Hardcore blues fans might bristle at some of the tracks (available only on a 2 LP set) that accompany the 128 page, 12" x 12" book that is the centerpiece of the Numero Group's latest, Grammy-worthy, act of music archiving, Light: On The South Side. Those folks would be missing the point. These funky Blues records by local Chicago artists are not Chess Records or Alligator Records, nor are they the prototype for the next British invasion. What they are is a document (called Pepper's Jukebox) that pulls together the music "grown" African-American men and women were listening and dancing to in the south side blues clubs of mid-to-late 70's Chicago.
Detroit Junior Little Mack Simmons Bobby Rush