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Living Chicago Blues 2

Living Chicago Blues (Series)Audio CD
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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Don't Answer The DoorLonnie Brooks 4:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Two Headed ManLonnie Brooks 3:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Cold, Lonely NightsLonnie Brooks 4:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Move Over, Little DogLonnie Brooks 4:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Would You, BabyJohnny "Big Moose" Walker 3:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Worry, WorryJohnny "Big Moose" Walker 4:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Sunnyland BluesJohnny "Big Moose" Walker 2:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Cry, Cry DarlingJohnny "Big Moose" Walker 3:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Stranded On The HighwayMagic Slim & The Teardrops 4:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Dirty Mother For YouMagic Slim & The Teardrops 5:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Spider In My StewMagic Slim & The Teardrops 4:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Don't Say That No MoreMagic Slim & The Teardrops 3:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Take It Easy, BabyPinetop Perkins 3:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Blues After HoursPinetop Perkins 5:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Little Angel ChildPinetop Perkins 5:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. How Much More LongPinetop Perkins 3:31$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 1, 1991)
  • Original Release Date: August 1, 1991
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Alligator Records
  • ASIN: B000000A23
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #157,378 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars these four collections dominate May 20, 2005
Format:Audio CD

Living Chicago Blues Vol. II

Alligator ALCD 7702

Nowhere has blues been so transformed as in Chicago. To this day, gritty, electric blues fills its night air. Alligator's Living Chicago Blues series was created to record and bring attention to the city's overlooked or undiscovered talent. The hope was blues would "not be resigned to mere history". In Jim O'Neal's excellent liner notes, originally written in 1978, it is interesting to observe how little some things have changed. He writes, "The powerful recording conglomerates show little interest in blues".

As a minimum, each volume features four artists with session players as historically rich as the recordings themselves. The Grammy nominated Volume II contains two of the best guitarists and two of the best pianists. Three of these authentic artists still record and perform regularly even though they are senior citizens. Talk about Living Chicago Blues! It's hard to imagine that at the time of these recordings, none of these read deal musicians were big names in the blues.

Lonnie Brooks has been on the scene for half a century. His incisive bands have been a breeding ground for the next generation of blues greats. It's hard to believe "Don't Answer The Door" was recorded in '78, since the song still sounds contemporary. It features Brooks' deep blues grooves, booming vocals, and cutting guitar. "Two Headed Man" has become a staple as has the signature guitar solo Brooks performs on it. Magic Slim received his nickname from his mentor, guitar great Magic Sam. Slim moved to Chicago in the '60s, and by '72 he had replaced Hound Dog Taylor at a prominent South Side blues club. At the time of this recording Magic Slim was the essence of Chicago blues guitar, and he still is in 2005.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice! January 20, 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Nice collection of tunes. All seem well recorded and sound great.
If you like Chicago style blues consider adding this to your collection!
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5.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS THE BLUES August 17, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
First off, there are 4 volumes in the Living Chicago Blues series. All are a must have for the collection of any blues enthusiast. This is a review of volume 2. Not only is the music great but there are over 60 minutes packed onto the CD for your enjoyment. Obviously, this provides a great value for your entertainment dollar. What I especially like about this series is that Alligator Records gives you several songs from each artist which allows the listener to get a much better feel for the abilities of these performers.

Each of the selections on this CD is played in the style of traditional blues. This CD does not have a "rock" blues feel to it at all. Lonnie Brooks' Cold, Lonely Nights is chock full of sultry, steamy emotion as is Pinetop Perkins' Blues After Hours. Both pieces give you the feeling that you're at a local blues joint, nursing your last shot of whiskey just before closing time.

If you like traditional blues with a more modern feel, this CD and series is for you. It is worth every penny.
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