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Chicago Blues Show At The Michigan Union

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Day
31
Month
January
Year
1975
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January 24 will be remembered by many as the day the Legendary Weed Contest of 175 reached culmination. The eveni was t'urther climaxed latei that evening when the Friends of the SUN presented their second dance party at the Michigan Union Ballroom, witli a Chicago Blues show hot enought to warm up the cold winter niglit. The featured band was Willie William's and his Stars of Stars Revue, bringing the blues sound which helped make the Windy City famous rigJu here to the listening glee of hundreds who carne to dance, as well as those tuned-in to the live broadcast on campus WCBN-FM. The Stars of Stars included sonie of Chicago's finest. Sunnyland Slim Laundrew belted at his piano amidst the guitar work of Eddie C. Campbell, with brother Odell on bottom-line bass and Willie himself on drums. (Willie is a veteran of Chester Burnett - Howlin' Wolfs aggregation of many years.) Throughout the evening the great Lucille Spann demónstrated her resounding vocal abilities while she bumped and ground her words against the gutsy backup of the band, to fill the ballroom with a rich musical experience not too available around Ann Arbor anymore. Speaking of home, guitarist John Nicholas sat in on quite a few numbers last Friday night as well. It was music straight from the streets of the ghetto, sweaty and funky.