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. Maghett 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 nineteen, he was signed by Cobra Records and became well known as a bluesman after his first record, "All Your Love" in 1957. He was known for his distinctive tremolo-guitar playing.

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Year Title Rating Releases
1967 West Side Soul 2
1968 Black Magic 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1992 Sentir el blues Nº 45: West Side Soul Compilation 1
1993 The Blues Collection 21: All Your Love Compilation 2
1997 The Magic Sam Legacy Compilation 1
2001 ... With a Feeling! The Complete Cobra, Chief and Crash Recordings 1957-1966 Compilation 1
2001 The Essential Magic Sam Compilation 1
Give Me Time Compilation 1
West Side Guitar 1957-1966 Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
2001 Rockin' Wild in Chicago Live 1
2005 Live Live 1


Year Title Rating Releases
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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