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

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