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King Syam: Most Blues Worthy

So little has been written about King Syam (a.k.a., Sam Sweet) and his lone 45 for King — a situation that has all the makings for a good blues song:

“Syam’s Blues”     King Syam     1963

Syam’s Blues” served as the single’s B-side — and yet it is the only King Syam song that people (three different ones, in fact [or so it would appear]) are uploading onto YouTube fifty years later.

“Syam’s Blues” is also part of a 20-track CD compilation, R&B Hipshakers Volume 4:  Bossa Nova and Grits, released by Spain’s Vampi Soul.

King Syam 4545 Label:  “Rock & Sock – Rough & Tough.  First Release.  New Group.  Good Sound. Solid Instrumental Programming”

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