This present CD originated in August 1989 during a three weeks stay of the MOJO BLUESBAND in Chicago, undoubtedly the blues metropol of the United States. Without actually having planned such a project the band decided on a spontaneous recording session.
Erik Trauner, Christian Dozzler, Markus Toyfl, Dani Gugolz and Peter Müller experienced Chicago „live“. They were invited to barbecues in the heart oft he South Side, encountered living blues legends, had memorable wild jam-parties in the back yards of terrace-houses and spent long nights in black blues clubs.
Even though only little can still be heard of traditional blues in Chicago, the „Mojos“ consistantly stayed in its persuit until they made the aquaintance of several musicians who may be the last of their kind.
The MOJO BLUESBAND invited such musicians as WILLIE KENT (voc,b), A.C.REED (voc, tenor sax), TAILDRAGGER (voc), BIG „MOJO“ ELEM (von,b) and TIMOTHY TAYLOR (dm) to their recordings session at ACME-studios in Southport Street.
In a 16-hours-marathon recording session the different cultures, languages and mentalities melted into one another to become a friendy whole – all made possible my the common love of music. Inspiration for the title came from a gigantic gourmet fair, named „The Taste Of Chicago“, presenting local restaurants and organized at the time by the City of Chicago.
Consequently, this CD can be regarded as an acoustic delicacy. Furthermore this record documents the first bridge between musicians of Chicago and Vienna in the history oft he blues.