Monthly Archives: February 2012

Jimmy Rogers on Songwriting, Muddy Waters, and Chicago Blues

Jimmy Rogers openerAn under-sung hero of the blues, Jimmy Rogers played an essential role in creating the electrified, band-oriented postwar Chicago sound. He was best known for playing guitar in Muddy Waters’ lineups during the Chess Records era, but Rogers was also an accomplished solo artist and the composer of the blues classics “Walking By Myself,” “Ludella,” “Chicago Bound,” and “That’s All Right.” Continue reading