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.
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.
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.
The song wasn't a chart entry for Chuck, but would win notoriety when the up-and-coming 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.
This limited edition box set is housed in a textured box, with the original two-LP compilation augmented by two additional albums and an EP.
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.