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Slide guitarist John Littlejohn brought Mississippi country blues to Chicago

His raw style grew from the same soil that produced Elmore James, but he never became a star outside the Windy City.

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Since 2004 Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) has used the Secret History of Chicago Music to shine a light on worthy artists with Chicago ties who've been forgotten, underrated, or never noticed in the first place.

  • One of John Littlejohn's first singles, recorded in 1966
  • A track from John's first LP, released by Arhoolie Records in 1968
  • John Littlejohn's live 1977 LP Dream
  • John's final album, initially released in 1992

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