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  The Real Chicago Blues, an interview with David Grazian
In Chicago, the blues audience is mostly a white audience.
The blues fell out of favor with middle-class fls in the late 1950s and early 1960s because it was considered "gutbucket," "low-class" music that recalled the countrified terrain of Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma, and other southern spaces that their families had left behind.
Handy's "discovery" of the blues in 1903 does not exactly mark the beginning of the blues; it marks its shift away from an oral tradition and its subsequent commercialization through the distribution of written sheet music.
www.press.uchicago.edu /Misc/Chicago/305686in.html   (2215 words)

 Chicago blues - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Chicago blues is a form of blues music that developed in Chicago, Illinois by adding electrically amplified guitar, drums, piano, bass guitar and sometimes saxophone to the basic guitar/harmonica Delta blues.
The music developed mainly as a result of the "Great Migration" of poor fl workers from the South into the industrial cities of the North such as Chicago in particular, in the first half of the twentieth century.
Chicago blues - Detroit blues - Kansas City blues - Louisiana blues - Memphis blues - Piedmont blues - St.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chicago_blues   (184 words)

 Chicago Blues
Chicago is both famous and infamous for a number of people and events— Al Capone, Mayor Richard Daly, the Black Sox scandal, at least one devastating fire and a Republican National Convention gone awry.
Chicago Blues beginnings by all accounts are attributed to Muddy Waters recordings on Chess Records in the late 1940’s.
He was the boss of Chicago and the reason some call Chicago the sure-enough home of the blues." Chicago has long been associated with the blues with active scenes on the west and southsides of town.
www.wordofmouthproductions.org /chicago.htm   (774 words)

 Chicago Blues Festival 2003
The City of Chicago has put on this festival for all these years, and claims that it is the world’s largest free festival.
Since Chicago is a heartland of the blues, there were also special blues activities throughout the month of May. This year’s festival was the end of May and first of June.
Chicago is known to have a variety of weather, and one taxi driver commented that Chicago could have four different seasons in a day or two
www.bluesartstudio.at /NeueSeiten/Chicago.html   (808 words)

 GoChicago.com - The Official Chicago & Illinois Tourist Office Website
Blues Capital of the World, Chicago is alive and thriving with one of the largest population of blues musicians on the globe.
Located near Ontario Street’s ’restaurant row’, Blue Chicago on N Clark St is a safe and friendly club, ideal for catching Chicago blues legends, such as Jody Williams and Eddy Clearwater, and yet-to-be discovered artists.
A legendary destination for the Chicago blues scene and owned by the star himself, Buddy Guy’s Legends on S Wabash Ave is the ideal spot for grooving to top local and national acts.
www.gochicago.com /press/pr_music_blues.html   (1256 words)

 Chicago Blues
Chicago, a logical base for institutions that want to span the nation, lost out years ago in the competition to create powerhouse banks because of Illinois' resistance to branch banking.
''Chicago is in a decline, a continued slow decline,'' argues George G. Kaufman, a longtime finance professor at Loyola University Chicago.
Chicago is also launching a plan to lace the city with fiber-optic cable, the new highway of the Internet.
www.businessweek.com /2000/00_42/b3703001.htm   (3422 words)

 Blues - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The use of blue notes and the prominence of call-and-response patterns in the music and lyrics are indicative of the blues' West African pedigree.
Jefferson was one of the few country blues performers to record widely, and may have been the first to record the slide guitar style, in which a guitar is fretted with a knife blade or the sawed-off neck of a bottle.
The Chicago blues is influenced to a large extent by the Mississippi blues style, because many performers had migrated from the Mississippi region.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blues   (6592 words)

 The Blues . Blues Road Trip . Chicago and Detroit | PBS
Dixon began performing in Chicago in the late 1930s; his career was interrupted briefly in the early 1940s when he was jailed for refusing the draft as a conscientious objector.
Early in his career he worked with many of Chicago's blues legends as a session player for Chess records and teamed up with harmonica player Junior Wells; the two were a popular duo in the city for many years.
Sam Lay is the quintessential blues drummer, and was a major figure on the Chicago blues scene in the 1960s.
www.pbs.org /theblues/roadtrip/chi-detsongs.html   (3497 words)

 House of Blues Chicago : HOB.com
Please note: House of Blues Chicago is a Smoke-Free Venue.
House of Blues is available for your special events and seasonal parties.
House of Blues is committed to providing guests with a safe and enjoyable entertainment experience.
www.hob.com /venues/clubvenues/chicago   (493 words)

 CPL Chicago Blues Archives: blues bibliography
Sassy jazz and slo'draggin blues as sung by Langston Hughes.
Queen of the blues: a biography of Dinah Washington.
I was there when the blues was red hot: a tribute to a Chicago blues family.
www.chipublib.org /001hwlc/vpablues/cbabib.html   (1307 words)

