| Jun 5, 2011
You can't find the blues on radio very easily these days, unless you hunt low down on the dial in the small hours of the morning.
Same with TV -- a vast wasteland, as far as real blues is concerned.
Record stores -- remember those? -- no longer can...
| Aug 29, 2011
He was the son of a sharecropper, the grandson of a slave and -- for an extraordinary 80-plus years -- the voice of the Delta blues.
David "Honeyboy" Edwards picked cotton and pulled corn on Mississippi Delta plantations from age 9, living the hard...
| Jul 25, 2011
Armed with a yellow bucket filled with cleaning supplies, Jeremy Krock made his way toward the grave of John Donaldson, who was interred at Burr Oak Cemetery more than 40 years ago.
Krock, 53, an anesthesiologist from Peoria, spruces up Donaldson's grave...
| Dec 3, 2008
Brilliantly cast and ambitious to beat the band, Cadillac Records is a little movie that aims big. It tries to capture nothing less than the moment when white culture embraced black music and rock 'n' roll was born.
But even if the iPod Nation craves...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 9:19 AM
After this day, Chicago blues--and by extension the popular music of the last half of the 20th Century--would never be the same. McKinley Morganfield, a.k.a. Muddy Waters, already was famous as the singer and guitarist most responsible for bringing the...
| Jun 3, 2009
| 2:28 PM
(WGN-AM)- Koko Taylor, Chicago's "Queen of the Blues", died Wednesday afternoon at age 80. Her passing is a result of complications following her May 19 surgery to correct a gastrointestinal bleed.
Taylor, born Coral Walton on a sharecropper's farm...
| Jun 3, 2009
CHICAGO -- Koko Taylor, a sharecropper's daughter whose regal bearing and powerful voice earned her the sobriquet "Queen of the Blues," has died after complications from surgery. She was 80.
Taylor died Wednesday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital about...