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.
A tribute to the man who co-wrote the Rolling Stones' first US top ten hit as well as 'Piece Of My Heart,' 'Stay With Me Baby' and so much more.
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.
If you haven’t heard Albert King’s ‘Born Under A Bad Sign’, it’s time for a change of luck. Go ahead, listen. It’ll make your day.
From B.B. King to Muddy Waters, these are the 100 greatest blues albums of all-time.
Canceled amid COVID-19, the legendary festival celebrates its 54th year with 16 nights of full, streaming concerts from its vaults.
From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution, with even the most forward-thinking music looking to the past for inspiration.
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.
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.
The British vocalist has enjoyed huge solo success in a remarkable career with connections to The Beatles, the Small Faces, Robert Palmer and others.
Start your journey into one of the most influential labels in music with our list of the best Chess albums to own on vinyl.
A masterpiece in every sense, ‘Tell Mama’ sees Etta James singing with a depth of emotion that brings every single song to life.