That decision brought about a dishonorable discharge and six months in prison. Upon his release he recorded on the Chief Records label, but the entire Army debacle had severely undermined his confidence and emotional state. It was also a lull period, at that time, in blues music as a whole. The heyday of the s was done, and the 60s folk revival was still years away.
Rock and Roll was the music of the time, and Sam struggled for several years. He was also the victim of horrendous management throughout his career. Waters called for the young man to join him on the stage, and in his haste, Sam tripped over an electric cord and sent sparks flying. Which one was? The follow-up release on the Delmark label, Black Magic. He was finally believing in himself and his abilities once again. Fellow Grenada, Mississippian, and childhood friend, Morris Holt, first tried out his chops in Chicago in the mid s.
Originally a piano player, he switched to guitar after losing a finger in a cotton gin accident. Just when things were finally looking up for Magic Sam, he died, suddenly, of a heart attack on December 1st, , at the age of Allmusic reviewer Al Campbell stated "While the sound quality leaves something to be desired, fans of electric Chicago blues should hear Magic Sam Live.
Recorded at two separate locations Ignore the rotten sound quality, this is raw blues power and provides a priceless document of Sam Maghett's vital showmanship". Sam was a talented guitarist but that was merely an adjunct to the forceful personality projected on his vocals Sam sweeps all before him, accustomed to leading from the front and grateful if musicians keep up".
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