Guitar Slim Jr.
The Story of My Life
VIA PRESS RELEASE | Orleans Records will be re-releasing The Story Of My Life, the Grammy-nominated debut album from singer-guitarist Guitar Slim Jr. on Record Store Day, April 22, distributed by Select-O-Hits. This will mark the album’s first-ever release on vinyl and its first re-issue on CD since the late 1980s.
Slim Jr. aka Rodney Armstrong, the son of Southern Blues legend Eddie “Guitar Slim” Jones, was already few decades into his music career when he recorded the album. The sessions took place in New Orleans, in the summer of 1987, at Big Easy Studio on Paris Avenue. In the studio for The Story of My Life, producer Carlo Ditta teamed Slim with drummers Shannon Powell (Preservation Hall) and Kerry Brown (Lawrence Cotton, Guitar Slim Sr.); bassists Rene Coman (The Iguanas, Alex Chilton) and Charles Moore (Deacon John and the Ivories); and pianist Jon Cleary (a future Grammy winner and Bonnie Raitt band member). Milton Batiste Jr. (Olympia Brass Band, Professor Longhair and many more) blew trumpet and arranged