Sunday, January 01, 2017

Remembering Sunnyland Slim at the Paradise

Remembering Sunnyland Slim at the Paradise in about 1978. It was the second week after the Paradise opened. (The first week featured Lou Reed, who everyone said was a schmuck and surrounded by schmucks.) Sunnyland opened for the Talking Heads. Neither their fans nor the band cared too much about Slim. He was happy to do his sets, and the spread backstage was really nice. He was in fine form. This went on for two or three nights. I recall a funny moment I think where Slim asks the audience to give a big round of applause for the Talking Hands. He could really fracture names. - Jack Vaughan

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