Born in the Mississippi Delta in the 1920s, Slim moved to New Orleans in the early 50s where he recorded for several record companies including Specialty Records who put out his monster hit and American classic, "The Things I Used To Do." Slim was famous for his eccentric habits, bright suits, overdriven guitar playing, impassioned singing,
and a stage act that would have him playing on people's shoulders, from the rafters,
behind his head, and other outrageous antics. He toured the country for several years
before his untimely death at age 32 in 1959. Slim was a pioneer in his use of distortion and volume as well as his outrageous stage performances. He has influenced everyone from Ray Charles to Buddy Guy to Stevie Ray Vaughn to Doug Sahm.
Legal name: Eddie Jones (US blues guitarist aka Guitar Slim)