Sound Opinions co-host Jim DeRogatis visits Morning Shift host Tony Sarabia to explain why he thinks Chicago — both the “official” city and often even its people — have a tendency to either overlook its musical heritage and giants.
"Limiting the series to '50 Chicago Artists Who Changed Popular Music' is completely arbitrary," wrote DeRogatis. "It could have been 100, or 1,000 — and I’m leaving other genres such as jazz and country to other critics and fans. This overview also is entirely subjective: Every reader and listener can and should have their own list. This simply is a place to get the conversation started," he said.
Click here for Part One in this series, the Blues.
Click here for Part Two in this series, Chess Records and Early Rock ’n’ Roll.
Click here for Part Three in this series, Gospel.
Click here for Part Four in this series, Rock in the ’60s and ’70s.