Chess Records

Chess Records was an American record company, founded in 1950 in Chicago and specializing in blues and rhythm and blues.

First of four parts chronicling the incredible story of Chess Records. Home of Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and ...

Best Of Chess: Original Versions Of Songs in Cadillac Records

Various Artists (Audio CD - Dec 2, 2008)


Hoochie Coochie Man the Chess Story

Various (Audio CD - Mar 13, 2012)


Spinning Blues Into Gold: The Chess Brothers and the Legendary Chess Records

Nadine Cohodas (Paperback - Dec 11, 2012)


Chess Blues Classics, 1957 To 1967

Various Artists (Audio CD - Mar 25, 1997)


Chess Pieces: The Very Best Of Chess Records

Various artists (MP3 Music)


The Record Men: The Chess Brothers and the Birth of Rock & Roll (Enterprise)

Rich Cohen (Paperback - Oct 17, 2005)


Essential Chess Blues

Various (Audio CD - May 15, 2012)


Chess Blues Classics 1947-56

Various Artists (Audio CD - Mar 25, 1997)


Reaching Out - Chess Records At Fame Studios

Various Artists (Audio CD - Sep 4, 2015)


Cadillac Records

Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyonce Knowles, Cedric the Entertainer (DVD)


The Story of Chess Records

John Collis (Hardcover - Oct 15, 1998)


At Newport, 1960

Muddy Waters (Audio CD - Feb 27, 2001)



Nolan The Ninja (MP3 Music)


Stax 50th - A 50th Anniversary Celebration [2 CD Box Set]

Booker T and the MG's (Audio CD - Mar 13, 2007)


His Best 1947-55

MUDDY WATERS (Audio CD - Mar 25, 1997)


The Complete Plantation Recordings

Muddy Waters (Audio CD - Jun 8, 1993)


The Chess Box [2 CD Box Set]

Willie Dixon (Audio CD - Nov 28, 1988)


Machers and Rockers: Chess Records and the Business of Rock & Roll (Enterprise)

Rich Cohen (Hardcover - Sep 17, 2004)


Music From The Motion Picture Cadillac Records

Various (Audio CD - Dec 2, 2008)


Record Men: Chess Records and the Birth of Rock & Roll

Rich Cohen (Paperback - May 26, 2005)


Earth, Wind & Fire partnering with Nile Rodgers to rock the Q
From the start, Earth, Wind & Fire was doing its own thing. When Maurice White, Verdine’s since-deceased brother, left Chess Records in the late ’60s, he knew he wanted to create something that hadn’t been attempted. His goal was to incorporate a ...
Newswire: This week on the A.V. Club TV show: Rhymefest talks Chicago music
Historian for the City Of Chicago Tim Samuelson gives us a tour of the famed Chess Records, and Grammy-winning artist Rhymefest dropped by for an interview where he schooled on us all things Third Coast sound. Tune in this Thursday at 9/8 central ...
Chuck Berry’s Last Ride
Already an established entertainer in St. Louis, Berry was in his late 20s when popular music caught up with him; he was 29 when he trekked up to Chicago to record “Maybellene” for Chess Records, 31 when he recorded “Johnny B. Goode.” With an ...
Reader Guitar of the Month: The Magicaster
I play better today than I did at any other time in my life. I played with most of the famous Chicago names and recorded at Chess records in the ’60s. Initially as a business, I started building Telecaster-style guitars, but each had to be unique.
The Chess Records
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Phil Chess, Co-Founder Of Chess Records, Dies At 95
He was 95. Phil and his brother, Leonard Chess, emigrated to the U.S. from Poland in 1928. Chess Records biographer Nadine Cohodas told their story to NPR in 2000. "It was a scrappy kind of existence," Cohodas said of the Chess brothers' early years in ...
Chess Records co-founder Phil Chess — not just the money guy
Phil Chess, the co-founder of Chicago’s great Chess Records who died Tuesday at age 95, was the quieter of the brothers who started the label that launched the careers of Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Etta James, Bo Diddley and so many other ...
Phil Chess, Pioneering Blues and Rock Exec, Dead at 95
Prolific record producer and Chess Records co-founder helped introduced Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Etta James to world Phil Chess, the pioneering record executive and producer who co-founded Chess Records, died at age 95. Credit: Michael Ochs ...
RIP Phil Chess, Who Gave Us Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters While Rising From a Pawn to a King
Just for starters. Phil Chess (above), who co-owned Chicago's Chess Records with his brother Leonard, was 95 when he died Tuesday at his home in Tucson, and by almost any measure, the Chess brothers' story was the American Dream. They were born in Motal ...
The 7 Most Amazing Chess Records
Chess is a game with a long history and many more statistics and records than there are squares on the board. Chess fans have been fervently compiling facts and numbers on the game, inspired by the truth that unlike so many other competitive pursuits, the ...
Chess Records - Wikipedia
Chess Records was an American record company, founded in 1950 in Chicago and specializing in blues and rhythm and blues. Over time it expanded into soul music, gospel ...
Chess Records - Chess – History of Rock
Leonard and Phil Chess, two Polish born immigrants, founded Chess Records the pre-eminent Blues label of the 50s and 60s.Eventually they created a monopoly of Chicago ...
Chess Records - Simple English Wikipedia, the free ...
Chess Records was an American record label from Chicago, Illinois. It was founded by the brothers Leonard and Phil Chess. The label was important for blues, R&B, soul
Chess - CDs and Vinyl at Discogs
Chess was one of the premier blues labels of the 1950s and 60s, also releasing R&B, soul, jazz, gospel and rock. They released records by every major blues artist in ...
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Leonard Chess - Wikipedia
Leonard Chess (March 12, 1917 – October 16, 1969) was an American record company executive and the co-founder of Chess Records. He was influential in the ...
Cadillac Records Gets Nothing Right, Especially the Facts ...
First, a key spoiler: Cadillac Records is not the story of Chess Records, the blues label started in Chicago in 1950 by brothers Leonard and Phil Chess...
Chess Records -
The Chess Story by Mike Callahan and David Edwards Last update: November 4, 2005 Brothers Leonard and Philip Chess were two Jewish immigrants from Poland who came to ...
Chess Records - Encyclopedia of Chicago
Founded in 1950, Chess Records captured a vibrant new style of American music with roots in the American South that influenced and inspired rock and roll pioneers ...
Blues Heaven Foundation
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