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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Exploring Chicago Blues by Rosalind Cummings-Yeates Book Signing Event

Inside The Scene, Past and Present

 Author Rosalind Cummings-Yeates

Foreword by Billy Branch

An Exploration of the Chicago Blues Scene For Novices and Aficionados Alike

"Blues history is steeped in Chicago's sidewalks, it floats out of its restaurants, airport lounges and 

department stores. It is a fundamental part of the city's heritage that every resident should know and 

every visitor should be afraid to miss. Allow Rosalind Cummings-Yeates to take you inside the 

Checkerboard and Gerri's Palm Tavern, where folks like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie 

Dixon and Ma Rainey transformed Chicago into the blues mecca. Continue on to explore the

contemporary blues scene and discover the best spots to hear the purest sounds of Sweet Home


Rosalind Cummings Yeates and Janice Temple
Rosalind Cummings Yeates and Janice Temple

"Rosalind Cummings-Yeates is a journalist and arts critic with the same Chicago and Mississippi roots

that helped create the Chicago blues. She holds a BS in mass communications from Illinois State 

University and an MS in journalism from Roosevelt University. She writes a monthly blues column,

"Sweet Home," for the Illinois Entertainer. Her other publication credits include Hemispheres, MSN, 

Salon, Woman's Day, Brides, Go Magazine, Yoga Journal, Relish, Home & Away, Chicago Reader

Allmusic.com, Chicago Sun-Times and Mojo (where she interviewed Buddy Guy about his influence

on Jimi Hendrix). She has also been an adjunct professor at Columbia College-Chicago for over ten 

years. Rosalind is a member of the American Society of Journalist and Authors and the Society of 

American Travel Writers."

Exploring Chicago Blues Inside The Scene, Past and Present
Exploring Chicago Blues Inside The Scene, Past and Present

Rosalind and I met in person at the African Festival of Arts in Chicago's Washington Park. I had been 

following her blog the Farsighted Fly Girl so I was excited to meet Roz in person.  Roz and I are also 

members of the BTB Black Travel Bloggers. As a matter of fact at our last meetup, Roz and I got into 

a debate about Chicago being a Blues City or a Jazz City. We are both right Chicago is a city rich in

Blues, Jazz and Gospel history and culture. Roz is Blues Aficionado and I am a Jazz Lover, despite

our differences in music genres we are good friends. I am in the process of reading 

Exploring Chicago Blues so I can't give a book review yet. As I mentioned that I am a jazz lover 

so I am just beginning to learn about Chicago's Rich Blues History. Rosalind's book Exploring 

Chicago Blues  is a great stepping stone with covers Part 1 Chicago Blues History; From Mississippi

to the Windy City: The Great Migration and the Blues; The Black Belt of Bronzeville; Chicago Blues 

Papas; Chicago Blues Mamas; Chicago Blues Landmarks and Part 2 Chicago Blues Now; We Gonna 

Pitch a Wang Dang Doodle: Blues Clubs for a Real Blues Experience; Got Mojo Workin': Who to See;

A Spoonful: Soul Food Restaurants with a Blues Vibe; Blues with a Feeling: Suggested Listening;

I Am the Blues: A Day in the Life of a Chicago Blues Musician.

Follow Author Rosalind Cumming-Yeates on  Exploring Chicago Blues Facebook Page