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Magic Slim & the Teardrops

b. Morris Holt, 7 August 1937, Torrence, Grenada, Mississippi, USA. Blues guitarist and vocalist Magic Slim became interested in music during childhood. He moved first to nearby Grenada, Mississippi, and then to Chicago in 1955, where he worked as bass player for Magic Sam, who gave Holt his name. He obtained a false identity card so that he was able to play bass with Sam in the bars and clubs. After completing that stay, he switched back to guitar and performed with a Chicago band called Mr. Pitiful And The Teardrops. When that band broke up, he moved back to Mississippi before returning to Chicago once again in 1965, where he re-formed the Teardrops with his two brothers (Nick, the bass player, became a permanent member). The band recorded its first single for the local Wes label in 1966, and another for the equally small Mean Mistreater label in 1970. It was not until 1978 that Magic Slim And The Teardrops began recording in earnest, contributing four tracks to an Alligator Records anthology. That was followed by a live album for the small Candy Apple label as well as recordings made in France, which were released in the USA on Alligator as Raw Magic in 1982. That same year he recorded the highly praised Grand Slam for Rooster Blues Records. A live album recorded in Austria, Chicago Blues Session, followed in 1987. Gravel Road, released on the small Blind Pig label in the USA, was issued in 1990. His sound is perhaps the tightest of any Chicago blues band working at the present time. This consistently satisfying blues musician has recorded singles for numerous labels but, recently, has recorded mainly for the Wolf Record label in Austria and Blind Pig in San Francisco..
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Stations Featuring
Magic Slim & the Teardrops

    Modern Blues

    Modern Blues
    3 songs

    Electric Blues

    Electric Blues
    3 songs

    All Blues

    All Blues
    16 songs

Albums by
Magic Slim & the Teardrops

Top Songs by
Magic Slim & the Teardrops

  1.   Song
  2.   Champagne and Reefer
  3.   Lonely Man
  4.   I Got Money
  5.   I'm a Bluesman
  6.   Carla
  7.   Sunrise Blues
  8.   Give Me Back My Wig
  9.   Bad Boy
  10.   You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had
  11.   What Is That You Got
  12.   Full Load Boogie
  13.   Let Me Love You
  14.   Loving You Is the Best Thing That Happened to Me
  15.   Cryin' Won't Let You Stay
  16.   Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
  17.   Spider in My Stew
  18.   Crosseyed Cat
  19.   House Cat Blues
  20.   Snakebite
  21.   Before You Accuse Me
  22.   Gravel Road
  23.   Magic Boogie
  24.   Goin' to Mississippi
  25.   How Many More Years
  26.   Evil Woman Blues
  27.   Freddie's Blues
  28.   Country Boy
  29.   Scufflin'
  30.   Gambling Blues
  31.   Hard Luck Blues
  32.   Prisoner of Love
  33.   Please Don't Waste My Time
  34.   Lookin' for a Lover
  35.   I Need Lovin'
  36.   Black Tornado
  37.   Chickenheads
  38.   Lump on Your Stump
  39.   I'm Gonna Get You Babe
  40.   Pretty Girls Everywhere
  41.   You Got to Pay
  42.   The Man You Need
  43.   Think
  44.   Cold Women With Warm Hearts
  45.   Older Woman
  46.   I Ain't Lookin for No Love
  47.   Bad Luck Is Fallin'
  48.   Further On Up The Road
  49.   Get Your Business Straight
  50.   Mind Your Own Business
  51.   I Started Loving You Again
  52.   Down in Virginia
  53.   Please Don't Dog Me
  54.   Can't Get No Grindin'
  55.   How Much More Long
  56.   Room 109
  57.   Slim's Hideaway
  58.   Girl What You Want Me to Do
  59.   Shake It
  60.   What's Wrong
  61.   Hole in the Wall
  62.   Lonely for Your Love
  63.   Country Joyride
  64.   Early Every Morning
  65.   Hard to Handle
  66.   Just Before You Go
  67.   I'm Gonna Send You Back to Georgia
  68.   Someone Else Is Steppin' In
  69.   I'm Not the Same Person
  70.   Matchbox Blues
  71.   I Want to See You in the Evening
  72.   Lonesome Trouble
  73.   Mustang Sally
  74.   Key to Your Door

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