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Really Chicago's Blues


Over the next few days I'm going to be digitizing the rare blues record on Adelphi called Really Chicago's Blues featuring a lot of pre war artists like Johnny Shines, Walter Horton, Honeyboy Edwards, Big Joe Williams and Sunnyland Slim. I'm psyched! This is such a great record (double album actually) with terrific, casual performances. The record has a real intimate, living room kinda feel too. Here is one track just to whet the appetite. Enjoy!

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