 Chicago Defender / Entertainment
In the Chicago Blues Tent on Columbus Drive, south of Jackson Avenue, there are on display excellent photographs and images from the museum’s archival collections and rare archival film footage and images of rare performances.
Made possible by grants from the Illinois Humanities Council and the Driehaus Foundation the Chicago Blues Museum and Jazz Museum Gallery is opening this summer in its first permanent location at 3636 S. Iron Street.
The Chicago Blues Festival is the world’s largest free admission festival of its kind.
www.chicagodefender.com /page/entertainment.cfm?ArticleID=5730   (451 words)

 Chicago electric blues
Without a doubt, electric Chicago blues constitutes, along with RandB-derived rock and roll by the likes of Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley (who both also recorded on Chess and sometimes used the same backup musicians as the Chicago blues greats), the backbone of the Stones' musical identity.
Born in Louisiana, legendary guitarist and blues singer Buddy Guy moved to Chicago in the late 1950s to become one of the leading players in the second generation of Chicago blues players.
Mississippi-born James was one of the many important figures to emigrate to Chicago and contribute to the electric Chicago blues golden age of the 1950s.
www.timeisonourside.com /STChicago.html   (4014 words)

 Chicago Blues Festival 1999 Review   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The "Sweet 16" Chicago Blues Festival was held from June 3-6 at beautiful Grant Park in Downtown Chicago and featured four days of excellent blues, good food and a variety of information for any blues fan.
When I was asked by my friends and family about my trip to Chicago, my best comment was that for a blues fan, the Chicago Blues Festival and all of the activities surrounding the event were as close to a "religious" experience as I have ever had in my life.
The third day of the blues festival was a long one for me. It started early in the morning at the Chicago jazz and blues music Mecca, Jazz Record Mart to see an intimate performance by Edward Taylor, Jr.
www.mnblues.com /review/cbf99.html   (1382 words)

 Blues Band Chicago, IL - Cook, Illinois Blues Music, Chicago Blues Bands   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Here are the online press kits of 133 professional Chicago blues bands and blues bands who will travel to Chicago to perform at your event.
In the Blues Capital of the world, Fernando Jones is Chicago's go to guy when it comes to all things Blues, he's an ambassador.
The BMR4 is a new Chicago jazz quartet that features some of the best players in the city including members of the Buddy Guy,Lonnie Brooks, and Patrica Barber bands.
www.gigmasters.com /Blues/BluesBand_Chicago_IL.asp   (935 words)

 Chicago Blues -- -- chicagotribune.com
For the primal elements of Chicago blues - lamenting phrases, stripped-down chord changes, poignantly flatted melody notes - represent the DNA of Chicago jazz.
Rock music, too, owes a debt to Chicago blues, no less than the Rolling Stones having built their early identity on the music.
They won't be with us forever, but their work will be, in the form of their distinguished recordings and in the countless jazz, blues, pop, rock and rap performers who have been transformed by the Chicago Blues.
www.chicagotribune.com /entertainment/chi-wonders-blues,0,4941941.story?coll=chi-homepagepromo440-fea   (609 words)

 David G. Whiteis / Chicago Blues
Through revealing portraits of selected local artists and slice-of-life vignettes drawn from the city's pubs and lounges, Chicago Blues encapsulates the sound and spirit of the blues as it is lived today.
As a committed participant in the Chicago blues scene for more than a quarter century, David Whiteis draws on years of his observations and extensive interviews to paint a full picture of the Chicago blues world, both on and off the stage.
In addition to portraits of blues artists he has personally known and worked with, Whiteis takes readers on a tour of venues like East of Ryan and the Starlight Lounge, home to artists such as Jumpin' Willie Cobbs, Willie D., and Harmonica Khan.
www.press.uillinois.edu /s06/whiteis.html   (244 words)

 Chicago Blues Festival | Chicago Blues Festival in Chicago | The most comprehensive Chicago blues music festival ...
The 23rd edition of the annual Chicago Blues Festival is planning to commemorate the centennials of Roosevelt Sykes and Eurreal "Little Brother" Montgomery.
In the tradition of celebrating blues icons annually from Robert Johnson and Bessie Smith to Big Bill Broonzy and (last year) Big Maceo, the festival will explore the deep history and present the brightest exponents within the heritage of the blues.
The Chicago Blues Festival is prepared to unveil the untold history of the blues that make Chicago the “Mecca” of blues lovers from all over the world each June.
chicagofests.com /bluesfest/000025.php   (481 words)

 Browsing Store - A Chicago Blues Tour CD
Excerpted from the back: "Chicago is the blues capitol of the world - a musical metropolis filled with the electrified sounds of snarling guitars, howlin' vocals, and big city rhythms.
Striking a chord with Chicago audiences in the 1930's, the Chicago blues sound has continued to hold listeners firmly by the ears to this very day.
With this CD, you will hear the music of leading Chicago blues artists, and find the clubs where they play with our written guided tour and club locator map.
www.chicagostore.com /browse.cfm/browse.cfm/4,66.htm   (143 words)

