Friday, November 14, 2014

Week 12: Chicago Blues supplement

As you know, there's an avoidance of documentaries in class--they tend towards the pre-packaged, and I want you to form you own understanding of the music and where it comes from. However,  this one from the BBC is particularly good, so I'll post it for you:

Right-pointing black triangle Chicago Blues Documentary (1972) - YouTube

We also discussed the connection between Muddy Waters and Chess Records--the label that made Chicago blues--with Muddy Waters in the forefront. Here's some background:

Right-pointing black triangle The Chess Records Story 01 - YouTube   (posted in segments)