Memphis Slim – Born With The Blues

Memphis Slim (1915-1988)

Memphis Slim was an American blues pianist, singer, and composer.  He was born in Memphis, Tennessee as John Len Chatman but used Memphis Slim as his stage name.

Memphis Slim led several bands that included saxophones, a bass, drums, and a piano.

Memphis Slim made over 500 recordings.  He made recordings for Bluebird, Hy-Tone, Miracle, Premium, Mercury, United, Vee-Jay, and folkways.

I picked this recording because it shows off Memphis Slim’s style of piano playing and his expressive voice.  Enjoy!

 

 

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