The song became Chuck Berry's 12th record to make the Billboard R&B chart and was a hugely influential song for British bands like The Rolling Stones.
Little Walter single-handedly fashioned the stylistic approach for harmonica which has been emulated by virtually every blues harmonica player.
Muddy Waters’ 1969 album ‘Fathers And Sons’ was one of the biggest selling records of his career... and justifiably so.
'The Folk Singer' by Muddy Waters is one of the greatest blues albums ever recorded, but far too many have overlooked it.
On April 14, 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.
From blues and jazz to rock'n'roll and soul, here are the 50 best Chess Records singles to discuss and debate, but mainly to love.
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.'
Son of Chess Records co-founder Leonard Chess, Marshall Chess offers an exclusive guide to the Chicago label that helped invent rock’n’roll.
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.
One of the great careers in soul music was launched on Smokey's 18th birthday with an answer record.
One of the greatest independent labels in history, the music of Chess Records still sounds revolutionary.
On February 4, 1967, just over six months short of his 50th birthday, John Lee's name appeared on the UK album chart for the first time, with 'House Of The Blues.'
On January 30, 1965, the soul chart made its comeback in the pages of Billboard, and Motown ruled the roost.
‘At The Pershing: But Not For Me’ became one of the biggest records in the history of Chess Records. Ahmad Jamal recalls how it happened.