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Bob Sirott on WGN Radio discusses Chicago Hot Dog Stand Operators (Sept. 2013)

Discussion on Chicago hot dog stand operators on WGN Radio-720. Bob Schwartz of Vienna Beef and author of “Never Put Ketchup on a Hot Dog.

‘Chicago Typewriter’ by Pugsley Buzzard – ABC Radio National Breakfast

www.abc.net.au We first met Pugsley on his sophomore album Chicago Typewriter (nickname for a gangster’s machine gun). He certainly came out of the radio as someone with a lot more polish than you’d expect in such early work, but I was a little surprised to hear the development he has made on this, his follow-up album. It is often the case that a debut and sophomore will raise expectations, and the third release can let you down. Not so here. Pugsley is back with a more refined version of the blues, done in a Southern style, and done very convincingly. There is a little more polish, but it doesn’t take away from the gravelliest voice in this country. If Tom Waits and Fats Waller had been able to get together and produce progeny – Pugsley would be it.
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