Since 2004 Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) has used the Secret History of Chicago Music to shine a light on worthy artists with Chicago ties who’ve been forgotten, underrated, or never noticed in the first place.

  • Calvin “Fuzz” Jones played on many Muddy Waters albums during his decade with the legendary bluesman, including this 1981 release.
  • Jones appears on Cassandra Wilson’s version of “Vietnam Blues,” recorded for Martin Scorsese’s 2003 PBS series The Blues.
  • Jones plays bass and occasionally sings on this 1996 album with Ronnie Earl, Pinetop Perkins, and Willie “Big Eyes” Smith.
  • Jones played with the Legendary Blues Band for its entire career, from 1980 till 1993. This album is from 1990.