Slim Saunders

Sylvester “Slim” Saunders Jr. was a New Orleans vocalist whose recording of “Lets Have some fun” was recorded in New Orleans and leased to Chess for national distribution in 1954.

Sylvester Saunders,Jr. was born in New Orleans on December 24, 1929 and died on September 14, 1998. His nickname is also known to be “Sil” and could have been credited incorrectly on the Chess record label. He was buried at Roch Cemetry, New Orleans. His discs were recorded by Cosimo Matassa.

Many thanks to Marc for the information concerning this artist. Paul

Cosimo Vincent Matassa was an American recording engineer and studio owner, responsible for many R&B and early rock and roll recordings, who was born on 13 April 1926, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States and died on 11 September 2014.


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    Sylvester Saunders (v)

    (Sylvester (Sil) Saunders,Jr.) (“Slim Saunders”) (New Orleans,December 24, 1929 – at home,New Orleans,September 14, 1998).Burial at Roch Cemetry,New Orleans.His discs where among the best recorded by Cosimo Matassa.Contrast “Slim Sanders” (George Sanders LeBlanc).

    [Source : “Blues :A Regional Experience” by Eric S. LeBlanc & Bob Eagle – p. 176)
    Slim Sanders

    Real name George Sanders Le Blanc. He recorded under several pseudonyms such as Slim Sanders, Slim Saunders, Sylvester Saunders, Sanders Le Blanc, Skinny Dynamo and used maybe still some other pseudonyms.

    [Source: “Jazz Discography” by Walter Bruyninckx]

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