Boasting Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley, Chess Records is synonymous with rock’n’roll – as this list of the 10 best Chess rock’n’roll records proves.
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Son of Chess records co-founder Leonard Chess, Marshall Chess gives uDiscover Music an exclusive guide to the Chicago label that helped invent rock’n’roll.
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Chess Records laid the foundation for rock’n’roll, and its influence can still be felt today, as this guide to the 10 best Chess blues records shows.
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Chess Records and its founders, Leonard and Phil Chess, played a bigger part than any other record label in making the blues a worldwide phenomenon.