Great work from the Chicago blues underground – rare tracks pulled from a time before labels like Chess and Vee Jay handled most of the big artists, and talents were spread between a handful of much smaller indies! The music here marks that key Chicago transition from rural to urban – and especially showcases the rise of the electric guitar in the music – often mixed with some heavy lines on piano or harmonica, and recorded in a relatively spare, stripped-down mode – without some of the fuller arrangements that were being added to some of the LA blues recordings of the postwar years. Titles include "Hard Time" and "Early Morning" by Floyd Jones, "I Want My Baby" and "Just Keep Lovin Her' by Little Walter, "A Woman On Every STreet" by Forest City Joe, "DArk Clouds" and "Lonesome Man Blues" by John Brim, "Ramblin" and "Cool Driver" by Johnny Shines, "Train Time" by Delta Joe, "Sweet Angel
" by Earl Hooker, "Lonesome Ole Train" by Homesick James, and "Maggie Campbell" by Robert Nighthawk. CD adds in 8 more bonus tracks – work by Man Young, Robert Nighthawk, Grace Brim, Willie Nix, Johnny Shines, and Little Walter.