Magic Slim & the Teardrops
Waterfront Blues Festival
Portland, OR.
July 5, 2009

Recorded from KBOO FM a local all volunteer radio station. There are always reception problems and drops in sound from this station. Maybe it's just where I live. Anyway, I have tried to find and fix all the drops in sound. This year not all the first day was broadcast. Not sure why. Etta James canceled and was replaced by Keb Mo' but his recording contract wouldn't allow his broadcast.

Please understand that I don't know all these bands and it's hard for me to come up with all the set list's. I'll do my best and ask for help when needed.

Linage: FM tuner straight to HD>CD Wave>TLH>FLAC>torrent.

This is a big undertaking for me every year and I love doing it. Please leave your comments, I enjoy reading them. Enjoy the tunes, twofthrs

“Make no mistake, big guy Magic Slim (Morris Holt) and his gang of three are the premier Chicago blues band on the road and in the recording studio today.”- Downbeat

“These guys are simply the best at what they do—playing unrefined and unadulterated electric Chicago bar room blues” - Twin Cities Blues News

“In a genre often cluttered with has-been rockers, young heavy metal merchants, and other blues-deficient players looking for a niche and an easy buck, it’s refreshing to hear a powerful album by a vibrant blues artist who knows the idiom inside and out. No doubt about it, Magic Slim is the genuine article.” - Illinois Entertainer

Nothing pretty, flashy, pop or rocked-up about Magic Slim & the Teardrops. Slim’s gruff vocals and biting guitar— “he doesn’t just play a solo,” notes the Chicago Reader, “he attacks it and drags it screaming into submission” —reinforced by the Teardrops’ raw, passionate, no-frills intensity, has led several critics to proclaim this entourage as “the last real Chicago blues band.”

Born in Mississippi, Slim lost his little finger in a cotton-gin accident, so had to abandon his first love, piano, for the guitar. After moving to Chicago, he befriended the late Magic Sam, who gave him his moniker. The towering (though none too spindly) Slim has built a reputation as one of Chicago’s most reliable, charismatic bluesmen. And no surprise to blues cognoscenti, Slim and his band have been nominated this year for five blues music awards: Blues entertainer of the year, guitarist, traditional blues album, traditional blues artist, and, for the sixth year running, best blues band.

Set List
1. (the teardrops)
2. magic slim intro> it's alright
3. look over yonder wall
4. crazy woman
5. ?
6. sadie
7. talk to me baby
8. since i met you baby
9. ?
10. the blues is alright