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Chester Arthur "Howlin' Wolf" Burnett

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  • Little Victor to present two energetic shows

    Little Victor to present two energetic shows
    If you dig Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn, you're going to hate Little Victor, an untamed maverick whose raw, primitive sounds are the utter antithesis of the contemporary blues model. The offbeat singer-guitarist, who appears at Burbank's Joe's Great...
  • A drive-in horror show, but for a good cause

    A drive-in horror show, but for a good cause
    The past few years have been tough on drive-in movie theater owners, who have been forced to chuck their 35 mm projectors in favor of newer digital models if they want to continue to feature the latest releases. The switch-over costs money — money...
  • Jazz Age revisited?

    It's just six years and a couple of months until the '20s — the 2020s, that is — which may inspire a reflection or two from jazz aficionados. Nearly 100 years ago, the musical form so dominated society that it became a euphemism for an...
  • Charles Lloyd's tangents are pure jazz

    Charles Lloyd's tangents are pure jazz
    Charles Lloyd was recounting his early days as a musician and the wisdom imparted to him by the late trumpeter Booker Little when he abruptly apologized for drifting off topic. "Pardon me for telling you this story," he said, speaking by phone from his...
  • Taj Mahal Continues His Mission Of Global Music

    Taj Mahal Continues His Mission Of Global Music
    It's hard to believe, but Taj Mahal has been around long enough to have a listing — squeezed between Mad River and Mamas and the Papas — in Lillian Roxon's seminal 1969 Rock Encyclopedia. Harder to believe that, every year, his name never...
  • 'Ain't No Crying the Blues (In the Memory of Howlin' Wolf)' ★★★

     'Ain't No Crying the Blues (In the Memory of Howlin' Wolf)' ★★★
    "I need some ladies up here," declared Howlin' Wolf, as channeled through Rick Stone, at Black Ensemble Theatre on Sunday. Such moments of audience participation are not unusual at Black Ensemble, a theater long focused on the provision of a darn good...
  • PASSINGS: Magic Slim, Cleotha Staples, Lou Myers, Donald Rutledge

    Magic Slim Singer of Chicago blues Magic Slim, 75, whose ragged voice and punchy guitar riffs made him a symbol of Chicago blues, died Thursday in Philadelphia after surgery for a bleeding ulcer, according to his family. A younger contemporary of...
  • Chicago Blues Festival preview: The Bar-Kays, Bobby Rush and more

    Chicago Blues Festival preview: The Bar-Kays, Bobby Rush and more
    During the 30th annual Chicago Blues Festival next week, any set definition of the music — or this event's scope — should be busted apart. No doubt, this city will always be identified with the voices of Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters, but...
  • Carbon Jam, Anthony Rosano and his Conqueroos win at Blues Challenge contest in Virginia Beach

    Carbon Jam, Anthony Rosano and his Conqueroos win at Blues Challenge contest in Virginia Beach
    Virginia Beach youth band Carbon Jam and Norfolk's Conqueroos on Sunday were picked as winners in the Hampton Roads round of the International Blues Challenge. The competition, held at the Virginia Beach Jewish Mother and presented by the Natchel'...
  • Poet Sterling Plumpp captures rhythms of the blues

    Poet Sterling Plumpp captures rhythms of the blues
    He is the poet laureate of Chicago jazz and blues, a man who conveys in words as much melody and rhythm as the musicians he immortalizes in print. For more than four decades, Sterling Plumpp has transformed the sounds of Chicago jazz giants – such...
  • Ricky Jay keeps his magic tricks, and thoughts, close to the vest

    Ricky Jay keeps his magic tricks, and thoughts, close to the vest
    About midway through the documentary "Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay" (opening Friday at the Music Box Theatre), Jay emerges backstage after a performance and is greeted by a roomful of people. As he acknowledges his well-...
  • For Chicago Stone Lightning Band, path has been long, winding

    For Chicago Stone Lightning Band, path has been long, winding
    Even when Chicago Stone Lightning Band was active, it was barely active. The group was an occasional band, at best, a weeknight kick-back dad band that brought a party vibe to the stage. CSLB played a kind of muscular, '70's blues boogie that has never...