The "Soulworking Man" Slam Allen
Soul Power! That's what you get when you listen to a Slam Allen record or experience a Slam Allen live performance. Straight from his heart to your soul, Slam delivers the power of music that makes you shake your head and say, "Uh Huh! Now that's what I'm talking about!" Raised in an Alabama household of self-taught musicians, Slam started with the task of playing drums in the family band as soon as he was able to keep a beat. Schooled on Otis Redding, Albert King, James Brown, B.B. King, Wilson Pickett, and George Benson, Slam was nurtured by his family to bring the power of Soul Music and the heart of The Blues to the people right from the start. Crossing into his teens, Slam's father, Harrison Allen, and Uncle's Buddy and Cecil, (The Allen Brother's), introduced Slam to the fundamentals of blues guitar, and the nuances of being a powerful singer, and focused stage performer. With his musical gifts developed and blessings from his family secured Slam began a musical career that produced 5 CD's and found worldwide recognition as a dynamic musical entertainer. But as fate would have it, Slam reached a crossroad in his life and chose to put his solo efforts on hold and spent the first decade of the new millennium as a successful band arranger, first guitarist, and lead singer for the legendary James Cotton Blues Band. Upon entering a new decade Slam was faced with another musical crossroad to consider, play it safe and stay with James Cotton or follow his musical dream and destiny! With the May, 2010 release of his new CD "This World" it is clear that Slam's decision is "Right on time!" Tracking 8 original compositions and 2 noteworthy cover tracks, "This World" has the soulful flow and production simplicity of an early "Stax" recording. Sonically blended with a modern, slamming groove, today's music lovers looking to get their soul working and their hips shaking will not be led astray. This record is all about a man, his music and his love to entertain the people. This is 100% Slam!! Pick up on it!
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