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Bluesman Mississippi Slim Dies at 66

Bluesman Mississippi Slim Dies at 66

Published April 16, 2010

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Longtime blues singer Mississippi Slim died Wednesday in Greenville.

He was 66.

Byas Funeral Home director Wellington Byas said arrangements were pending for the bluesman, whose real name was Walter Horn Jr.

According to his Web site, Horn grew up in Greenville and worked on a plantation before leaving for Chicago in 1968. His trademark style was bright-colored hair and mix-matched shoes and socks.

He returned to Mississippi in 1994.

In 1999, he recorded "Miracles" with LaJam Records, according to the Web site.

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Written by <P>By the Associated Press</P>

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