Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Happy Birthday Memphis Slim!

Today in 1915, John Len Chatman, AKA Memphis Slim, was born in Tennessee.

His piano and vocal skills were what made him one of the most prolific bluesmen, having over 500 recordings made and dozens of albums. He is also remembered for the great live music sessions in Europe in the 60's and 70's where all were performed and recorded for the whole world to enjoy, as one of the leading blues ambassadors. 

He was inducted to the Blues Hall of Fame in 1989, one year after his death.

Here's his most known song, "Everyday I Have the Blues" live in 1962. Here's to you Memphis!

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