Feb 21, 2020
Episode #7 is entitled “Chicago: Pioneers and Monoliths 1966-1977”. It focuses on the brilliant and emotive singing, songwriting, and playing of Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Eddie C Campbell, Fenton Robinson, and Magic Sam. These monoliths created exciting new music that stands as excellent 5 decades later. Included are cuts from Sam’s Delmark recordings “West Side Soul” and “Black Magic”, Otis’s “Right Place Wrong Time”, Eddie C’s “King Of The Jungle”, Fenton’s Alligator Label LP’s “Somebody Loan Me A Dime” and “I Hear Some Blues Downstairs”, and the Junior Wells/Buddy Guy collaboration “It’s My Life Baby”. Tom takes us back to when he and Neil witnessed incredible performances by Otis Rush and Fenton Robinson at South Bend’s (Indiana) Vegetable Buddies, and shares insights on Magic Sam that were related to him by the fabulous late great Hollywood Fats! Justin provides personnel info, as many of the supporting players/sidemen on these recordings are also significant figures in Blues History.
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Chicago: Pioneers and Monoliths 1967-1977 features cuts from:
Eddie C Campbell’s King of the Jungle (Mr. Blues, 1977), Magic Sam Blues Band’s West Side Soul (Delmark Records, 1968) and Black Magic (Delmark Records, 1969), Fenton Robinson’s Somebody Loan Me A Dime (Alligator Records, 1974) and I Hear Some Blues Downstairs (Alligator Records, 1977), Junior Wells It's My Life, Baby (Vanguard. 1966), Otis Rush’s Right Place, Wrong Time (Hightone Records, 1976)