Magic Slim

Magic Slim
Magic Slim at the Chicago Blues Festival, 2008
Magic Slim at the Chicago Blues Festival, 2008
Background information
Birth nameMorris Holt
Also known asMagic Slim
Born(1937-08-07)August 7, 1937
Torrance, Mississippi, United States
DiedFebruary 21, 2013(2013-02-21) (aged 75)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
InstrumentsVocals, electric guitar
Years active1955–2013
Associated actsMagic Sam

Morris Holt (August 7, 1937 – February 21, 2013), known as Magic Slim, was an American blues singer and guitarist.[1][2] Born at Torrance, near Grenada, Mississippi, the son of sharecroppers, he followed blues greats such as Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf to Chicago, developing his own place in the Chicago blues scene.[3]

In 2017, Magic Slim was posthumously inducted in to the Blues Hall of Fame.[4]

  1. ^ Guralnick, Peter (1989). Lost Highway: Jouneys and Arrivals of American Musicians. New York: Harper & Row. p. 306. ISBN 9780060971748.
  2. ^ "Magic Slim and the Teardrops". Archived from the original on 2013-11-02. Retrieved 2014-08-03.
  3. ^ "Chicago Bluesman Magic Slim Dead at 75". Reuters. 2013-02-21. Retrieved 2014-08-03.
  4. ^ "BLUES HALL OF FAME - ABOUT/Inductions - Blues Foundation". Retrieved 21 January 2018.

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