Vocalist Sarah Streeter has been a fixture in the Chicago blues scene for more than 25 years, having come to prominence in the 1970s while performing with pianist Sunnyland Slim.

Vocalist Sarah Streeter has been a fixture in the Chicago blues scene for more than 25 years, having come to prominence in the 1970s while performing with pianist Sunnyland Slim. Now in her 40s, Streeter hasn't received the attention that many other female blues singers have enjoyed, but she's as deserving of note as anyone. Let's hope this release will increase her visibility beyond the Windy City. Definitive Chicago blues, A Million of You finds the artist supported by a choice assembly of musicians, including Rico McFarland (guitar) and Roosevelt Purifoy (piano/organ). With a fine, seasoned voice—she's no shouter—her ardent approach relies more on feel than volume. Whether she's in full flight with her band, as on "Trying to Make a Living," or putting the soul in such a slow burner as "I'll Take Care of You," Sarah has a big-time case of the blues.—PVV