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Hole in the wall blues clubs
Posted by: Paul Petraitis ()
Date: December 27, 2013 01:07AM

There were many Chicago places that offered blues entertainment in the last 70 years that only locals knew about. The Fat Black Pussy Cat, the I Spy Lounge...etc. Got any that you know about that "aren't in the books"?

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Re: Hole in the wall blues clubs
Posted by: WayOutWardell ()
Date: January 06, 2014 02:27AM

Those were mostly gone by the time I was born. However, I have a photograph of one of my cousins playing with a group at The Place Lounge, 63rd & Evans. It's not well-documented by any means - seems to have been in a storefront. Apparently Mike Bloomfield played there early on.

The old Checkerboard on 43rd was a hole in the wall, to be sure. In fact, the east wall eventually collapsed.

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Re: Hole in the wall blues clubs
Date: August 24, 2014 10:39PM

does anyone remember a bar called Edna's Place , maybe on sheridan ?

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Re: Hole in the wall blues clubs
Posted by: Mornac ()
Date: August 25, 2014 01:23AM

[email protected] Wrote:
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> does anyone remember a bar called Edna's Place ,
> maybe on sheridan ?


--The only Blues joints I knew of on Sheridan were Biddy Mulligans at Howard street and Minstrel's Pub in the Granada theater building by Loyola. Minstrel's wasn't exclusively Blues - they also had Folk and Rock nights.

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Re: Hole in the wall blues clubs
Posted by: Chistorian51 ()
Date: August 29, 2014 02:39PM

Anybody got any pictures of the old 1815 club that was at 1815 W. Roosevelt (Roosevelt and Wood). It was a well known West side blues joint before the entire neighborhood was leveled and tranformed.

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Re: Hole in the wall blues clubs
Posted by: gman ()
Date: August 29, 2014 03:54PM

Chistorian51 Wrote:
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> Anybody got any pictures of the old 1815 club that
> was at 1815 W. Roosevelt (Roosevelt and Wood). It
> was a well known West side blues joint before the
> entire neighborhood was leveled and tranformed.

From a little later in its history:



http://eddieshawsax.com/pictures

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Re: Hole in the wall blues clubs
Posted by: rjmachon ()
Date: August 30, 2014 11:10PM

@ [email protected], I can remember a bar called Edna's Place on Sheridan Road. I believe it was on the west side of the street around Columbia Ave. Didn't it have a big yellow sign with it's name on it?

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