Blues Slim

Tell The Truth Baby / Let's Talk It Over

Pioneer International : PI-1007


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  • Artist: Blues Slim
  • A Side: Tell The Truth Baby
  • B Side: Let's Talk It Over
  • Label: Pioneer International
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

Key: View



Driven by the unstoppable "Jenkins" machine, based 6514 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles. A killer from the spring of 1961. Classy R&B dance, powered by considerate honking horns, blues guitar picking and rhythmic piano pulses, the perfect backdrop for a snarling wounded animal vocal.

Another tune championed by upfront R&B DJ FonSoul Bcn, who I must say I follow most everything he does, I love to learn but mostly I truly appreciate a DJ who does his own diggin' and comes up with real winners.

This is a winner from the streets, most probably recorded before "Fonsoul" was born. It drips with all the qualities required for to smash a European New Breed R&B gathering to pieces.

Listen, it won't take a moment for you to fall in love with this very elusive 45. The mystical Blues Slim just exudes the time, the place and the mood of black Los Angeles 1961.

Condition Report

Stunning previous unplayed warehouse find, still in birth sleeve. as good as it gets, only the merest signs of sleeve storage

A Side

  • Title: Tell The Truth Baby

    B Side

  • Title: Let's Talk It Over
  • Year: April 1961
  • City: 6514 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles 3, California