Those who know the Blues, particularly Chicago Blues, know the name J.B. Hutto.Hutto was born in North Carolina in 1926, and the family relocated to Chicago when his father passed away in the late 40’s.
On Friday, Sept. 16 the Chicago blues scene lost another elder statesman. Eight Forty-Eight's Jason Marck offered this remembrance of Willie “Big Eyes” Smith.In the last 12 months, Chicago blues fans said goodbye to Little Smokey Smothers, Pinetop Perkins, Lacy Gibson and Honeyboy Edwards.
David "Honeyboy" Edwards, considered to be the last of a generation of musicians who brought music from the rural Mississippi Delta to the rest of America, died at his home in Chicago early Monday morning. He was 96 years old.Honeyboy Edwards was born in 1915.
Earlier this week, veteran soul singer Syl Johnson discovered that one of America's best-selling albums, Watch the Throne by Jay-Z and Kanye West, uses an unauthorized sample of one of his songs, "Different Strokes," credited to the Numero Group, which has put out a career-spanning coll
Big Bill Broonzy was one of America's most popular blues musicians — a father figure to many blues legends and an acknowledged influence on rockers such as Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend. Yet Broonzy's life has remained something of a mystery until now.