Nighthawk Records

V/A - Chicago Slickers: 1948-1953 (LP)


Nighthawk Records is proud to present this reissue of ultra-rare recordings from Chicagos 1940s blues heyday. The explosive post-war outburst of musical creativity was matched by the rise of dozens of small independent labels, but after imprints like Parkway, Tempotone and Random went bankrupt, many bluesclassics were relegated to obscurity. The long overdue resurrection of these inspired performances, by the influential likes of Little Walter, Floyd Jones and Johnny Shines, are certain to spark celebrations among blues fans everywhere.

I Want My Baby – Little Walter

School Days – Floyd Jones

Hard Time – Floyd Jones

A Woman On Every Street – Forest City Joe

Just Keep Lovin’ Her – Little Walter

Dark Clouds – John Brim

Lonesome Man Blues – John Brim

Sweet Angel – Earl Hooker

Ramblin’ – Johnny Shines

Cool Driver – Johnny Shines

Lonesome Ole Train – Homesick James

Farmer’s Blues – Homesick James

Train Time – Delta Joe (Sunnyland Slim)

About To Lose My Mind – Big Boy Spires

Early Morning – Floyd Jones

Maggie Campbell – Robert Nighthawk

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