Maxwell Street and the Chicago Blues
Blind Arvella Gray: Captain He's A Hollerin'
Blind Arvella Gray: Good Mornin' Blues
Carrie Robinson has the "Power"
Maxwell Street Gospel Singers
The demise of Maxwell Street was a great modern tragedy in urban mismanagement. This was a place where really "We just all got along." a completely open public integrated market where you could buy anything from anywhere, eat any kind of fresh food from any ethnic group, see a multitude of show people performing and earning their living on the streets, and witness the birth of the Chicago Blues. There was only one Maxwell Street. Irreplaceable. I have a small collection of photos from the Maxwell Street era below,