Showing posts from December, 2014

Johnny Beaudine and Deep Blue -------- The Chi-Town Hustlers

I recently reconnected with JW Williams, one of the founding members of the Chi-Town Hustlers

The Chi-Town Hustlers was/is (versions of the band are still active) a Chicago based blues/R&B band that I played and toured with. At the time I was with band, the members of the group came from the bands of BB King, James Cotton and Bobby Bland among others. One of the vocalists in the band is the great J.W. Williams who is still active in the Chicago blues scene. I checked the Chicago Reader music listings recently and you still see J.W. Williams and the Chi-Town Hustlers at clubs like the Kingston Mines.

One of my favorite Chi-Town Hustler tracks is a jazz/funk version of the War classic "The World is a Ghetto. This track has one of the best tenor sax solos I ever played that actually got recorded.  Check it out!

In addition to the Chi-Town Hustlers cover of the Meters classic, "Cissy Strut", I also posted
a great cover version by the Hustlers of the Sam Cook classic &qu…

Johnny Beaudine and Deep Blue - House of Jazz - Video

Johnny Beaudine and Deep Blue - House of Jazz(MTL) - Friday - Dec. 5

Deep Blue keeps the spirit alive with hard driving Chicago style jazz and blues with touches of New Orleans.It's an original blend of traditional elements that's fun to play and fun to listen to. 

This week, Friday December 5 at 9:30PM. Deep Blue came to the House of Jazz with a very special guest, Soul and Jazz singer extraordinaire, Leanna White. It was a great show and a night to remember!

Mr. Blues meets Mr. Jazz
Monday nights at the House of Jazz, where jazz and blues get together for a drink.