Chicago / The Blues / Today! (Remastered) Various Artists - Chicago - The Blues

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Album-Release:
2020

HRA-Release:
18.06.2021

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  • 1Help Me (A Tribute To Sonny Boy Williamson)04:09
  • 2It Hurts Me Too (When Things Go Wrong)02:48
  • 3Messin' With The Kid02:25
  • 4Vietcong Blues05:01
  • 5All Night Long03:48
  • 6Going Ahead02:07
  • 7Please Help02:56
  • 8Too Much Alcohol02:33
  • 9Married Man Blues03:10
  • 10That's The Truth02:51
  • 11Marie02:31
  • 12Burning Fire03:18
  • 13S.P. Blues02:55
  • 14Sometimes I Wonder03:31
  • 15Spann's Stomp02:20
  • 16Cotton Crop Blues02:22
  • 17The Blues Keep Falling04:05
  • 18Love Me Or Leave03:29
  • 19Rocket 8802:06
  • 20West Helena Blues03:31
  • 21Everything's Going To Turn Out Alright03:56
  • 22It's A Mean Old World02:25
  • 23I Can't Quit You Baby03:18
  • 24Rock03:36
  • 25It's My Own Fault05:59
  • 26Dust My Broom03:19
  • 27Somebody Been Talkin'02:18
  • 28Set A Date02:47
  • 29So Mean To Me02:49
  • 30One More Time02:30
  • 31Kid Man Blues03:03
  • 32My Black Mare03:45
  • 33Stealin' Back03:21
  • 34I Got Mine In Time04:22
  • 35Tighten Up On It03:13
  • 36Dynaflow Blues02:39
  • 37Black Spider Blues03:06
  • 38Layin' Down My Shoes And Clothes02:27
  • 39If I Get Lucky03:27
  • 40Rockin' My Boogie03:30
  • 41Mr. Boweevil03:14
  • 42Hey, Hey02:22
  • Total Runtime02:13:22

Info for Chicago / The Blues / Today! (Remastered)



An Influential Blues Masterpiece: Chicago/The Blues/Today! is a series of three blues albums by various artists. It was recorded in late 1965 and released in 1966. It was remastered and released as a three-album in 1999.

In the winter of 1965, producer, author, and scholar Samuel Charters arrived in Chicago. He wanted to do something simple: Record the best of the city’s vibrant blues scene. Charters and Vanguard Records hoped that the resulting album, 1966’s Chicago/The Blues/Today!, would introduce listeners to contemporary blues and its rising stars. They had no idea that the 3-LP set would reinvigorate the genre – creating new opportunities for its artists and influence countless rock musicians along the way.

Chicago blues evolved from the traditional music of the Delta bluesmen – many of whom relocated to the Midwest from the segregated South in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. Among them were Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and Big Bill Broonzy, who established themselves in Chicago’s South Side. There, in the aftermath of World War II, a new style of blues began to emerge. It was exciting – bolstered by the warmth (and occasional distortion) of electric guitars and amplified harmonicas, with accompaniment from high-energy rhythm sections. In addition to Waters, Wolf, and Broonzy, artists like Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, and Willie Dixon were foundational in creating the Chicago blues sound.

The Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band
J. B. Hutto and His Hawks
Otis Spann's South Side Piano
The Jimmy Cotton Quartet
The Otis Rush Blues Band
Homesick James and His Dusters
Johnny Young's South Side Blues Band
The Johnny Shines Blues Band
Big Walter Horton's Blues Harp Band with Memphis Charlie

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