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Quid Pro Quo:
Songs of Sex, Love, And #resistance!

Whiteboy Slim [featuring Dustin Bowyer]
Quid Pro Quo: Songs of Sex, Love, And #resistance!
  • Quid Pro Quo
  • Contradicting Woman (Live)
  • Sissy Man Blues (Live)
  • I Found A Brand New Woman
  • She Wants What She Wants
  • Behind The Green Door
  • Golden Spider Blues (Live)
  • Blood In The Streets (Live)
  • All My Friends Are Dead And Gone
  • Taste
  • California Girls
  • $29 (Live)
  • Reasons To Sing The Blues
  • All You Fascists (Live)
  • Bad Timing

Raw, emotional, sardonic Blues, about life and all that that entails, recorded live like all good Blues should be! Honest and authentic, this is living Blues with an attitude and touches of Ska, Reggae, Punk and Funk.

“Quid Pro Quo: Songs of Sex, Love, and #Resistance!” is the third Whiteboy Slim project recorded “live off the floor” with the amazing one-man rhythm section Dustin Bowyer. Half the tunes were done at JamInTheAlley Studio in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and the rest at gigs at the Bushwakker Brewing Company in Regina, Saskatchewan and The Moose Jaw Pride Community Fair, (all produced by Producer/Engineer Larry Gusaas.) This is the final collaboration between the two—a collaboration that lasted five years and resulted in three “live off the floor” projects and one (double) studio album.

Four of the songs—“Blood In The Street,” “Reasons You Need To Sing The Blues,” “Behind the Green Door,” and “Bad Timing” —are stripped down versions of songs from the First Whiteboy Slim album “Homemade” and the 2014 release “Box? What Box?” There are also three covers Tom Waits’ “$29.00,” the Woody Guthrie 1930s protest song “All You Fascists Bound To Lose,” which seems to become newly-relevant once a decade or so, and Kokomo Arnold’s bisexual Blues “Sissy Man Blues.” The rest are originals written between Christmas 2016 and New Year’s Day 2017 in a Manic torrent.


Whiteboy Slim was on he David Bowers Awards featuring music from his newest album Quid Pro Quo, third album in his trilogy. They talked about the new CD, two-man quartets, and inspiration. Listen at The David Bowers Awards


Released July 2017

The CD is available on iTunes, Rhapsody, and all the other digital sources.

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Diversity

Diversity
  • Done Somebody Wrong (Live)
  • I’ve Cried Enough (Live)
  • Help Me (Live)
  • I Want To Be Loved
  • Sing Hallelujah (Anthem)
  • Howlin For My Baby
  • The Morning Light
  • I Ain’t Got Time to be angry with you tonight
  • Highway 51 Blues
  • The Couch
  • Man With A Gun
  • Rosie’s Rumble (Live)
  • Bonus Tracks
  • Man With A Gun (extended version
  • The Morning Light (clean version)

Whiteboy Slim returns with even more high-energy Blues--12 tracks of classic and original Blues, (and an occasional trip into Reggae, Rockabilly, and Jazz), plus two bonus tracks. Everything was recorded live--in the studio and at gigs by producer Larry Gusaas. Like 2015’s “Queen Street Blues” this recording is made with the amazing one-man rhythm section Dustin Bowyer, who plays bass and drums at the same time. It is easy to forget that there are only two people playing when you listen to the big full sound these two put out.

This is music that is raw and real and real with very few edits or studio tricks --with the exception of the extended version of “Man With a Gun”-- which shows off the production skills of producer Larry Gusaas in a collage of outtakes from various sessions.

For Blues traditionalists there are covers of songs by Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Curtis Jones, and Sonny Boy Williamson. The originals run from straight-ahead Blues (“I’ve Cried Enough”) to Americana (“The Morning Light”) to Reggae (“Man With a Gun”), covering not only the themes of lost love and hard times usually associated with the Blues, but also exploring Psychoanalysis (“The Couch”), love with a transgender person (“Sing Hallelujah (Anthem)”), gun violence and terrorism (“Man With A Gun”), and existential angst (“The Morning Light”) and (“I Ain’t Got Time To Be Angry With You Tonight”).

