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Book: Chicago Calling

Chapter: I Live the Life I Love and I Love the Life I Live

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.37103


1959-1961: Chris Barber and the electrification of the blues in Britain; the James Cotton visit inspired Davies and accelerated a metamorphosis that would see his shift away from a twelve-string repertoire to an almost wholesale embrace of the harmonica as his means of musical expression. Davies began to experiment with amplification as he searched for a ‘Chicago sound.’

Chapter Contributors

  • D. Todd Allen ( - dtallen) 'Music journalist and scholar'