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15 October 2014

Story Of My Life (By Guitar Slim, Ray Charles On Piano)

Single3 (A): Specialty 490, April 1954, b/w Letter To My Girlfriend (aka Prison Blues).

Recorded in New Orleans at Cosimo's Sudio on 27 October 1953.

With Lloyd Lambert's band (including Charles Burbank, Joe Tillman, and Gus Fontenotte on saxes, Frank Mitchell on trumpet, Lambert on bass, Oscar Moore on drums) backing him up with special guest Ray Charles (who had been working with Slim since late August), arranging the song, filling in on the piano, and producing the recording. Engineered by Cosimo Matassa.

Wait for that guitar solo!

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