George Thorogood's Chess Tribute Album Wasn't His Idea

(The Blues) George Thorogood's album 2120 South Michigan Ave, which paid tribute to the iconic Chess label, was a big success when it was released in 2011, but even thought he agrees it was a good idea, it wasn't his own.

The release saw him returning to some of the Chicago blues that inspired his later work, after it was suggested to him by Capital Records. He tells The Morning Call: "I said, 'Why did you come to me?'

"Then I started thinking, 'If you want to make a Western you go get John Wayne. If you want to do Hamlet you ask Orson Welles.' That's why they looked at me: 'This is what you've been doing your whole life you're the man for the job.'" more on this story

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