As of this date, there is not a single live recording or video of Guitar Slim performing. And if you see the name of Guitar Slim Junior performing in and around the New Orleans club scene, you are correct in assuming that he is Eddie Jones son.
In the few photos that exist he can be seen holding a gold-top Les Paul guitar. If you were wondering which Hard Rock Cafe that guitar hangs in, you can stop looking. Guitar Slim was buried with his guitar.
Manager Percy Stovall had a method for handling Guitar Slim on the road. He would ration his alcohol consumption by making Slim’s valet gave him a pint of gin and one bottle of red wine each day because you didn’t want to fool with Slim’s routine.
Final Resting Place:
Moses Allen Chapel Calvary Cemeteries
530 East 12th Street
Grave Location:Eddie Jones Plot
Grave Location Description
Located next to the Louisiana National Guard Armory in Thibodaux, drive to the intersection of East 12th Street and Goode Street and park. Look for the historical marker along the sidewalk and about 40 feet away, 3 graves in from the sidewalk you will find the final resting place of the legendary Eddie “Guitar Slim” Jones.
Grave Location GPS29.787765078464894, -90.81624634006712
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