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Saturday, April 23, 2011

All Your Love - Magic Sam


Samuel "Magic Sam" Gene Maghett (February 14, 1937 – December 1, 1969) was a Chicago blues artist. 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.In 1963, he gained national attention for his single "Feelin' Good (We're Gonna Boogie)". His life and career was cut short when he suddenly died of a heart attack in December 1969. He was 32 years old. The stage name Magic Sam was devised by Sam's bass player and childhood friend Mack Thompson at Sam's first recording session for Cobra, from an approximation of "Maghett Sam". The name Sam was using at the time, Good Rocking Sam, was already being used by another artist.

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