Sam Myers in Chicago - mid 20th Century

from Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story, pages 114-115:

The best studios I worked at back then were J&M in New Orleans and Chess in Chicago. What made them special was that the vocalist was separated from the band. You had headphones on, and the vocalist would be closed off from the band in a little booth. Everybody had headphones so you could hear what's going on. That way, you didn't have any bleed-over tracks in that soundproof booth. Everybody could hear one another, and the engineer would just turn up his mic and his headphones to where he could hear himself along with the band. In a case like Elmore's, when he was singing and playing …   more >>

cite as

Jeff Horton and Sam Myers, Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story (City of Jackson, 2006), p. 114-115. accessed: 13 April, 2024

location of experience: Chicago


Sam Myers
memoirist, vocalist, Musician

Listening to

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'Can't Hold Out' performed by Elmore James, Sam Myers
'Set a Date' performed by Elmore James, Sam Myers
'The Sky is Crying' performed by Elmore James, Sam Myers
Blues performed by Elmore James

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Sam Myers is mulling over his experience of the record industry over almost 50 years

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 29 May 2015 12:33:16 +0100
Approved on Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:37:42 +0100