Lefty Dizz and Shock Treatment Live in Chicago

These performances were recorded in Chicago at the height of the career of Chicago's most flamboyant and entertaining bluesman. Lefty Dizz studio recordings are rare, and no live recording has been previously available. Lefty was at his best live, and this compilation captures the wild, raw energy of his live performances. Most of Lefty's studio recordings were produced in Europe without his powerful band, while this collection features Shock Treatment at it's best.

The CD begins with a performance at the 3,447-seat Granada Theater on November 6, 1982. The Granada was built in 1926, in the ornate Spanish Baroque architectural style, at 6427 N. Sheridan Road, and was demolished in 1990. This is followed by a performance at The Sports Corner on June 19, 1982. This small tavern was located at the northeast corner of Addison and Sheffield, adjacent to historic Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs.

Shock Treatment was composed of long-time band members, Jimmie Smith on guitar and Nick Charles on bass, with Carl Snyder on keyboard, Charles Caldwell on drums, and a four-piece horn section featuring saxophonist Gary Wiggins added for the Granada show. Ike Anderson played bass at the Sports Corner.

The CD features 11 high-energy tracks, comprising 79 minutes of house-rockin' Chicago Blues.

Lefty Dizz passed away on September 7, 1993, following three decades of memorable, unique performances.

Track List:

  1. Introduction (6:43)*
  2. Baby Please Don't Go (9:09)*
  3. It Hurts Me Too (5:01)*
  4. Chips Flyin' Everywhere (6:07)*
  5. Caledonia / Saturday Night Fish Fry (6:39)*
  6. Bad Avenue (6:12)*
  7. Boogie All Night Long (4:41)*
  8. All I Want (10:04)**
  9. You Don't Know (7:22)**
10. It's Alright (6:36)**
11. Bring It On Home (10:43)**
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     * Granada Theater
    ** Sports Corner


One CD is $15.00 plus $2.00 shipping to U.S. addresses.
Each additional CD is $10.00.
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