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John Mellencamp- Seventh Son- Chess Studio, Chicago 5-’89

John Mellencamp and his wonderfully talented band left his garage in Central Indiana back in early May 1989 and headed north by northwest to  legendary Chicago Chess Studio and cut this live version of the Willie Dixon song made famous by Johnny Rivers , “Seventh Son”, straight off the studio floor, no overdubs. –Redbeard

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Paul McCartney- “1985”- Chicago 2015

Paul McCartney performed one of my favorite setlists in a particularly spirited Lollapalooza appearance in Chicago Summer 2015, digging into the Wings catalog for this version of “Nineteen Eighty-Five”.

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Chicago II- Robert Lamm

“Chicago II”   climbed to #4 sales in America, #6  in the UK, a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year and  sales of over a million, igniting a legacy of thirty-six releases in  fifty years together. Chicago co-founder Robert Lamm tells the insider tale.

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Eric Clapton- Tell the Truth- Crossroads Guitar Fest Chicago 2007

Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival came full circle in 2019 back to Dallas Texas where the first one was held ( Cotton Bowl 2004 ). Here’s a flashback to Eric Clapton and southpaw slide guitarist Doyle Bramhall II at the 2007  Chicago GuitarFest, combining like EC did with the late Duane Allman as Derek and the Dominos, on “Tell the Truth”.

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Styx- Blue Collar Man- 2120 Michigan Ave, Chicago- 2004

Styx here live in blues legend Willie Dixon‘s recording studio at 2120 Michigan Avenue, the site of the original Chess Records, back in 2004 laying down a soul-infused reading of Tommy Shaw‘s working class musical manifesto “Blue Collar Man”. The  song and the Styx album on which it originally appeared, Pieces of Eight , mark […]

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The Who- Tommy 55th- Pete Townshend pt1

The many stages of The Who’s “Tommy” conception, gestation, and birth as the first successful rock opera are further revealed, it seems, every time “Tommy”  composer Pete Townshend cleans out a storage closet. Townshend joins Redbeard In the Studio to present this rock sonogram of The Who “Tommy”  while still in the creative womb, on “Tommy” ‘s 55th anniversary, part 1.