Guitariste et chef d'orchestre US né Ethmer Cletus Rhodes en 1913 à Pocohontas (Arkansas). Slim Rhodes fut populaire dans la région de Memphis (Tennessee) dès le début des années quarante. Il enregistra plusieurs singles à la Sun Records de Memphis, chanté par Dusty ou Dot Rhodes au milieu des années cinquante. Il a aussi enregistré pour Cotton Town, Jubillee & Hart's Records. Slim Rhodes and his Mountaineers furent un orchestre régulier sur WMCT (Memphis, Tennessee) et sur KATV (Pine Bluff, Arkansas) en 1955. Slim Rhodes est décédé le 10 mars 1966.
and his Mountaineers were a popular act in Memphis going back to the 1930s. So
much so, that the Sun Record company signed them to a recording contract in the
The group got its start back in 1932, when Slim and two of his brothers formed a group while they were in high school and played such venues as the country fairs.
In a 1946 letter to the editor attributed to Slim Rhodes, he mentions they were on WMC in Memphis, Tennessee at 11:30am each day as well as the Central Quality Network, sponsored by Mother's Best Flour. Slim said they had been with their sponsor for seven years by then.
It was written in a 1955 article we found that a state senator gave the boys their colorful nicknames after hearing them perform - Slim, Dusty and Speck.
Some may recognize the name Speck Rhodes. He played the bass fiddle then and did comedy work. Remember him now? Later in his career, he was part of Porter Wagoner's band. And yes, Slim, Dusty and Speck were brothers.
Slim Rhodes and his Mountaineers had a weekly Saturday show over WMCT in Memphis, from 12:00 to 12:30. They also had a 30-minute show over KATV in ine Bluff, Arkansas every Tuesday.
Slim was mentioned very briefly a couple times in the book, "For the Record: Sun Records, An Oral History" by Dave Marsh, including one mention that they recorded "Romp and Stomp".
Talents : Singer, Guitar, emcee, manager
Style musical : Traditional Country, Rockabilly
|DO WHAT I DO||
Années en activité :
|1951||SP GILT-EDGE 5015 (US)||Save A Little Love For Me / Skunk Hollow Boogie|
|03/1951||SP GILT-EDGE 5026 (US)||Sixty Days / Memphis Bounce|
|1951||SP GILT-EDGE 5034 (US)||Time Marches On / Hot Foot Rag|
|1951||SP GILT-EDGE 5044 (US)||Red, White And Blue / Ozark Boogie|
|04/1955||SP SUN 216 (US)||Uncertain Love (Slim RHODES / Vocal DOT, DUSTY & BRAD) / Don't Believe (Slim RHODES / Vocal DUSTY & DOT)|
|10/1955||SP SUN 225 (US)||Are You Ashamed Of Me / The House Of Sin (Slim RHODES / Vocal DOT, DUSTY & BRAD)|
|04/1956||SP SUN 238 (US)||Gonna Romp And Stomp (Slim RHODES / Vocal DUSTY & DOT) / Bad Girl (Slim Rhodes / Vocal Brad SUGGS)|
|01/1957||SP SUN 256 (US)||Slim RHODES featuring Sandy BROOKS - Do What I Do / Take And Give|
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