CLARENCE SIMS / FILLMORE SLIM





SINGLES

DOOTO 429 (78/45 rpm)  FILMORE SLIM   You Got The Nerve Of A Brass Monkey / I Want To Hold Your Hand 12/1957 US 
DOOTONE DOO-429-A-45/DOO-429-B-45 (reissue)  FILMORE SLIM   You Got The Nerve Of A Brass Monkey / I Want To Hold Your Hand 1959? US 
KENT 45X367 BILLY RAY   Playboy / Texas Queen1962 US
UPTIGHT UT-24221 RHON SILVA   Get It Right / Got To Have It1969 US
BIG MACK 24221 THE SOUL PRESIDENT   Get It Right / Got To Have It1969 US
BIG MACK 24221/SOUL FIRE SF-012 (reissue)  THE SOUL PRESIDENT   Get It Right / Got To Have It2001 US




ALBUMS

ELI MILE HIGH TK 1001 CLARENCE "GUITAR" SIMS: BORN TO SING THE BLUES  (LP)
She's Gone / Reap What You Sow / 3rd Rate Love Affair / Watchdog / Don't Treat Me Right Blues / Things I Used To Do / I'll Be A Better Man / Hard Luck Blues / Body Language / Lonely Heart & Broken Mind
(recorded in Oakland, CA in February 1987, feat. Clarence Sims:vcl/gtr, Carl "Good-Rockin'" Robinson:gtr, Bob Spencer:ten.sax [2, 4, 6, 8, 9], Bobby "Spider" Webb:ten.sax [2, 4, 6, 8, 9], Bernard Anderson:bar.sax [2, 4, 6, 8, 9], Carl Green:alto sax [2, 4, 6, 8, 9], Ted Butler:bs, Chris Daniels:dms; except on tracks 1 & 3 that possibly feature Dave Wellhousen:hca [1], Troyce Key:gtr, Mark Naftalin:pno, Charles Banks:bs & an unknown drummer as a session group)
1987 US
VIDEO UPTOWN SIM 123 FILLMORE SIMS: IT'S GOING TO BE MY TIME AFTER WHILE  (CS/CD)
Instrumental / All The People I Could Have Been / Slow Blues / Slippin' Out / I'm Broke Baby / It's Going To Be My Time After While / Cuttin-N-Loosen / I Hear You Cryin'
(recorded in California, 1996 with an unknown session group)
1996 US
MOUNTAIN TOP PRODUCTIONS MTP-9803-2 CLARENCE "GUITAR" SIMS (AKA FILLMORE SLIM): BORN TO SING THE BLUES  (CD)
Minding My Own Business / King Boy / I'll Be A Better Man / When I Come Home / Watchdog / 3rd Rate Love Affair / Send Her Home / Broke Baby / Lonely Heart & Broken Mind / So Much Trouble / Body Language / Things I Used To Do / Sims Boogie / Better Man (alt. take) / Interview: Clarence "Guitar" Sims
(extended reissue of 1987 Eli Mile High LP; feat. Clarence Sims:vcl/gtr, Carl Robinson:gtr, Bob Spencer:ten.sax, Bobby "Spider" Webb:ten.sax, Bernard Anderson:bar.sax, Carl Green:alto sax, Ted Butler:bs, Chris Daniels:dms)
1998 US
VIDEO UPTOWN SIM 106 FILLMORE SIMS: WALKIN' ON DANGEROUS GROUND  (CD)
I'll Play The Blues / Dedicated To Johnny / The Lady & The Stranger / Walkin' On Dangerous Ground / Blues' Doctor / Get Your Act Together / Young Superfly / Application For A New Love / I'm Broke Baby / Slow Down Baby
1999 US
FEDORA FCD 5016 FILLMORE SLIM: OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD  (CD)
Let's Talk About Love / Dial 911 / Kicked Out / The Girl Can't Cook / Down On The Farm / Annabelle / Pretty Baby / Other Side Of The Road / Louisiana Scat / Blue Monday
