SANCTUARY IGOTD 2536 V/A: BLOWING THE BLUES - A HISTORY OF BLUES HARMONICA 1926-2002  (3-CD)
Drifting Slim: Down South Blues
2003 UK
CRAWDAD CD-001 V/A: WE'RE GONNA BOOGIE - RAW 60'S DOWNTOWN BLUES  (CD)
Model "T" Slim: Shake Your Boogie / Jackson, Tennessee
200? GER
ACE CDCHK 1076 V/A: ACE 30TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION : BLUES AND R&B  (CD)
Drifting Slim: You're An Old Lady
2005 UK
B-SHARP LP 666/8 V/A: DOWNTOWN ROCKIN' AT THE STRIPTEASE CLUB 500  (LP)
Model "T" Slim: Jackson, Tennessee / Shake Your Boogie
2005
STOMPIN' ST 326 V/A: STOMPIN' 26  (CD)
Elmon Mickle: Short And Fat / Independent Walk
2005 UK
STOMPIN' ST 327 V/A: STOMPIN' 27  (CD)
Elmon Mickle: Jackson Blues / Lonesome Highway
2005 UK
SONY 4889924 V/A: THE BLUE HORIZON STORY, 1965-1970, VOL.1  (3-CD)
Drifting Slim: Good Morning Baby / My Sweet Woman
2006 UK
SUNDOWN CD 4001 V/A: JUICY HARMONICA  (CD)
Model T. Slim: Somebody Voodooed The Hoodooman / You're Growing Old Baby / Take My Hand
2009




