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Playlist of Maxwell Street 1978

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  • Maxwell Street Blues, Ode To A Dead Community

    8:58

    Maxwell Street Blues is a 2001 documentary that chronicles the since failed struggle to save Chicago's Maxwell Street community, the birthplace of the electric blues. The film contains rare archival footage of Maxwell Street in the 1940s, and documents some of the last blues performances in this historic community.

    This is another great film from Archive.org.
    Producer: Robert Wyrod
    Camera & Editing: Robert Wyrod
    Additional Camera: James Fraher

    Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States

    There is also another silent b&w clip from 1978 that you can watch on the Archive site.

    Visit our web portal at

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  • Maxwell Street - A Living Memory

    29:00

    documentary on Chicago's infamous Maxwell Street market

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  • Live Blues on Maxwell Street in Chicago c. 1985

    3:10

    In the 1980s I spent a lot of Sunday mornings at the old Maxwell Street Market in Chicago. I recently came across a cassette tape I made of some of the musicians who played at the old market. I remember taking a cassette recorder and hanging out for a while near the 'blues tree', a spot behind a building where musicians would play every week, and recording while several different people played, but I don't recall any names. Anyone know who this is so I can give credit where it's due?

  • Maxwell Street Jimmy - Hanging Around My Door

    3:11

    Enjoy!

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  • Maxwell Street Medley

    6:53

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Maxwell Street Medley (Live At The Corner Of 14th And Peoria, Chicago, IL / September 1964) · Robert Nighthawk

    Live On Maxwell Street: 1964

    ℗ 1980 Rounder Records, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

    Released on: 1979-01-01

    Producer, Recording Producer, Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Norman Dayron
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: John Nagy
    Associated Performer, Guitar, Vocals: Robert Nighthawk
    Associated Performer, Guitar: Johnny Young
    Associated Performer, Drums: Robert Whitehead
    Composer Lyricist: Robert McCollum

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Big John Wrencher, Maxwell Street Alley Blues 1969

    36:18

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  • Ill Fly Away

    5:58

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    I'll Fly Away · James Brewer Group · Maxwell Street

    Maxwell Street & Friends, Vol. 2

    ℗ 2013 Country Music Group

    Released on: 2013-01-26

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Maxwell Street Jimmy - Someday Baby

    2:41

    Maxwell Street Jimmy - Someday Baby
    rec. 1963 at the Fickle Pickle in Chicago, IL by Norman Dayron; Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis, voc, g
    ... this recording first published on and taken from Roots DLP TR 1005 (US 1977) Rare Gems - Previously unissued Chicago blues recordings from the collection of Norman Dayron

    Maxwell Street Jimmy discography at

  • Maxwell Street Alley Blues

    4:17

    Provided to YouTube by Entertainment One Distribution US

    Maxwell Street Alley Blues · Big John Wrencher

    And This Is Free: The Life and Times of Chicago's Legendary Maxwell Street

    ℗ Shanachie

    Released on: 2008-06-09

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • Big John Wrencher - Special Rider Blues

    2:46

    only for an acquaintance

  • Maxwell Street Jimmy - Two Trains Running

    2:15

    recorded by Norman Dayron. this came out on the Takoma label in 1980 but with recordings from Chicago between 1963 and 1965. for more info:

  • Maxwell Street Blues

    2:48

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Maxwell Street Blues · Papa Charlie Jackson

    Blues History

    ℗ 2011 FM Records

    Released on: 2011-12-09

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Maxwell Street Blues

    2:49

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Maxwell Street Blues · Papa Charlie Jackson

    Greatest Blues Of The 1920s

    ℗ 2010 Master Classics Records

    Released on: 2010-10-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Maxwell Street Blues

    2:48

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Maxwell Street Blues · Papa Charlie Jackson

    Blues Men of Chicago

    ℗ 2013 Master Classics Records

    Released on: 2013-04-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Big John Wrencher And His Maxwell St. Blues Boys - Root Man Blues

    4:57

    From LP Maxwell Street Alley Blues 1974 [ Barrelhouse Records ‎– BHS-02 , US ]
    Drums – Playboy
    Electric Guitar – Little Buddy Thomas
    Harmonica, Vocals – Big John Wrencher

    Recorded in Chicago September 1, 15, 19, 1969.

