Table of Contents
   Acknowledgmentsp. xi
   Introduction: Sweet Home Chicago: Today's Chicago Bluesp. 1
   Put on Your High-Heeled Sneakers: Blues Clubs in the Cityp. 5
      Today's Blues Clubs
         Backporch Stage at the House of Blues
         Blue Chicago
            Down in the Basement
         Bossman Blues Center
         Buddy Guy's Legends
         Kingston Mines
         Lee's Unleaded Blues
         New Checkerboard Lounge
         Rosa's Lounge
         Smoke Daddy
         Voodoo Lounge at the Redfish
      Blues Nights
   Key to the Highway: Clubs in the Suburbsp. 39
      Bill's Blues Bar
      Chord on Blues
      Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket
      Genesis Lounge
      Harlem Avenue Lounge
      Slice of Chicago
      More Blues in the 'Burbs
   Lake Michigan Blues: The Chicago Blues Festivalp. 53
      Planning Your Day
      Food and Beverages
         Front Porch
         Juke Joint
         Route 66 Roadhouse
   Chicago Bound: Blues Historical and Cultural Sitesp. 65
      Chess Studies
         Blues Heaven Foundation
         Touring Chess Studios
      Chicago Blues Archives
      Chicago Blues Museum
      Jazz Record Mart
      Leland Hotel
      Maxwell Street Market
         The Historic Maxwell Street Market
         The New Maxwell Street Market
      Muddy Waters Home
         Chicago Blues Tour
         Tour Tips
      Village of Westmont
         Muddy Waters Park
         Honorary Muddy Waters Way
         Taste of Westmont-Muddy Waters Blues Night
   Down-Home Blues: Chicago Record Labelsp. 91
      Alligator Records
      Delmark Records
      Earwig Music
   Just Wanna Play My Axe: Blues Jamsp. 101
      Jam Tips for Musicians
      Jam Tips for the Audience
      Blues Jams
   Blues All Around Me: Blues Radiop. 109
   They'll Play the Blues for You: Blues Artistsp. 117
      Linsey Alexander
      Billy Boy Arnold
      Steve Arvey
      Chico Banks
      L.V. Banks
      Barrelhouse Chuck
      Lurrie Bell
      Big James and the Chicago Playboys
      Billy Branch
      Lonnie Brooks
      Ronnie Baker Brooks
      Wayne Baker Brooks
      Nora Jean Bruso
      Jimmy Burns
      Aron Burton
      Eddie C. Campbell
      Eddy Clearwater
      Sam Cockrell
      Michael Coleman
      Joanna Connor
      Katherine Davis
      Willie Davis
      Devil in a Woodpile
      Johnny Drummer
      Little Arthur Duncan
      Chainsaw Dupont
      David "Honeyboy" Edwards
      Deitra Farr
      Billy Flynn
      Diamond Jim Greene
      Liz Mandville Greeson
      Buddy Guy
      Phil Guy
      Erwin Helfer
      Tom Holland
      Homesick James
      Howard and the White Boys
      Fruteland Jackson
      Carlos Johnson
      Jimmy Johnson
      Shirley Johnson
      Fernando Jones
      Lynne Jordan
      Vance Kelly
      Shirley King
      Sam Lay
      Bonnie Lee
      Sharon Lewis
      Lil' Ed
      Charlie Love
      Mississippi Heat
      Joe Moss
      Nick Moss and the Flip Tops
      Eric Noden
      Pinetop Perkins
      Piano C. Red
      Pistol Pete
      John Primer
      Otis Rush
      Howard Scott
      Patricia Scott
      Eddie Shaw
      Eddie Vaan Shaw Jr.
      Matthew Skoller
      Byther Smith
      Johnnie Mae Dunson Smith
      Willie "Big Eyes" Smith
      Dave Specter
      Rob Stone and the C-Notes
      Big Time Sarah Streeter
      Bob Stroger
      Hubert Sumlin
      Tail Dragger
      Eddie Taylor Jr.
      Koko Taylor
      Larry Taylor
      Melvin Taylor
      Nellie "Tiger" Travis
      Maurice John Vaughn
      Carl Weathersby
      James Wheeler
      Artie "Blues Boy" White
      Jody Williams
      Zora Young
   Suggestions for Further Readingp. 215
   Sourcesp. 217
   About the Authorp. 219
   Indexp. 221