Cyril Davies and his Rhythm and Blues allstars

Looking back at: Blues hit song “Chicago Calling” by Cyril Davies Allstars

This isn’t about the punk classic “London Calling”, we are calling Chicago, through British bluesman Cyril Davies. His “Chicago Calling” is everything  a good blues song needs. Kicking off with a killer honky-tonk Piano tune, and wild swinging harmonica melodies the up-tempo vocals start in. “Chicago Calling” is enjoyable every one of the  145  seconds.

Inspiration for British blues musicians

This English Blues musician and harmonica player was a big influence on a generation of musicians. Mick Jagger was highly inspired by Davies’s harmonica playing.

According to his bio page, Cyril Davies started his career in music as a banjo player in the fifties. Later he switched to Harmonica and became a Chicago Style bluesman. He also ran a club called “London Blues and Barrelhouse Club.

 

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