Chicago Blues All-Stars is an American blues band based in Chicago that incorporates elements of funk, soul, R&B and hip hop. Chicago Blues All-Stars is made up of musicians that have been together as friends and musicians for four decades. Chicago Blues All-Stars has received radio play on over 200 stations in 22 countries. Since the album’s release in December 2013, the band has remained at the top of ReverbNation’s Chicago and US Blues charts. Red, Hot & Blue broke Top 25 on Living Blues Radio Report, as well as reached Top 30 on the Roots Music Report. The album has been listed as number 35 on AirPlay Direct’s – All Time Top 50 APD Blues/Jazz/Reggae Album.
- “Killer” Ray Allison – Guitar, vocals (June 20, 1956 – October 6, 2016)
- Chicago Slim (Daniel Ivankovich) – Guitar, vocals
- Anji Brooks – Vocals
- Carl Copeland – Bass
- Scott Dirks – Harmonica
- Roosevelt Purifoy Jr – Keyboards, Organ
- Daron Walker – Drums
- Kenny Anderson – Trumpet
- Johnny Cotton – Trombone
- Garrick Patten – Saxophone
Chicago Blues All-Stars is truly a collection of excellent musicians from the genre all rolled into one amazing package. The band has performed onstage with such artists as Eric Clapton, James Cotton, Willie Dixon, B.B. King, Rolling Stones and many other famous blues giants. Red, Hot & Blue is an album that is skillfully and thoughtfully laid out, backed by incredible musical talent and a level of passion and love for the blues genre that is quite unparalleled elsewhere in this day and age.