The Secret History of Chicago Music: Willie "Poor Boy" Lofton | The Secret History of Chicago Music | Chicago Reader

The Secret History of Chicago Music: Willie "Poor Boy" Lofton 

This mysterious bluesman died in obscurity, but one of the eight songs he recorded would change the genre forever.

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