It also includes the first instrumental recorded by Whiteboy Slim (“Rosie’s Rumble”) --a tribute to Link Wray.


Released October 2016

The CD is available on iTunes, Rhapsody, and all the other digital sources.

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Queen Street Blues

Queen Street Blues
  • Queen Street Blues
  • Everybody’s Got To Be Someone’s Bitch Sometime
  • Narcissistic Blues
  • Take Me Back
  • Hard Time
  • New Rising Sun
  • Checkin’ Up On My Baby
  • I’m Ready
  • Bridie’s Back
  • Valentine’s Day Blues
  • Hard Time (Redux)






Old School Blues with a dash of Reggae and Rock. Authentic as Hell, but not afraid to push the boundaries, this is the sixth release for this veteran bluesman, but the first recorded live in the studio with a one man rhythm section. A must-hear for sure.



Released July 2015

The CD is available on iTunes, Rhapsody, and all the other digital sources.




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Whiteboy Slim
Live At the Plains Hotel

Whiteboy Slim Live At the Plains Hotel
  • Flesh and Blood (Live)
  • Slow Down Baby (Live)
  • Too Many Drivers (Live)
  • Whiteboy Slim’s Walking Blues (Live)
  • Bad Timing (Live)
  • I Never Lied to You, Baby (Live)
  • I Found a Woman (Live)
  • Shack Bully Stomp (Live)
  • Route 66 (Live)
  • Krispy Kreme Woman (Live)
  • Tears On My Pillow (Live)
  • Waiting for the Sun (Live)
  • Evil (Live)




The Plains Hotel in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, , with its neon weather beacon, was a landmark with a checkered past. It was, at different times, a commercial hotel, a biker bar, and finally, the Home of The Blues in Southern Saskatchewan. The hotel was demolished in 2010-2011, but, from 2001 to 2007, Good Time Charlie’s Bar was bread and butter to local Blues artists, and a necessary stop on any national or international tour..

From 2002 to 2007, Whiteboy Slim was backed in live performances by a loose, fluid, interchangeable collection of local, national, and international musicians. The band was known informally as “Whiteboy Slim’s ad hoc Blues Posse”. Audiences could see a quintet one week and a duo the next, and it was anybody’s bet who would show up at a gig. There were times when the line-up changed the day before setting out on tour.

Naturally rehearsal was equally predictable, a quick run through was sometimes more than you could hope for., as you can tell from the instructions Whiteboy Slim can be heard giving to the band in some of the tracks on this recording.

“Whiteboy Slim and The ad hoc Blues Posse Live at the Plains Hotel” is a record of a specific time in a specific place. The recordings on this album are all performances at Good Time Charle’s Bar in the Plains Hotel in 2005. In 2005 Good Time Charlie’s was in its prime, The audience was diverse—bikers, local street people, students, media people, artists, business people from nearby office towers—people of all ages, all races, all income levels hanging out in peaceful co-existence. The audience was there to drink, have a good time, and listen to the music, which they did with a combination of sheer joy and respect, and affection which is all too rare today. It was a party every night, and this was the inspiration for some truly great performances.

These tracks were recorded direct from the mixing board. The quality is varied--they were never intended to be released to the public--but now, ten years later, with the Plains a parking lot for the past three years, and waiting to be reincarnated as a lavish Hilton Hotel, it just seems like a good idea to put them out in the world. They are what they are-- there are strange crown noises, miss-cues, and honest-to-God- mistakes, but there is some real music,--real Blues. It’s about as honest and real as you can get possibly get.

