Start your journey into one of the most influential labels in music with our list of the best Chess albums to own on vinyl.
‘I Wish It Would Rain' topped the Billboard soul listing for 17 February 1968, as the Tempts' fabulous run of No. 1s continued.
Perhaps it was the unfamiliar rawness of 'You' that prevented it from going higher than No. 34 in the pop market, but it climbed to No. 7 on the soul side.
In a few short years, Sam's songs and vocal technique influenced so many of the upcoming generation of stars.
You may know every lyric to your favourite songs, but do you know who wrote them? Here are just a few of the secret songwriters behind the greatest hits.
The album is widely respected as an early example of the way that jazz was beginning to acknowledge the fledgling funk sound.
The world-famous singer-songwriter had already taken part in many vocal pairings on disc by the time the 'Duets' album arrived in 1993.
In 1985, 'The Legend Of Billie Holiday' put the great singer's name on the UK LP chart for the first time.
The English rock quartet will release their major label debut album 'OK Hotel' next February, previewed by the first instant grat track 'Money.'
The Vee-Jay single entered the R&B chart on 24 October 1960 for the man Keith called "a big model" for the young Rolling Stones.
The influence of gospel music stretches far and wide, and the best gospel singers, too, cover a wider range of styles, as this list of the Top 15 shows.
A tribute to the man who co-wrote the Rolling Stones' first US top ten hit as well as 'Piece Of My Heart,' 'Stay With Me Baby' and so much more.
Remembering when Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell made beautiful music and topped the R&B chart for 31 August 1968 with ‘You’re All I Need To Get By.'
The summer of 1970 brought another CCR million-seller with ‘Lookin' Out My Back Door’ and ’Long As I Can See The Light.'
On the chart of 11 July 1964, Sam scored his final soul chart-topper.