CHICAGO SOUL CELLAR
Dinner service starts @ 4:30pm
Show starts @ 8pm
Get down to the Chi-town Sound… a tribute to record row, featuring music by The Staple Singers, Etta James, Carrie Lucas, Fontella Bass, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and the artist they’ve influenced.
With Delivery Point performing live.
George Daniels started his musical career in an unusual way, as a janitor at legendary Chess Records, where he met and heard artists like Muddy Waters, Etta James and many others. He started his business in 1969 with a record store at 3915 W. Roosevelt Road in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood, a shop that became nationally renowned in hip-hop and soul circles. Over the decades, Daniels has hosted in-store appearances by almost every big name in rap and R&B — Mary J. Blige, R. Kelly and Eminem to name but a few.
Since then, Daniels’ business has continually adapted as he became a high-profile entrepreneur who mentored entertainers like Kelly and Sean “Diddy” Combs. Daniels also became somewhat of a celebrity himself, appearing in Ronald Isley and Kelly Price videos. George’s Music Room was singled out by Chicago’s Mayor Richard Daley as a quintessential Chicago store and offered a space to open a branch at Midway Airport, which it occupied until it’s run ended in 2017.