Recorded at Sam Phillips’ Sun Studios, ‘Rocket 88’ was credited to Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats, but was actually the work of Ike Turner.
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.
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.
We were saddened to hear of the death last Thursday (11) of one of the key figures in the development of New Orleans music, Cosimo Matassa.
This was still the world of the crooners, of Sinatra, Martin, Crosby, Cole and Al Martino; on the female side, of Patti Page, Kay Starr and Kitty Kallen...