A controversial album for both Howlin’ Wolf and his fans, ‘The Howlin’ Wolf Album’ was a psych-blues experiment that is much more than a novelty listen.
Beloved soul singer Minnie Riperton is a household name among soul fans, but her early alias, Andrea Davis, puzzled many Chess Records collectors for years.
Minnie Riperton is best known for her single ‘Lovin’ You’, but the songs she recorded during her Chess years remain highlights in her career as well.
From John Lee Cooker to Kansas Joe McCoy going by Hamfoot Ham, learn why some of the greats did so much recording under blues nicknames.
After a seven-year chart absence, the novelty song 'My Ding-A-Ling' finally gave Chuck a No.1.
Travelling with Chris Barber’s jazz band, Muddy Waters’ first UK tour found him playing “pure” and “uninhibited” blues to devoted crowds.
Ten records from the label and artists that helped define early rock’n’roll.
'Chuck Berry On Stage' entered the UK chart on October 5, 1963, on its way to becoming his first Top 10 LP there.
Credited to Little Walter & his Night Cats, the song was the first chart entry by the singer and distinctive harmonica man.
The prolific blues writer had his only hit in his own name with a song he didn't write himself.
A treasured Chess Records artist made her R&B chart debut on September 5, 1960.
Recorded at Chess Studios, this EP paid homage to their blues roots and established their sound.
The patience of the young R&B singer was rewarded on August 21, 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.
For Chuck's first recording session, he tried to hide his identity from his disapproving and highly religious father.