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The CHICAGO BLUES GUITAR STORY                  

 

  
 

Chicago grew to be the Blues center during the 1940's and 1950.'s. Thousands of Southener's left and headed for Chicago with the work and a "better life" promise. Early electric blues had the "Soul"of the Delta and rawness the amplified sound of Chicago with a small combo.

The early electric blues of the 1950's featuered highly amplified guitar evolving into single string "Guitar" playing.

Chicago, 43rd St. South Side the year 1947. A middle class working man's area with night clubs. All filled with customers and live music. Musicians like
Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Elmore Jame sare playing in the clubs with mostly acoustic instruments. The musicians are about to use electronics as a next instrument along with local South side musicians to create "Chicago Style Hard Blues"