The Secret History of Chicago Music
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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. Older strips are archived here.
This pianist helped kick off the boogie-woogie craze, but his fame has faded—in part because he died young in 1949.
Jan 8, 2015
This brilliant pianist cut countless sides with blues giants as a Chess Records session player, but he released little music of his own.
Mar 6, 2014
by David Whiteis
Aug 6, 1992
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