Chanteur et guitariste Rhythm 'n' Blues US né Alden Bunn, le 24 Septembre 1924 à Bailey (Caroline du Nord), Tarheel Slim a enregistré à la fin des années cinquante pour le label Fury. Il est décédé le 21 Août 1977 à New York..

Talk about a versatile musician: Alden Bunn (aka Tarheel Slim) recorded in virtually every postwar musical genre imaginable. Lowdown blues, gospel, vocal group R&B, poppish duets, even rockabilly weren't outside the sphere of his musicianship. However, spirituals were Bunn's first love. While still in North Carolina during the early '40s, the guitarist worked with the Gospel Four and then the Selah Jubilee Singers, who recorded for Continental and Decca. Bunn and Thurman Ruth broke away in 1949 to form their own group, the Jubilators. During a single day in New York in 1950, they recorded for four labels under four different names!
One of those labels was Apollo, who convinced them to go secular. That's basically how the Larks, one of the seminal early R&B vocal groups whose mellifluous early-'50s Apollo platters rank with the era's best, came to be. Bunn sang lead on a few of their bluesier items ("Eyesight to the Blind," for one), as well as doing two sessions of his own for the firm in 1952 under the name of Allen Bunn. As Alden Bunn, he encored on Bobby Robinson's Red Robin logo the next year. Bunn also sang with another R&B vocal group, the Wheels. And coupled with his future wife, Anna Sanford, Bunn recorded as the Lovers; "Darling It's Wonderful," their 1957 duet for Aladdin's Lamp subsidiary, was a substantial pop seller. (Ray Ellis did the arranging.)
Tarheel Slim made his official entrance in 1958 with his wife, now dubbed Little Ann, in a duet format for Robinson's Fire imprint ("It's Too Late," "Much Too Late"). Then old Tarheel came out of the gate like his pants were on fire with a pair of rockabilly raveups of his own, "Wildcat Tamer" and "No. 9 Train," with Jimmy Spruill on blazing lead guitar. After a few years off the scene, Tarheel Slim made a bit of a comeback during the early '70s, with an album for Pete Lowry's Trix logo that harked back to Bunn's Carolina blues heritage. It would prove his last.

Talents : Vocals, Songwriter, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country Rhythm 'n' Blues, Blues, Rock 'n' Roll

Number 9 Train (1958) (Tarheel Slim)

Wildcat Tamer (1958) (Tarheel Slim)

Lock Me In Your Heart (And Throw Away The Key) (1959) (Tarheel Slim & Little Ann)

Security (1960) (Tarheel Slim & Little Ann)

You Make Me Feel So Good (1963) (Tarheel Slim & Little Ann)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

1958 78 t. & SP FURY 1016 (US) . Number 9 Train / Wildcat Tamer
06/1959 SP FIRE 1000 (US) . Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - It's Too Late / Don't Ever Leave Me
11/1959 SP FIRE 1009 (US) . Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - Much Too Late / Lock Me In Your Heart (And Throw Away The Key)
03/1960 SP FIRE 1017 (US) . Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - Can't Stay Away (part. 1) / Can't Stay Away (part. 2)
06/1960 SP FIRE 1021 (US) . Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - Forever I'll Be Yours / Anything For You
10/1960 SP FIRE 1030 (US) . Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - Security / Bless You, My Darling
06/1961 SP FIRE 503 (US) . Slim & Ann - It's A Sin / You're Gonna Reap (Everything You Sow)
02/1962 SP FIRE 506 (US) . Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - Can't Stay Away From You / Forever I'll Be Yours
09/1962 SP FURY 1068 (US) . Slim & Little Ann - I Love You Because / Send Me The Pillow You Dream On
03/1963 SP ATCO 45-6259 (US) . Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - Goodnight Irene / Two Time Loser
1963 SP ENJOY 2014 (US) . Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - Got To Keep On Lovin' You / You Make Me Feel So Good
1963 EP BELTER 51.303 (S)

Little Richard : Travelin' Shoes / It Is No Secret / Tarheel Slim & Little Ann : Two-Time Loser / Goodnight Irene

05/1965 SP PORT 45-3001 (US) . Tarheel Slim & Li'le Ann - I Submit To You / Close To You
09/1965 SP SUE WI 390 (UK) . Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - You Make Me Feel So Good / Got To Keep On Lovin' You
03/1972 SP TRIX 4503 (US) . No Time At All / Superstitious
1973 SP Bobby Robinson 102 (US) . Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - It's Too Late / Don't Ever Leave Me
03/1981 SP CHARLY CTD 125 (UK) Number 9 Train (Tarheel SLIM) / Rough Dried Woman - Parts 1 & 2 (BIG MAC)
03/1981 SP CHARLY CTD 127 (UK)

Wildcat Tamer (Tarheel SLIM) / Look Out Mabel (G. "Davy" Crockett) / Did You Ever Love Somebody (G. "Davy" Crockett)

19?? SP COLLECTABLES Col 1641 (US) . Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - It's Too Late / Don't Ever Leave Me









Albums

1975 LP 12" TRIX TRIX TR3310 (US) NO TIME AT ALL - So Sweet, So Sweet / Married Woman Blues / The Guy With The 45 / No Time At All / My Baby's Gone / Weeping Willow / Walking / Fore Day Creep / Jitterbug Rag / Some Cold Rainy Day / Screaming & Crying / Open Nose / Dark Shadows / Superstitious / 180 Days  
1976 LP 12" TRIX TRIX 3316 (US)

