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Photographer: Allen C. Browne
Taken: November 15, 2016
Caption: Muddy Waters
Additional Description: The classic sound of Chicago blues was largely shaped by Mississippi Muddy Waters (front), a leader
in development of the electric blues band format, and Willie Dixon, who wrote and produced many of
the genre’s greatest hits. They are pictured together here at a September 1963 session at the Ter-Mar Studios of Chess Records at 2120 South Michigan. At right is Louisiana native Buddy Guy on guitar. The Chess building later became the home of Dixon’s Blues Heaven Foundation.
Close-up of photo on marker
Submitted: November 29, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Database Locator Identification Number: p370908
File Size: 1.363 Megabytes
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