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About Chicago Slim

Chicago Slim is a Bluesman/DJ/Producer with a magnetic personality and imposing persona. This music veteran is destined to become a legend, if he isn't one already. With a 7-foot shadow that looms large on the Chicago skyline.

Slim's career began as disciple to many of his musical heroes on Chicago’s South Side. He studied, performed, and recorded with Chicago legends, Eddie Taylor, Homesick James, Snooky Pryor, Lefty Dizz, Johnny Dollar, Hubert Sumlin, James Cotton, Dion Payton, Magic Slim, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells & Bo Diddley, including a stint as bandleader for legendary bluesman, Otis Rush.

At the Checkerboard Lounge on 43rd Street, he befriended and made a lifelong connection with players that he would eventually tap for the Chicago Blues All-Stars. - “Killer" Ray Allison, Johnny Cotton, Roosevelt "Mad Hatter" Purifoy and Johnny B. Gayden.

Rounding out his larger-than-life presence as AOR radio personality, Slim manned the mic at commercial outlets WCKG-FM/Chicago, WNUR-FM/Evanston & WQHT-FM/New York. His "Out Of The Blue" program was syndicated in over sixty markets.

Whether squeezing a blue note out of his six-string or preaching on the day's relevant social issues, Slim does it all with a street-savvy honesty & integrity that's nearly extinct in today's climate of greed, corruption, and injustice. He's Bluesman, Healer, Philosopher & Shaman, and, as Bo Diddley stated so eloquently, "One of the craziest %$#@! I've ever met. He ain't from this planet."

DR. DANIEL IVANKOVICH © 2020