|Memphis Slim (birth name: John Len Chatman) was born on September 3, 1915.|
We can't let the day pass without celebrating the music of blues great, Memphis Slim. He is associated with the jump blues, a style that utilizes a small swing band featuring horns. His music became highly influential among later generations of blues performers. He even had an R&B chart topping hit with "Messing Around" in 1948.
He was inducted posthumously into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1989.
|Memphis Slim at the piano|
Here are a few vids that show a nice sampling of his work: