Bumble Bee Slim

Admirl Amos Easton (May 7, 1905 – June 8, 1968), better known by the stage name Bumble Bee Slim, was an American Piedmont blues singer and guitarist.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 7th, 1905 (Brunswick), Died 1968 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, lyricist

Notes: His compositions are often credited on disc labels and in U.S. Copyright Office files as Amos Easton, his original name.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 83 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-80400 10-in. 3/23/1934 Squalling panther blues Bumble Bee Slim Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and piano vocalist  
Victor BS-80401 10-in. 3/23/1934 Sail on, little girl, sail on Bumble Bee Slim Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and piano vocalist  
Victor BS-80402 10-in. 3/23/1934 Dead and gone mother Bumble Bee Slim Male vocal solo, with 3 guitars vocalist  
Victor BS-80403 10-in. 3/23/1934 Step child Bumble Bee Slim Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and piano vocalist  
Victor BS-80406 10-in. 3/23/1934 Sad and lonesome Bumble Bee Slim Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and piano vocalist  
Victor BS-80408 10-in. 3/23/1934 Bye bye baby blues Bumble Bee Slim Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and piano vocalist  
Victor BS-80935 10-in. 10/27/1934 Mean mistreatin' woman Bumble Bee Slim Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and piano vocalist  
Victor BS-80936 10-in. 10/27/1934 Worrisome woman blues Bumble Bee Slim Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with 2 guitars and piano vocalist  
Victor BS-80937 10-in. 10/27/1934 Mean bad man blues Bumble Bee Slim Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with 2 guitars and piano vocalist  
Victor BS-80938 10-in. 10/27/1934 Muddy water blues Bumble Bee Slim Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with 2 guitars and piano vocalist  
Victor BS-85529 10-in. 2/27/1935 There you stand Amos Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Victor BS-85530 10-in. 2/27/1935 Tell me what it's all about Bumble Bee Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Victor BS-85531 10-in. 2/27/1935 You gotta change your way Bumble Bee Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Victor BS-85532 10-in. 2/27/1935 Milk cow blues Amos Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Victor BS-85533 10-in. 2/27/1935 Everybody's fishin' Bumble Bee Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Victor BS-85534 10-in. 2/27/1935 Guilty woman blues Bumble Bee Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Victor BS-91451 10-in. 7/28/1935 I'm worried now Amos Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-91452 10-in. 7/28/1935 Please don't pack your trunk Amos Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-91453 10-in. 7/28/1935 I'm ready Amos Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-91454 10-in. 7/28/1935 The weather Amos Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Decca 61218 10-in. 8/20/1936 Cry on! Cry on! Bumble Bee Slim vocalist  
Decca 61219 10-in. 8/20/1936 Ease me down Bumble Bee Slim vocalist  
Decca 61220 10-in. 8/20/1936 Hard driving man Bumble Bee Slim vocalist  
Decca 61221 10-in. 8/20/1936 Must I keep on crying Bumble Bee Slim vocalist  
Decca 61222 10-in. 8/20/1936 Funny feelin' Bumble Bee Slim vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 83 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bumble Bee Slim," accessed August 5, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106726.

Bumble Bee Slim. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106726.

"Bumble Bee Slim." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 5 August 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106726

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