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Memphis Slim (3 September, 1915 in Memphis, Tennessee – 24 February, 1988 in Paris, France) was a blues pianist and singer. His birth name was John Len Chatman although he himself claimed to be born Peter Chatman (the name he gave himself in honour of his father Peter Chatman Sr. when he first recorded for Okeh in 1940). He composed the blues standards "Every Day I Have the Blues" and "Mother Earth". Memphis Slim…

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  • Super Blues! http://goodtimecollective.bandcamp.com/album/preacher-the-bear-and-their-super-blues-sound
  • Master Memphis Slim!
  • Jaspar's Gal: one of the funniest songs ever recorded (and not one you'd play on valentine's day) worth searching for, look for Chatman Corner
  • http://www.facebook.com/WaltzMeBlues http://waltzmeblues.tumblr.com/
  • American Folk Blues Festival group: http://www.last.fm/group/American+Folk+Blues+Festival
  • Mother Earth, you "done good" when you produced this guy!
  • Early in the morning... she brings out the animal in me.
  • he's the tops
  • ♥ i love you Memphis Slim ♥
  • Memphis Slim, Otis Spann, and Pinetop Perkins. The beginning and end of blues piano. Love this dude's stuff. And find it hilarious that Nick Cave named his band after one of his songs.

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