Magic Slim and the Teardrops are one of the great Chicago blues bands. Slim is a powerful singer and a propelling down home guitarist. Bob grew up around this band. Bob and Slim are longtime friends. Here are some photos to enjoy.
Magic Slim Promo Shot for Alligator Records
The front and back of Magic Slim & The Teardrops’ late 70s business card
A Young Magic Slim (Photo Courtesy of Steve Cushing)
Photo by Sandy Sutherland.
Junior Pettis and Magic Slim at Florence’s, Chicago in the late 1970s. Photo Bob Corritore.
Magic Slim photo from Steve Cushing’s Archives.
Junior Pettis and Magic Slim outside of Florence’s Lounge, Chicago.
Magic Slim outside of Florence’s Lounge. Photo Jonas Dovydenas, courtesy Library Of Congress.
Magic Slim in France 1978. Photo by Jean-Pierre Tahmazian, courtesy Soul Bag Magazine.
Magic Slim, Nick Holt, Junior Pettis. Photo Jean-Pierre Tahmazian, courtesy of Soul Bag Magazine.
Nick Holt, Daddy Rabbit, Steve Cushing, Magic Slim, and Mordez (standing right below Magic Slim) at Florence’s. Photo by Marc Pokempner.
Early band photo of Magic Slim & The Teardrops. Nick Holt, Junior Pettis, Steve Cushing, Magic Slim. Photo courtesy of Steve Cushing.
Magic Slim & The Teardrops outside of Florence’s. Nate Applewhite, Junior Pettis, Magic Slim and Nick Holt. Photo by Marc PoKempner.
Chico Chism, Bob Corritore, Magic Slim at The Rhythm Room in Phoenix, Arizona (Photo by Fonz)
Magic Slim and Pedro Otávio in Brazil! Photo by Pedro’s father, Luciano Boca.
Blind Pig Promo Shot
Another Blind Pig Promo Shot
Magic Slim, John Primer, and Nick Holt.
Magic Slim – Early 1980s (Photo by Bob Corritore)
Magic Slim and Little Hite. Photo by Sandy Sutherland courtesy of Phil Wight.
Photo by Cilla Huggins
Photo Phil Wight.
Magic Slim Listens to Playback of “I Wonder Why” at the Chess Recording Studios in a Session Produced by Steve Cushing – May 5, 1975 (Photo by Robert Fogt)
Magic Slim in the recording studio! Photo Robert Fogt.
Magic Slim at The Rhythm Room in Phoenix, Arizona (Photo by Bob Corritore)
Jimmy Dawkins, Marcelle Morgantini of MCM Records, Magic Slim.
Magic Slim early 1970s
Photo Sandy Sutherland (courtesy Phil Wight)
Magic Slim & The Teardrops, mid 1970s with Magic Slim standing and Junior Pettis, Nick Holt and Steve Cushing seated. Photo courtesy Steve Cushing.
Magic Slim’s guitar and amplifier, mid 1990’s at the Rhythm Room. Photo Drew Verbis.
Magic Slim and Bob Corritore, Memphis, May 2011.
Magic Slim invited Bob Corritore to join him onstage at the Rhythm Room, September, 2011. Photo Daniel Swadener.
Eddie Shaw and Magic Slim.
John Primer and Magic Slim. Photo courtesy Lisa Becker Primer.
After Florence’s burned down, B.T.O. Club House was their next Sunday matinee gig. Handbill courtesy of Illinois Slim.