Casey Jones

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Casey Jones began his musical career as a Chicago-area blues drummer in the mid 1950s.  He had only been playing a few years when he was encouraged to sing at a gig.  He imitated Little Richard and the crowd loved it.  Soon he began singing in bands around town and gained a reputation for himself.  He drummed and recorded with Muddy Waters at Chess Records. He also worked with Otis Rush, Earl Hooker, and about everyone else in the 60s & 70s Chicago Blues scene. He joined Albert Collins' band in the late 70s-mid 80s and is on several of his records for Alligator. He is also a vocalist and owns his own label & publishing company Airwax Records.

Interview Date:
December 11, 2013
Date of Birth:
July 26, 1939
Deceased Date:
May 3, 2017
Job Title:
Musician