Chicago blues project: A living History
These guys made the roots of all popular music. It were legends like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and many other Chicago Bluesmen. They blew me away with their songs like “The Blues Had a Baby and they named it rock ‘n roll” and “Wang dang Doolde”. The long and fascinating history of Chicago Blues is still an inspiration for many musicians, The greatest artist in the blues came, performed or recorded songs in this city.
The Chicago Blues made the blues grittier and raw like city life ensembles. A new project Alive and Kicking, Chicago Blues a Living History tries to continue this legacy and therefore a campaign on Kickstarter kicked off.
Alive and Kicking
Alive and Kicking… The title says it all—that, despite the lack of support of the mainstream corporate music industry, the Blues is ALIVE and remains as important and relevant as ever.Alive and Kicking’s mission is to propel the Chicago Blues into its future by passing the torch from this music’s masters to the newest generation of Blues artists.
The organisation is filled with enthusiasm to record a Chicago Blues album with many of the veteran musicians of CHICAGO BLUES: A LIVING HISTORY. These veterans will also mentor the album’s featured younger artists, who will collaborate on songs with their mentor and also record other songs on their own.
“We will be working toward having original, contemporary songs reflecting each artist’s own personal stories and experiences, in the same way that the songs of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Sonnyboy Williamson and other Blues pioneers reflected their lives in their own time.”
Production of a new Blues Album
This project hopes to reunite this group’s two generations of Chicago Blues’ greatest living artists and pioneers, including Billy Boy Arnold, John Primer, Billy Branch, Carlos Johnson, Lurrie Bell, James Cotton, Buddy Guy, Ronnie Baker Brooks and Zora Young, among others. These illustrious inheritors of the Chicago Blues tradition will come together with today’s rising Blues stars, not only to bear witness to the history, influence and power of this music but to help propel Chicago Blues into it’s future.
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Chicago Blues A Living History (2010)
The album package will contain two CDs in a collector’s edition consisting of a deluxe full-color 8-panel digipack with a slide-out 36-page booklet as per the format of the previous two albums.