- Released: April 8, 1993
- Originally Released: 1993
- Label: Obc
- 1.Home Again Blues
- 2.Up The Country Blues
- 3.Saturday Night Function
- 4.Michigan Water Blues
- 5.Sweet Daddy (Your Mama's Done Gone Mad)
- 6.Prescriptions For The Blues
- 7.44 Vicksburg
- 8.Trouble In Mind
- 9.Riverside Boogie
- 10.Oh, Daddy
- 11.Somethin' Keep Worryin' Me Blues
- 12.Cooter Crawl
Personnel: Little Brother Montgomery, Ted Butterman, Bob Gordon, Rufus Brown, Mike McKendrick, Elaine McFarland.
Recorded in September, 1961. Originally released on Riverside (9410).
Includes 1 bonus track.
Personnel: Little Brother Montgomery (vocals, piano); Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane (vocals); "Big" Mike McKendrick (banjo); Bobby Gordon (clarinet); Rufus Brown (tenor saxophone); Ted Butterman (cornet).
Liner Note Author: Chris Albertson.
Recording information: Birdhouse, Chicago, IL (09/06/1961).
Photographer: Steve Schapiro.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Rufus Brown ; "Big" Mike McKendrick; Bobby Gordon .
Chicago: The Living Legends was recorded live at the Birdhouse in Chicago. Much of the record is performed by Montgomery solo, although there's a handful of wonderful cuts that feature him with a small group of traditional jazz musicians. Most of the album is devoted to classic songs from the likes of Duke Ellington and Jelly Roll Morton, yet there are a couple of originals thrown in the mix as well. It's all distinguished by Montgomery's wonderful, laidback performances, which make this a little gem. ~ Thom Owens