Tuesday Bluesday is a ritual here in The Mermaid Lounge and it’s back again. We’ve got our big, bad Chicago Blues EP and Koko Taylor In the Spotlight later!
Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:
9:00 a.m. The Best of Chicago Blues: Various Artists
We start off our first Tuesday of the month with our big, bad Chicago blues EP. You’ll hear Otis Rush, Willie Dixon, Albert King, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Bo Diddley, Koko Taylor, Lowell Fulson, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy, Magic Slim, Sonny Boy Williamson, Son Seals, James Cotton, Paul Butterfield, Elmore James, Jimmy Reed, Otis Spann and more!
4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Bluesiana Triangle by Bluesiana Triangle
This was a short-lived band of jazz and blues greats Art Blakey, Dr. John, and David “Fathead” Newman and they put out one sweet album here.
7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Koko Taylor
Koko Taylor is often called The Queen of The Blues, and rightly so. Her potent singing style encompassed Chicago Blues, electric blues, soul blues and straight-up R & B. We’ve got her In the Spotlight tonight.
It’s always a full house around here on Tuesday Bluesday and there’s plenty of room for everyone, so jump on in!