- Released: June 9, 1998
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: Vanguard Records
Full Title: Generations Of Blues, Vol. 2: Born In Chicago.
Performers include: Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Charlie Musselwhite, Little Walter.
Liner Note Author: Roy Trakin.
Photographers: David Gahr; Diana Davies.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Little Walter; Muddy Waters; Junior Wells; Charlie Musselwhite.
The blues were not born, but did evolve in Chicago, as did the majority of artists on this collection. The most blatant non-Chi-Town exception is John Mayall, with most others coming up from the Delta. Still this is a decent collection of classic blues, especially with the tracks from Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Little Walter, James Cotton, Son House, Sonny Boy Williamson and, to a slightly lesser extent, Mayall and Paul Butterfield, Junior Wells, and Big Walter. Newbies to the blues can pick their favorites and get more extensive works, so this serves as a fairly good, three-quarters essential primer. ~ Michael G. Nastos