The 21st Annual Chicago Blues Festival
Petrillo Music Shell
Chicago, Ill
June 11-13, 2004

Taped & transferred by Uncle Bob Ericsson
Gear/lineage: NAK CM300s w/ CP4 shotgun capsules > Marantz PMD430 playback deck > Macintosh MA6100 > Cool Edit Pro (conversion to 16/44.1)

Bob taped the entire Chicago Blues Fest for 5 years in a row, and this is the first of 5 such megaposts.

I know it's unusual to post an entire festival as one torrent, but some of the acts were very short and didn't warrant posts of their own. I felt is best represented the event to do it all as one big thing.

All files were transferred and burned to CD by the taper and are unaltered from his rips except for the first few songs of Otis Clay which I split. Bob put fades between all the songs for some unknown reason, and as the SD card masters are no longer in existence this is what we get. All song titles are as Bob wrote them, and some may be guesses.

June 11:

Nora Jean Bruso with Carl Weathersby
CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band
Koko Taylor stops by
Lonnie Brooks Family Band

June 12:

Burgess Gardner Orchestra with Barb Morrison
Chris Thomas King & 21st Century Blues
Otis Clay & the City Limit Band

June 13:

James Wheeler Blues Band
Michael Burks
EC Scott and Smoke
Willie Clayton