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Magic Slim and the Teardrops

  • Raw Magic [Alligator, 1982] B-

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Raw Magic [Alligator, 1982]
It ain't magic because it ain't raw enough--Slim conscientiously approximates the licks and grooves of his betters without adding a thing. In contrast, his Rooster EP is a lot cruder and considerably more exciting. Which is not to suggest he could keep it up for forty minutes anywhere but a South Side bar. B-