Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Magic SLIM & The TEARDROPS - Anything Can Happen 2005 ((DVD-Rip)
This live recording of the Chicago blues band, taped in 2005 at the Sierra Nevada Brewery, showcases Slim's slashing, vibrato-drenched guitar, mountain-moving vocals and presents an authentic South Side, back-alley excursion into the true blues.
Magic Slim is known as the personification of a rollicking, electrified blues style, born of a cross-pollination of Mississippi and Chicago influences. A musician for most of his life, Slim's history is quintessential blues: born in the Deep South, he lost a finger in a cotton gin accident and was forced to switch from piano to guitar. He began playing house parties on the weekends at age 11, and after moving to Chicago before he was old enough to be in the bars in which he was performing, his Teardrops have become recognized as the last true Chicago blues band. Recalling Howlin' Wolf with his gruff vocals and no-nonsense, unapologetic delivery, Slim's imposing stature and improvisational tendencies make for a raw blues experience and an unforgettable stage show. Filmed here in 2005 at the Sierra Nevada Brewery, Slim's authentic south-side sound features his trademark vibrato and earthy, irresistible vocals, clearly showing why this group became one of the most popular touring blues bands around.
The Teardrops weathered a potentially devastating change when longtime second guitarist John Primer cut his own major-label debut for Code Blue, but with Slim and bass-wielding brother Nick Holt still on board, it's doubtful the quartet's overall sound will change dramatically in Primer's absence. In 1996, Slim signed with Blind Pig and has cut some of the most-celebrated albums of his career, including Scufflin' in 1996, Black Tornado in 1998, Snakebite in 2000, and Blue Magic in 2002. A live recording taped in 2005 at the Sierra Nevada Brewery was released that same year on both DVD and CD as Anything Can Happen. Tin Pan Alley, a set of recordings made between 1992 and 1998 in Chicago and Europe, was released in 2006 by Austria's Wolf Records. Midnight Blues appeared in 2008.
By Bill Dahl & Al Campbell, All Music Guide.
Magic Slim- (Vocals, Guitar)
Michael Dotson- (Guitar, Background Vocals)
Chris Biedron- (Bass)
Vernal Taylor- (Drums, Background Vocals)
01. I'm a Bluesman
02.The Man You Need
03.Goin' to Mississippi
04.Please Don't Dog Me
05.Mind Your Own Business
06.I ain't Looking For No Love
07.You Got to Pay
08.I Need Lovin'
11.I Don't Believe You Baby
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