(recorded in Fresno, CA on August 16, 1999, feat. Fillmore Slim:vcl/gtr, Frank Goldwasser:gtr, J.J. Malone:pno [1-4, 6-10], Hannsjoerg Scheid:keys [1], Ron Catalano:ten.sax [1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 10], Les Nunes:tb [1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 10], Jeff Henry:bs [1-4, 6, 7, 10], Hannsjoerg Scheid:bs [8-9], Chris Millar:dms [1-4, 6-10])
2000 US
FEDORA FCD 5030 FILLMORE SLIM: FUNKY MAMA'S HOUSE  (CD)
Funky Mama's House / Brown Sugar Eyes / Street Walker / Tabby Thomas' Place / Lonely Nights Those Lonely / Ya-Ya / Down At Eli's / Stagger Lee / Earl King / Saturday Night / I Cross My Heart
(feat. Fillmore Slim:vcl/gtr, Frank Goldwasser:gtr, Roger Perry:st.gtr/gtr/keys/bs, Tim Bird:ten.sax, Terry McDonald:bar.sax, Leonard Robinson:bs, Chris Millar:dms)
2004 US
MOUNTAIN TOP PRODUCTIONS MTP69CD FILLMORE SLIM: THE GAME  (CD)
The Game (Rap Version) / Faster Than Time / Jody / Down For My Crown / My First Girlfriend / Big Brass Monkey / Can't Get Enough / Playboy / Mackin / Downtown Fresno / Texas Woman / The Game (Blues Version)
(feat. Frank Goldwasser:gtr/bs, Leonard Gil:gtr/bs, Rusty Zinn:gtr, Steve Gannon:gtr [3], Richard Younger:pno/org, Gary Smith:hca, Bobby "Spider" Webb:ten.sax/bar.sax/alto sax, John Haines:dms + Frank Stick-Em:rap [1], Steve Gannon:vcl [4])
2004 US
MOUNTAIN TOP PRODUCTIONS CD-MTP777 FILLMORE SLIM: THE LEGEND OF FILLMORE SLIM  (CD)
The Legend Of Fillmore Slim / Trapped By The Devil / Nosey Woman / Love For The Third Time / Hey Little Brother / Watch Yo'Self / Jack You Up / My Friend Blue / Vegetable Man Intro / Vegetable Man / She Don't Lov / Blues From The Heart / Tired Of My Old Lady / Legend Of Fillmore Slim Intro
(feat. Fillmore Slim:vcl/gtr [8, 11], Frank Goldwasser:gtr, Jim Pugh:org/pno, Joe Louis Walker:gtr [3, 12, 13], Rick Estrin:hca, Bobby "Spider" Webb:sax, Leonard Gil:bs, John Haines:dms + Terrence Sims:rap)
2006 US
MOUNTAIN TOP PRODUCTIONS 2011 FILLMORE SLIM: THE BLUES PLAYA'S BALL  (2-CD)
Funky Wino / San Francisco Down On The Sixth Street / Hooker's Game / The Last Stage Of The Blues / She's Nasty / Rebecca / I'd Rather Go Blind / Bring Back The Funk / Playing The Blues All Around The World / Thunder And Lightning / Strip Joint / The Ghetto / Fannie Mae / Go Ahead Woman / Fine French Women / Fillmore's Hood / Ain't That A Shame / Joe Louis Fan / Playa's Ball / I'd Rather Go Blind Extended Cut
(feat. Fillmore Slim:vcl, Joe Louis Walker:gtr/vcl, Frank Goldwasser:gtr, Gino Blacknell:keys, Kevin Burton:keys, Gary Smith:hca, Rick Estrin:hca, Bobbie Webb:sax, Henry Oden:bs, John Hanes:dms + Terrence Sims:rap [on The Ghetto])
2011 US
FILLMORE SLIM MEDIA # FILLMORE SLIM: SON OF THE SEVEN SISTERS  (CD)
Son Of The Seven Sisters / Broke, Baby / I'm A Playboy / Jody Must Be In My Business / I'm A Badd Brotha Foya / Emma Lou, Queen Of The Homeless / Rock Star / Last Night / Dedicated To Johnny Guitar Watson / Mary Sue / Legend In My Own Time / Fast Gun Annie / Little Bluebird
2019 US




