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Memphis Slim

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Big Blues Tour

Report by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 12 October 1963

WITH R&B getting a deep hold in this country, many of the former fans of this type of music seem to be switching to the ...

Now It's The South's Turn At The Blues

Report by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 12 October 1963

BLUES IN Croydon may strike a funny note to enthusiasts steeped in the lore of Mississippi and Chicago's South Side. ...

Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters et al: The American Folk Blues Festival, Fairfield Hall, Croydon, and the Twisted Wheel, Manchester

Live Review by uncredited writer, Record Mirror, 2 November 1963


Albums from Memphis Slim and Lonnie Johnson

Review by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 1 October 1966

Memphis leads a bunch of blues ...

Memphis Slim: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Jerry Gilbert, Melody Maker, 7 February 1970

MEMPHIS SLIM would have played on all night had he not been due back in Paris earlier the following morning. For when the American pianist's ...

Woke Up This Mornin', Blues Gone Down The Drain

Report and Interview by Brian Case, New Musical Express, 4 December 1976

The Blues is getting old, and young black kids ain't taking over where the old-timers are leaving off. BRIAN CASE talks on the subject with ...

Memphis Slim: McCabe's, Los Angeles

Live Review by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 14 October 1985

Sly Slim ...

Obituary: Memphis Slim

Obituary by Tony Burke, Blues & Rhythm, May 1988

FOLLOWING RECENT reports of his serious illness, it came as little surprise to many blues fans that Memphis Slim sadly passed on of February 24th ...

Memphis Slim & Sonny Boy Williamson: Live In Europe

Sleeve notes by Bill Wasserzieher, Reelin' in the Years/Hip-O/Experience Hendrix DVD, 2004

MEMPHIS SLIM AND Sonny Boy Williamson - even their names, their performing aliases, have a bigger-than-life aura. And though both passed away decades ago, time ...


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