Big Chief Ellis Featuring Tarheel Slim And Brownie McGhee And John Cephas - Prison Bound / All Down Blues / Dices No. 2 / Louise / Fare You Well Mistreater / How Long Blues / Let's Talk It Over / Rocky Mountain Blues / Hey, Baby / Sweet Home Chicago / Chief's Eb Blues / Blues For Moot

1985 LP 12" KRAZY KAT KK 7430 (UK) THE SWINGING SIDE OF THE BLUES - WILDCAT TAMER 1951-62  - Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - Wildcat Tamer / Number Nine Train / Guy With The '45' / My Flight / Too Much Competition / My Kinda Woman / Little Side Car (THE LARKS) / Baby I'm Gonna Throw You Out / Lock Me In Your Heart / Don't Ever Leave Me / Security / Anything For You / Forever I'll Be Yours / Can't Stay Away From You / Got To Keep On Lovin' You / You Make Me Feel So Good
1985 LP 12" SUNDOWN CG 709-10 (NL) TOO MUCH COMPETITION   - My Flight (Allen Bunn Orch.) / Eyesight To The Blind (The Larks) / Wine (Allen Bunn Orch.) / Discouraged (Allen Bunn & Trio) / Too Much Competition (Allen Bunn & Trio) / Two Time Loser (1) (Allen Bunn Orch.) / She'll Be Sorry (Allen Bunn & Trio) / Baby I'm Going To Throw You Out (Allen Bunn Orch.) / I Got You Covered (Allen Bunn & Trio) / Number Nine Train (Tarheel SLIM) / The Guy With The '45' (Allen Bunn & Trio) / Don't Ever Leave Me (Tarheel Slim & Little Ann) / Lock Me In Your Heart (Tarheel Slim & Little Ann) / Anything For You (Tarheel Slim & Little Ann) / My Kinda Woman (Allen BUNN) / Can't Stay Away From You (Tarheel Slim & Little Ann) / Two Time Loser (2) (Tarheel Slim & Little Ann) / Wild Cat Tamer (Tarheel SLIM)
1989 LP 12" CHARLY CRB 1213 (UK) LOCK ME IN YOUR HEART - Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - Lock Me In Your Heart / Don't Ever Leave Me / Forever I'll Be Yours / It's Too Late / Wild Cat Tamer / You Gonna Reap / Too Much Competition / Security / Number Nine Train / Much Too Late / Anything For You / Can't Stay Away Pt.1 /You Make Me Feel So Good / My Kinda Woman / Got To Keep On Lovin' You / Can't Stay Away From You
1989 LP 12" COLLECTABLES COL 5159 (US) THE RED ROBIN & FIRE YEARS - Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - Wildcat Tamer / Number 9 Train / Lock Me In Your Heart / Can't Stay Away (Pt.1-2) / It's A Sin / You're Gonna Reap / Much Too Late / Anything For You / My Kinda Woman (Allen Bunn) / Too Much Competition (Allen Bunn) / Don't Ever Leave Me / It's Too Late / Can't Stay Away From You
1990 CD Flyright FLY CD 25 (UK)

Dan Pickett & Tarheel Slim - Dan PICKETT : Baby How Long / You Got To Do Better / Ride To A Funeral In A V-8 / Decoration Day / Drivin' That Thing / That's Grieving Me / 99 1/2 Won't Do / Baby Don't You Want To Go / Chicago Blues / Something's Gone Wrong / Early One Morning / Lemon Man / Number Writer / Drivin' That Thing (alt. version) / I Can Shake It / Tarheel SLIM : Somebody Changed The Lock / You're A Little Too Slow / I Have Found No Friend / Get On The Road To Glory

1993 CD TRIX TRIX 3310 (US) NO TIME AT ALL - So Sweet, So Sweet / Married Woman Blues / The Guy With The 45 / No Time At All / My Baby's Gone / Weeping Willow / Walking / Fore Day Creep / Jitterbug Rag / Some Cold Rainy Day / Screaming & Crying / Open Nose / Dark Shadows / Superstitious / 180 Days  
1993 CD COLLECTABLES COL-CD-5159 (US) THE RED ROBIN & FIRE YEARS - Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - Wildcat Tamer / Number Nine Train / Lock Me In Your Heart / Can't Stay Away / Send Me The Pillow You Dream On / It's A Sin / You're Gonna Reap / Bless You, My Darling / It's Too Late / Much Too Late / Anything For You / My Kinda Woman / Too Much Competition / Don't Ever Leave Me / Can't Stay Away From You / I Love You Because / Forever I'll Be Yours
2012 CD FIREFLY 9991810101586 (US) THE Ultimate R&B Collection - Wildcat Tamer / Number 9 Train / Lock Me In Your Heart / Too Much Competition / My Kind Of Woman / Let's Have A Ball / It's Too Late / Can't Stay Away Part 1 / Can't Stay Away Part 2 / Don't Ever Leave Me / Much Too Late / Gotta Whole Lot Of Lovin' To Do / Tell Me / Guy With The '45 / Forever I'll Be Yours / Security / Can't Stay Away From You / Got To Keep On Lovin' You / You Make Me Feel So Good / Anything For You / My Flight / Little Side Car / I'm Gonna Throw You Out / Eyesight To The Blind / Wine / Two Time Loser 1 / Two Time Loser 2 / Got You Covered / She'll Be Sorry

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