Throughout the history of pop music, the studio changed for musicians and producers from being a place of work to becoming a creative hub.
Ten records from the label and artists that helped define early rock’n’roll.
From Muddy Waters to B.B. King and Koko Taylor to Shemekia Copeland, discover the records that made it onto our list of the best blues albums ever.
In September 1963, Rick revived Glenn Miller's World War II hit 'Fools Rush In' for his next successful 45.
A treasured Chess Records artist made her R&B chart debut on September 5, 1960.
Hound dogs, salty dogs, rain dogs, the mighty canine appears in countless songs and this list celebrates all the dogs who’ve been saluted in song.
The patience of the young R&B singer was rewarded on August 21, 1961, with an LP named after one of most famous songs.
Start your journey into one of the most influential labels in music with our list of the best Chess albums to own on vinyl.
From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution.
The legendary Muscle Shoals studio defined the sound of Southern soul before becoming one of the go-to studios for the biggest names in music.
Soul covers of The Great American Songbook have added a gospel-derived power and dancefloor-driven sexiness to these timeless standards.
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.
When it comes to the early days of rock ‘n’ roll, some of the most pioneering and powerfully influential figures were women.
Son of Chess Records co-founder Leonard Chess, Marshall Chess offers an exclusive guide to the Chicago label that helped invent rock’n’roll.
The British vocalist has enjoyed huge solo success in a remarkable career with connections to The Beatles, the Small Faces, Robert Palmer and others.