FORMAT: NTSC REGION: 1
COLOUR RUNNING TIME: 50 MINS.
REVIEW: Buddy Guy’s Legends is one of the few blues clubs left in Chicago. It was opened in 1989 and over the years it has become has become as celebrated as it’s namesake for providing Chicago with the highest quality blues talent to be seen anywhere. From the Monday jam sessions to the constant flow of world-class talent on weekends, Legends is a required stop for the soul-stirring blues and barbeque. The performances featured here were recorded in 1994.
MAGIC SLIM: Moved to Chicago in 1955 with friend and mentor, blues great Magic Sam. Known for his raspy passionate vocals and sizzling guitar solos, Slim and his band, The Teardrops, continue to play in the tradition of the classic blues greats, while continuing to innovate, and most of all, have a rocking good time.
STUDEBAKER JOHN & THE HAWKS: John Grimaldi better known as Studebaker John is a Chicago native who picked up the harmonica at age 7, and got hooked on the blues in his early teens because of the corned beef sandwiches on Maxwell Street. Enjoy this Chicago fixture who developed into an accomplished guitar and harp player, as well as an excellent songwriter.