Musical Interlude: Chicago Blues in Chicago

April 7th, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Lots of roadwork lately.  As the great Chicago Blues man Muddy Waters would say it, “I’m layin’ up here in Chicago,” missing my home and family, so some Chicago blues is definitely in order.

Once when I was a kid I went to the Fillmore East and the opening act was this Chicago blues guitarist named Elvin Bishop.  I don’t remember the headline act but this dude and his band blew my young self away.  I bought the album this song is from and as I recall, they totally crush every song on it.

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3 comments in reply to "Musical Interlude: Chicago Blues in Chicago"

  1. Warren Po says:

    You have better taste in music than some other admirable economists we could all name. Elvin played the Fillmore a few times. You can prompt your memory here:

  2. Vicki says:

    I have been mad for Elvin Bishop forever.
    I knew I liked you.

  3. Peter says:

    People might be interested to know that Elvin Bishop replaced Mike Bloomfield in the Butterfield Blues Band in 1967. In the DVD of the Monterey Pop Festival, there is great footage of Bishop playing one of his first public performances with that band. (There is also footage of Bloomfield playing with his brand new band, the Electric Flag.)