Mary Lane, The High Chapparal and the rich history of Chicago’s neighborhood blues clubs

(L-R): Chris Cameron, Dan Long, Dave Hoekstra, Don Simmons, Mary Lane, Clarence Ludd, Lynn Orman Weiss, and Jim Tullio.

Dave Hoekstra takes a look at the legacy of the blues circuits on Chicago’s South and West sides with Chicago blues staple, vocalist Mary Lane, Don Simmons of Taste Nightclub, Clarence Ludd of the legendary High Chapparal (and former Harlem Globetrotter), and Garland Floyd of the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame.  They take a look at the rich history and decline of neighborhood hot spots, Simmons’ goal of revitalizing nightlife in the South Side, Lane’s career singing along side Howlin’ Wolf, Junior Wells, and more.

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