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Latest Release
Chicago Blues:
A Living History
The (R)evolution Continues (2011)

Chicago Blues:
A Living History
(2009)

Starring
Billy Boy Arnold
John Primer
Billy Branch
Lurrie Bell
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Chicago Blues: A Living History plays an active role in Blues education around the world. The group and its members host and participate in a diverse array of Educational programs that include Blues in the Schools, conferences and seminars in the history of the Blues and Chicago Blues as well as Blues instruction and Masterclasses.
The group works actively with Youth Outreach Programs in the USA, Europe and Africa.
Chicago Blues: A Living History's Billy Branch directing kids from a Chicago Outreach program in the recording studio.
In the studio, before singing on a CBLH track
Chicago Blues: A Living History's Producer Larry Skoller with Bill Sims, Jr after a blues performance at a school in Yaonde, Cameroon