March 27 — I CAN’T QUIT YOU BABY, Otis Rush (1956)

IMG_1727Mississippi Delta is the birthplace of the blues, but Chicago is where it was shouted it from the rooftops. Lured by work and driven by Jim Crow laws of the South, in the 1940s black Americans began migrating to the upper Midwest and Northeast. During the same period, musicians nationwide began experimenting with electric instruments, and the urban blues were born. Today, plans were unveiled for the Chicago Blues Experience, a museum dedicated to Chicago blues, including early pioneer Willie Dixon, whose wailing “I Can’t Quit You Baby” was later covered by fellow Chicago bluesman Otis Rush.



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