RIP: Magic Slim – 1937-2013
Posted on: Thursday, Feb 21, 2013
Despite conflicting stories earlier today it would appear the great Chicago bluesman Magic Slim – aka Morris Holt – has passed away at the age of 75. He was born in Grenada, Mississippi, relocating to Chicago in 1955 initially. He moved back to Mississippi but had returned to the ‘The Windy City’ by 1970 – where he was a fixture in the city’s clubs with his ‘no frills’ Chicago blues, as well as being a regular on the festival scene. He moved to Lincoln, Nebraska in 1994, where he was a regular performer at the celebrated Zoo Bar.