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One of a few Blues albums that simply have to be in any serious collection. A classic,... more

Magic Sam: Magic Sam - Live

One of a few Blues albums that simply have to be in any serious collection. A classic, high-energy guitar blues album. Sound quality is not matching today's standards.

Live at the Alex Club (October, 1963) and at the Ann Arbor Blues Festival (August 1969)

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  • Interpret: Magic Sam

  • Album titlle: Magic Sam - Live

  • Label DELMARK

  • Genre Blues

  • Price code VCD3
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0038153064525

  • weight in Kg 0.107
Magic Sam - Magic Sam - Live CD 1
01 Every Night About This Time Magic Sam
02 Don't Believe You'd Let Me Down Magic Sam
03 Mole's Blues Magic Sam
04 I Just Got to Know Magic Sam
05 Tore Down Magic Sam
06 You Were Wrong Magic Sam
07 Backstroke Magic Sam
08 Come on in This House Magic Sam
09 Riding High Magic Sam
10 San-Ho-Say Magic Sam
11 I Need You So Bad Magic Sam
12 Strange Things Happening Magic Sam
13 I Feel So Good (I Wanna Boogie) Magic Sam
14 All Your Love Magic Sam
15 Sweet Home Chicago Magic Sam
16 Looking Good Magic Sam
17 Looking Good (Encore) Magic Sam
Magic Sam A new blues sound was cooking on Chicago’s West Side, and ‘Magic... more
"Magic Sam"

Magic Sam

A new blues sound was cooking on Chicago’s West Side, and ‘Magic Sam’ Maghett was its head chef. Stripped of harps and horns, the blossoming West Side sound centered on the electric guitar, positioning Sam and his peer Freddie King as prototypical blues guitar heroes. They didn’t mind stretching out on their axes, and they had plenty to say. Sam’s ringing guitar approach, soaked in minor-key majesty, did have a few discernible precedents, but it was basically his design.

Born February 14, 1937 a little ways east of Grenada, Mississippi, Sam started out on diddley bow, a one-string contraption hung on the wall and fretted with a slide. One of his childhood pals was a towering lad named Morris Holt, who he’d later anoint with the handle of Magic Slim after both were resident on the Chicago circuit. "We played acoustics, on a Sunday up under a shade tree after we’d go to church and come back," says Holt of their shared childhood.

Sam’s aunt Lily sent for the lad to come up to Chicago in 1950. Not long after, a youth named Sylvester Thompson moved into the same South Side building that Sam lived in. "I met him on the steps. He was playing guitar one morning when my brother Mack and I came in from the cab, from the Illinois Central station," says Thompson, better known now as R&B singer Syl Johnson. Syl struck out on some Mississippi blues right there on the doorstep, impressing Sam. "He was like playing ragtime when I first met him. And he kind of went wild when me and Mack came," says Syl. They continued to jam together in months to come, soon attracting the interest of Sam’s uncle, veteran harpist James ‘Shakey Jake’ Harris.

"My mama got me an amp and a guitar. We put that amp in the window," says Syl. "That’s how old Shakey Jake found us. He heard the music. He said it smelled like he was a dog, smelled the other female dog down when she’s in heat!"

With Shakey Jake encouraging him, a teenaged Sam sat in at the 708 Club in 1955, soon gigging under the moniker of Good Rocking Sam. Sam and Mack sent a demo of All Your Love to Chess, but they were turned down. "‘All Your Love’ derived from one of Lowell Fulson’s songs, ‘It’s All My Fault,’" reveals Syl. "Cause Sam told me that’s where he got it from. He copped it off of that." Otis Rush had a better idea than Chess. "I met Sam after I did 'I Can't Quit You Baby,’" says Rush. "He was trying to get with a recording. I turned him on to Cobra."

Situated on West Roosevelt Road, Eli Toscano’s Cobra Records had already enjoyed success with Rush’s debut single and clearly pictured Sam connecting on the same level with his debut All Your Love, waxed in 1957 with a two-bass setup (Mack on electric, Willie Dixon on upright), pianist Little Brother Montgomery, and drummer Billie Stepney. Mack also dreamed up Maghett’s snazzy new Magic Sam moniker. The swaying, minor-toned All Your Love established Sam as the new king of the West Side. "It was one of his biggest," says Syl. "It was a classic." Sam released three more fine singles on Cobra before the Army came calling, much to his dismay.

Bill Dahl
Chicago, Illinois

PLUG IT IN! TURN IT UP!
Electric Blues 1939-2005. - The Definitive Collection!
Part 2: 1954-1967 - BCD 16922 CP
EAN 4000127169228  -  ISBN: 978-3-89916-589-0

 

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Tracklist
Magic Sam - Magic Sam - Live CD 1
01 Every Night About This Time
02 Don't Believe You'd Let Me Down
03 Mole's Blues
04 I Just Got to Know
05 Tore Down
06 You Were Wrong
07 Backstroke
08 Come on in This House
09 Riding High
10 San-Ho-Say
11 I Need You So Bad
12 Strange Things Happening
13 I Feel So Good (I Wanna Boogie)
14 All Your Love
15 Sweet Home Chicago
16 Looking Good
17 Looking Good (Encore)