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Koko Taylor


The Queen of Chicago Blues


Wang Dang Doodle


Country Breakfast





Luther Allison

Southside Safari

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You're Gonna Need Me

Kokomo Arnold

Back to the Crossroads

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Sissy Man Blues

Otis Spann


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Someday (Electric)

Floyd Jones & Eddie Taylor

Masters of Modern Blues

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dark road

Elmore James

Shake Your Money Maker: Best of the Fire Sessions

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The Sky is Crying

Earl Hooker

Two Bugs And A Roach

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Two Bugs And A Roach

Big Bill Broonzy

Blues is My Business

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House Rent Stomp

Sonny Boy Williamson I

Sugar Mama Blues

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Sugar Mama Blues

Smokey Smothers

Rhythm & Blues 1952-1959

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Come On Rock, Little Girl

Upcoming Shows


Gospel music historian Bob Marovich explores the vibrant history of black gospel music through vintage recordings and conversations with the genre's legends and pioneers.


Tom Jackson and David Bragman play Americana Roots Music including Blues, Folk, Country & Bluegrass, including live in-studio performances. Hoodoo Party with James Porter takes over Somebody Else's Troubles on the third Saturday of every month.


Chicago's weekly Mardi Gras party hosted by Tom Jackson. Features Brass Bands, Mardi Gras Indians, Cajun, Zydeco, Jazz, Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Rock and all kinds of music from all over Louisiana.


One hour of conversation on the politics and culture, plus music, of Haiti (in Creole, French, and English).


The Minimal Beat is a Chicago-based music site. We write about relevant artists of the day, with no particular genre-specific focus. In addition, The Minimal Beat hosts a weekly radio show on 88.7 WLUW-FM every Saturday from 2-4PM CDT along with presenting live shows in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. We also release music on the private press record label TMB Limited. www.theminimalbeat.com https://www.mixcloud.com/theminimalbeat/ http://tmblimited.com/


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