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Shrimp City Slim


Shrimp Town Slim, whose real name is Gary Erwin, was created in Chicago, IL, in 1953. He discovered to try out piano as an adolescent, and soon discovered himself attracted to the blues. He performed in a number of blues combos within the Chicago area before shifting to Charleston, SC, in 1983, where he setup his personal record label, Erwin Music. He offers released seven albums of what he phone calls “lowcountry blues” — a variety of Carolina coastline blues, spirit, and R&B — on Erwin, including Eliminated with the Blowing wind (1992), Blues around the Seaside (1994), Blue Palmetto (1996), I Function Evenings (2000), Ancestor Worship (2000), and Highway 17 (2003). Lately Slim in addition has worked like a radio DJ on displays focusing on blues along with other southeastern musical forms.

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Full Name Shrimp City Slim
Music Songs Star Marina, Blue Palmetto, Big Meal At Midnight, Tidal Pool, Charleston Strut, Highway 17 Blues, I Don't Wanna Be in Town, I Work Nights, The Time We Should Have Spent Together, Naked, Phosphate Woman, Lowcountry Mama, We're Going to Mexico, Cherrymaster, Money Stupid, Call Me in Carolina, Rio Angie, Color Me Indigo, Qu'est-Ce Que C'est, Mercado Merced, Ain't No Future in This Town, Broom & Hose, Places I Can't Go No More, Flip Flop and Fly, Wedding Band Blues, It's Just Her Family, Switch Me Over, You're Make It Hard, My Own Set of Ghosts, Nosotros Changos, The Moon Song, I Hope I Never See You Change
Albums Qenz, Blues on the Beach, Blue Palmetto, Star Marina, Rio Angie, Highway 17, Gone With the Wind, Ancestor Worship: The Boston Sessions 1980-83, Dark Road Piano, I Work Nights, Tidal Pool

