on January 28, 2017 | Last updated January 28, 2017
ChicagoMississippi Delta City Blues
Release Type: User Audio Type: Single-track Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT) Pitched Vocals: Yes Vocals Gender: Male (1)
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"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.