COMPILATIONS & GUEST APPEARANCES

COLLECTABLES COL-5050 V/A: BLAME IT ON THE BLUES  (LP)
Filmore Slim: I Want To Hold Your Hand / You've Got The Nerve Of A Brass Monkey
1990 US
BLUES ESTAFETTE MCVB 97001 (promo) V/A: BLUES ESTAFETTE VREDENBURG UTRECHT 97  (CD)
Fillmore Sims: Third Rate Love Affair
1997 HOL
P-VINE PCD-3063 V/A: WEST COAST MODERN BLUES 1960'S, VOL.2  (CD)
Fillmore Slim: Playboy (alt. take) / Everything I Do Is Wrong (alt. take) / Go Ahead / Fast Gun Annie (prev. unissued 1962 Kent recording)
1999 JPN
LUCERNE BLUES FESTIVAL # (promo) V/A: LUCERNE BLUES FESTIVAL 2000  (2-CD)
Fillmore Slim: Other Side Of The Road
2000 SWI
CROSSCUT CCD 11075 R.J. MISCHO: MEET ME ON THE COAST  (CD)
Don't Cross Me
(feat. R.J. Mischo:vcl/hca, Fillmore Slim:gtr, Jeremy Johnson:gtr, Bob Welsh:pno, Marc Carino:bs, Robi Bean:dms)
2002 GER
BLUES ESTAFETTE MCVCD 20032 (promo) V/A: BLUES ESTAFETTE VREDENBURG UTRECHT 2003  (CD)
Fillmore Slim: Brown Sugar Eyes
2003 HOL
NUMERO GROUP NUM009 V/A: ECCENTRIC SOUL - THE BIG MACK LABEL  (2-LP/CD)
The Soul President: Got To Have It / Get It Right
-- 2-lp reissues: Numero Group NUM009, 2008 US/Numero Group 009, 2014 US --
2006 US
SOUL BAG CD SB 006 (promo) V/A: THE FRENCH BLUES & SOUL MAGAZINE SOUL BAG  (CD)
Fillmore Slim: Hey Little Brother
2007 FRA
MOJO MAGAZINE MAY 2010 (promo) V/A: HEAVY SOUL  (CD)
The Soul President: Got To Have It
2010 UK
JAZZMAN JMANLP 033 V/A: CALIFORNIA FUNK  (2-LP)
Rhon Silva: Get It Right
2010 UK
BELLE-JANET # EUGENE HUGGINS BAND: WILD RIDE  (CD)
I Lost My Mojo (Part 2)
(feat. Fillmore Slim:lead vcls/ld.gtr, Eugene Huggins:hca/vcl, Felix Bannon:gtr, Burt Winn:bs, Robbi Bean:dms)
2012 US
ACE CDTOP2 1449 V/A: UNLOCK THE LOCK - THE KENT RECORDS STORY, VOL.1  (2-CD)
Billy Ray: Texas Queen / Playboy
2015 UK
J&D J&D002LP/J&D002CD V/A: CAN YOU FEEL THAT BEAT - FUNKY 45S & OTHER RARE GROOVES  (2-LP/CD)
The Soul President: Get It Right
2016 US
FANTASTIC VOYCAGE FVDD234 V/A: SOUL FOR DANCERS 2 - OUT ON THE FLOOR FIRECRACKERS  (2-CD)
Billy Ray: Playboy
2016 UK
KENT DANCE CDKEND 443 V/A: NEW BREED WORKIN' - BLUES WITH A RHYTHM  (CD)
Billy Ray: Playboy
2016 UK
STAG-O-LEE STAG-O-153 V/A: BUZZSAW JOINT - DUSTY STYLUS CUT 6  (LP)
Billy Ray: Playboy
2019 GER
STAG-O-LEE STAG-O-161 V/A: BUZZSAW JOINT CUTS 5 & 6  (CD)
Billy Ray: Playboy
2019 GER
ACE CDCHD 1571 V/A: DIRTY WORK GOING ON - KENT & MODERN RECORDS BLUES INTO THE 60S, VOL.1  (CD)
Fillmore Slim: Go Ahead (prev. unissued 1962 Kent recording, take 3) / Billy Ray: Fast Gun Annie / Billy Ray: Playboy (prev. unissued underdub version) / Billy Ray: Texas Queen (prev. unissued underdub version)
2020 UK


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Published sources: The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006) | The Blues Discography 1971-2000 (Robert Ford & Bob McGrath, 2011)

Online sources: www.allmusic.com | www.ebay.com | rateyourmusic.com | www.discogs.com/artist/1708310-Fillmore-Slim | www.discogs.com/artist/6320400-Clarence-Sims-2 | www.discogs.com/artist/1803089-Rhon-Silva | www.45cat.com/artist/filmore-slim | en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fillmore_Slim | www.bluesblastmagazine.com/featured-interview-fillmore-slim | www.sfchronicle.com/music/article/Fillmore-Slim-returning-to-Eli-s-spot-that-10940953.php | www.soul-source.co.uk/forums/topic/308408-the-soul-president-on-big-mack-records

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