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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

    Electric Blues

    Electric Blues
    3 songs

    Modern Blues

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

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