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by John Barron
During the 1980s, Chicago blues musician Jimmy Dawkins ran his own label, LERIC Records, producing original 45s by artists entrenched in the local club scene. Now these sides have been released for the first time on CD by Delmark Records as The LERIC Story, revealing the traditional and soul-influenced sounds of a dynamic group of vocal stylists and chronicling an under-appreciated era of Chicago blues. Many of the artists represented on this collection fell into obscurity and despite ...read more