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.
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.
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.
After releasing the best-selling album of his career with the Roger Daltrey collaboration, 'Going Back Home', Wilko Johnson returns with 'Blow Your Mind', his first album of all-new material in 30 years.
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.'
With the new Muddy Waters 40-track collection coming out: 'Can't Be Satisfied: The Very Best Of', uDiscover sat down with his daughter Mercy Morganfield.
uDiscover Music’s Chess Records mini-documentary will whet your appetite to learn more about the Chicago indie that gave rock’n’roll to the world.
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.
Chuck Berry again displayed his lyrical mastery with the story of acquiring his dream car in 'No Money Down,' which hit the R&B chart on 25 February 1956.
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.