Friday, February 22, 2013

R.I.P.: Magic Slim

Magic Slim, a dynamic guitarist who helped shape the sound of Chicago's electric blues, died February 21, 2013 in a Philadelphia hospital. He was 75.

Slim, born Morris Holt in Mississippi, helped define the sound of post-war electric blues in Chicago as a younger peer of icons like Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf. Slim's first instrument was piano, but after he lost the little finger on his right hand in a cotton-gin accident, he switched to guitar, and also played bass with his mentor, the guitarist Magic Sam. MORE HERE & HERE

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