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Dave Specter

A first-tier blues and jazz guitarist, Dave Specter, whether functioning solo being a bandleader or being a sideman for performers like Johnny Littlejohn or Kid Seals, has often brought cleverness and sharp, sharp playing towards the music desk, sort of modern edition of T-Bone Walker. Delivered on Chicago’s northwest aspect …

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William Clarke

The heir apparent to Chicago’s legacy of amplified blues harmonica, William Clarke was the first original new tone of voice on his instrument to arrive in quite a while; he became a feeling in blues circles through the later ’80s and early ’90s, ended brief by an untimely loss of …

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Buster Benton

Regardless of the amputation of elements of both his legs during his job, Chicago guitarist Buster Benton by no means quit playing his music — an infectious hybrid of blues and soul that he dubbed at one stage “disco blues” (an unfortunate appellation in retrospect, but useful in describing its …

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Willie “Big Eyes” Smith

The longtime drummer using the Muddy Waters Music group, bluesman Willie “Big Eye” Smith was created in Helena, AK, on January 19, 1936; elevated by his sharecropper grandparents, mainly because a kid his neighbours included famous brands Robert Nighthawk and Pinetop Perkins. At 17 he journeyed to Chicago to go …

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A.C. Reed

To listen to tenor saxist A.C. Reed bemoan his destiny on-stage, one might glean the impression that he really detests his work. But from the tongue-in-cheek issue — Reed’s raspy, gutbucket blowing and laid-back vocals belie any feeling of boredom. Sax-blowing blues bandleaders are scarce as hen’s tooth in Chicago; …

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Mississippi Heat

A blues combo that fuses modern styles using the vintage Chicago audio from the ’50s, Mississippi High temperature was formed within the Windy Town in 1991 by Israeli-born, Belgian-bred vocalist and harp guy Pierre Lacocque. The band’s tale started when blues guitarist and vocalist Jon McDonald asked Lacocque on-stage throughout …

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Mighty Joe Young

There was a period during the later ’70s and early ’80s when Mighty Joe Young was among the leading blues guitarists in Chicago’s budding North side blues circuit. The Louisiana indigenous got his begin not within the Windy Town, however in Milwaukee, where he grew up. He gained a popularity …

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Maurice John Vaughn

Maurice John Vaughn’s 1984 debut place, Generic Blues Record, came packaged in an ordinary white coat, its name unceremoniously stamped on its front side like a bundle of no-brand grain on the grocer’s shelf. It appeared as if the cleverest of promotion ploys, however in reality, it had been a …

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Koko Taylor

Accurately dubbed “the Queen of Chicago blues” (and occasionally simply the blues generally), Koko Taylor helped keep carefully the tradition of big-voiced, brassy female blues belters alive, recasting the spirits of early legends like Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Big Mama Thornton, and Memphis Minnie for the present day age. Taylor’s …

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Katie Webster

A piano-pounding institution within the Southern Louisiana swamp blues picture during the past due ’50s and early ’60s, Katie Webster later on grabbed a long-deserved talk about of national reputation with some well-received Alligator albums. Poor Kathryn Thorne got to cope with deeply spiritual parents who do everything within their …

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