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.
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.
We present 50 songs that were part of rhythm and blues heritage but which didn’t fully find a mainstream audience until they were remade.
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.
Willie Dixon was a fixer, arranger, talent scout, boxer, performer and songwriter, who did more to shape the sound of post war Chicago blues than any other.
It's the quintessential blues riff, but what is its strange history? Performed by everyone from Robert Johnson to Elmore James, we trace the song's origins.
With his track record on disc, and his voracious appetite for touring still intact, Miller's place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is well-earned.
One of the finest artists on the illustrious Chess label, Howlin’ Wolf shaped the blues, as this playlist of 20 of the best Howlin’ Wolf songs shows.
On 3 January 1950, Sam Phillips opened Memphis Recording Service at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee — later to be known to the world as Sun Studio.
Released in 1964, The Rolling Stones’ version of Howlin’ Wolf’s ‘Little Red Rooster’ became the first blues record to top the UK singles chart.
'Little Red Rooster', The Rolling Stones fifth single. became their 2nd single to top the UK chart, despite being a blues song.
Remastered from the original flat master tape, this new edition features a high quality 150 gram black vinyl pressing.
The songs that influenced The Rolling Stones most have all come from the blues tradition – as the ‘Confessin’ The Blues’ compilation reveals.
Ken Burns’ compelling documentary, ‘The Vietnam War’ explores one of the darkest hours in US history and the music that came out of it.