Wednesday, August 3, 2011

GEORGE THOROGOOD CELEBRATES CHESS RECORDS HEROES

George Thorogood
George Thorogood and The Destroyers' new album, 2010 South Michigan Avenue, celebrates his Chess Records heroes including Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf and Buddy Guy.

The album, named for the address of Chess Records' Chicago headquarters, was produced by Tom Hambridge, who won a Grammy in 2010 for Best Contemporary Blues Album for Buddy Guy's Living Proof. Guests on 2010 South Michigan Avenue include Guy and Charlie Musselwhite, while the tracks include blues classic by various Chess greats as well as two Thorogood originals.

To support the new release, Thorogood has launched a new webisode series which features commentary from himself and Tom Hambridge, giving fans an in-depth look at the inspiration behind the album and how they went about reinterpreting blues standards.

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