Track List

AARON ‘PINETOP’ SPARKS – Every Day I Have The Blues

STATE STREET BOYS – Sweet To Mama

WASHBOARD SAM – Easy Ridin’ Mama

ROBERT LEE McCOY – Prowlin’ Nighthawk

SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON – Sunnyland

SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON – My Little Cornelius

ROBERT LOCKWOOD – Black Spider Blues

ROBERT LOCKWOOD – I’m Gonna Train My Baby

GUITAR PETE FRANKLIN – Down Behind The Rise

GUITAR PETE FRANKLIN – Casey Brown Blues

TAMPA RED – Green And Lucky Blues

ROBERT LOCKWOOD – Gonna Dig Myself A Hole

ROBERT LOCKWOOD – Dust My Broom

TONY HOLLINS – Fishin’ Blues

TONY HOLLINS – Wino Woman

JOHNNY SHINES – Please Don’t

V/A - Windy City Blues 1935-1953 (LP)
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Record Label: Nighthawk Records

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Description

This first issue of Nighthawk Records documents primarily the transitional work of Southern born bluesmen who immigrated to Chicago before the Second World War, but whose careers endured into the postwar era. The lure of the major studios and the easy availability of club work on the growing South side made the Windy City the natural destination of talented blues musicians and the local blues scene was firmly established by the late 20s when the vanguard included Tampa Red, Big Bill, and Georgia Tom. The 30s brought Sonny Boy Williamson, Robert Nighthawk, Washboard Sam and Memphis Minnie while the 40s produced Robert Lockwood, Johnny Shines and Muddy Waters.