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.
In July 1964, Dusty reached into the Bacharach & David songbook for one of her classic covers.
In between two R&B chart-topping remakes, the mighty vocalists scored with a medley of 'I Can See A Rainbow' and 'Love Is Blue.'
The young singer who recorded 'Money (That's What I Want)' went on, with Norman Whitfield, to co-write many of the most indelible songs in Motown history.
The Dickey Betts composition was one of the most exhilarating guitar-led instrumentals of the 1970s.
The 1967 classic has been remade every which way from reggae and disco, and by everyone from the Everly Brothers to Joe Cocker.
The Chess archives are being mined again on the new 42-track compilation Black Gold: Samples, Breaks & Rare Grooves From The Chess Records Archives.