Big Town Playboys: Chicago Blues 1949-1954 / Various
- Artist: Various Artists
- Format: CD
- Release Date:5/30/2006
50 track double CD charts the historical development of the blues in Chicago. This five-year period represents one of the most influential movements in popular music. Inspired by the initial success of artists like Big Bill Broonzy and the newly electrified sounds of Muddy Waters the Chicago Blues scene changed music forever. Features the best of the artists who played and recorded in Chicago whose music would travel the world in the early 60's and make household names of singers whose aim at the time was mostly to secure well paid gigs. Names like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Sunnyland Slim, Elmore James, Floyd Jones, J B Lenoir, Jimmy Rogers, Little Walter. What these recordings actually did was inspire British and American teenagers to change the course of rock music forever. Contains A & B-Side singles & never before released tracks. Acrobat. 2001.