THE LONNIE BROOKS BLUES BAND Sweet Home Chicago Lonnie Brooks, Guitar and Vocals Bob Levis, Guitar Ken Saydak, Keyboards Harlan Terson, Bass Billy Jackson, ...
THE LONNIE BROOKS BLUES BAND Sweet Home Chicago Lonnie Brooks, Guitar and Vocals Bob Levis, Guitar Ken Saydak, Keyboards Harlan Terson, Bass Billy Jackson, Drums
THE SON SEALS BLUES BAND Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong Son Seals, Guitar and Vocals Mike Gibb, Guitar King Solomon, Keyboards Snapper Mitchum, Bass David Anderson, Drums
MIGHTY JOE YOUNG Need A Friend Joe Young, Guitar and Vocals Conrad Black, Guitar Tom Giblin, Keyboards Benny Turner, Bass Wilie Hayes, Drums
MUDDY WATERS Clouds In My Heart Muddy Waters, Guitar and Vocals George "Mojo" Buford, Harmonica John Primer, Guitar Rick Kreher, Guitar Lovie Lee, Piano Earnest Johnson, Bass Ray Allison, Drums
KOKO TAYLOR AND HER BLUES MACHINE Hey Bartender Koko Taylor, Vocals Emmett "Maestro" Sanders, Guitar Steve Ditzell, Guitar Bay Williams, Bass Vince Chappelle, Drums
WILLIE DIXON AND THE CHICAGO BLUES ALL STARS Wang Dang Doodle Willie Dixon, Vocals Billy Branch, Harmonica Snooky Pryor, Harmonica John Watkins, Guitar Butch Dixon, Piano Freddie Dixon, Bass Jimmy Tillman, Drums
Produced by Norm Winder and Bob Gelms Executive producer: Seth Mason Executive consultant: Bruce Iglauer Mobile recording at Chicagofest by Flick Recording Fred Breitberg, Engineer Mobile recording assisted by Ted Adams, Larry Sode and Eddie B. Flick Mixed at Curtom Recording Studio, Chicago, IL by Fred Breitberg Mastered by Tom Coyne at DMS, New York, NY Art direction and design: Ross and Harvey, Chicago, IL Photography: Photo reserve (Paul Natkin, Steve Kagan, Michael Weinstein, Kirk West)
We would like to thank the following people whose cooperation and involvement made this project possible: Karyn Esken, Mark Dillon, Joe Pecor, Lou Valpano, Tim Love, Dave Wallner, Roger Anfinsen, and Curtom Recording Studio, Roy Filson, the Chicago Police Department--S.O.G. Area 1, and the audience at the Blues Deluxe Stage at Chicagofest '80. Very special thanks to Bruce Iglauer and Scott Cameron
Plus, thanks to all the folks at WXRT who play the blues.
We are also grateful to the following individuals and organizations for their kind permission to include the artists under contract to them: Alligator Records for the Lonnie Brooks Blues Band, Koko Taylor and Her Blues Machine and The Son Seals Blues Band; Blue Sky Records, Inc. for Muddy Waters; The Cameron Organisation, Inc. for Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Mighty Joe Young.
Recorded in cooperation with Festivals Inc., Ampex Tape and Olympia Beer.