Monday, March 23, 2009

Frankie Lee Sims !


Frankie !

Monday!
Posting Time !
Mr Frankie Lee Sims picked up a guitar when he was 12 years old. By then, he had left his native New Orleans for Marshall, TX. After World War II ended, he played local dances and clubs around Dallas and crossed paths with T-Bone Walker, and he'd cut his first 78s in 1948 in Dallas.
The guitarist recorded fairly prolifically for Los Angeles-based Specialty into 1954, then switched to Johnny Vincent's Ace label (and its Vin subsidiary) in 1957 to cut the mighty rockers "Walking with Frankie" and "She Likes to Boogie Real Low," both of which pounded harder than a ballpeen hammer.
Sims mostly missed out on the folk-blues revival of the early '60s that his cousin Lightnin' Hopkins cashed in on handily. When he died at age 53 in Dallas of pneumonia, Sims was reportedly in trouble with the law due to a shooting incident and had been dogged by drinking problems.
Goddamn.

Frankie Lee Sims :
* She Likes To Boogie Real Low *
* Walkin' With Frankie *

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you!

7:41 PM  
Blogger Scurvy said...

Fantastic!

1:00 AM  
Anonymous Kev said...

boy, glad you're back

6:28 PM  
Blogger WESTEX said...

Great 45! Paid 50 cents for a copy of this at a garage sale 3 years ago. But it was warped. So it hanging up on the bathroom wall with other defective records.

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, really glad you're back. Much missed.

Sims...Texas with a NO backbeat. Cool like.

1:04 AM  
Blogger The Hound said...

I posted sixteen Frankie Lee Sims tunes (six of them with drummer Mercy Dee singing) at:
http://thehoundblog.blogspot.com/
If anyone wants 'em. He was certainly an overlooked talent.

1:35 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Hey thanx !
Mr Westex, I usually make Mickey ears with defective records.
Or ashtrays.

Mr Hound !
Good to see you here, keep up the fantastic work, the blog is awesome !

7:13 PM  

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