RELATED RECORDINGS BY BABY FACE TURNER, SUNNY BLAIR & JUNIOR BROOKS

78 MODERN 849 DRIFTIN' SLIM (with Baby Face Turner:gtr, Junior Brooks:gtr & Bill Russell:dms)
My Little Machine / Down South Blues
1951
78RPM 320 JUNIOR BROOKS (poss. with Baby Face Turner:gtr, Driftin' Slim:hca & Bill Russell:dms)
Whiskey Head Woman / Young And Good Lookin'
1951
78RPM 343 JUNIOR BROOKS (with Baby Face Turner:gtr, Bill Russell:dms & Driftin' Slim:hca on b-side)
Lone Town Blues / She's The Little Girl For Me
1952
78RPM 354 SUNNY BLAIR (with Baby Face Turner:gtr, Junior Brooks:gtr & Bill Russell:dms)
Five Foot Three Blues / Glad To Be Back Home
1952
78RPM 370 DRIFTIN' SLIM (with Baby Face Turner:gtr, Sunny Blair:hca, Ike Turner:pno & Bill Russell:dms)
Good Morning Baby / My Sweet Woman
1952
78MODERN 882 BABY FACE TURNER (with Sunny Blair:hca, Ike Turner:pno & Bill Russell:dms)
Blue Serenade / Gonna Let You Go
1952
78METEOR 5006 SUNNY BLAIR WITH RHYTHM ACC. (a) / BABY FACE TURNER WITH RHYTHM ACC. (b) (feat. Sunny Blair:hca/vcl on a-side + hca on b-side, Baby Face Turner:gtr on a-side + vcl/gtr on b-side, Ike Turner:pno & Bill Russell:dms)
Please Send My Baby Back / Gonna Let You Go
(Note: This release is also available as an identical 2010 UK 45rpm repro edition)
1953
LPNESHOBA N-11 V/A: LETS GO DOWN SOUTH - POST WAR BLUES AS SUNG FROM MEMPHIS DOWN TO DALLAS
Baby Face Turner (with Sunny Blair, Ike Turner & Bill Russell): Blue Serenade / Gonna Let You Go
19?? US
LPBLACKHAWK LP 109 V/A: DOWNHOME DELTA BLUES 1949-1952
Sunny Blair (with Baby Face Turner, Ike Turner & Bill Russell): Please Send My Baby Back Home / Baby Face Turner (with Sunny Blair, Ike Turner & Bill Russell): Gonna Let You Go
19?? US
LPBLUES CLASSICS 15 V/A: MEMPHIS AND THE DELTA - 1950S
Junior Brooks (with Baby Face Turner,Drifting Slim & Bill Russell): She's The Little Girl For Me / Baby Face Turner (with Sunny Blair,Ike Turner & Bill Russell): Gonna Let You Go
197? US
LPKENT KST-9007 V/A: ANTHOLOGY OF THE BLUES : ARKANSAS BLUES - ARCHIVES SERIES, VOL.5
Baby Face Turner (with Sunny Blair, Ike Turner & Bill Russell): Blue Serenade (take 3) / Gonna Let You Go / Best Days / Drifting Slim (with Baby Face Turner, Junior Brooks & Bill Russell): My Little Machine / Drifting Slim (with Baby Face Turner, Sunny Blair, Ike Turner & Bill Russell): Good Morning Baby / Sunny Blair (with Baby Face Turner, Ike Turner & Bill Russell): Step Back Baby / Send My Baby Back / My Baby's Gone / Junior Brooks (with Baby Face Turner, Drifting Slim & Bill Russell): She's The Little Girl For Me
-- reissues: United Superior US-7784/Musidisc 30 AB 5607/P-Vine PCD 3040, 1995 JPN --
1969 US
LPMUSKADINE M 102 V/A: PACKIN' UP MY BLUES - BLUES OF THE DEEP SOUTH 1950-1961
Sunny Blair (with Baby Face Turner, Ike Turner & Bill Russell): Five Foot Three Blues / Glad To Be Back Home / Drifting Slim (with Baby Face Turner, Junior Brooks & Bill Russell): Down South / My Sweet Woman
1973 US
LPPOLYDOR 2383 257 V/A: BLUES FOR MR. CRUMP - JUKE BLUES, VOL.12
Sunny Blair (with Baby Face Turner, Junior Brooks & Bill Russell): Please Send My Baby Back
1974 UK
LPACE CH 276 V/A: KINGS OF THE BLUES
Baby Face Turner (with Sunny Blair, Ike Turner & Bill Russell): Blue Serenade
1988 UK
CDP-VINE PCD-3040 V/A: ANTHOLOGY OF THE BLUES : ARKANSAS BLUES - ARCHIVES SERIES, VOL.5
Baby Face Turner (with Sunny Blair, Ike Turner & Bill Russell): Blue Serenade / Gonna Let You Go / Best Days / Drifting Slim (with Baby Face Turner, Junior Brooks & Bill Russell): My Little Machine / Down South / I Feel So Good / You're Getting Old / Shout / Drifting Slim (with Baby Face Turner, Sunny Blair, Ike Turner & Bill Russell): Good Morning Baby / My Sweet Woman / Sunny Blair (with Baby Face Turner, Ike Turner & Bill Russell): Step Back Baby / Send My Baby Back / My Baby's Gone / Sunny Blair (with Baby Face Turner, Junior Brooks & Bill Russell): Five Foot Three Blues / Glad To Be Back Home / Junior Brooks (with Baby Face Turner, Drifting Slim & Bill Russell): She's The Little Girl For Me / Junior Brooks (with Baby Face Turner & Bill Russell): Lone Town Blues
1994 JPN
CDROWYNA RW 5026 V/A: DR. BOOGIE, VOL.5 - CHECK THE OIL
Sunny Blair (with Baby Face Turner, Ike Turner & Bill Russell): Five Foot Three Blues
199? BEL
CDACE CDCHD 813 V/A: THE TRAVELING RECORD MAN - HISTORIC DOWN SOUTH RECORDING TRIPS OF JOE BIHARI & IKE TURNER 
Drifting Slim (with Baby Face Turner, Sunny Blair, Ike Turner & Bill Russell): My Sweet Woman / Drifting Slim (with Baby Face Turner, Junior Brooks & Bill Russell): My Little Machine / Baby Face Turner (with Sunny Blair, Ike Turner & Bill Russell): Blue Serenade / Sunny Blair (with Baby Face Turner, Ike Turner & Bill Russell): Please Send My Baby Back Home a.k.a. Step Back Baby
2001 UK
2-CDFREMEAUX & ASSOCIES FA 5059 V/A: HARMONICA BLUES, VOL.2 : 1946-1952
Sunny Blair (with Baby Face Turner, Junior Brooks & Bill Russell): Five Foot Three
2003 FRA
CDACE CDCHD 876 V/A: THE MODERN DOWNHOME BLUES SESSIONS, VOL.1
Junior Brooks (with Baby Face Turner & Bill Russell): Lone Town Blues / Junior Brooks (with Baby Face Turner, Drifting Slim & Bill Russell): She's The Little Girl For Me / Sunny Blair (with Baby Face Turner, Junior Brooks & Bill Russell): Five Foot Three Blues / Glad To Be Back Home
2003 UK
CDACE CDCHD 982 V/A: THE MODERN DOWNHOME BLUES SESSIONS, VOL.2
Baby Face Turner (with Sunny Blair, Ike Turner & Bill Russell): Blue Serenade (prev. unissued take 1) / Gonna Let You Go / Best Days / Blue Serenade (take 1) / Blue Serenade (take 3) / Sunny Blair (with Baby Face Turner, Junior Brooks & Bill Russell): Step Back Baby (a.k.a. Please Send My Baby Back) / My Baby's Gone / Step Back Baby / Send My Baby
2003 UK
3-CDINDIGO/SANCTUARY IGOTD 2536 V/A: BLOWING THE BLUES - A HISTORY OF BLUES HARMONICA 1926-2002 
Sunny Blair (with Baby Face Turner:gtr, Junior Brooks:gtr & Bill Russell:dms): Glad To Be Back Home
2003 UK
2-CDACE CDCH2 1090 V/A: THE COMPLETE METEOR BLUES, R&B & GOSPEL RECORDINGS 
Baby Face Turner (with Sunny Blair, Ike Turner & Bill Russell): Gonna Let You Go / Sunny Blair (with Baby Face Turner, Junior Brooks & Bill Russell): Please Send My Baby Back (a.k.a. Step Back Baby)
2006 UK

Note: In the early 1950s, Drifting Slim a.k.a. Elmon Mickle (vcl/hca) led the downhome blues band consisting of Edgar "Baby Face" Turner (vcl/gtr), Junior Brooks (vcl/gtr), Sunny Blair (vcl/hca) and Bill Russell (dms). During 1951 and 1952, they were recorded in various consistencies by Joe Bihari and Ike Turner, who also appeared as a pianist on some of these sessions. Except RPM 370, Drifting Slim doesn't play on recordings that feature Sunny Blair on harmonica.


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Benoit Billot

Published sources: Blues Records 1943 To 1970 Volume One (Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven, 1987) | Blues Records 1943-1970 Volume Two (Mike Leadbitter-Leslie Fancourt-Paul Pelletier, 1994) | The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006)

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