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Book: Chicago Calling

Chapter: Preaching the Blues

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.37106


1963 pt1: The R&B All Stars; Davies was a hard man who rejected any compromise to his musical approach. At this point he preferred faithful re-creations of Chicago-style blues without embellishments, and once told Melody Maker, "If you like, I'm a purist. I don't like to see the music messed about. I like it straight."

Chapter Contributors

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