In 1956, the great bluesman recorded his commemoration of a Mississippi tragedy.
After his self-titled breakthrough, the trailblazer from McComb, Mississippi was a hot property on the US R&B singles chart.
For the ravenous Northern soul collector, one label consistently brought the goods: Chess Northern soul classics continue to epitomize the sound today.
Willie Dixon was a fixer, arranger, talent scout, boxer, performer, and songwriter, who did more to shape the sound of post-war Chicago blues than any other.
Willie Dixon's composition was inspired by Esso Gasoline's popular advertising campaign.
The duo were two of the greatest musical minds of the 60s and 70s, but remain little known today.
In between two R&B chart-topping remakes, the mighty vocalists scored with a medley of 'I Can See A Rainbow' and 'Love Is Blue.'
It was R&B Top 10 hit number five for the man from Inverness, Mississippi.
The song became Chuck Berry's 12th record to make the Billboard R&B chart and was a hugely influential song for British bands like The Rolling Stones.
Little Walter single-handedly fashioned the stylistic approach for harmonica which has been emulated by virtually every blues harmonica player.
Muddy Waters’ 1969 album ‘Fathers And Sons’ was one of the biggest selling records of his career... and justifiably so.
'The Folk Singer' by Muddy Waters is one of the greatest blues albums ever recorded, but far too many have overlooked it.
On April 14, 1951, the great bluesman hit the Billboard R&B chart with the song that he later said was his absolute favourite among all his recordings.
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 love.
In 1970, Chuck Berry was back at Chess, where he helped create the very fabric of rock'n'roll, announcing his return in April with the great single 'Tulane.'