By Tom Marker

It was a big night for Chicago blues on Blues Breakers last night as our Artist of the Week was a Chicago blues legend and we played very new blues from three Chicago artists. Here’s the playlist with notes.


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August 15, 2016

“Artist of the Week” Luther Allison

b. 8/17/39. d. 8/12/97

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LUTHER ALLISON – YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT Included on the Rolling Stones tribute album, Paint It Blue, released in 1997. #

LURRIE BELL – ONE EYED WOMAN From the very new release by Lurrie Bell, Can’t Shake This Feeling. #*

MATTHEW SKOLLER – THE DEVIL AIN’T GOT NO MUSIC From a brand new release by Matthew, Blues Immigrant. Matthew plays Buddy Guy’s Legends this Thursday. *#

LUTHER ALLISON – MEDLEY: GAMBLER’S BLUES/SWEET LITTLE ANGEL Otis Rush in on lead guitar and vocals in the center channel, Eddie C. Campbell is on lead guitar in the left channel and Luther Allison is on lead guitar and vocals in the right channel. Recorded at the Chicago Blues Festival in 1995 by Timothy Powell assisted by Dan Glomski. #

BOBBY RUSH – PORCUPINE MEAT This is the title track from the forthcoming album by Bobby Rush. *

BEN HARPER WITH CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE – GET UP! Harmonica ace Charlie is coming to City Winery on Thursday, September 8.

JOANNA CONNOR – BY YOUR SIDE From Joanna’s very new record, Six String Stories. *#

LUTHER ALLISON – WILL IT EVER CHANGE From Luther’s 1997 record, Reckless. #


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* = new/current release

# = Chicago artist


Next week’s Artist Of The Week will be John Lee Hooker


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