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Memphis Slim (3 September, 1915 in Memphis, Tennessee – 24 February, 1988 in Paris, France) was a 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 got his start playing the blues at… read more

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  • Avatar for goodtimerecords
    Super Blues!
  • Avatar for Habeebullah
    Master Memphis Slim!
  • Avatar for BJBooth
    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
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    American Folk Blues Festival group:
  • Avatar for Druid66
    Mother Earth, you "done good" when you produced this guy!
  • Avatar for Kingabiscuito
    Early in the morning... she brings out the animal in me.
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    he's the tops
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    ♥ i love you Memphis Slim ♥
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    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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