Down Home Blues: Chicago
Deluxe 5 CD Set with 88 Page Book
Out 22 September 2017

> Features 41 artists who were influential in developing the Chicago blues scene, including Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers and many more

> Five CD set, packaged in a deluxe digipak with an outer slip case, featuring 134 rare tracks, all digitally remastered, some of which have never been previously available

> Also includes an 88 page book featuring an essay on the origins of Chicago music by renowned blues researcher and historian Mike Rowe, complete with rare photos, tracklisting and full sessionography

The period from the end of World War II until the dawn of the 1960s, the blues scene in Chicago can rightfully be described as one of its golden ages.

Passionate, powerful and personal, blues is the spirit of black America. It was a direct result of the Great Migration, when thousands upon thousands of black people left the rural south to settle in the urban areas in the North. Many of these came from the Mississippi delta and chose Chicago as the natural destination. Chicago was a city of opportunities. For musicians with their roots from the South, here was a welcoming network of clubs, radio stations and record labels and – most importantly – a large and appreciative audience.

This 5 CD set features a collection of 134 extraordinary performances from this golden era of down home blues. Many of these tracks were unissued at the time, others are alternate takes of issued songs, but are equally as fine. There are included some ultra-rare gems.

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