Fri the 27th on The South Side | Elmore James & Bobby "Blue" Bland

Chas Lewis / Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 @ 10:16 p.m. /

Elmore James | Bobby "Blue" BlandCheck out The South Side website for links in tribute to the birthdays of 2 great vocalists who helped define very different styles of blues.

Elmore James never gave up his acoustic guitar when he came to Chicago from the Delta...he put a pickup on it and played an intense style of slide guitar to go along with a vocal attack that's instantly recognizable.

Bobby Bland helped create an urban, big band sound that used Gospel and Rhythm & Blues to create a string of classic Soul/Blues hits in the 60's & 70's. Tune in for generous helpings of each, along with new releases and your requests.