Monday, August 6, 2012

Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago 1981

Muddy Waters and his band playing in a small club in Southside Chicago, with stellar sound quality to boot (mixed by Bob Clearmountain) is like a nuclear explosion. Blues music so badass you can actually cry to it. And next you bring the Stones into the mix (Mick, Keith, Ron and Stu), then followed by the legendary Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, as a result you have here one of the greatest, most unique one-off live performances ever put down. The CD is just the icing on the cake. The video is something to behold; real in-your-face. That Muddy was one cool cat. It's undeniable that blues is the seed, and everything else is the fruit. {PURCHASE}