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Lynwood Slim

Lynwood Slim with Larry Taylor and Kid Ramos (2005)
Background information
Birth name Richard Dennis Duran
Born August 19, 1953 (1953-08-19) (age 56)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Genres Blues
Instruments Harmonica, Flute, Vocals
Years active 1970s - present
Labels Delta Groove
Website Official site

Lynwood Slim (August 19, 1953[1] - ) is an American blues harmonica player and singer.



Born in Los Angeles, California in 1953, he started playing the trumpet at age 12. He started to play harmonica when he was 15.[1] His early influences include Jimmy Reed, Little Walter and Big Walter Horton. He played the Los Angeles music scene then moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1977. He became a major force on the music scene, winning awards for best blues band in 1986.

Slim moved to Amsterdam, Holland in 1988, returned to Los Angeles later that same year. He started working with Junior Watson, as well as Hollywood Fats Band alumni Larry Taylor, Fred Kaplan and Richard Innes. He started playing the flute after listening to James Moody and Herbie Mann.

Lynwood Slim is best known as a singer in the style of smooth easy jazz/blues as well as his harmonica and flute playing as well. Recording credits include a number of solo CD's as well as 35 to 40 as guest performer, producer, engineer, arranger and song writer. Slim currently is a signed to Delta Groove, an independent blues label based in Van Nuys, California. He has toured and recorded in the United States as well as Europe, South America and Australia.


  • 1996 Soul Feet (Atomic Theory ATM 1121)
  • 1997 Lost in America (Atomic Theory ATM 1135)
  • 1998 Back to Back (CrossCut 11059) with Junior Watson
  • 1999 World Wide Wood (Pacific Blues PBRC 9903)
  • 1999 Too Small to Dance (Pacific Blues PBRC 9902) with Big Rhythm Combo
  • 2006 Last Call (Delta Groove DGPCD108)


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