Some of us know the whole Slim Story by heart. Five years old with Dad at the movies and he sees Louis Armstrong on screen. The world changed in a Baltimore second. The life of Louis was the dream to pursue.
Multi-instrumental and a writer, our Gentleman's Quarterly poster child found his way into the New York office of one Roxanne Gordy (yes, THAT family!) from Motown. Angela Bofill thus had a Slim Man song on her debut album, "Angie." When Slim makes connections, he makes 'em BIG!
In that same charmed building where he met Berry Gordy's niece, Slimmy met the folks who staffed Stiff Records. I wish that I was making this up, but you know better. Who are we discussing here?! Boot Camp was born and it was one of the first bands on MTV. Shows with Squeeze, the B-52's, and the Tubes were cool, but the band DIS-banded - and Slim decided to go another route.
A huge talent search was being sponsored by Marlboro and they found their point guy in Mr. Manicotti. Who found HIS point guy in Ronnie Dunn. If that name sounds familiar, you like Country Music. Brooks and Dunn was the greatest thing since sliced bread for a minute, and Ronnie never forgot Slim Man for giving him a break. I think Ronnie may need another one - but that's a different show :)
Off our guest went in search for more success and he thought he found it in an artist whose name you've never heard. The songs for that guy wound up on Slim's debut CD in 1995, "The End of the Rainbow." One of the most awesome songs on it, "Faith in Us", made quite a few Top 10 lists that year. It's still there for many of us!
Since then, we have been enchanted. Even more now that "Slim Man Live" is here. A CD Release Radio Party - with Slim as co-host - happens 8/9/12. Be there!
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