November 30th, 1988
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the 5 sides of tape were spliced together and some hiss reduction was performed, all via audition. the tracks were cut using cd wave.
nothing else has been done
the taper responsible for this show is deceased and the master's location remains unknown and possibly destroyed.
this tape was presented as being either a 1st gen of the master or possibly a 1st gen of a safety tape. the ears
told a slightly different story which is why this is being labeled as unknown generation. nothing fancy was used to record
this show. It was just a standard recorder of the day using the internal mics. The quality is what you'd expect using basic
period equipment. seems a little muffled at times. the taper was likely walking around the room. all in all you
get about 220min of the evenings festivities. there are a couple of cuts due to tape flips. another individuals speech
was either not recorded or not included on these tapes. either way, its 2 sets of lefty dizz and his side band shock treatment.
this tape comes from a friend of the taper and he is thrilled to share his copy.
a scan of what looks like a ticket has provided, but it looks like it might be something cut off the clubs table advertisements.
the taper would have loved to know that others are enjoying his tapes as he never saw his tapes being listened
to by anyone except him and a couple of friends. had he known how easy it was to do then it may
have given him some incentive to still be with us and share the memories himself.
the limelight is currently known as excalibur and enjoys historical landmark status. in an earlier career, she housed the
chicago historical society. during the show, the mc came out to remind people there was a table taking donations
to save maxwell street. it was originally established around 1845. a massive open market, one could find anything they wanted.
sometimes, they would even find their stolen belongings.
the great migration of the 20's and 30's brought many musicians
to chicagoland. being that maxwell street was the place to get what you need, they started playing there but soon realized
that they would need louder guitars and amplifiers. the electric blues was born on maxwell street.
many of the musicians would set up in front of some shop, running an extension cord inside.
imagine john lee hookers apperance in the blues brothers and you get the picture.
sadly, it wouldnt last. uic had been quietly buying up surrounding properties on the cheap since the early 80s, hoping to expand even
further. come 1994, uic revealed what everyone had already known.
maxwell street was moved by the city. thus, the university was allowed to go forth with it expansion wishes.
you cant stop progress. its likely no amount of donations would have saved maxwell street. you cant stop progress...
lefty dizz first gained more attention in chicago blues history when he joined junior well's band in 1964. during the 70's, he
joined hound dog taylor's band, replacing brewer phillips who was shot by hound dog. lefty's brother johnny dollar
was also a minor figure of the blues scene. when he wasnt being a side man, he giged on his own. backed by
shock treatment, he continued to gig through the 80's and the early 90's by then, he had been diagnosed with
esophagal cancer. lefty endured chemo and seemed to be winning the fight. but you cant keep a musician down.
he came back a little too soon and went at it a little too hard and passed away in 1993. please take this moment to remember
lefty, maxwell street, and the taper who made this possible.
feel free to share. do support the blues. enjoy
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