In 1953, Bob Koester, owner of one of Chicago's best record stores, decided to start his own record label to give the city's best new artists a chance to be heard on vinyl. Sixty years later, Delmark Records has grown into one of America's most celebrated independent jazz and blues labels, with a catalog featuring some of the most influential artists in their fields, and this collection features a handful of rare and unreleased recordings from Delmark's blues archives. Delmark: 60 Years of Blues includes never before heard performances by Junior Wells (featuring Otis Spann), the Little Walter Trio (with Muddy Waters), Magic Sam, Big Joe Williams, and Sleepy John Estes, as well as classic sides from Lurrie Bell, Sharon Lewis & Texas Fire, Tail Dragger, Eddie C. Campbell, and many more.
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AllMusic Review by Mark Deming