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Memphis Slim

Memphis Slim


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The biography of Memphis Slim by Jean Buzelin , illustrated by Will Argunas and accompanied by 2 compact discs.

The singer and pianist Memphis Slim was a huge star during his lifetime, particularly in Paris where he lived from 1962 until his death in 1988. His tall figure, his white locks, his long fingers “curved” on the keyboard, his presence, had become familiar to a large audience who recognized him everywhere, his fame going well beyond the world of blues and jazz . Memphis Slim was a great artist, an excellent blues and boogie-woogie pianist, a superb singer with a warm, high and strong voice. He began his career in the Chicago ghetto during the 1940s, then achieved great commercial success in rhythm and blues with his community, before becoming, for the whole world, " The Ambassador of the Blues ". It is largely thanks to him that this music now shines everywhere.

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