Saturday, December 13, 2008
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Magic Slim &The Teardrops
Song:Going To Mississippi
Album:Anything Can Happen
Hard charging guitarist Magic Slim is one of today's top blues artists. He's been recording for Blind Pig Records since 1990. He was born Morris Holt Aug. 7, 1937 in Torrence, MS. He learned to play piano as a child but lost his little finger in a cotton gin accident and took up the guitar. The family moved to Grenada, MS and Holt hung out with legendary guitarist Magic Sam. When Holt moved to Chicago in 1955, Sam helped him get established and even gave him his name. Morris Holt was now Magic Slim. The blues is a tough business in Chicago but Slim eventually established himself. But things really took off for him when he started playing music festivals in Europe in the 70s. He recorded for various European labels in the 80s until he signed with Blind Pig in 1990. Anything Can Happen is a live CD/DVD released in 2005 and is typical of Magic Slim's energetic blues sound. His latest CD Midnight Blues was released in Sept. 2008 and includes guest appearances by James Cotton, Little Ed, Lonnie Brooks, Otis Clay & Elvin Bishop. Magic Slim is recommended to fans of Chicago Blues guitar. Here's Magic Slim & The Teardrops performing Going To Mississippi from the Anything Can Happen DVD.