The ad hoc Blues Posse in 2005 was:
Sam Dufour: Drums on every track on this record.
James Groening: Bass on Bad timing, Evil, Flesh and Blood, Route 66, Shack Bully Stomp, Too Many Drivers, and Whiteboy Slim’s Walking Blues.
Lynn Victoria: Bass on Tears on My Pillow, Krispy Kreme Woman, I Found a Woman, I Never Lied to You Baby
Phillip le Grande: Bass on waiting for the Sun.
Eric la France: Guitar on Waiting for the Sun, Tears On My Pillow, I Never Lied To You Baby, Krispy Kreme Woman, I Found a Woman.

Whiteboy Slim plays guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, and sings.

The recording was mixed and mastered by Larry Gusaas.

All songs written by maurice richard libby, except, Evil (Willie Dixon), Shack Bully Stomp (Peetie Wheatstraw), Route 66 (Bob Troup), and Too Many Drivers (Dave Bartholomew).

Released: 2014

The CD is available on iTunes, Rhapsody, and all the other digital sources.


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Box? What Box?

Bluesification

Box? What Box? vol 1
  • Undercover Blonde
  • Back Seat
  • I Want To Be Rich
  • Don’t Offer Me Cristal
  • Killing Floor
  • Come On Baby, Make It Better
  • Down By The River
  • Wrong Way
  • Got Whiskey If You Want It
  • Drive All Night
  • Messin With the Kid
  • Talk to Me
  • Befrienditation





Transgenred

Box? What Box? vol 2
  • Standing on a Corner
  • Do You Want Me To Stay?
  • Insomnia
  • Blood In The Street
  • Midnight Tango (4AM at Fran’s)
  • My Baby Took The Train
  • Dirty Movies
  • Behind The Green Door
  • Survivor
  • Unsub
  • Homestead






It is 2014, and the long-awaited new Whiteboy Slim CD – Box? What Box? – is finally in the world. It is a two CD set containing 24 songs on two CDs. Volume 1, called Bluesification, is the kind of cutting edge Blues, Jazz, and Funk that you have come to expect from Whiteboy Slim. With Dustin Bowyer on bass, and Michael Libby and Greg Schatkowsky on drums, these tunes lay down great grooves, and feature the unique lyrics and guitar and vocals Whiteboy Slim is known for.





There is a video of a live performance of Got Whiskey if You Want It (filmed last summer while we were recording the CD).
It can be seen at:
You Tube or
Reverbnation

Volume 2 goes outside a new range of musical boxes. The songs, which were lying neglected, left over from other projects were too good to forget, so the album doubled in size and added Ska, Reggae, Americana, and Ambient grooves, along with more story-telling lyrics, and the added attraction of vocals by Cynthia Wells. Engineered by Larry Gusaas, and produced by maurice richard libby and Larry Gusaas, this is a fine-sounding recording.

You can streams songs from all the Whiteboy Slim CDs at Reverbnation, where, if you sign up to the Fanreach email list, you can download for free live recordings.

The CD is available on iTunes, Rhapsody, and all the other digital sources.


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I’m Still Here

I’m Still Here
  • Death Letter Blues
  • Whiteboy Slim’s Walkin Blues
  • Brown Skin Woman
  • I Got The Blues
  • Hey Little Girl
  • Hold On, It Must Be Love
  • I’m Still Here
  • Hear Me Talkin To Ya
  • Live Wire
  • The Middle of the Night
  • Route 66
  • John The Revelator_Revelation
  • I’m Still Here (fast)
  • The Lines Go On Forever



“I’m Still Here” was released on May 31, 2010, almost two years after the project started. It is the first Whiteboy Slim recording that contains acoustic tracks, but it also contains the eclectic electric stuff that everyone has come to expect from Whiteboy Slim. The rhythm tracks on this one were recorded live off-the-floor, giving it a very live feel. The instrumentation is stripped down to guitars, harp,and vocals, with no keys or horns this time round. It continues the balance of tradition and experimentation you have come to expect.

“Hey Little Girl”, the single from the new CD , has won an honourable mention in Billboard Magazine’s 17th annual Billboard Starmaker WorldWide Song Contest.