  • Going Upstairs

    6:48

    Provided to YouTube by Rebeat Digital GmbH

    Going Upstairs · Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis

    Maxwell Street

    ℗ 1988 Wolf Records International

    Released on: 2015-08-06

    Composer: maxwell street jimmy davis

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis - Me and my telephone

    5:00

    From 'Same' album

  • Power to Live Right

    2:32

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Power to Live Right · Carrie Robinson · Maxwell Street

    Maxwell Street & Friends, Vol. 1

    ℗ 2013 Country Music Group

    Released on: 2013-01-25

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Robert Nighthawk - Maxwell Street Medley

    6:53

    Robert Lee McCollum (Noviembre 30, 1909 -- November 5, 1967) fue un bluesero que tocó y grabó bajo los pseudonimos Robert Lee McCoy y Robert Nighthawk.

  • Maxwell Street Blues

    2:48

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Maxwell Street Blues · Papa Charlie Jackson

    American Boogie & Blues - The Lost Album

    ℗ 2014 Magic Gold Records

    Released on: 2014-01-07

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • Maxwell Street Blues

    2:53

    Provided to YouTube by Entertainment One Distribution US

    Maxwell Street Blues · Papa Charlie Jackson

    And This Is Free: The Life and Times of Chicago's Legendary Maxwell Street

    ℗ Shanachie

    Released on: 2008-06-09

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Maxwell Street Blues

    2:48

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Maxwell Street Blues · Papa Charlie Jackson

    Let Me Tell You About the Blues: Chicago, Pt. 1

    ℗ 2009 Fantastic Voyage

    Released on: 2009-06-08

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis - Alberta

    2:58

    from Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis

  • Maxwell Street Market - June 1994 - Chicago - Part 3 of 3

    5:28

    Last year for Maxwell Street with Shirley King, Willie James, Piano C. Red, Emilio Villanueva, Adrian Flores and others. Cam Oscar Laguna
    June 12, 1994

  • Yakity Yak

    3:36

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Yakity Yak (Live At The Corner Of 14th And Peoria, Chicago, IL / September 1964) · Robert Nighthawk

    Live On Maxwell Street: 1964

    ℗ 1980 Rounder Records, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

    Released on: 1979-01-01

    Producer, Recording Producer, Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Norman Dayron
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: John Nagy
    Associated Performer, Guitar, Vocals: Robert Nighthawk
    Associated Performer, Guitar: Johnny Young
    Associated Performer, Drums: Robert Whitehead
    Composer Lyricist: Big Joe Turner
    Adapter, Arranger, Work Arranger: Robert McCollum

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  • Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis - What more can a good man do?

    3:01

    From 'Same' album

  • Blind Arvella Gray performing on Maxwell Street in Chicago in 1964 and 1980.

    1:01

  • Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis, Ive got my eyes on you

    2:18

    I do not own the copyrights to this recordings, so if it needs to be removed, I will remove it.

  • Maxwell Street

    6:43

    Roots Live is een kleinschalig rock- en bluesfestival in Roosendaal.

  • Maxwell Street & Tessa - Little by Little

    5:15

    Maxwell Street @ In den Oude Sint Pieter-Izegem, 20/09/2015

  • Sonny Boy Nelson: 61 Highway Blues

    2:24

    Sonny Boy Nelson (Eugene Powell), vocal and guitar, shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long in Greenville, Mississippi, August 31, 1978. For more information about the American Patchwork filmwork, Alan Lomax, and his collections, visit [mv1662]

  • Cheat You Fair: The Story of Maxwell Street - Open

    55

    Opening to Cheat You Fair: The Story of Maxwell Street.

    Animation: Terry Hahin
    Music: Patrick Yacono
    Director: Phil Ranstrom


  • Maxwell Street

    4:30

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Maxwell Street · Jimmy Lloyd Rea and the Switchmasters

    ℗ 2012 Golden Gazelle Music

    Released on: 2012-01-01

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  • Big John Wrencher And His Maxwell St. Blues Boys - Conductor Blues

    5:18

    From LP Maxwell Street Alley Blues 1974 [ Barrelhouse Records ‎– BHS-02 , US ]
    Drums – Playboy
    Electric Guitar – Little Buddy Thomas
    Harmonica, Vocals – Big John Wrencher

    Recorded in Chicago September 1, 15, 19, 1969.

