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.

  • Lurrie Bell’s Grammy-nominated 2016 album Can’t Shake This Feeling, which won a Blues Music Award
  • Lurrie Bell made one of his first recorded appearances on this 1977 album by his father, harmonica master Carey Bell.

  • This excellent 1995 album was one of the clearest public signs that Lurrie Bell was winning his long fight with mental illness.