#3 August 2005

#3: August 2005FEATURES

BEHIND THE MUSIC: What it took to put on “The Legends of Blues” concert in New York City.

BLUES TOWN: When the originals left the Delta,many made their first home in Chicago.

DEPARTMENTS

John Mayer & Buddy Guy; Sonny Boy Williamson; George Thorogood and his Delaware DestroyersFrom the Editor: Don Wilcock on the “Good, Bad, and Ugly” of the Blues.

Free Elmore Sampler with your subscription: Hooker, Hot Tuna, Thorogood, Mayall and more.

Long John Baldry: The loss of an English legend who planted his roots in America.

Influences: George Thorogood & Bill Sims Jr.Influences: George Thorogood, and Bill Sims Jr.

Kickin’ in Your Stall: So you think you know Sonny Boy Williamson.

On the Record: New music reviewed — The Sophisticated Country of Charlie Poole, to the real life adventure of Otis Taylor … Sonny Landreth, Bill Monroe, Alvin Lee, Jimmy Thackery,Gov’t Mule, and many more.

Collecting … Heavyweight Champions: Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters dominated the Chicago sound.

Also Appearing: Elmore James, Chicago’s Mecurial Son, and Bonnie Raitt plays Montreux, circa 1977.

Re.issues: When Dave Mason was behind the wheel in Traffic.

Festive Occasion: Images from the Chicago Blues Festival.

Festival Map: Who made American Music, and where they’re playing this month, and next.

FESTIVAL GUIDE

Your guide to the event, with schedule, headliner bios and interesting stuff. (PULLOUT)

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