Essential Blues – Chicago Style

25 all-time Blues classics, original recordings

Available outside USA only.

It was among the black population of America’s rural southern states during the late 1800s that the real birth of the Blues took place.  Fast forward to the 1940s and early ‘50s and this no-punches-pulled musical expression reflecting the hopes, dreams, fears and events – good or bad – of everyday life supported a thriving, sizeable niche record business.  Song subject matter had naturally been updated and dance tempos were now a key Blues ingredient, but its shattering honesty, joy or despair, bravado, or laid-bare emotion remained to thrill and chill.