Personalities | Magic Slim | Eighties | Jazz & Blues

(Guitar, b. 1937)

Born Morris Holt in Grenada, Mississippi, Slim began playing on Chicago’s West Side in the mid-1960s. In 1976, when Hound Dog Taylor passed away, Slim took over his Sunday afternoon gig at Theresa’s on the South Side. Slim’s band the Teardrops was featured on the 1970 Alligator anthology series Living Chicago Blues. Throughout the 1980s, Slim recorded for the Alligator and Rooster Blues labels, highlighting his stinging licks and gruff vocals.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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