Crazy Woman: Magic Slim

When Magic Slim thundered at the microphone — his voice rough and ragged, his guitar riffs tough and punchy — listeners heard classic Chicago blues as it was conceived in the 1950s.  Not nostalgic or dated but simply unconcerned with latter-day musical fashion or commercial considerations.

That approach, which Mr. Slim clung to throughout his career, made him a symbol of Chicago blues around the world and an upholder of its noblest traditions. Mr. Slim — who was born Morris Holt in Torrance, Miss., on Aug. 7, 1937 — died Thursday, Feb. 21, in a hospital in Philadelphia at age 75.

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9 Comments on “Crazy Woman: Magic Slim”

  1. Birgit Says:

    Great music!

  2. Fantastic posts today, excellent reading.

    • katry Says:

      Thanks, plgcm

      I couldn’t let these people pass without giving them one last time to blow us away with their music!

  3. Cuidado Says:

    A very good post indeed. A tribute is a fine idea. There was a music blog that did a comprehensive list every month. Fine piece, this one. That guitar is singin’!!!

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