Who is Otis Slim Sundown?
Otis Slim Sundown is the alter ego of Henry Jackson – guitarist with the band Portmanteaux (hyperlink) and also part of the duo Another Story (hyperlink).
Otis Slim Sundown sings and plays original songs within country and blues genres. Some are reminiscent of the message songs from the first half of the 20th century such as Woody Guthrie and Blind Alfred Reed but also the “funny’ blues/hokum of that same time period such as Tampa Red and Bessie Smith. Post-World War Two exponents of these are Elvin Bishop, Ry Cooder, and CK Stoneking.