Black Bottom Slim
by Alfred Pratt
James Johnson was his name, born to a woman who was a black whore by one of her white tricks. His skin color was white, his heart and thinking was black. Turned out to the streets by his mother, he became Black Bottom Slim. Where he took everything he wanted as he made his way to the top on the east side of Detroit in a place called Black Bottom, where he became king and a legion.