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Chicago - "Mississippi Delta City Blues"


Chicago Mississippi Delta City Blues

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (1)

Band:
Guitar:
Drums:
Vocals:
Bass:
Keys:
Pro Keys:
Pro Guitar:
Pro Bass:

Author Notes

GUITAR: bsbloom
5 LANE KEYS: Bansheeflyer
 
"Mississippi Delta City Blues" a song written by Terry Kath which shows off how great a rhythm guitarist he was. The brass doesn't overdo it, punctuating the verses in a manner reminiscent of James Brown's band - the whole song sounds a little like Brown's Papa Don't Take No Mess. The song was one of the earliest written when they formed in 1967. This version was recorded for Chicago V but shelved once the album went from a double to a single LP. It would be rerecorded for Chicago XI in 1977 but this earlier take IMO is much more powerful and raw.



2 Comments

This song isn't on Chicago V, it's on Chicago XI. Thanks nonetheless!

 

Edit: Just read the description. Don't mind me!

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AJFOne23
January 28, 2017

This song isn't on Chicago V, it's on Chicago XI. Thanks nonetheless!

 

As I mentioned in the author notes this version was recorded during the Chicago V sessions but not released and is my preferred version as opposed to the later one on Chicago XI. This take was eventually released as a bonus track on the 2002 remaster of V.