Ironing Board Sam (D2D, 200g)
Electric Piano, Vocals – Ironing Board Sam (A1 to B1)
Guitar, Vocals – Alabama Slim (B2), Robert Lee Coleman (B3)
1 LP, standard sleeve
Heavy Press : 200g
Record color : black
Speed : 33RPM
Size : 12”
Record Press : Quality Record Pressings
Label : APO Records
Original Label : APO Records
Recorded at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, Kansas in October 2012
Engineered by Katsuhiko Naito
Produced by Chad Kassem
Remastered by Kevin Gray
Released in 2013
Side A :
- Long Hard Road
- Chillin' Like An Ice Cube
Side B :
- Post Man
- Way Down In The Bottom (Alabama Slim)
- Kin Folk (Robert Lee Coleman)
Ironing Board Sam — it's been a while since he was called Sammie Moore — works the keys while an ironing board holds up his electric piano. Don't get him started telling you about the things he's invented or done to draw a crowd.
Born in 1939 in Rockfield, South Carolina, Sam learned to play the organ as a youngster. He concentrated on boogie-woogie and gospel music before turning to blues while playing in Miami, Florida.
His music has appeared on several labels including Holiday Inn, Atlantic, Styletone and his own Board label. By the late 1980s he was playing Bourbon Street clubs and remains based in New Orleans today.
Also captured on this Direct-to-Disc, two other great performers: Milton 'Alabama Slim' Frazier and Robert Lee Coleman. Frazier, nearly 7 feet tall, takes his guitar seriously and pairs it with deep, emotional vocals. He's lived in New Orleans for decades.
Robert Lee Coleman, the funky man in the mix, is as thin as a rail and uses his guitar to will to you move. His attacking play looks as if he's charged with electricity. Hailing from Macon, Georgia, Robert Lee did a long stint with Percy Sledge in the 1960s and worked with James Brown and the J.B.'s in the early 1970s. He's been a local secret around Georgia forever.
Direct-to-disc (D2D) recording refers to sound recording methods that record audio directly onto analog disc masters bypassing steps as master tapes, overdubs, and mix downs from multi-tracked masters. This approach avoids problems of analog recording tape such as tape hiss (high frequency noise).
Discogs : 5 / 5