Memphis Slim

Biography

John ‘Peter’ Chatman, 3 September 1915, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 24 February 1988, Paris, France. One of the most popular performers of the blues idiom, Memphis Slim combined the barrelhouse/boogie-woogie piano style of the pre-war era with a sophisticated vocal intonation. A prolific songwriter, his best-known composition, ‘Every Day I Have The Blues’, has been the subject of numerous interpretations, and versions by Count Basie and B.B. King helped establish the song as... Read more

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blues
piano blues
classic blues
piano
mississippi blues
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