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Albert “Sunnyland Slim” Luandrew was born on September 5, 1906 and died on March 17, 1995 of complications connected with renal failure. He was born in Mississippi and gravitated to Memphis in his twenties, then took part in the great migration to Chicago in 1942. He introduced Muddy Waters to the Chess Brothers, Phil and Len. His recordings for Aristocrat Records were made around 1947. Sunnyland Slim’s contribution to African-American music was acknowledged in 1988 when he was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.