Bing Search

Magic Sam

Magic Sam
Born: Feb 14, 1937 in Grenada, MS
User rating: 
26 Ratings
Rate this artist:
Died: Dec 1, 1969 in Chicago, IL
Genre: Blues
Biography: No blues guitarist better represented the adventurous modern sound of Chicago's West side more proudly than Sam Maghett. He died tragically young (at age 32 of a heart attack), just as he was on the brink of climbing the ladder to legitimate stardom, but Magic Sam left behind a thick legacy of bone-cutting ...Read full biography
West Side Soul
Released: 1967
Label: Delmark Records
Critics' Rating:
To call West Side Soul one of the great blues albums, one of the key albums (if not the key album) of modern electric blues is all true, but it tends to diminish and academicize Magic Sam's debut album. ...Read full review
Black Magic
Released: 1968
Label: Delmark Records
Critics' Rating:
This album's color cover photo is an action shot, showing Magic Sam in the process of choking and bending his strings, a good hike up the fretboard. It isn't clear exactly what he is playing from the picture, ...Read full review
More Magic Sam albums: Main Albums (4), Compilations (31)