Chicago Blues
(born John Chatman, aka Peter Chatman)
Born Sep 3 , 1915 in Memphis, TN
Died Feb 24, 1988 in Paris, France
 
 
 
An amazingly prolific artist who brought a brisk air of urban sophistication to his frequently stunning presentation, Memphis Slim assuredly ranks with the greatest blues pianists of all time. He was smart enough to take Big Bill Broonzy's early advice about developing a style to call his own to heart, instead of imitating that of his idol, Roosevelt Sykes. Soon enough, other 88s pounders were copying Slim rather than the other way around -- his thundering ivories attack set him apart from most of his contemporaries, while his deeply burnished voice possessed a commanding authority. 
Quote from All-Media Guide.
A brief biography: http://www.arcmusic.com/allb/B004.Htm 

Bio at The Blue Flame Cafe. 

Memphis Slim webpage at All-Media Guide. 

Memphis Slim Historical Tour. 

the Songs: 
 
1. Rolling and Tumbling 

@by Memphis Slim and Buddy Guy

the song
 

 

Chicago Blues