Chicago blues piano great "Barrelhouse" Chuck has died after a four year battle with prostate cancer. He was 58 years old.
"Well, I’ll tell you; sometimes life can throw you a curve. Take a swing. Who knows? You may hit a home run, but you got to stay in the game."
Throughout the album, James showcases his versatility with smooth slide guitar, finger picking, biting leads, and grungy power chords. All are executed with the finesse and style that gives him such a great sound.
Tomorrow marks the 47th anniversary of the all-too-early death of a West Side Chicago guitar master. In honor of his gifted influence on the world of electric blues music, we offer 10 things you may not know about Samuel Maghett, better known to the world as Magic Sam.