Magic Sam

~ Person

Legal name: Samuel Gene Maghett


Samuel "Magic Sam" Gene Maghett (February 14, 1937 – December 1, 1969) was an American Chicago blues musician. He was born in Grenada, Mississippi, and learned to play the blues from listening to records by Muddy Waters and Little Walter. After moving to Chicago at the age of 19, he was signed by Cobra Records and became well known as a bluesman after the release of his first record, "All Your Love", in 1957. He was known for his distinctive tremolo guitar playing.

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Year Title RatingReleases
2013 Live at the Avant Garde 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1992 Sentir el blues Nº 45: West Side Soul 1
1993 The Blues Collection: Magic Sam, All Your Love 2
1997 The Magic Sam Legacy 1
2001 ... With a Feeling! The Complete Cobra, Chief and Crash Recordings 1957-1966 1
2001 The Essential Magic Sam 1
Give Me Time 1
West Side Guitar 1957-1966 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2001 Rockin' Wild in Chicago 1
2005 Live 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1957 All Your Love / Love Me With a Feeling 1
1958 All Night Long / All My Whole Life 1
1958 Easy Baby / 21 Days in Jail 1
1958 Everything Gonna Be Alright / Look Whatcha Done 1
Out of Bad Luck / She Belongs to Me 1

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