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Alex “Easy Baby” Randall

Longtime Chicago blues fans might remember Alex “Easy Baby” Randle from the Rat Trap at Cermak and Keeler, where he led a raucous house band in the 70s. Randle had been working regularly in Chicago–playing harmonica and drums on the south and west sides–since the late 50s, shortly after he moved here from his native […]

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Alex “Easy Baby” Randall

This appearance of harpist Alex “Easy Baby” Randall is an important event: although still a Chicago resident, Easy Baby has been virtually unheard for years. He’s a member of that vital second echelon of Chicago blues artists who made solid reputations for themselves in neighborhood clubs, cut a few records and influenced younger musicians, but […]