Jim Bianco Live at the Hotel Cafe

Jim Bianco Live at the Hotel Cafe is a compilation of live songs by recording artist Jim Bianco. Released in 2003, this album was recorded live at the Hotel Cafe between October 1, 2002 and December 3, 2002 by Brad Gordon. All songs were written by Jim Bianco, except the hidden track "Walk on the Wild Side" written by Lou Reed. “Broken”–3:43 “Two Birds”–3:39 “Cucarachas”–4:32 “Nowhere”–5:17 “Forever And A Day”–2:42 “Distracted”–3:45 “Southpaw”–3:36 “'S" –1:23 “'S”–4:53 “Play it One Last Time”–8:20 "Walk On the Wild Side" as written in the album notes. Jim Bianco-hollering, piano on "'S" David Sutton-gutbucket Jason Pipkin-skins Brad Gordon-clarinets, back-up on "Two Birds" and "Southpaw," ivory on "Nowhere," trumpet on "'S" Kenny Lyon-peppered electric on "Forever And A Day" and "Play It One Last Time" Nate Richert-mouth harp Gary Jules MC poddy mouth John Wells-sound Bedard-transport This album was recorded live at the Hotel Cafe between October 1, 2002 and December 3, 2002. Brad Gordon recorded, mixed and compiled these tracks.

Written by Jim Bianco. Unending and continued thanks to Marko and Max and Gary at the Hotel Cafe and to Mike and Mazi too, the finest barristas in Los Angeles another special thanks to all those who showed up for the music, week after week, including: cf, mr. grecko, gc, jc, cs, duckman, nr, tammy, rc, etc. etc. etc. and to my mary bones, who has tolerated and continues to tolerate my late night mischievous antics with style and grace. This cd was recorded live at the hotel cafe between October 1, 2002 and December 3, 2002. Specific cuts were chosen, mixed and seamlessly compiled by Brad Gordon. Brad did all the live recording. God bless his cajun heart. Enjoy, jim bianco Official website Jim Bianco on MySpace Jim Bianco on Facebook Jim Bianco on Twitter Jim Bianco's Youtube Channel

Tarheel Slim

Allen Rathel Bunn, sometimes credited as Alden Bunn and who performed as Tarheel Slim, was an American singer and songwriter whose work spanned gospel, doowop, R&B, rockabilly. After singing in various gospel groups he became a member of The Larks before recording with his wife Anna Lee "Little Ann" Sandford, as a solo performer. Bunn was born in North Carolina, he seems to have used both "Alden" and "Allen" as his forename at different times. He worked in local tobacco fields, but by the early 1940s he had started singing with various gospel groups, including the Gospel Four and the Selah Jubilee Singers, where he joined the latter group's founder, Thermon Ruth. Bunn was the group's baritone and second lead singer, provided guitar accompaniment. In 1949, Ruth and Bunn decided to form a secular singing group as a spin-off from the Selah Jubilee Singers. Called the Jubilators, the group recorded for four different record labels in New York under four different names on one day in 1950. Settling on the name The Larks, the group's recording of "Eyesight to the Blind" on the Apollo label, with lead vocals and guitar by Bunn, reached number 5 on the Billboard R&B chart in July 1951.

The Larks toured with Percy Mayfield and Mahalia Jackson. Bunn lived in New York from 1950 for the rest of his life. Early in 1952, Allen Bunn left for a solo career, first recording blues for Apollo, accompanied by Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, moving to Bobby Robinson's Red Robin label in 1953, when he was credited as "Alden Bunn" or "Allen Baum". Around 1955, he married Anna Lee Sandford, they began singing together, recording as The Lovers for the Lamp label, a subsidiary of Aladdin Records, their first record together, "Darling It's Wonderful", written by Bunn and arranged by Ray Ellis, reached number 15 on the R&B chart and number 48 on the Billboard pop chart, in 1957. Bunn managed, recorded with, a group known variously as the Wheels and the Federals. Bunn returned to solo recording, using the name Tarheel Slim, in New York in 1958, for producer Bobby Robinson's Fury label, his first recordings for Fury, "Wildcat Tamer" / "Number 9 Train", have been described by AllMusic critic Bill Dahl as "a pair of rockabilly raveups", by another reviewer as "pinnacles of New York rock'n'roll".

Both sides of the record featured guitarist Jimmy Spruill as well as Bunn. However, the record was not a success at the time, Bunn's recordings for Robinson's Fire and Fury labels, in the late 1950s and early 1960s, were all co-credited to the duo of Tarheel Slim and Little Ann, their first record for Fire, "It's Too Late" – described as "a doom laden dirge with Slim's tremolo laden guitar work and Ann breaking down into a sobbing fit at the end" – reached number 20 on the R&B chart in 1959. Records by Tarheel Slim and Little Ann covered a variety of styles, including rockabilly, but none were commercial successes; the duo recorded for Atco Records in 1963, but disappeared from view. In the early 1970s, Tarheel Slim was "rediscovered" by researcher Peter Lowry, emerged to play solo, with acoustic guitar in the style of Brownie McGhee, at festivals and for college audiences, he recorded an album, No Time At All, released on Trix Records in 1975, with pianist Big Chief Ellis on some tracks. He played with John Cephas on Ellis' own 1977 album.

Tarheel Slim was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1977, died from pneumonia brought on by chemotherapy, at the age of 53. Discography Peter Lowry, "Remembering Tarheel Slim", Blues & Rhythm, #286