 Chicago Festival Guide - ChicagoFests.com - Music festivals and all other kinds of fun in and around Chicago, Illinois. ...
The most comprehensive Chicago festival resource is produced by CenterstageChicago.com and the Chicago Music Commission.
Friday, June 6: The Queen of the Blues, Koko Taylor (joined by her Blues Machine) headlines on Friday night, along with a set by Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater.
Also appearing that night will be Chicago favorite Lil' Ed and The Blues Imperials, the 2007 Band of the Year at the Blues Music Awards.
www.chicagobluesfestival.org   (307 words)

 Chicago Music Guide - Blues Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Brand new interviewers with blues veterans B.B. King and Buddy Guy and newcomer Kyle Riabako are included as is archival footage of classic blues players as well as a collectors photo gallery that offers many never before seen photographs of the band members with their friends.
On Buried Alive In The Blues, which was recorded live in Chicago at Fitzgerald’s last fall, they are backed by a band of top flight pros including Gary Mallaber, Rick Reed and R. Zach Wagner.
Also included is Gravenites Born In Chicago which was the signature song of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band whose drummer was Sam Lay and whose legendary guitarist, Mike Bloomfield, though deceased, is considered an honorary member of Chicago Blues Reunion in light of the great inspiration he provided each of the members.
www.chicagomusicguide.com /main_blues.htm   (1153 words)

 Cadillac Dave & His Chicago Redhots
Always showcasing the best musical talent that Chicago has to offer, Chicago Redhots are always the best mix of down to Earth cats in the Chicago Blues Scene.
Cadillac Dave and His Chicago Redhots are one of the most fun and talented bands that you will ever see and hear.
Cadillac Dave and His Chicago Redhots are perfect for your club, festival or corporate party...they are a Chicago Blues Festival within themselves.
www.chicagoredhots.com /home.html   (721 words)

 CPL Chicago Blues Archives
Of particular interest is CBA's collection of demo and live recordings not commercially available and the extensive collection of material from the Chicago Blues Festivals--including audio and video recordings of Festival performances.
Notable blues artists, as well as local musicians deserving greater recognition, are interviewed and perform in the Library's auditorium.
The Memphis based Blues Foundation awarded this exhibit their "Keeping the Blues Alive in Art" award in 1995.
cpl.lib.uic.edu /001hwlc/vpablues/cba.html   (300 words)

 Blues Singer Chicago, IL - Cook, Illinois Blues Singers, Chicago Blues Singers
Here are the online press kits of 35 professional Chicago singers and singers who will travel to Chicago to perform at your event.
As vocalist for tenor great Von Freeman, she has performed at both the Chicago Jazz Festival and Taste of Chicago; she also appeared with the Grammy award nominated blues...
Lonne grew up in the chicago area and began his singing career in 1976.
www.gigmasters.com /Blues/BluesSinger_Chicago_IL.asp   (938 words)

 Blues Foundation :: Chicago Blues
What is now referred to as the "classic Chicago style" was developed in the late 1940s and early 1950s, taking Delta blues, amplifying it and putting it into a small-band context.
Adding drums, bass, and piano (sometimes saxophones) to the basic string band and harmonica aggregation, the genre created the now standard blues band lineup.
The form was (and is) flexible to accommodate singers, guitarists, pianists and harmonica players as the featured performer in front of the standard instrumentation.
www.blues.org /blues/background/chicago.php4   (176 words)

 Blues in Chicago: Broken Strings
The line between traditional blues and rock and roll blues is creating a small, yet significant debate within the blues community.  Some think that blues music should stay true to its roots, while others believe that the music should expand.
Local artists on the Chicago blues scene have to be educated in the history of blues music in order to draw influence and inspiration from earlier artists.  “These guys heard the earlier artists but they just took those influences, took their own influences and made another kind of music” added Del Giudice.
Since modern blues has become so popular in the worldwide markets, many artists from other countries have come to Chicago to study blues music.  What once was a music defined by one culture, blues music has made an important transition into a culture in itself.
www.bluesinchicago.com /Blues/strings.htm   (2472 words)

 All Available Artists in Chicago Blues - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
From the artist: I Blue Cat Blues si formano nel 1999 su iniziativa di Sonny(all?anagrafe Rosario Claps), cantante-armonicista ed incarnazione teorico-pratica della filosofia blues.
From the artist: The House Blues Band was founded in the year 1998 and since then, It has been filling with Blues Santiago's night life.
The nephew of Chicago slide legend J.B. Hutto, he's turned his Imperials into one of the most raucous live blues acts a...
music.download.com /3605-8178_32-0.html   (428 words)

 Illinois Blues and Chicago Blues
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www.blues-fest.com /r-b/Illinois-Blues.htm   (242 words)

 Rosa's Chicago Friendliest Blues Lounge
Along with my mother Rosa, the proprietor of Rosa's Lounge, I would like to introduce you to Chicago's Friendliest Blues Lounge.
Rosa's Lounge is a family owned and operated blues club on Chicago's Near Northwest Side, ten minutes from downtown.
We are presently celebrating our 22th Anniversary, and we invite you to share in the festivities.
www.rosaslounge.com   (71 words)

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