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

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