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Some legends of the keyboards celebrate Black History Month

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Jimmy Smith was the king of the Hammond B-3 organ.
The men who played the keyboards include some of the greats in all genres of music.  Here are some of the best Black artists that play the piano and organ: Related Post: For Black History Month, these are some of the legends who play Sax Type your email address in the box and click the... Read more »

A review of the summer concert season

Steely Dan. Although they are more comfortable as studio musicians, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker have been hitting the road the last few years. The shows while being technically proficient lack the heart and soul you like to hear in live music.
We’re now past Labor Day and that signals the end of the Summer Concert season. It just about over for local festivals, music in the park, outdoor concert venues and the bigger summer events. So let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the boys and girls of summer.   Tomorrow I’ll preview... Read more »

Top Ten Chicago Musicians That You Can Name Midway Airport After

10. Robert Lamm has been with Chicago since the beginning.
When I came up with this idea for renaming Midway Airport for a musician, I thought there must be other candidates besides Muddy Waters. I decided to Google, Chicago Musicians and see what came up. Wikipedia  has a page that lists over 1000 Chicago musicians. I started there and whittled it down to ten. There’s... Read more »
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