Chicago Blues Music Description

Chicago Blues is an urban Blues style that developed in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago became a center of urban blues music as early as the 1920s, when blues musicians from the South moved to Chicago during the "Great Migration." Only in the 1950s, however, did Chicago Blues develop its signature style, which is characterized by use of rhythm sections and amplification; reliance on guitar and harmonica leads; and routine reference to Mississippi Delta styles of playing and singing.

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