Live At The Checkboard Lounge: Chicago 1981 (CD/DVD -DVD) by Rolling Stones & Muddy Waters

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Live At The Checkboard Lounge: Chicago 1981 (CD/DVD -DVD)

On 22nd November 1981, in the middle of their mammoth American tour, the Rolling Stones arrived in Chicago prior to playing 3 nights at the Rosemont Horizon.Long influenced by the Chicago blues, the band paid a visit to Muddy Waters’ club the Checkerboard Lounge to see the legendary bluesman perform.

It didn’t take long before Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Ian Stewart were joining in on stage and later Buddy Guy and Lefty Dizz also played their part. It was a unique occasion that was fortunately captured on camera.

Now, restored from the original footage and with sound mixed and mastered by Bob Clearmountain, this amazing blues night is being made available in an official release for the first time. Although a few tracks have been on poor quality bootlegs this official release is the most complete version of the show ever to have appeared and is in vastly superior sound and picture quality.

The deluxe version comes packaged with bonus CD of highlights from the show.

Performers: Muddy Waters (vocals, guitar); Mick Jagger (vocals); Keith Richards (guitar); Ronnie Wood (guitar); Ian Stewart (piano); Buddy Guy (vocals, guitar); Lefty Dizz (vocals, guitar); Junior Wells (harmonica, vocals); George ‘Mojo’ Buford (harmonica);  Lovie Lee (piano); Earnest Johnson (bass); Ray Allison (drums); John Primer (guitar); Rick Kreher (guitar); Nick Charles (bass).

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