A masterpiece in every sense, ‘Tell Mama’ sees Etta James singing with a depth of emotion that brings every single song to life.
The patience of the young R&B singer was rewarded on 21 August 1961, with an LP named after one of most famous songs.
The first hit by the rock 'n' roll originator resides proudly in both the Grammy and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.
Though a groundbreaking songwriter, when the idiosyncratic Chuck Berry took on the blues, he did it his own way – as an intriguing 1983 compilation proves.
For Chuck's first recording session, he tried to hide his identity from his disapproving and highly religious father.
Maya Rudolph sat down with uDiscover to reflect on her mother, Minnie Riperton's remarkable career and the deluxe reissue of her album 'Perfect Angel'.
The song wasn't a chart entry for Chuck, but would win notoriety when an up-and-coming group called the Rolling Stones chose to cover it as their first single in 1963.
Chess Records had its first hit record on 29 July 1950, Gene Ammons' ‘My Foolish Heart’, then went on to provide the soundtrack to Black America in the 1950s.
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.
Minnie Riperton is best known for her single ‘Lovin’ You’, but the songs she recorded during her Chess years remain high points in her career.
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.