The music of Chico Chism
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Chico Chism's West Side Chicago Blues
Bob Corritore reissued these historical tracks
from the 1970's. This is a compilation of sides
recorded by Chico, Hubert Sumlin, Eddie Shaw,
Detroit Jr, Shorty Gilbert, Highway Man, Willie Davis,
Eddie Burks and more. This album showcases the
men who carried on the Howlin' Wolf legacy. These
guys are the real thing. Bob's liner notes document
the elusive Chico Chism's career better than any
other source.    
George Thomas &
In memory of our friend the
legendary Chico Chism 1927-2007
The Flamekeepers
Photo by Randy Lowrey
from Chico's Collection
The Cher Kee Sides
This was Chico's label. He named it Cher Kee in
honor of his mother's Native American heritage.
These sides were recorded at Odyssey Studios in
Chicago and were released by Chess susidiary
label Diamond-Cadet. Artists included Little Johnny
Christian, Willie Davis, Eddie "Jewtown" Burks and
Marshall Keyes
Chico Chism Raw As Hell
Chico Chism, Chicago Blues Legend, The Master
Blues Drummer, Vocalist & Musician "Raw As Hell"
That's just the front cover! Chico recorded this gem
in 1995 with the help of his friend Hans Olson. This
album features all songs written by Chico. Some of
these songs were recorded by Chico earlier in his
career. Hans said " We just put some mattresses on
the walls, set up the recorder, and turned Chico
The Early Years
Chico's recording career began in  1957 with TV
Slim and a song called "Flatfoot Sam." In 1959
Chico recorded Hot Tamales and Barbeque.