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ABOUT SONGS FOR SLIM
About Songs For Slim
On February 19th, 2012 former Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap was hospitalized due to a massive right brain stroke. Insurance does not pay for long term care and the general prognosis for Slim is that he will likely need around-the-clock care for the rest of his life. He needs our help.
Songs For Slim was devised to raise money for Slim and his family by having various artists cover his songs, pressing them as a limited edition series of split 7” vinyl 45s in beautiful, numbered picture sleeves and putting them up for auction.
UPDATE - MAY 15, 2013
All 100 of the auctions for the Jakob Dylan / Joe Henry single are now live on eBay. The auctions will run for 7 days until May 22. As an added incentive, the highest overall bidder for all of the auctions will receive a free pair of beautiful wooden headphones courtesy of LSTN. Happy bidding!
UPDate - may 13, 2013
After last month’s special Record Store Day release, it’s back to regular monthly auctions for Songs For Slim. May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and Songs For Slim is glad to be doing its part in helping assist the many organizations that are dedicated to promoting stroke awareness and prevention.
This month we’re excited to announce a single with fantastic tracks from Jakob Dylan of The Wallflowers and Joe Henry. Dylan and his crack band of A-list LA session players (Jennifer Condos, Jay Bellerose, Greg Leisz, Keefus Ciancia and Val McCallum) offer up a rollicking, bluesy interpretation of “Ain’t No Fair (In A Rock ‘N’ Roll Affair),” a classic Slim rocker and crowd favorite. Recorded in North Hollywood and produced by Joe Henry, “Ain’t No Fair” also features a guest appearance by John Doe (X, The Knitters) on backing vocals. Speaking of Joe Henry, his work over the last three decades has made him a favorite of discriminating music fans worldwide, distinguishing himself both as an ever-evolving solo artist and an in-demand producer. He’s also been a key part of the Songs For Slim project; his contributions as producer for several of the SFS releases have been invaluable. This month he takes center stage for an impassioned reading of “Taken On The Chin,” Slim’s mournful journey to the dark side of life. Henry delivers a stunning vocal performance as he and a slightly different batch of fab session-eers (David Piltch, Jay Bellerose, Val McCallum, Greg Leisz, Patrick Warren and his son Levon) masterfully create a piece that hits the listener straight in the gut with an emotional wallop that won’t soon be forgotten. It’s brilliant on every level.
The Jakob Dylan / Joe Henry single is limited to 100 numbered copies and, like all SFS releases, features original Chris Mars artwork on the picture sleeve. All copies have been signed by Jakob and Joe. As an added incentive, the person with the highest final bid on all of these auctions will also receive a complimentary pair of beautiful and masterfully-crafted wooden headphones, courtesy of LSTN. This auction will be accessible via SongsForSlim.com and runs March 15-22.
After unavoidable manufacturing delays due to recent strong demand for vinyl products, the last batch of SFS singles has been mailed to auction winners. Thanks to everyone for their patience. Future mailings should go out more promptly following auction closings.
Reminders: The 12-inch red vinyl version of The Replacements' Songs For Slim EP (same track listing as the limited 10-inch auction version but without the deluxe packaging) is now available through regular retail channels everywhere. And the Lucinda Williams/Tommy Keene and Steve Earle/Craig Finn & Friends singles are now available digitally via iTunes and Amazon. The recent special Record Store Day release won’t be available digitally until July 23 due to the standard 90-day RSD exclusivity agreement.
Don’t forget about the Songs For Slim online store, which is selling t-shirts, slip mats, bracelets and necklaces, with specially-priced bundles also available. Like all SFS projects, all proceeds go towards assisting Slim and his family.
UPDATe - april 8, 2013
The 12-inch vinyl version of The Replacements' Songs For Slim EP (same songs as the limited 10-inch auction version without the extras) hits the stores next Tuesday, April 16. Also, the Lucinda Williams/Tommy Keene and Steve Earle/Craig Finn and Friends singles will be released digitally on April 23. And don't forgot about the next Songs For Slim release, a special limited edition 7-inch split single for Record Store Day with The Minus 5 (feauturing Curtiss A) and Tim O'Reagan & Jim Boquist offering their inspired takes on "Rockin Here Tonight" and "Cozy." This rad release will be available on April 20 at your favorite participating music retailer (check the RSD website for more details). Regular Songs For Slim auctions will resume on May 15 with a release featuring Jakob Dylan and Joe Henry.
Moving forward, the series will include other friends and fans of Slim including:
- Jakob Dylan
- John Doe
- Joe Henry
- The Jayhawks
- Frank Black + The Suicide Commandos
- Tim O'Reagan & Jim Boquist
- The Minus 5 (Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck, Nate Query & John Moen) featuring Curtiss A
- The Young Fresh Fellows
- You Am I
- Deer Tick
- Ramblin' Jack Elliott
- and more to be announced!
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Participate in the auctions - Auctions for limited edition split 7"s start on the 15th of each month and run for 7 days.
Buy the commercial and digital releases - With such limited quantities, not everyone can win an auction. We're excited to announce that the Replacements EP will be available digitally worldwide on March 5. A commercial 12” vinyl version (without all of the bells and whistles of the limited 10” edition) will be released to retail stores on Tuesday, April 16. Digital versions of the songs from the 7" auctions will be made available for purchase as well. All profits go to the Slim Dunlap Fund.
Pick up some merch - The Songs For Slim online store is now open. Initial offerings include t-shirts, turntable slip mats and necklaces featuring the creative efforts of Michael Buchmiller and Chris Mars. Merch Lackey has provided the store and all profits go to the Slim Dunlap Fund. Specially-priced bundles are also available and more cool items will be added in the future.
Frank Black + the Suicide Commandos The King & Queen
b/w You Am I Ain't Exactly Good
John Doe Just For the Hell of It
b/w Deer Tick + Scott Lucas + Vanessa Carlton From the Git Go
Jakob Dylan Ain't No Fair (in a Rock 'n' Roll Love Affair)
b/w Joe Henry Taken on the Chin
RECORD STORE DAY
The Minus Five Feat. Curtiss A
Rockin' Here Tonight
b/w Tim O'Reagan & Jim Boquist Cozy
Lucinda Williams Partners in Crime
b/w Tommy Keene Nowheres Near
AUCTION GROSS $6,633.77
Steve Earle Times Like This
b/w Craig Finn & Friends Isn't It?
AUCTION GROSS $9,051.57