Memphis Slim

Real Name:
John 'Peter' Chatman
Profile:
American blues pianist, singer, and composer.

Born John Len Chatman in Memphis, he adopted his father's name Peter, who was a blues musician. He moved to Chicago in the 1930s where he was mentored by Big Bill Broonzy, and began cutting sides as a leader in 1939 for Okeh and Bluebird (3). Although performed under the name Memphis Slim, he published songs that he had written under the name L.C. Frazier. His prolific recording career also included sides for Peacock Records, Chess, and Vee Jay Records, among many other labels. He moved to Paris in 1961, living there until his death in 1988.

Born: September 3, 1915 (Memphis, Tennessee).
Died: February 24, 1988 (Paris, France).
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VJLP 1012, LP 1012 Memphis Slim At The Gate Of Horn — Memphis Slim Memphis Slim Memphis Slim At The Gate Of Horn (Album) Vee Jay Records, Vee Jay Records VJLP 1012, LP 1012 US 1959 Sell This Version
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FA 2385 Songs Of Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon — Memphis Slim Memphis Slim And Willie Dixon Memphis Slim And Willie Dixon - Songs Of Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon (Album) Folkways Records FA 2385 US 1960 Sell This Version
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FG 3535 Memphis Slim And The Real Honky Tonk — Memphis Slim Memphis Slim Memphis Slim And The Real Honky Tonk (Album) Folkways Records FG 3535 US 1960 Sell This Version
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FA 2450 Pete Seeger At The Village Gate — Memphis Slim Pete Seeger With Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon Pete Seeger With Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon - Pete Seeger At The Village Gate (Album) Folkways Records FA 2450 US 1960 Sell This Version
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SLP 118 Travelling With The Blues — Memphis Slim Memphis Slim Travelling With The Blues (Album) Storyville SLP 118 UK 1960 Sell This Version
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FWX 53524 The Real Boogie Woogie: Memphis Slim Piano Solos — Memphis Slim Memphis Slim The Real Boogie Woogie: Memphis Slim Piano Solos (Album) Folkways Records FWX 53524 France 1959 Sell This Version
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V-3007 The Blues Every Which Way — Memphis Slim Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon - The Blues Every Which Way (Album) Verve Records V-3007 US 1960 Sell This Version
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1003, BVLP 1003 Willie's Blues — Memphis Slim Willie Dixon With Memphis Slim Willie Dixon With Memphis Slim - Willie's Blues (Album) Prestige Bluesville, Prestige Bluesville 1003, BVLP 1003 US 1960 Sell This Version
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JGN 1004 Memphis Slim — Memphis Slim Memphis Slim Memphis Slim(LP) Collector Records JGN 1004 UK 1960 Sell This Version
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FG 3536 Chicago Blues — Memphis Slim Memphis Slim Chicago Blues (Album) Folkways Records FG 3536 US 1961 Sell This Version
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FS 3826 Blues By Jazz Gillum — Memphis Slim Jazz Gillum / Arbee Stidham / Memphis Slim Jazz Gillum / Arbee Stidham / Memphis Slim - Blues By Jazz Gillum (Album) Folkways Records FS 3826 US 1961 Sell This Version
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BV 1031 Just Blues — Memphis Slim Memphis Slim Just Blues (Album) Prestige Bluesville, Prestige Bluesville BV 1031 Germany 1960 Sell This Version
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SLP 138 This Is A Good Time To Write A Song — Memphis Slim Memphis Slim This Is A Good Time To Write A Song (Album, Comp) Storyville SLP 138 Denmark 1961 Sell This Version
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LP 1455, LP-1455 Memphis Slim — Memphis Slim Memphis Slim Memphis Slim (Album) Chess, Chess LP 1455, LP-1455 US 1961 Sell This Version
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CJM 8023, 8023 Memphis Slim's Tribute To Big Bill Broonzy, Leroy Carr, Cow Cow Davenport, Curtis Jones, Jazz Gillum — Memphis Slim Memphis Slim Memphis Slim's Tribute To Big Bill Broonzy, Leroy Carr, Cow Cow Davenport, Curtis Jones, Jazz Gillum (Album) Candid, Candid CJM 8023, 8023 US 1961 Sell This Version
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BM 6118 Alone With My Friends — Memphis Slim Memphis Slim Alone With My Friends (Album) Battle (2) BM 6118 US 1961 Sell This Version
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CBS 63470 Piano Solo - Boogie Woogie Et Blues — Memphis Slim Memphis Slim Piano Solo - Boogie Woogie Et Blues (Album) Odeon CBS 63470 Colombia 1961 Sell This Version
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UAL 3137 Broken Soul Blues — Memphis Slim Memphis Slim Broken Soul Blues (Album) United Artists Records UAL 3137 US 1961 Sell This Version
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CJM 8024 Memphis Slim, U.S.A. — Memphis Slim Memphis Slim Memphis Slim, U.S.A. (Album) Candid CJM 8024 US 1961 Sell This Version
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JGN 1005 Memphis Slim — Memphis Slim Memphis Slim Memphis Slim(LP, Album) Collector Records JGN 1005 UK 1961 Sell This Version
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AG 30.02 Enregistrement Public Réalisé Au Théâtre Municipal De Bayonne Memphis Slim Enregistrement Public Réalisé Au Théâtre Municipal De Bayonne "Mai 1961"(LP) Agorila AG 30.02 France 1961 Sell This Version
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FA 2451 Pete Seeger At The Village Gate, Vol. 2 — Memphis Slim Pete Seeger With Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon Pete Seeger With Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon - Pete Seeger At The Village Gate, Vol. 2 (Album) Folkways Records FA 2451 US 1962 Sell This Version
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BV-1031 No Strain — Memphis Slim Memphis Slim No Strain (Album) Prestige Bluesville BV-1031 US 1962 Sell This Version
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FA 2386 Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon At The Village Gate — Memphis Slim Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon - Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon At The Village Gate (Album) Folkways Records FA 2386 US 1962 Sell This Version
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LD. 583-30 The Memphis Slim Story — Memphis Slim Memphis Slim The Memphis Slim Story (Album, Comp) Disques Vogue LD. 583-30 France 1962 Sell This Version