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THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF JULY 21-22, 2018 J.D. Nash did this article on the AmericanBluesScene.com site titled “Ten Essential Chess Records Albums.” For those of you that don’t know, Chess Records was started by Leonard and Phil Chess back in the 1950, and they produced and recorded some of the most prolific blues recordings ever. The albums they put out was responsible for the so called British Invasion and the birth of Rock and Roll. Rock bands such as the Rolling Stones, The Animals, Clapton, Joplin, Zeppelin, and many of the rock groups that you hear today. Up until 1956, Chess only did singles, and in 1956, they began to release full length albums. J.D. listed ten of them that were instrumental in the success of Chess Records. I’ll take it a little further, and say these are 10 Must Have albums that should be in your Blues Collection. Here are the Ten: Etta James-At Last-1960 Muddy Waters-Folk Singer-1964 Chuck Berry-Chuck Berry Is On Top-1959 Howlin Wolf-Moanin In The Moonlight-1959 Buddy Guy-I Left My Blues In San Francisco-1967 Little Walter-Best Of Little Walter-1958 Bo Diddley-Love Me-1960 John Lee Hooker-Worried Life Blues-1961 Howlin Wolf-The London Howlin Wolf Sessions-1971 Jimmy Rogers-Chicago Bound-1970 J.D. Nash has a write-up on all these albums, and one of the songs from the album. During that time, Willie Dixon was very instrumental in writing and playing on these songs, and if you read the article, you will have a better understanding of how these influenced the British Invasion, and the birth of Rock and Roll. Great Job by J.D. Nash, and if you want to read the article, we have a link to it on the BluesNews Page at BluesTimeInTheCity.com……
Ten Essential Chess Records Albums
BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM I was asked recently via email about John Lee Hooker’s “The Boom Boom Room in San Francisco. The emailer wanted to know if it was still open, since he or she is going to be in the San Francisco area for a few weeks. I checked it out and yes, the Boom Boom Room is still open. It was affiliated with the late John Lee Hooker, but I do not know who owns it now. If you by chance know anything about the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco, email me at ro@bluestimeinthecity.com. It opened in 1997, and they have all kind of acts coming through there from Blues to Soul to Rap….. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM The Jus Blues Music Awards in one week away. From August 1st through August 4th, the Jus Blues Music Foundation will present their awards to deserving artists including John Lee Hooker Jr, Larry Garner, Marquise Knox, John Primer, Sir Charles Jones and others. There will be a Juke Joint Fish Fry, a white linen party featuring Grady Champion, and actually, this thing begins on Tuesday July 31st. There will be an educational tour of the Mississippi Delta with a tour of the B. B. King Museum, and lunch at Club Ebony, with a performance by Nellie Tiger Travis, complete with a video shoot, and much more. Kudos to the Jus Blues Music Foundation for their recognition of Blues Artists that work and have worked so hard over the years to finally get recognized for their artistry…..If you want more information on the Jus Blues Music Awards, we have a link to their web site on the BluesNews page at BluesTimeInTheCity.com…… http://www.jusblues.org/ BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM
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