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Chicago, “Listen” from Chicago Transit Authority (1969): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Listen” from Chicago Transit Authority (1969): Saturdays in the Park

I love the horn section’s raw sound on ‘Chicago Transit Authority.’ As time went by, Chicago smoothed that sound out – but not here.

Chicago, “Questions 67 and 68” (1969): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Questions 67 and 68” (1969): Saturdays in the Park

“Questions 67 & 68,” from 1969’s ‘Chicago Transit Authority,’ is an early glimpse into the genius that is Robert Lamm.

Chicago, “Beginnings” from Chicago Transit Authority (1969): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Beginnings” from Chicago Transit Authority (1969): Saturdays in the Park

One of Chicago’s crowning achievements, “Beginnings” boasts a near-perfect arrangement only marred by a good but too-long coda.

Chicago, “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” (1969): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” (1969): Saturdays in the Park

“Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” is one of the great triumphs of Chicago’s 1969 debut, ‘Chicago Transit Authority.’ Here’s why.

Chicago, “Introduction” from Chicago Transit Authority (1969): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Introduction” from Chicago Transit Authority (1969): Saturdays in the Park

Today, we begin a multi-writer, song-by-song examination of the music of Chicago, and where better to launch than the aptly named “Introduction” from their debut release, ‘Chicago Transit Authority’?

Chicago, “Take Me Back to Chicago” from Chicago XI (1977): One Track Mind

Chicago, “Take Me Back to Chicago” from Chicago XI (1977): One Track Mind

Danny Seraphine joins us to discuss how a shocking loss sparked “Take Me to Chicago,” released on Sept. 12, 1977 as part of ‘Chicago XI.’

Sun Speak – Sacred Rubble (2015)

Sun Speak – Sacred Rubble (2015)

Guitarist Matt Gold and drummer Nate Friedman display a jazz acumen well beyond their years on Sun Speak’s sophomore album, ‘Sacred Rubble.’

Chicago’s two musical eras were bridged by the sweet, complex ‘Just You ‘N Me’

Chicago’s two musical eras were bridged by the sweet, complex ‘Just You ‘N Me’

Released this week in 1973, Chicago’s “Just You ‘N Me” combined their now-familiar easy-listening vibe with cool earlier-period improvisational asides.

Danny Seraphine and Bill Champlin defend Chicago 17: ‘The biggest album we ever had’

Danny Seraphine and Bill Champlin defend Chicago 17: ‘The biggest album we ever had’

‘Chicago 17,’ released on May 14, 1984, was a multi-million-selling smash. And Danny Seraphine and Bill Champlin aren’t about to apologize for it.

Robert Lamm is ready for another Chicago album – but are his band mates?

Robert Lamm is ready for another Chicago album – but are his band mates?

Robert Lamm and Chicago released ‘XXXVI: Now’ last summer, marking their initial new studio recording since ‘Chicago XXX’ in 2006.