Monday, June 23, 2008

Living Blues 196 Special Double Issue

June-August 2008


Issue #196 Contents

Letters of Introduction by Senator Barack Obama and Mayor Richard Daley

Voices From Chicago
By Scott Barretta
Photos by Bill Steber

Living Blues sent writer Scott Barretta and photographer Bill Steber on a mission to find what Chicago has to offer blues fans on a random week in the middle of the winter. Rather than “the death of the blues,” they found a vibrant and active blues scene seven nights a week.

Voices From Chicago—The Profiles
By Scott Barretta
Photos by Bill Steber

Chicago musicians recognize the importance of blues education and conveying the language of the blues to the next generation. We profile eight artists and educators who have made it their mission to pass the torch.

Chicago Through The Years—Albums And Singles
By Jim DeKoster

Veteran LB reviewer Jim DeKoster put together lists of some of the best Chicago blues releases by year. Other lists can be found throughout the issue and on page 103.

The Chicago Blues Festival—Through The Years
By Jim O’Neal

LB founding editor Jim O’Neal traces the history of the Chicago Blues Festival, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

Northern Southern Soul—The Chicago Scene
By David Whiteis

Soul music has been a significant part of Chicago’s music scene since the 1960s. Author David Whiteis provides an overview of Chicago soul today.

Shadows of Maxwell Street
By Justin O’Brien

Maxwell Street, long the funkiest market in Chicago and the home to countless street musicians, is no longer what it used to be. Post-gentrification, we asked, what is left of the old Maxwell Street?

Billy Boy Arnold—Remembering Chicago
By Scott Barretta

Veteran blues musician Billy Boy Arnold gives Scott Barretta and Bill Steber a tour of Chicago blues sites from back in the day.

Chicago Blues History—A Timeline
By Justin O’Brien

Author Justin O’Brien traces Chicago blues back to its roots, citing major events along the way.

Restvale Cemetery—Where The Blues Goes To Die
By Steve Sharp

Restvale Cemetery is home to the graves of more bluesmen than any other Chicago cemetery.

Record Reviews

New releases by Elmore James Jr., Billy Boy Arnold, and Walter Wolfman Washington.

Reissues from Andrew Brown and Music Maker.

New DVDs by Rory Block, Paul Geremia, and Carlos Santana.

Blues News
Awards Ballot
Chicago Blues Album Essentials
A tourist’s guide to Chicago
Radio Charts

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