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The Trail of the Lonesome Pine 1936 Zeke
The Oregon Trail 1936 Red
Too Tough to Kill 1935 Swede Mulhauser (uncredited)
Nevada 1935 Shorty
The Ivory-Handled Gun 1935 Pike
Valley of Wanted Men 1935 Ned (Storekeeper)
Barbary Coast 1935 Miner (uncredited)
She Couldn't Take It 1935 Milkman (uncredited)
Powdersmoke Range 1935 Sourdough Jenkins (uncredited)
The Public Menace 1935 Policeman (uncredited)
Cheers of the Crowd 1935 uncredited
Trails of the Wild 1935 Missouri
Hard Rock Harrigan 1935 McClintock, Superindendant
Border Brigands 1935 Rocky O'Leary, RCMP
Public Hero #1 1935 Cab Driver (uncredited)
Stone of Silver Creek 1935 Tom Lucas
Princess O'Hara 1935 Laramie Pink (uncredited)
Ruggles of Red Gap 1935 Hank Adams (uncredited)
Loser's End 1935 Amos
One Hour Late 1934 Engineer (uncredited)
Terror of the Plains 1934 Banty (Tom's Sidekick)
Belle of the Nineties 1934 Best Man at Wedding (uncredited)
Wagon Wheels 1934 Settler (uncredited)
You Belong to Me 1934 Stagehand (uncredited)
The Notorious Sophie Lang 1934 Cop (uncredited)
The Red Rider 1934 Deputy Harp Harris [Chs. 1-2, 15] (uncredited)
Charlie Chan's Courage 1934 Prospector
The Last Round-Up 1934 Shrimp
The Fighting Ranger 1934 Thunder, Texas Ranger
Wharf Angel 1934 Sailor on 'The Coyote' (uncredited)
David Harum 1934 Robinson (uncredited)
Wheels of Destiny 1934 Pinwheel
One Awful Night 1933 Short
The Trail Drive 1933 Thirsty
Her First Mate 1933 Sailor on Whaler (uncredited)
The Fiddlin' Buckaroo 1933 Banty
Thundering Taxis 1933 Short Black & White Cabbie (uncredited)
Horse Play 1933 Farmer (uncredited)
King of the Arena 1933 Tin Star
Somewhere in Sonora 1933 Riley
Phantom Thunderbolt 1933 Nevady
The Thundering Herd 1933 Blacksmith
Robbers' Roost 1932 Daniels (uncredited)
Tess of the Storm Country 1932 Thug (uncredited)
Forbidden Trail 1932 Sheriff Hibbs
Pack Up Your Troubles 1932 Perkins (uncredited)
Horse Feathers 1932 Doorman at Speakeasy (uncredited)
Hello Trouble 1932 Hardpan, the cook
Mystery Ranch 1932 Barfly Tex (uncredited)
Strangers of the Evening 1932 Policeman (uncredited)
Sky Bride 1932 House Detective (uncredited)
Love Affair 1932 Eddie (uncredited)
The Wet Parade 1932 Expectant Father / Bootleg Thug (uncredited)
Polly of the Circus 1932 Billboard Poster (uncredited)
The Menace 1932 Jim (uncredited)
The Sunset Trail 1932 Taterbug
The False Madonna 1931 Bus Driver (uncredited)
Mounted Fury 1931 Sandy McNab
Corsair 1931 Fish Face
Shotgun Pass 1931 Sagebrush
Freighters of Destiny 1931 Rough
Border Law 1931 Thunder Rogers - Texas Ranger
The Squaw Man 1931 Grouchy
Riders of the North 1931 The Parson
The Conquering Horde 1931 Spud Grogan
Chickens Come Home- 1931 Short Hardy's Dinner Servant (uncredited)
Dumbbells in Derbies 1931 Short Man with horse (uncredited)
Dizzy Dates 1930 Short
Love Your Neighbor 1930 Short
Whoopee! 1930 Cowhand Cook (uncredited)
Shadow Ranch 1930 Ranny Williams
The Storm 1930 Pool Player (uncredited)
Sons of the Saddle 1930 Cowhand (uncredited)
Song of the Caballero 1930 Andrea
Mountain Justice 1930 Man at Dance (uncredited)
The Arizona Kid 1930 Stage Driver (uncredited)
The Fighting Legion 1930 Cloudy Jones
Down with Husbands 1930 Short
The Bearded Lady 1930 Short Zebla, the Sword Swallower
Parade of the West 1930 Snuffy
Dangerous Females 1929 Short The Man
Faro Nell 1929 Short The Sheriff
The Wagon Master 1929 Grasshoper Jim
Pals of the Prairie 1929 Hank Robbins
Stairs of Sand 1929 Stage Driver
The Overland Telegraph 1929 Easy
The Lawless Legion 1929 Flapjack
The Royal Rider 1929 Wild West Show Member
The Vagabond Cub 1929 Hank Robbins
Orphan of the Sage 1928 Hank Robbins
Headin' for Danger 1928 Andy Johnson
Rough Ridin' Red 1928 Hank Robbins
Young Whirlwind 1928 Hank
The Bantam Cowboy 1928 Sidewinder Steve
The Hound of Silver Creek 1928 Slim Terwilliger
Thief in the Dark 1928
The Pinto Kid 1928 Hank Robbins
Won in the Clouds 1928 Percy Hogan
The Slingshot Kid 1927 Toby
Wolf Fangs 1927 Pete
Sky-High Saunders 1927 Short 'Whispering' Hicks
The Boy Rider 1927 Hank Robbins
Three Miles Up 1927 Professor
Tom's Gang 1927 Andy Barker
Red Signals 1927 The Professor
Flying High 1926 Haines - the Mechanic
The Steeplechaser 1926 Short
Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo 1926 Lige Beardsley
The Fighting Peacemaker 1926 Sheriff
Daniel Boone Thru the Wilderness 1926 Hank Vaughan
The Border Sheriff 1926 Marsh Hewitt
The Fighting Buckaroo 1926 Any Parker
The Call of Courage 1925 Slim
Two-Fisted Jones 1925 Old Bill
Spook Ranch 1925 Sheriff
The Gold Rush 1925 Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
The Speed Demon 1925 Col. Warren's butler
Moccasins 1925 'Hard Tack' Avery, the sheriff
Riders of Mystery 1925 Jerry Jones
Ridin' Pretty 1925 Barb Wire
The Cloud Rider 1925 Hank Higgins
Just Plain Folks 1925
The Air Hawk 1924 Hank
The Ridin' Kid from Powder River 1924 Cal Huxley
Dynamite Dan 1924 Boss
Wolves of the North 1924 Dan Martin
The Galloping Ace 1924 Knack Williams
Wanted by the Law 1924 Jerry Hawkins
The Red Warning 1923 Toby Jones
The Ghost City 1923 Sagebrush Hilton
Desert Rider 1923 Toby Jones
Blood Test 1923
The Forbidden Trail 1923 Toby Jones
Riders of the Law 1922 Toby Jones
The Sage-Brush Musketeers 1921 Short
A Man from Nowhere 1920 Toby Jones
Richelieu 1914 Huget
Just in Time 1913 Short Dynamiter's Tool
Betty's Bandit 1912 Short Sheriff



The Fiddlin' Buckaroo 1933 performer: "Oh, Susanna", "Turkey in the Straw", "My Pretty Quadroon", "The Wearing of the Green"
Border Law 1931 performer: "If You Fall in Love" - uncredited

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Living Famously 2003 TV Series documentary Parkins the Butler
The Laurel and Hardy Show 1986 TV Series Parkins (1986)

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