By Tom Marker

Last night our Artist of the Week was the “Human Jukebox,” Magic Slim. We played a few from Slim plus recent blues from Chicago artists who have gigs in town this week, a brand new song from a forthcoming release by Bobby Rush, and more! See it all right here along with notes including some of this week’s appearances.

Tom Marker’s Blues Breakers

August 1, 2016

Artist of the Week: Magic Slim

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Magic Slim aka Morris Holt

Born: August 7, 1937, Yalobusha County, MS

Died: February 21, 2013, Philadelphia, PA


MAGIC SLIM – HARD TO HANDLE Slim recorded this Otis Redding song the the 1990 album, Gravel Road.

BETTYE LAVETTE – I STILL WANT TO BE YOUR BABY Betty is playing City Winery this Wednesday. From The Scene of the Crime.

GUY KING – IT’S ABOUT THE DOLLAR BILL From his new record on Delmark, Truth. Guy is playing with his Little Big Band tomorrow at FitzGerald’s.


MIKE WHEELER – SWEET GIRL From Mike’s new record, Turn Up!! Mike plays Tuesday and Wednesday at Kingston Mines, Sunday he plays the blues brunch at River Roast.

BOBBY RUSH – ME, MYSELF AND I Featuring Joe Bonamassa on guitar. From the soon to be released album, Porcupine Meat.

GILES COREY – MORNING TRAIN From the album, Giles Corey’s Stoned Soul. Giles is back on the scene with a gig Wednesday and Saturday at Rosa’s Lounge.

WALTER WOLFMAN WASHINGTON – I’LL BE GOOD From Sada, released in 1991. Walter plays an outdoor show at the College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn on Thursday then S.P.A.C.E. in Evanston on Friday.

MAGIC SLIM & THE TEARDROPS – I’M A BLUESMAN From the record, Blue Magic.

CURTIS SALGADO – I KNOW A GOOD THING From the new release, The Beautiful Lowdown.


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Next week’s Artist Of The Week will be Jimmy Rogers


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