Big Leon Brooks. Photo courtesy Steve Cushing.
Willie Williams. Photo courtesy Mark Cihlar.
A memorial tribute to Bob Myers who was the harmonica playing brother of Louis and Dave Myers. This illustrates the huge pool of talent active in the Chicago blues scene at that time. Courtesy of Illinois Slim.
Eddie Shaw at the 1815 Club with Hubert Sumlin on Guitar. Photo Bob Corritore.
Kansas City Red and Illinois Slim. Photo Bob Corritore.
Hip Linkchain. Photo courtesy Twist Turner.
Lester Davenport. Photo by Bob Corritore.
Joe Carter, Johnny Junious, Little Willie Anderson. Photo Axel Küstner.
Little Mack Simmons.
A Sunday night at Theresa’s Lounge, late 1970s. James Cotton is in the foreground playing harmonica, with John Primer right behind him. Photo Bob Corritore.
Louis Myers, Willie Buck, Bob Corritore at Blues On Halsted, early 1980s.
Sammy Lawhorn, Twist Turner (obscured behind Sammy), Muddy Waters Jr., John Primer at Theresa’s Lounge 1979. Photo by Rolf Anderson.
Carey Bell. Photo by D. Shigley.
Big Bad Ben, 1971. Photo Sandy Sutherland.
Sunnyland Slim and friend, Louise’s Lounge, 1974. Photo Bob Corritore.
Louis Myers and Pocketwatch Paul, 1978, Morgan’s Lounge. Photo by Eric Lindahl.
Junior Pettis AKA Daddy Rabbit.
Magic Slim. Photo by Bob Corritore.
Hound Dog Taylor and Wesley Race Jr. 1972. Photo by Sandy Sutherland, courtesy Wes Race.
Dusty Brown and Little Smokey Smothers with Steve Cushing in the background, 1980s. Photo Jillina Arrigo Pope.
Johnny Twist promotional photo.
Johnny Littlejohn 1970 by Pertti Nirmi.
Lee Jackson. Photo Alex Küstner.
Andrew “Big Voice” Odom.
Junior Wells at Theresa’s Lounge. That’s John Primer in the background. Photo Rien Wisse/Block Magazine Archives.
Theresa’s Lounge! Blues in the basement!
Big Smokey Smothers and Willie Johnson.
Eddie Shaw in front of his tour bus.
Tim Taylor. Photo courtesy Demetria Taylor.
Willie Johnson, 1979. Photo by Cilla Huggins.
Willie James Lyons, Detroit Junior, Highway Man – Delta Fish Market in Chicago, Illinois (Photo by Jim O’Neal)
Theresa’s Lounge, South Side, Chicago. Photo by Alan Harper.
Wild Child Butler, Bob Corritore, Hip Linchain, Delta Fish Market, Chicago, early 1980s.
Oliver Davis, Bob Corritore, Willie Williams, Delta Fish Market, Chicago, early 1980s. Photo by Illinois Slim.
Little Smokey Smothers publicity photo for Big Bear Records.