Written by
Bob Stumpel

October 31

Letter To My Girlfriend (aka Prison Blues) (By Guitar Slim, Ray Charles On Piano)

Single3 1954 SlimWith Guitar Slim

Recorded in New Orleans at Cosimo’s Studio on 27 October 1953.

With Lloyd Lambert’s band (including Charles Burbank, Joe Tillman, and Gus Fontenotte – saxophones, Frank Mitchell – tp, Lambert – b, Oscar Moore – ds) backing him up with special guest Ray Charles, arranging the song, filling in on the piano, producing the recording. Engineered by Cosimo Matassa.

Update 14.02.2021: the video of this performance is no longer available on YouTube, please let me know in the comments below if you have any footage, thanks — Cyd


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