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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

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

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