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Jimmy Dawkins: The Chicago Blues Box 2

Read "The Chicago Blues Box 2" reviewed by Chris Mosey

It's a strange but true story: how a French woman schoolteacher, reared on classical music and Gallic chansons, came to play a major role in reviving the fortunes of Chicago blues in the 1970s. Marcelle Chailleux was introduced to the blues by Jacques Morgantini, a founder member of the Hot Club de France. Jacques played her his 78 rpm record of Muddy Waters singing “Honey Bee" and Marcelle was hooked--"I didn't know it was ...


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