This limited edition box set is housed in a textured box, with the original two-LP compilation augmented by two additional albums and an EP.
Willie Dixon's composition was inspired by Esso Gasoline's popular advertising campaign.
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 ten hit No. 5 for the man from Inverness, Mississippi.
Little Walter single-handedly fashioned the stylistic approach for harmonica which has been emulated by virtually every blues harmonica player.
Unquestionably, 'The Folk Singer' by Muddy Waters is one of the greatest blues albums ever recorded, but far too many have overlooked it.
On 14 April 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.
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.'
Howlin’ Wolf was influential to many aspiring blues musicians, including the Rolling Stones, who took ‘Little Red Rooster’ to the top of the UK charts.
The Chess label more than held its own against the likes of Motown and Stax – as this run-down of the 10 best Chess soul records of all time shows.
For the ravenous Northern soul collector, one label consistently brought the goods: Chess Northern soul classics continue to epitomise the sound today.
In his February 1956 chart entry, as befits a man who coined the term “motorvatin',” Chuck was once again besotted with automobiles.
A masterpiece in every sense, ‘Tell Mama’ sees Etta James singing with a depth of emotion that brings every single song to life.
If the Blues is about love and loss then Etta James recorded the soundtrack. She was the greatest female vocalist ever to record for Chess Records and her catalogue of recordings is...
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.