Memphis Slim

Memphis Slim

Blues musician
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Memphis Slim (born John Len Chatman, September 3, 1915 – February 24, 1988) was an American blues pianist, singer, and composer. He led a series of bands that, reflecting the popular appeal of jump blues, included saxophones, bass, drums, and piano. A song he first cut in 1947, "Every Day I Have the Blues", has become a blues standard, recorded by many other artists. He made over 500 recordings.

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3 September 1915
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Memphis, Tennessee
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24 February 1988
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72 (age at death)
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Paris, France
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