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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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Karen Carroll

Blues vocalist Karen Carroll was seemingly destined to get a profession in music: not merely was her mom Jeanne Carroll a blues and jazz vocalist aswell, but her godparents were guitarist George Freeman and vocalist Bonnie Lee. Delivered in Chicago on January 30, 1958, Carroll began performing at age nine, …

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Rick Estrin

Vocalist, songwriter, and virtuoso blues harpist Rick Estrin was created in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, California in 1949, and also as a young man he frequented the rough Market Street region, falling beneath the spell of music by Ray Charles, Jimmy Reed, Nina Simone, Champ Jack Dupree, among others, so …

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Jimmy Dawkins

Chicago guitarist Jimmy Dawkins could have desired to keep his longtime nickname “Fast Fingertips” behind. It had been always something of the stylistic misnomer in any case; Dawkins’ Western world Side-styled electric guitar slashed and surged, but rarely burnt with incendiary swiftness. Dawkins’ blues had been generally from the brooding, …

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Melvin Taylor

Chicago-based guitarist Melvin Taylor is really a star in European countries, but it might take time for U.S. viewers to catch to precisely how phenomenally talented a bluesman he’s. Area of the issue for Taylor could be his personal organic eclecticism. He’s similarly adept playing jazz or blues, however in …

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Bob Margolin

With each new album, guitarist, singer, and songwriter “Steady Rollin'” Bob Margolin is constantly on the increase the boundaries of contemporary blues. Margolin, a sideman for Muddy Waters from 1973 to 1980, was created on, may 9, 1949, and elevated in Brookline, MA, became enamored using the recordings of Chuck …

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