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AKA Whiteboy Slim

AKA Whiteboy Slim
  • She Caught the Katy
  • It Ain’t Art
  • Hey, Hold On, Stop
  • 20% Alcohol
  • Too Many Drivers
  • Blue Murder
  • Cards on the Table
  • I’ve Been Down So Long
  • It’s Strange Out There
  • Krispy Kreme Woman
  • She’s Into Something
  • Be Cool, Baby
  • Tears On My Pillow
  • You’re Perfect, I Love You, Now Change



The second CD 2006’s “aka Whiteboy Slim” continued the exploration and added covers of blues classics, such as Muddy Water’s “She’s Into Something” and Taj Mahal’s “She Caught the Katy”. The CD garnered three wins at the Toronto Exclusive Magazine 2007 Music Awards, including Best Male Blues Artist, Best Blues Song (Hey Hold On, Stop), and Best Blues CD. “It Ain’t Art” won Honorable Mention in the first round of the 2007 Singer/Songwriter Awards.

In 2007 Whiteboy Slim was given the “True Blues Man” award for perpetuating and preserving the Blues by The Black American Blues Historical Society of Canada.




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Homemade

Homemade
  • Slow Down Baby
  • Hey Babe
  • I’ve Found A Woman
  • Flesh And Blood
  • I Never Lied To You, Baby
  • Sing Hallelujah
  • Waiting For The Sun
  • Into The Wind
  • Reasons You Need (To Sing The Blues)
  • It’s Strange
  • Bad Timing






The debut CD, Homemade, has won many plaudits. It is one of the most extraordinary independent releases you’ll ever hear, not least because Whiteboy Slim runs the gamut of his instrumental talent, playing guitar, slide guitar, bass and harmonica behind his infectious vocals. Several tracks from the album have received international airplay, including the wonderful Slow Down Baby, on which Slim growls alongside a sumptuous slide guitar and harmonica interplay.




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(I’m Dreaming of)  A Whiteboy Slim Christmas

Whiteboy Slim Christmas
  • Jingle Bells 2
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Baby It’s Cold Outside
  • Santa Claus
  • Mary Had A Baby
  • ’Zat You Santa Claus
  • The New Merry Christmas Baby
  • One For The Little Bitty Baby
  • ’Twas The Night Before Christmas
  • Santa Baby







2007 also saw the release of “A Whiteboy Slim Christmas” which gave a worldwide audience relief from the tired old holiday favourites.




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New Single Released

Come On Daddy, Make it Better (featuring Gina Zavalis)

Come on Daddy

Equal parts Blues and old-school R’n’B with swinging Jazz drums, sexy new wine in old bottles.

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Buy "Come On Daddy, Make it Better (feat. Gina Zavalis)"

Review

WhiteBoy Slim Take On A Whole New Side to Sexy!

author: Meki Cox

The sultry and decadent Gina Zavalis joins one of North America’s top Blues Performers - WhiteBoy Slim - in this swinging jazzed up rocking blues song "Come On Daddy, Make it Better".

The undertones Zavalis brings to the tune are reminiscent of the rolling style of Etta James and allows the listener to close their eyes and just sway to the rhythm of the beat and music.

Excellent guitar work highlights Zavalis’ vocals and together the vocalist and the music swells into something that has the feeling of being in a smoke-filled club - with the singer showing how her heart strings are being pulled and letting that emotion drift out into the enraptured crowd.

For ONLY 99 cents you can bring this slice of Heavenly Blues into your life and on to your Mp3 player.

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Buy "Quid Pro Quo: Songs of Sex, Love, And #resistance!"
Buy "Diversity"
Buy "Queen Street Blues"
Buy "Whiteboy Slim Live At the Plains Hotel"
Buy "Box? What Box?"
Buy "I’m Still Here"
Buy "aka Whiteboy Slim"
Buy "Homemade"
Buy "(I’m Dreaming of) A Whiteboy Slim Christmas"




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