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.'
Known as "Mr. Rhythm," Williams was a colourful presence on the R&B scene back to his origins in pre-Motown Detroit.
Over the course of his career, Muddy Waters was one of the catalysts for a rock'n'roll revolution, uDiscover talks with his daughter about his influence.
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.
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.
One of the great careers in soul music was launched on Smokey's 18th birthday with an answer record.
Son of Chess records co-founder Leonard Chess, Marshall Chess gives uDiscover Music an exclusive guide to the Chicago label that helped invent rock’n’roll.
Chess Records laid the foundation for rock’n’roll, and its influence can still be felt today, as this guide to the 10 best Chess blues records shows.
Little Walter single-handedly fashioned the stylistic approach for harmonica which has been emulated by virtually every blues harmonica player.
The album features 14-year-old Franklin's performances at New Bethel Baptist Church, Detroit in 1956.