Songwriter/keyboardist/singer Shrimp City Slim and crew epitomize the genre known as the "Lowcountry blues", a rollicking blend of groovy shuffles, coastal funk, and swampy ballads that reflects the multi-cultural heritage of their home base, Charleston, SC.
"I Work Nights", Shrimp City Slim's fifth all-original CD released in 1998, documents a fascinating period in the artist's career.
At this point in time, the band was a sextet with two women singers (Ann Caldwell - now making her own name as "First Lady of Charleston Jazz" and Pearl Smith) up front. Jerome Griffin had moved from bass back to the drums and Chuck "The Cat" Morris (harmonica) became a regular member of the live band. Silent Eddie Phillips (guitars) and Shrimp City Slim (keys) of course anchored the group. And everyone in the band sang.
"I Work Nights" contains twenty (20) clever original songs including "Charleston Strut", "Hey Mr. DJ", the first version of "Switch Me Over (To Love)" (sung here by Ann; now a show-stopper for Wanda Johnson), "The Grass Is Greener", "Stick & Stay","Color Me Indigo", and more.
Shrimp City Slim continues to travel worldwide. Performance dates/venues at his web site.
An important slice of Lowcountry music history...we think you will love this album.