Chicago Blues – 1970s to Early 1980s – Part 3

Big Smokey Smothers with Lester Davenport on harmonica, 1982, Blues On Halsted, Chicago. Photo by Alan Harper, courtesy Illinois Slim.

Jimmie Lee Robinson 1979. Photo Jim O’Neal.

Mary Lane at Theresa’s. Photo by Marc PoKempner.

Big Leon Brooks and Rich Yescalis! Photo by D. Shigley.

Ted Harvey

Big Smokey Smothers, Lee Shot Williams, Lester Davenport, Little Smokey Smothers, 1982, Kingston Mines, Chicago. Photo by Alan Harper.

Lamar Chatman and Lee Jackson at Kingston Mines.

Willie Davis Publicity Shot (Courtesy of Jim O’Neal)

L.C. Roby Publicity Shot

Eddie Shaw and Johnny Littlejohn. Photo Amy Van Singel.

Carey Bell and his son Steve Bell.

Eddie “J.T.” Burks. Photo courtesy of Blues Archives.

Eddie “J.T.” Burks. Photo courtesy of Blues Archives.

Billy Branch playing Harmonica in 1973 with Lonnie Brooks on guitar. Photo by Jim O’Neal.

Queen Sylvia Embry at Biddy Mulligans, Chicago in 1981. Photo by Martin Feldmann.

Jimmy Walker. Photo by Alan Harper.

Jimmy Johnson. Photo by Alan Harper.

Boston Blackie and Eddie C. Campbell 1977. Photo by Andre Hobus.

Larry Taylor, Little Wolf, Tim Taylor at the Delta Fish Market. Photo Kurt Whiting.

Floyd Jones

Mighty Joe Young. Photo Tom Copi.

Signed Hound Dog Taylor photo.

Willie Dixon mentoring his grandson Alex Dixon at their Chicago home in 1983. A year later Willie moved to California. Photo courtesy Deborah Roldan-Dixon.


Lester Davenport, Bob Corritore, Little Willie Anderson, Chicago, early 1980s.

James Scott on the Bass. James was also a great guitarist.

Snooky Pryor

Sonny Leyland Slim, Zora Young, Big Smokey Smothers, 1983. Photo courtesy Paul Barry.

Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers. L-R: Hound Dog Taylor, Ted Harvey, Brewer Phillips. Photo by Bob Keeling.

Hound Dog Taylor had six fingers on each hand. Photo Peter Amft.

Sam Lay. Photo by Stanley Livingston.

Fenton Robinson did both a print ad seen here and a musical jingle radio ad for Newport Cigarettes. This ad appeared in Ebony Magazine, January 1970 issue.

Arlean Brown. Photo Erik Lindahl.

Eddie C. Campbell. Photo courtesy Jim Simpson, Big Bear Records.

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