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.
The UK rockers' second album, 'Future Dust', was released through Fiction Records on 24 May.
Who wrote the first ever blues song and what was the first ever recorded blues song? We dig deep to find out the fascinating history of recorded blues.
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.
Charley Patton was the inspiration for every Delta bluesman that followed in his wake and his influence still resonates today
Gospel music has always had a major influence on R&B, with many of the biggest soul singers having started their vocal careers in gospel church choirs.
UK rock outfit The Amazons have dropped a single ‘Doubt It’ and announced their new album Future Dust set for release on 24 May.
Over the course of his career, Muddy Waters was one of the catalysts for a rock'n'roll revolution, uDiscover talks with his daughter about his influence.
Start your journey into one of the most influential labels in music with our list of the best Chess albums to own on vinyl.
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.