Monday, February 09, 2009

VA - Chicago Breakdown

The Takoma
Blues Series (1980)

Various Artists
Chicago Breakdown

Side A’

Hesitatin' Blues - Little Brother Montgomery
Minglewood Town - John Lee Granderson
Chicago Breakdown - Dr. Isaiah Ross
I Feel So Worried - Big Joe Williams
V-8 Ford Blues - James Cotton
Cryin' Won't Make Me Stay - Maxwell Street Jimmy
Side B’
Michigan Water Blues - Little Brother Montgomery
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl - John Lee Granderson
Hobo Blues - Dr. Isaiah Ross
Stack O' Dollars - Big Joe Williams
Polly Put The Kettle On - James Cotton
Five Long Years - Eddie Boyd

Label : Takoma Rec.
Catalog#: TAK 502
Format: Vinyl, Album , 12"
Country: Greece
Released: 1980 ?
Genre: Blues
Mp3@320 & Covers

Take me Here

Chicago Breakdown is a collection of blues recordings made in Chicago in the early 1960’s by Norman Dayron. It was recorded, for the most part, in the apartments or basements of the artists, but sometimes the recordings were made in small clubs on the South Side or the West Side. The feeling of the various sessions was always easy and natural. There was no sense of formality or self-importance. Only the sense of musicians and their friends trying to please each other. As such, these recordings are unusual and very personal. They are also fine examples of the work of traditional blues artists who lived in Chicago at a time when electric band blues was the predominant sound of the city.

**PS** i found the covers here , sorry i have a problem with my scanner...


  1. link dead please help?

    1. This one was uploaded by the other blogger of Urban Aspirines and I don't have the file.Sorry.