Later, performing as Muddy Waters, he was recognized as one of the original modern Chicago blues musicians of the late 1940s – early 1950s.
Chicago blues augmented the basic Delta blues ensemble of acoustic guitar and harmonica with amplified guitar and bass, drums, piano, harmonica, and sometimes saxophone.
In 1956, as a young teen growing up in Connecticut, I listened to CKLW Windsor/Detroit late at night.
My favorite song was Smokestack Lightning by Howlin’ Wolf.
A bit later, Buddy Guy was one of my favorites.
And of course, although not from Chicago, my all-time blues favorite, BB King (1925-2015)
There are so many great blues musicians. I just know you must have some favorites.