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A History of the Blues

A History of the Blues – Robert Johnson – Sweet Home Chicago

“Sweet Home Chicago” is a blues standard first recorded by Robert Johnson in 1936. Although he is often credited as the songwriter, several songs have been identified as precedents. The song has become a popular anthem for the city of Chicago despite ambiguity in Johnson’s original lyrics. Numerous artists have interpreted the song in a variety of styles.

All five of Chicago’s sports teams have played the song at their games in one form or another.