Watermelon Slim - Watermelon Slim Direct-To-Disc


Label:

APO Records

Genre:

Blues

Product No.:
AAPO 016
UPC: 753088101618
Availability:
In Stock
Category:

D2D Vinyl Record


Note: 200 Gram

 

$19.99

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Analogue Productions Originals 2010 Direct-to-Disc Sessions

Pressed at Quality Record Pressings in Salina, Kansas

Bill “Watermelon Slim” Homans is nothing if not a renaissance man. He attended Middlebury College in Vermont on a fencing scholarship but dropped out to enlist in the Army for the Vietnam War. While laid up in a Vietnam hospital bed, he taught himself upside-down, left-handed slide guitar. He worked as a truck driver, a forklift operator, a saw mill hand, a funeral officiator and at times as a small-time criminal. Due to the latter vocation, he fled Boston to lay low in Oklahoma where he farmed watermelons, hence his stage name. He’s earned two undergrad degrees along with a master's. He painted art and briefly joined Mensa. Oh, and he likes to read Shakespeare and bowls a steady 240.

No surprise then that he draws from a plenty diverse range of influences to form his unique brand of raw and honest blues. It’s music as interesting as the man. 

 

 

 

 



1. Angel From Montgomery (John Prime)
2. Ain't Whistling Dixie
3. Smokestack Lightning (Chester Burnett)
4. Take My Mother Home
5. Living In Oklahoma
6. When I Was Young I Believed I was Immortal

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

great disc

posted on 10/17/2012
5 Stars
love to see another by watermelon slim


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