Review of Songs For Slim – Rockin’ Here Tonight: A Benefit Compilation For Slim Dunlap (New West / Universal Music Canada)

Songs For Slim

Best known as the lead guitarist for influential Minneapolis band The Replacements, Bob “Slim” Dunlap suffered a debilitating stroke in February 2012 that has left him bed-ridden and frail. Originally launched as a series of seven split 7-inch singles, Songs For Slim is a testament to the power of music with the help of some of Dunlap’s friends, family and fans. The Replacements, Steve Earle, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Lucinda Williams, Soul Asylum and more take turns paying tribute to the guitarist with songs from his two solo records. This is, quite simply, a marvellous collection of music.