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Chicago Blues And All Its Jazz

In my music 100 class we recently started talking about Jazz and Blues music and how it developed. Being a huge Blues fan I thought I would write this week’s review on two of my favorite Jazz and Blues spots in Chicago. One of the most well-known places is Buddy Guy’s Legends. This famous blues spot opened up in ’89 and is extremely well-known for being owned by the famous ‘King of Chicago’s Electric Blues’ Mr.Buddy Guy. They are very well-known for their local, national, and international blues acts. Some of the most well-known artists of all time have also played on this stage. Artists such as The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, and John Mayer are just a few examples. I’ve been to Buddy Guy’s numerous times and their Cajun food and amazing drinks leave you wanting more. Legend’s was voted “Best Blues Club” several times by the Living blues Magazine, Citysearch, and AOL. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is visiting Chicago and wants to get the true Blues feel.

The second most famous place is this joint called Kingston Mines. Now this place is my absolute favorite. It is just fantastic. The atmosphere is one of fun and enjoyment where everyone is drinking brews, eating some appetizers and dancing their butts off. They have two stages, two bands, two bars and just a great crowd people who want to party all night. I remember this one time I went there, me and one of my girlfriends got on stage and danced with the band. It was awesome. It’s traditional blues music that makes you want to jump up and down. They have a great collection of beers and their food is also great! To be extremely honest, even though I love Buddy Guy and all the other famous musicians, Kingstones Mines is one place where you can actually hear the local bands play and go to relax yourself and have a good dance. I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone who loves Blues like I do.


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