  • CHICAGO MAXWELL STREET 1980S-LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE #214

    4:59

    In 1980s ,Chicago Maxwell Street was still burning.
    Once you'd be on Maxwell street or Roosevelt Road,
    you could easily find many Blues bands like Little Pat
    Rushing,John Henry Davis,L.V. Banks,Robert Dancin'
    Perkins & more.
    There was Shorty Gilbert(bassist),too.Yes he's still playing with
    Eddie Shaw's Wolf Gang.
    Although the original market place was gone ,The magic & soul
    of Maxwell street is still living in our memories.
    Thanx old Maxwell street!

  • The Walking Blues

    3:37

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    The Walking Blues · Blind Arvella Gray

    The Walking Blues

    ℗ 2015 Suncoast Music

    Released on: 2015-03-26

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Blues Maxwell Street

    4:05

    Live Music on Maxwell St. May 2006, Chicago, Flatfoot Boogie Band.

  • Maxwell Street - Portrait & Travelogues

    21:46

    documentary on Chicago's famous Maxwell Street market

  • Maxwell street blues 6-20-10

    46

    Blues band in the market

  • Maxwell Street

    4:03

    Maxwell Street @ Banana Peel 1 september 2014

  • Zero - Maxwell Street Blues

    8:10

    Zero Music, ZERO - MUSIC -
    About Zero
    ZERO is an unknown musical enigma , he is a lone solitary musician who lives in an abandoned graveyard deep inside the confines of insanity in a dark deep hole in the side of a mountain located in a swamp on one of the hidden moons of saturn. he makes a lotta noise which is sometimes heard as far away as mars and earth. He survives on a diet of rattlesnake milk and shark feathers.

  • Big John Wrencher - Ha-Ha Baby

    5:26

    One Arm Harp Player Big John Wrencher
    & his Maxwell Street Blues Boys (Little Buddy Thomas - G, Playboy Vinson - D).
    From his 1969 Maxwell Street Alley Blues

    Maxwell Street Alley Blues

  • Sonny Boy Nelson: Matchbox Blues

    4:37

    Sonny Boy Nelson (Eugene Powell), vocal and guitar, shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long in Greenville, Mississippi, August 31, 1978. Followed by brief discussion about the tune and he and his partner Richard Hacksaw Harney playing in jukes (and keeping money out of the Seeburg jukeboxes). For more information about the American Patchwork filmwork, Alan Lomax, and his collections, visit [02.15.06]

  • CHICAGOS MAXWELL STREET

    3:37

    A TYPICAL SUNDAY SHOPING DAY IN 1967 AT CHICAGO'S LEGENDARY MAXWELL STREET MARKET, WHERE MANY BLUES GREATS HONED THIER MUSICAL TALENTS BY PLAYING ON THE STREETS OF THE MARKET FOR TIPS.

  • Maxwell Street Soulband, Najaden 191206

    3:24

    After Work på kulturhuset Najaden i Halmstad 191206.
    Anna Lovdal - sång
    Karolina Nilsson sång
    Johan Hamann - trummor
    Olof Helander - gitarr
    Mikael Gudmundsson - bas
    Torbjörn Dahlqvist - tenorsax
    Örjan Åkesson - barytonsax
    Peter Andersson - trumpet
    Martin Marklund - the trombon
    Foto/ljud: Henrik Tidstrand
    Redigering: MiG

  • Lurrie Bell Live Maxwell Street, Chicago 1994

    20:50

    Lurrie Bell playing Live at Chicago's Legendary Maxwell Street 1994
    This is the same Place John Lee Hooker played in the Blues Brothers movie. This was the heart of Chicago Blues in the day.

  • Maxwell Street Little Johnny Harper

    5:10

    Sunday morning blues on Maxwell street

  • Jimmie Lee Robinson and Sterling Plumpp on Maxwell street

    2:48

    Sterling Plumpp recites a powerful poem on Maxwell street excavation site, stops to talk with Jimmie Lee Robinson about the old days and the future..

  • STREET PAJAMA Bad News Makes Good Blues

    3:16

    ...from their 1978 album I GET PECULIAR...

    BAD NEWS MAKES GOOD BLUES was written by Mike King and Merle Harmon.
    Lyrics by Mike King
    © 1978 Eyebrow Farms Publishing (BMI) / All Rights Reserved.


    BAD NEWS MAKES GOOD BLUES was Produced and Recorded by Bill Cashman (1978)

    Video produced by Antoine Wang at Cavern Studios Tucson (2016)

  • Maxwell Street Jimmy

    3:54

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Maxwell Street Jimmy · Gringo

    Gringo

    ℗ 2004 Pravda Records

    Released on: 2004-05-11

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