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Memphis Slim

Born: 
09/03/1915
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Died: 
02/24/1988
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Years Active: 
1930's-1980's
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Memphis Slim was an American blues pianist, singer, and composer. He led a series of bands that, reflecting the popular appeal of jump blues, included saxophones, bass, drums, and piano. A song he first cut in 1947, "Every Day I Have the Blues", has become a blues standard, recorded by many other artists. He made over 500 recordings.

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Country
Memphis Slim 02/25/1951 Sunset Terrace Indianapolis Indiana USA
Memphis Slim 01/17/1957 Famous Door Indianapolis Indiana USA
Folksong '59 04/03/1959 Carnegie Hall NYC New York USA
1st Annual Newport Folk Festival 07/11/1959 Freebody Park Newport Rhode Island USA
1st Annual Newport Folk Festival 07/12/1959 Freebody Park Newport Rhode Island USA
Willie Dixon Recording Session 12/03/1959 Van Gelder Studio Englewood Cliffs New Jersey USA
Memphis Slim Recording Session 01/16/1961 Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios NYC New York USA
1st Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival 02/04/1961 Mandel Hall Chicago Illinois USA
American Folk Blues Festival 10/18/1962 Auditorium Maximum Hamburg Hamburg Germany
American Folk Blues Festival 11/15/1962 Les Trois Mailletz Paris Île-de-France France
American Folk Blues Festival 11/16/1962 Les Trois Mailletz Paris Île-de-France France
American Folk Blues Festival 10/12/1963 Berlin Sportpalast Berlin Schöneberg Germany
Memphis Slim 05/21/1964 The Marquee Club (2) London Soho England
Memphis Slim 08/27/1964 The Marquee Club (2) London Soho England
Memphis Slim 05/27/1965 The Marquee Club (2) London Soho England
12th Newport Jazz Festival 07/01/1965 Newport Festival Field Newport Rhode Island USA
Memphis Slim / Sonny Rollins 07/06/1965 Village Vanguard Greenwich Village New York USA
Memphis Slim / Sonny Rollins 07/07/1965 Village Vanguard Greenwich Village New York USA
Memphis Slim / Sonny Rollins 07/08/1965 Village Vanguard Greenwich Village New York USA
Memphis Slim / Sonny Rollins 07/09/1965 Village Vanguard Greenwich Village New York USA
Memphis Slim / Sonny Rollins 07/10/1965 Village Vanguard Greenwich Village New York USA
Memphis Slim / Sonny Rollins 07/11/1965 Village Vanguard Greenwich Village New York USA
American Folk Blues Festival 03/14/1972 Musikhalle Hamburg Hamburg Germany
Memphis Slim 06/29/1973 Montreux Jazz Festival (3) Montreux Vaud Switzerland
Memphis Slim 01/01/1977 Village Gate NYC New York USA

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