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Bluesman James Cotton has lived the kind of life they make movies about. He toiled on a Mississippi plantation from earliest childhood, found himself orphaned at age 9, practically was raised by blues master Sonny Boy Williamson II and flourished as a...
They buried Hubert Sumlin two weeks ago at Washington Memory Gardens Cemetery in Homewood, laying to rest the man whose ferocious guitar riffs galvanized Howlin' Wolf's classic recordings of the 1950s and '60s. Just before Sumlin's casket was lowered...
You can't find the blues on radio very easily these days, unless you hunt low down on the dial in the small hours of the morning. Same with TV -- a vast wasteland, as far as real blues is concerned. Record stores -- remember those? -- no longer can...
On a recent Wednesday night at Blue Chicago, a long-running club downtown, you had to elbow your way forward just to get past the doorman. Men and women in business suits — collars loosened, beers in hand — packed the place, barely leaving...
Headlines for Friday, May 17, 2013 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: 2013 Induction Ceremony Airs Saturday The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony premieres on HBO Saturday at 9pm ET. The show will be repeated several times in coming weeks....
Tribune reporterHistoric sites need money to survive. Some also need a little love. That's why some preservationists are optimistic that Muddy Waters' former home can be saved — at least it has people who want to preserve it. Other historic sites might not be...
Tags: Elgin, Government, Beecher, Human Interest, Muddy Waters
Wayne Winston has been in a four-year battle to wrestle leadership of the Bridgeport chapter of the NAACP, alleging financial improprieties on the part of its current president. Recently, he petitioned the state NAACP to take over the chapter. Coverage of...
When Jody Williams took the stage Wednesday night at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, he didn't dive into a rendition of the blues standard "Don't Start Me to Talkin'." But it might have been appropriate. The 78-year-old Williams, a...
Ask Jody Williams about Howlin' Wolf's legacy, and he'll rattle off remarkable numbers about the old Chicago bluesman. Not chart statistics. Measurements. "Well, he was a pretty big man," said Williams, 78, who played guitar for Wolf (a.k.a. Chester...
In terms of record sales, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf have nothing on U2 or Mariah Carey — no No. 1 singles or albums between them. But pop music history would be inconceivable without their influence. Here are a few places it can be found:...
Ben Harper name-checked a list of blues icons such as Skip James and Howlin' Wolf at the end of his concert with harmonica great Charlie Musselwhite at the Riviera Theatre Sunday night, and their influences certainly could be heard during the two-hour...
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