Friday, February 21, 2014

Johnny Beaudine - Paul Butterfield

Paul Butterfield was one of my heroes.  He was a great harp player and led some of the greatest bands of the era.
For a time we were both living in the Hyde Park area of Chicago's south side. I'd see Paul at the corner of 55th and Cornell. Paul was a mythic figure in Chicago. "Butter's" harp playing has heavily influenced my own harp playing over the years. "Butter" was such a hero to us that my friends and I went to the locations where the "East West" album cover photos were taken and did our own versions of the photos.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Fifty Years Of 'Chicago Blues'

Here's the link to an interesting article on some of the guys who blazed the trail that I later followed.     Barry Goldberg Fifty Years of "Chicago Blues"