Magic (born Morris Holt in Torrence, Mississippi in 1937) Slim is a well-known Chicago blues guitarist who has led one of the major Chicago blues bands for about 30 years now. He first came to the city in 1955 with friend and mentor Magic Sam. The elder Magic (Sam) let the younger magic (Slim) play bass with his band and even gave him his nick-name. (the now-imposing Magic Slim was apparently bit leaner back in the fifties). Now, he's a big, gruff, hat-wearing fellow, whose guitar solos sizzle.