Chicago singer-songwriter RJ Griffith has released a cover of his uncle’s old R&B band the Fabulous Turks.
Billy Boy Arnold might be best known as Bo Diddley’s 1950s harmonica player, but he’s 25 years into a comeback of his own.
All kinds of Chicago music—AM radio pop, free-spirited R&B, bold Afrocentric jazz, soulful funk—came together to shape her incredible voice.
Blues harmonica great Charlie Musselwhite talks to local guitar hero Rockin’ Johnny Burgin
Steven Lattimore explores the musical legacy and business struggles of the bluesman behind “Bright Lights, Big City” and “Big Boss Man” in his documentary “The Jimmy Reed Experience.” It screens Tuesday 2/15 at Dominican University, along with a legal panel and jam session.
This was supposed to be the story of the Jackson Five’s first single, cut in Chicago in 1967. But while he was writing it, Jake Austen picked up a trail leading to a tape nobody knew existed: the earliest known studio recording of Michael Jackson and his brothers.