By Tom Marker

Muddy Waters was our Artist of the Week, but we played more than that. Here’s the list with very helpful notes.


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November 28, 2016

Artist of the Week: Muddy Waters

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BLUES DON’T CARE – BUDDY GUY – RHYTHM & BLUES Tickets are selling now for Buddy 16 nights at Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago in January. Buddy will be playing this annual event for four four day weekends in a row, Thursdays through Sundays. #


WHEN THE CHURCH BURNED DOWN – THE KINSEY REPORT – SMOKE AND STEEL The Kinseys are playing Rosa’s Lounge this Friday and Saturday. #

KING BEE – MUDDY WATERS – KING BEE Jerry Portnoy on harp, Willie Big Eyes Smith on drums. Released in 1981. #

SNAKE PIT – HARVEY MANDEL – SNAKE PIT * First record in a very long time from this one-time Chicagoan.

THE SAME THING – MUDDY WATERS – THE CHESS BOX Written by Willie Dixon, recorded in 1964. #

THE PAIN AROUND ME – TORONZO CANNON – THE CHICAGO WAY Toronzo is playing S.P.A.C.E. on Saturday. *#

WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES – THE OTIS CLAY ALL STARS – SINGLE *# There will be an Otis Clay tribute show at S.P.A.C.E. this Thursday as a celebration of the release of Walk A Mile In My Shoes that will feature some of the musicians who contributed to this recording, including people who played with Otis in his live performances. (Shemekia Copeland, Cathy Richardson, Jimmy Johnson, Jimmy Burns, Rick Holmstrom and many others.)

I LOVE THE LIFE I LIVE, I LIVE THE LIFE I LOVE – MUDDY WATERS – THE CHESS BOX James Cotton on harp, Otis Spann on piano, Jimmy Rogers guitar, Francis Clay on drums, Willie Dixon wrote the song and plays bass. Recorded in 1956. #


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Next week’s Artist Of The Week will be Junior Wells


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