Magic Slim

Anything Can Happen

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One of the last of the 1950s Chicago blues performers, Magic Slim lends a strong credibility and power to everything he sings and plays. Anything Can Happen, which was recorded live at the Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico, CA, features Slim in prime form. His lyrics are mostly pretty basic, as exemplified by the songtitles, and he excels on both guitar (including on an occasional instrumental) and in his powerful vocals. His backup quartet is also excellent, providing a floor for Magic Slim's flights. All blues collectors should be familiar with Magic Slim and have at least a few of his recordings in their collection. Anything Can Happen is an excellent place for them to start.

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