Son of Chess records co-founder Leonard Chess, Marshall Chess gives uDiscover Music an exclusive guide to the Chicago label that helped invent rock’n’roll.
From the first flushes of romance, to heartbreak, loss and lust, the love song puts emotions to words – and music – remaining a core part of our lives.
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 hear and consider.
Chess Records and its founders, Leonard and Phil Chess, played a bigger part than any other record label in making the blues a worldwide phenomenon.
uDiscover Music's playlist tribute to an artist who had one of the definitive R&B-blues voices.
The Mack Gordon and Harry Warren song was already nearly 20 years old when Etta cut it for her debut album.
Rod's years on Mercury Records provided him with some of his best material, and some of the best fun he ever had.
Another of Chuck Berry's set texts of rock 'n' roll was making its presence felt on 18 November 1957.
During the phenomenally eventful years of 1965-67, the studio changed for musicians & producers from being a place of work to becoming a creative hub.
A treasured Chess Records artist made her R&B chart debut on 5 September 1960 with 'I Want To Know.'
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.
The patience of the young R&B singer was rewarded on 21 August 1961, with an LP named after one of most famous songs.
If you haven’t heard Albert King’s ‘Born Under A Bad Sign’ then it’s clearly time for a change of luck. Go ahead, get it. It’ll make your day.
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.
Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul announce the digital release of the career-spanning 'Soulfire Live!' album and embark on a major US, European tour.