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Living in the south has given me new appreciation for the roots of good music, the Delta blues. (Muddy Waters)

Living in the south has given me new appreciation for the roots of good music, the Delta blues. (Muddy Waters)

Muddy Waters, Jerome Green (maraccas), Otis Spann, Henry Strong, Elgin Evans, Jimmy Rogers (presumably from the early 1950s); source: Mike Rowe: Chicago Blues - The City and the Music.- New York (Da Capo Paperback) 1975, first published in 1973 as "Chicago Breakdown", p. 146 ("from Chess files")

Muddy Waters, Jerome Green (maraccas), Otis Spann, Henry Strong, Elgin Evans, Jimmy Rogers (presumably from the early 1950s); source: Mike Rowe: Chicago Blues - The City and the Music.- New York (Da Capo Paperback) 1975, first published in 1973 as "Chicago Breakdown", p. 146 ("from Chess files")

The Rolling Stones - Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts

Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and John Lennon jam the Rolling Stones Rock Circus.

Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and John Lennon jam the Rolling Stones Rock Circus.

Johnny Winter took the blues and fused it with Rock n Roll. His brother Edgar famously wrote the song "Frankenstein".

Johnny Winter took the blues and fused it with Rock n Roll. His brother Edgar famously wrote the song "Frankenstein".

Seasick Steve v roce 2009

Seasick Steve v roce 2009

Freddie King, the Texas Cannonball. His Hideaway (and others) inspired Clapton, Beck, Mick Taylor and many others.

Freddie King, the Texas Cannonball. His Hideaway (and others) inspired Clapton, Beck, Mick Taylor and many others.

Robert Nighthawk playing on Chicago's Maxwell St in April, 1983.

Robert Nighthawk playing on Chicago's Maxwell St in April, 1983.

Jerry Schatzberg’s 1966 portrait of the Rolling Stones; from left, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman (seated).

Jerry Schatzberg’s 1966 portrait of the Rolling Stones; from left, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman (seated).