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 ...

Hoochie Coochie Man the Chess Story

Various (Audio CD - Mar 13, 2012)


Best Of Chess: Original Versions Of Songs in Cadillac Records

Various Artists (Audio CD - Dec 2, 2008)


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)


Reaching Out - Chess Records At Fame Studios

Various Artists (Audio CD - Sep 4, 2015)


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

Rich Cohen (Paperback - Oct 17, 2005)


Music From The Motion Picture Cadillac Records

Various (Audio CD - Dec 2, 2008)


Chess Pieces: The Very Best Of Chess Records

Various artists (MP3 Music)


The Chess Box [2 CD Box Set]

Willie Dixon (Audio CD - Nov 28, 1988)


Chess Blues Classics 1947-56

Various Artists (Audio CD - Mar 25, 1997)


Cadillac Records

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


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

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


The Chess Story 1947-75

Various Artists (Audio CD - Dec 12, 2000)


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

Rich Cohen (Hardcover - Sep 17, 2004)


Essential Chess Blues

Various (Audio CD - May 15, 2012)


The Story of Chess Records

John Collis (Hardcover - Oct 15, 1998)


Chess Blues

VARIOUS ARTISTS (Audio CD - Aug 12, 2014)


Chess Club Rhythm & Soul

Various Artists (Audio CD - Aug 13, 1996)


Complete Introduction To Chess

Complete Introduction To Chess (Audio CD - Jun 24, 2010)


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Business-Savvy Chuck Berry Left Behind An Estimated $50 Million Estate
Berry’s introduction to the treacherous complexities of the music industry came shortly after he signed with Chess Records. He also signed a contract with Arc Music, the music publishing company owned by Leonard Chess, one of two brothers who ran Chess ...
Marshall Chess: An inside look at the ‘birthplace of rock and roll’ Chess Records
Dave Hoekstra talks with prolific record producer Marshall Chess of Chicago’s landmark R&B label Chess Records, started by his father Leonard, and uncle Phil Chess in 1950. He talks about Chicago’s lack of recognition of its blues heritage and what he ...
Chuck Berry, Rock ’n’ Roll Pioneer, Dies at 90
In 1955, Mr. Berry ventured to Chicago and asked one of his idols, the bluesman Muddy Waters, about making records. Waters directed him to the label he recorded for, Chess Records, where one of the owners, Leonard Chess, heard potential in Mr. Berry’s ...
What Chuck Berry Taught Us About Cultural Appropriation
Chuck Berry’s first big hit was “Maybelline,” with legendary Chess Records in 1955. Chess was looking for a new sound, something fresh that didn’t sound like traditional black Rhythm and Blues. What Berry brought them was a guitar-driven version of ...
The Jewish Shtetl Brothers Who Launched Chuck Berry to Rock ‘n’ Roll Fame
Soon enough, they signed hit artist Muddy Waters and renamed the label Chess Records, before discovering Marvin Gaye, Etta James, Bo Diddley, and Mr. Chuck Berry. But the relationship wasn’t easy. In a dynamic that echoed tensions between music studios ...
Taylor Hackford Remembers Making a Movie With Chuck Berry
Well, Chuck had this great big motor home, gigantic, and he talked about having driven up to Chicago [from St. Louis, where he’d gotten his start], and he knew Chicago because he recorded at Chess Records and so on. He was performing at the Chicago Blues ...
SUN RECORDS Review : “Record Man Blues”
The band agrees but Ike storms out. Sam records Ike’s song “Rocket 88,” but doesn’t take it to Bihari. Instead, Sam takes it to Leonard Chess of Chess Records. Chess has Muddy Waters on his label, but he likes “Rocket 88” and offers Sam double ...
Chuck Berry Cause Of Death Revealed: What Killed The Iconic Rock Pioneer
In 1955, he signed on to Chess Records and released the hit single "Maybellene", which immediately shot to No. 5 on the Billboard Pop charts. In 1986, he was among the first to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Paisley slipped a cover of the ...
Keith Spera's Sound Check: Live music in New Orleans for March 23-29, 2017
The harmonica player and singer moved to Chicago and recorded for Chess Records; along the way, he collaborated with such titans as Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and Elmore James. He eventually moved to Mississippi and has, for decades, been a mainstay on the ...
When Chuck Berry came to Brooklyn
In 1955 legendary bluesman Muddy Waters introduced Berry to Phil and Leonard Chess of Chess Records. And that’s when it all began for Berry. That same year he reached No. 5 on the pop charts with his first hit, “Maybellene,” which was a rock ...
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 ...
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 ...
Chess Records - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 ...
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 ...
Cadillac Records Gets Nothing Right, Especially the Facts ...
Beyoncé Knowles sounds nothing like Etta James, and Cadillac Records is nothing like factual. First, a key spoiler: Cadillac Records is not the story of Chess ...
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Blues Heaven Foundation
A Tour of Chess Records; Events. Blues Garden Concert Series; Contact. Volunteers; Scholarships. Muddy Waters; Willie Dixon; ... Blues Heaven Foundation © All Rights ...
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 ...