Keeping the African-American blues tradition alive in the Santa Barbara, CA area.
Chicago blues drips from the raw and gritty music of Magic Slim. His vocals are delivered
like a champion boxer punches. His sharp, fast lead guitar notes are drenched in sweat.
His rife rhythms rock like a ship that’s tossed about by a hellacious storm. His
potent backing band – comprised of Jon McDonald (guitar), Danny O’Connor (bass),
|Congratulations to Magic Slim, The Blues Foundation has nominated him for a
2009 Blues Music Award in the category of B.B. King Entertainer of the Year,
Band of the Year & Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year. His new CD on Blind Pig
Records, Midnight Blues, is impressive . Magic Slim may not be slim anymore
but neither is his music. It’s solid blues throughout!
and David Simms (drums) – is more than capable of supporting the master. Together with Slim,
they are considered to be one of the last real Chicago blues bands. Magic Slim doesn’t need
to rely on guest stars in order to make a great CD. Still, eight confidant colleagues, including
Otis Clay and Elvin Bishop, appear throughout the 47-minute disc.
This is practically a 100% pure
the cover photo and CD design were created by a Chicago graphic artist, most of the songs were
written by Chicago artists, and the guests are all associated with Chicago.
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