A great day in Chicago

Jim Wells jwells@iadfw.net
Sat Jan 31 21:07:52 EST 2004


Good stuff.

Rgds...Jim

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From: "Scott" <checker758@YAHOO.COM>
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Subject: Re: A great day in Chicago


> Some informal shots taken at this event by bass player/producer Karl Meyer
> and myself can now be viewed here:
>
> http://www.sweethomechicago.net
>
> Scott
>
>
> On Sun, 18 Jan 2004 17:46:24 -0500, Scott <checker758@YAHOO.COM> wrote:
>
> >For most of last year as a tie in the the Year Of The Blues, the city of
> >Chicago has hosted the Chicago Blues Exchange, a blues museum and music
> >venue in the middle of downtown Chicago and Randolph and Michigan Avenue.
> >They've presented free live blues three says a week, and featured most of
> >the acts currently active on the local scene.  These shows will continue
> >through February - for more info go to:
> >http://www.chicagogreeter.com/bluesexchange.html.
> >
> >As things wind down, it was decided that it would be nice to get
> >photographic documentation of those active on current scene, so today
there
> >was a big reception and huge photo session, with the idea of creating a
> >blues photo reminiscent of classic "Great Day In Harlem" photo, in which
a
> >who's who of the New York jazz scene all appeared together in one photo
40-
> >some years ago.  It was really a pretty cool event, and certainly the
only
> >time so many of the local blues acts were together in one room.  As you
> >might imagine there were a lot of reunions among old friends who hadn't
> >crossed paths in years, and a lot of good cheer all around.  I don't know
> >how many people were in the final photos, but I'd guess somewhere around
a
> >hundred.  While it's still fresh in my memory, here's a partial list of
> >those who were in the photo (in no particular order):
> >
> >Eddie C. Campbell
> >Bo Dud (Oscar Coleman)
> >Ricky Allen
> >Johnny Mae Dunson
> >Lonnie Brooks
> >Willie Kent
> >LV Banks
> >John Primer
> >Bob Stroger
> >Willie "Big Eyes" Smith
> >Sam Lay
> >Willie Hayes
> >Fruteland Jackson
> >Honeyboy Edwards
> >Pinetop Perkins
> >Aaron Moore
> >Willie Buck
> >Tre
> >Baby Duck
> >Bobby Davis
> >Nick Moss
> >Billy Flynn
> >Frank Scott
> >Little Arthur Duncan
> >Easy Baby
> >Bob Koester
> >Michael Franks
> >Anthony Palmer
> >Liz Mandville
> >Phil Guy
> >Dietra Farr
> >Nellie Travis
> >Zora Young
> >Little Al Thomas
> >Mot Dutko
> >Steve Cushing
> >Jimmy Johnson
> >Eddie Clearwater
> >Rick Kreher
> >Tommy McCracken
> >Rick Sherry
> >Fernando Jones
> >Steve Arvey
> >Bonnie Lee
> >Eomot Rasun
> >Eddie Shaw
> >Corky Siegal
> >Greg McDaniel
> >Greg Parker
> >Dancin' Perkins
> >Jesse Fortune
> >Erwin Helfer
> >
> >...and a bunch of others I've either forgotten or didn't recognize.  The
> >photographer was Jim Fraher.  I don't know what will end up happening
with
> >the photo, whether it'll be commercially available or whatever, but I
> >suppose that information will eventually be available at the web site
> above.
> >
> >Scott
> >
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