Sunnyland Slim was a singer and blues pianist of the highest order. Though often times not given credit, Sunnyland was of crucial importance to the formation and development of Chicago Blues. He was active in the Chicago scene from the 1940s until his passing in 1995. Please enjoy this photo tribute to a patriarch of Chicago blues.
Sunnyland Slim, 1960s photo by Ray Flerlage.
Sunnyland Slim and Sonny Boy Williamson I. Photo courtesy Billy Boy Arnold.
Red Nelson and Sunnyland Slim. Photo Jacques Demetre.
Sunnyland Slim and Big Joe Williams from around 1964 in Chicago. Photo by Olle Helander (or Hollander) – Courtesy of Paul Vernon.
Sunnyland Slim at the 1970 Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival. Photo by Jeff Titon.
Sunnyland Slim at Jazz Record Mart, early 1970s. Photo by Carey Baker.
Howlin’ Wolf and Sunnyland Slim.
Big Walter Horton, Willie Dixon, Clifton James, Sunnyland Slim, Johnny Shines.
Sunnyland Slim photo by Jan Persson.
Sunnyland Slim, Jump Jackson, Roosevelt Sykes, Little Walter (sitting) and Little Brother Montgomery. Photo by Paul Oliver.
Sunnyland Slim photo by Mike Rowe.
Photo a Sunnyland Slim and Howlin’ Wolf, probably at Duke’s Lounge. This appeared in Ebony Magazine, March 1972. Photo courtesy Scott Dirks.
Sunnyland Slim at Elsewhere On Clark, 1977. Photo by Jonas Donydenas.
Classic photo of Sunnyland Slim by D. Shigley.
Yank Rachel, Sunnyland Slim, Martin Van Olderen in Holland. Photo Bert Lek.
Sunnyland Slim and Louis Myers, early 1980s. Photo by Bob Corritore.
Sunnyland Slim at Blues On Halsted, early 1980s. Photo by Bob Corritore.
Sunnyland Slim and Louis Myers.
Sunnyland Slim with Johnny Tanner on harmonica. Photo courtesy of Johnny Tanner.
Sunnyland Slim plays piano as Howlin’ Wolf looks on. Photo Michael Ochs Archives.
Sunnyland Slim and Homesick James. Photo by Ann Charters.
Sam Burckhardt and Sunnyland Slim
Sunnyland Slim. Photo André Hobus courtesy Marc De Jonghe.
Sunnyland Slim, Zora Young, Big Smokey Smothers. Photo courtesy Illinois Slim.
Sunnyland Slim and Pinetop Perkins.
Sam Burckhardt and Sunnyland Slim. Photo by Marc PoKempner.
Sunnyland Slim. Photo by Chuck Fishman.
Sunnyland Slim plays the piano while Little Brother Montgomery looks on. Photo David Herwaldt.
Photo by Eyd Kazery.