Chicago Blues Legend “Magic Slim” passes away…
Morris Holt-the Blues legend known as “Magic Slim’ has passed away just after midnight on Thursday in a Philadelphia PA hospital. Here’s a link to the story on msn.com: http://news.msn.com/obits/blues-guitarist-magic-slim-dies-in-us
He was a great bluesman, recording countless records and CD’s over his career, and was always a huge draw for any festival. He will be greatly missed-but his music will live on…rest in peace “Slim”–The Blues Heaven All-Stars have been waiting for your arrival…
Also-Several other artists are going through some health issues as well. FINAS TASBY-the lead vocalist of the west coast blues all-star band-THE MANNISH BOYS has recently suffered a severe stroke recently, and is doing his best on the road to recovery. He is in great need of help with his medical expenses, and his label-DELTA GROOVE has put together an effort to try to help out. Here’s the link-please help if you can: http://www.deltagrooveproductions.com/
Guitarist KID RAMOS is also battling cancer right now also, and could use some help from the Blues Community as well. His story and info on helping him can be found here: http://fulltimeblues.com/2012/09/30/support-kid-ramos-cancer-fight/
And last but not least, longtime sax player for ROOMFUL OF BLUES-GREG PICCOLO has recently undergone heart surgery, and is on the road to recovery. details on this can be found at www.blues.org
We send our heartfelt sympathy to the Holt family, and members of Magic Slim’s band-the Teardrops, and send out best wishes to our other Blues family members who are struggling with health issues.