- Released: June 10, 1997
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: Rhino Flashback
Audio Remasterer: Chris Clarke.
This brief compilation hardly contains the best of Chicago blues (there is no Muddy Waters or Howlin' Wolf, for instance), and while the selection is eclectic enough, ranging from early J.B. Lenoir ("I Feel So Good") to classic Jimmy Reed ("Big Boss Man") and vintage Snooky Pryor ("Telephone Blues"), there are dozens of anthologies that do a better job of introducing the various diverse styles generally lumped together under the Chicago blues banner. ~ Steve Leggett