The San Francisco band's second release was a live album, taken from performances at the famed Fillmore East and Fillmore West
Our tribute to arguably the greatest rock singer, from Who classics and live favourites to more recent solo projects.
Start your journey into one of the most influential labels in music with our list of the best Chess albums to own on vinyl.
The Rolling Stones’ classic cover of Buddy Holly’s Not Fade Away was the group’s third UK single and their first to be released in America.
Son of Chess Records co-founder Leonard Chess, Marshall Chess offers an exclusive guide to the Chicago label that helped invent rock’n’roll.
In February 1964, as his disciples The Beatles invaded America, Bo entered the UK album chart for a final time with 'Bo Diddley's Beach Party.'
From blues and jazz to rock'n'roll and soul, here are the 50 best Chess Records singles to discuss and debate, but mainly to hear and consider.
The live album was credited not to Lennon and Ono but solely to the Plastic Ono Band.
One of the building blocks of rock’n’roll, Willie Dixon’s ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’ has been recorded by everyone from Muddy Waters to and Motörhead.
'I Wanna Be Your Man', The Rolling Stones second 45 was released in November 1963, but it was not what Decca Records had originally planned.
Who wrote the first ever blues song and what was the first ever recorded blues song? We dig deep to find out the fascinating history of recorded blues.
Rick had been developing a country-influenced sound for many years when an October 1971 concert brought him to a crossroads.
An appreciation of the British TV producer, actor, producer and force of nature.
Unlike pop stars, most blues artists have never been obsessed with image. But there are still some great blues album covers out there, as we reveal…
In September 1979, the band played their first US concerts with Kenney Jones behind the drumkit.