Chicago Blues Photos from Bill Lupkin – Part 1

Thanks to Bill Lupkin for sharing these amazing photos. Bill was the harmonica player in the Jimmy Rogers Blues Band and the Bob Riedy Blues Band in the early 1970s. These images provide an insider’s view of the Chicago blues scene of that time period. All photos by / courtesy of Bill Lupkin.

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Billy Boy Arnold & Lefty Dizz at Ma Bea’s – 1971

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Jimmy Dawkins reading the paper, Voice Odom pointing, and drummer Lester, Sunday morning at Bea’s.

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Billy Boy Arnold & Lefty Dizz at Ma Bea’s – 1971

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Lefty Dizz at Ma Bea’s

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Steve Lupkin on Bass & Billy Boy Arnold on Harp

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Jimmy Dawkins

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Johnny Young at Alice’s – 1970

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At the End of the Evening at Ma Bea’s
Richard Robison, Johnny Littlejohn, Unidentified Bass Player

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Little Mack Simmons, Steve Lupkin, Bob Riedy at Alice’s
(Photo by Bill Lupkin)

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Bill Lupkin on Drums at Ma Bea’s – 1970
(Photo Courtesy of Bill Lupkin)

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Bob Riedy & Jimmy Dawkins at Ma Bea’s – 1970

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Johnny Littlejohn Playing the Drums at Ma Bea’s – 1970

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Hound Dog Taylor at Ma Bea’s

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Bob Riedy, Bill Lupkin, Howlin’ Wolf at Ma Bea’s – 1971

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Hound Dog Taylor at Ma Bea’s – 1971

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Bill Lupin, Johnny Littleton, Jimmy Rogers at Klark Kent’s Super Joynt – 1971

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Hound Dog Taylor at Ma Bea’s – 1971

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Steve Lupkin, Bob Riedy, Bill Lupkin, Richard Robison, Jim Kahr, Jimmy Rogers, Freddie King
Gold Tailed Bird Session

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Voice Odom at Ma Bea’s – 1971

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Red – The Doorman at Ma Bea’s – 1970

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Unidentified Guitar Player

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The Lady Herself – Ma Bea – 1970

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Little Mack Simmons at Ma Bea’s – 1970

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Richard “Hubcap” Robison at Ma Bea’s – 1971

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Johnny Littlejohn & Son – April 1971

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Bob Riedy & B.B. Jr. at Ma Bea’s – 1971

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