From: (Indiana)
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 1995 15:55:29 -0500
Subject: Chicago Blues

We'll I made it back from Chicago in one piece. Made the trek to Buddy
Guy's Legends and it was worth the trip. Monday was open stage night.
There was a harp player from Cincy called (Reverend?) Bill Rose who was a
really good player and an excellent blues shouter. If you have a chance to
check him out sometime, I'm sure his full show would be worthwhile. They
were followed by a local group of Illinois musicians from a much younger
perspective. The guitar just didn't have the full blues feel and left alot
to be desired in my book. The good news here was the harp player was also
good. He played a bit of Butterfield through an old vocal mic, the likes of
which I'd not seen before (the mic). Couldn't stay long as I was nursing
what I thought was a cold and smoke, beer and a cold don't mix. As it turns
out I've got bronchitis with a small spot of pneumonia (definitely not good
for playing harp) Heck, its almost hard to breath sometimes. Got my med's
from the doctor last night upon return from Chicago and am on the mend.

Anyway, if you make the trip to Chicago, Buddy's is a good stop on Monday's
for open stage. Also, another pick is the Jazz Record Mart which bills
itself as the "world's largest Jazz and Blues Shop". It does have a hugh
selection of CD's and LP's. More Jazz than Blues, but there is still more
blues than what you'd find in most shops anywhere else. Well worth the trip
too. They also have some really cool T-Shirts of Jazz and Blues stars.

That's it for this one.

Gary "Indiana" Warren

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"I take my woman on the beach, fellas, and set down in the sand and play."
Muddy Waters "Deep Down In Florida"

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