Muddy Waters drummer Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith never escaped the sideman shadow | The Secret History of Chicago Music | Chicago Reader

Muddy Waters drummer Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith never escaped the sideman shadow 

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Since 2004 Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) has used the Secret History of Chicago Music to shine a light on worthy artists with Chicago ties who've been forgotten, underrated, or never noticed in the first place.

  • The lead track from Willie "Big Eyes" Smith's debut solo album, 1995's Bag Full of Blues
  • A promo video for the Grammy-winning 2010 album Joined at the Hip by Pinetop Perkins and Willie "Big Eyes" Smith
  • Willie "Big Eyes" Smith appears on the 1977 Muddy Waters album Hard Again.

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