Storyville Records

Born On A Bad Sign

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Magic Slim
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A number of Storyville Records' iconic jazz and blues albums are now available in a new series of remastered high quality vinyl releases. Featuring some of the best artists from the vast Storyville catalogue, the “Storyville Vinyl Remasters” series presents great music on deluxe vinyl.

Each release is limited edition, pressed onto 180 gram virgin vinyl with the original covers and sleeve notes preserved. Updated notes have been added to the inner sleeves and a free download of the album is included. The audio has been remastered specifically for vinyl to secure the best sound that these great releases deserve.

Bluesman Magic Slim had a slow career start in Chicago, playing clubs and making a few singles in the 1960s and early 1970s. It was to be the now classic first album Born On A Bad Sign that would make Magic Slim and The Teardrops famous. It was recorded live in 1976 in Ma Bea’s Club, Chicago, for the French MCM label run by Marcelle Morgantini. This superb reissue shows exactly why it has endured as the definitive Magic Slim album.


Magic Slim (g & vo), Alabama Junio Pittis (g & vo), Nick Holt (b) and Douglas Holt (dr)

Recorded live at Mae Bae's, Chicago on November 9th, 1976


Bluesrag March-April 2015

"A reliable rule of thumb is that Magic Slim never made anything even remotely close to a weak album. Yet never did Slim sound fiercer than right here - the album that originally started it all. An outright gift from the Chicago Blues gids, Born On A Bad Sign is no longer just an evasive longlost, rare-to-find dream: It's now actually ownable."

- Dennis Rozanski

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