Lightnin' Slim (Otis V. Hicks, St. Louis, Missouri, March 13, 1913 - Detroit, Michigan, July 27, 1974) was an African-American Louisiana blues musician, who recorded for Excello Records, often collaborating with his brother-in-law, Slim Harpo and with harmonica player Lazy Lester.
Lightnin' Slim moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana at the age of thirteen. Taught guitar by his older brother Layfield, Slim was playing in bars in Baton Rouge by the late 1940s.
He debuted on J. D. "Jay" Miller's Feature Records label in 1954 with "Bad Luck…
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