CHICAGO BLUES REUNION is a collaboration of Chicago music legends who defined the sound of their generation in the 1960's. The band is a who's who of blues lovers' household names: Keyboard player Barry Goldberg, The Electric Flag's Nick "The Greek" Gravenites, guitarist Harvey "The Snake" Mandel, singer-songwriter Tracy Nelson, Howlin' Wolf drummer Sam Lay, harmonica virtuoso Corky Siegel, with backing by band of top flight pros including Gary Mallaber, Rick Reed and Zach Wagner.
These players helped create the historic transition in popular music from acoustic folk to electric blues-influenced rock. For four decades they have continued to be an inspiration to the younger generations that followed their trail blazing path.
CHICAGO BLUES REUNION came back to Chicago in 2004 for a limited number of performances, one of which was a blazing night at Fitzgerald's, a venue that has become a beacon for blues fans over the years. The performance was documented for this release and an anticipated film. BURIED ALIVE IN THE BLUES package is both a 14 track audio keepsake of the music history these veterans again made that night, as well as providing deep insight into the time and social milieu that spawned a revolution in sound and style.