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Chess Records

Chess Records was an American record label based in Chicago, Illinois. It specialized in blues, R&B, soul, gospel music, early rock and roll, and occasional jazz releases.

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That's okay within reason if you treat people fair. I'd kill to be Muddy Waters battling Chess records, by the way..
I liked a video from Chess Records - 2120 South Michigan Avenue
Stones recorded at Chess Records, Chicago. 2120 S Michigan Ave is. now a blues museum. Must see.
Call me an old soul. But I love the blues. Classic Motown. James Brown. Funk, soul, TSOP, Chess records. & Jimi Hendrix
1956 - recorded "Got My Mojo Working," for the Chess Records label in Chicago.…
Just watched a cool Chess Records documentary in which is interviewed. Great stuff man, great stuff.
He legit looks like Leonard Chess from Cadillac Records lmao
Tonight I'll be playing Chess Records including Etta James, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf on K…
Jigsaw Records - Our Last Game Of Chess: Scrappy, jangling guitar pop just the way we like it.  We're talking about…
Oh good! It's the best of Chess Records and I KNOW he's a blues lover so I hope he'll enjoy!!!
A Blessing in disguise for Records will be broken on Wednesday.
Now you can get Head from Chess!!! 1970 trade advert announcing Chess Records' distribution deal with Head Records.
Although Ike Turner wasn't from Chicago, Chess records was the home of Chicago music in the 1950's and 1960's!
Playing some hits from the early days of Chess Records at SLUG Headquarters this morning
I was thinking about that: Chess Records (2120 Michigan Avenue), among others...
Muddy Waters, Etta James, Howlin' Wolf. Chess Records recorded them all. Its co-founder, Phil Chess, left, has died.
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Muddy Waters! rollin' Stone! Bo! sugar for Bob! - Phil Chess, founder of Chess Records, Dies at 95, via
Chess Records co-founder Phil Chess has died. He was 95. Read more about this music industry pioneer!...
RIP thanks for al the great music u recorded at
Phil Chess, cofounder of blues label Chess Records, dies.
Chess Records, the label founded by Mr. Chess and his brother, became successful by finding little-known performers and per...
Phil Chess, co-founder of iconic Chess Records, dies at 95
Phil Chess, the pioneering blues and rock exec and co-founder of Chess Records, has died at age 95
Phil Chess, co-founder of iconic Chicago Blues label Chess Records, is dead at 95
In the Belly of the Blues . Out front of Chicago's Chess Records.
.Chess grandmaster, loves reading and collecting records. Bar-mitzvah Disco: Best book of the summer!
In the park by Chess Records,Chicago. Was lucky enough to have seen Bo Diddley play in Kentish Town London one year.
Check out what I found. Sitting On The Dock of the Bay The Dells 7 (1969 / CRS-8105 / Chess Records). via
1955, Chess Records released Chuck Berry‘s first single “Maybellene.” It was on the Billboard R&B chart from August 20 to October 15th.
1955 – Chess Records releases “Maybellene,” the first single by a guitarist called Chuck Berry.
"Mehak Gul" sets "Guinness World Records" record of setting Chess Table in 45 Seconds.
Sometimes all you need is Chess Records classics on shuffle.
The Stag to host Chess Records showcase not sure if this interests but FYI
For three years in a row, heat records have been broken across the globe. We have to now.
Photo: 2014 performance with Mo; "Morris 'Moe' Jennings, studio drummer at Chess Records..."
Soul-blues singer Jesse Yawn died last week. He was signed to Chess Records and was once a member of Ohio Players.
he kinda records all his studios sessions ,for real . But lmao this was a chess move
Indd, before EWF, Maurice did session drums for Okeh and Chess Records (played w/ Etta James, Sonny Stitt, Ramsey Lewis)
on Friday. Who's in? THE BEST of Stax, Motown and Chess Records!
2120 south Michigan ave - chess records and recording studio
Today is about David Bowie records and chess. After kicking my *** Alex has turned his bloodlust on…
The Best of Chess: Original Versions of Songs in Cadillac Records by ...
🎶 Released on Chess Club Records yesterday, Sundara Karma’s 2nd EP, aptly titled EP II (no points for...
Two new Aus junior memory records set & it's only day 1 of 2! Mnemosyne smiles. https:…
it's chess not checkers. breaking all the records, you gotta use LOGIC when you UNDER PRESSURE
Chess should be revived because I want to see One Night in Bangkok and Anthem onstage in Broadway 🙏🏻
Meet the new project of & Julien Decoret. Hear their superb debut EP
Third time is the charm... Chess Board Records CBR003 Andreas Phazer with his debut EP. Light Up The Night.
Chess Galea answers our questions as she records her debut album in the Caribbean! . Issue Sixteen will be...
Otis Spann "I'm In Love With You Baby" Otis Spann Rocking the *** roof off of Chess Records with Big Walter Horton!
Chess Records and the ten 7″s that helped shape modern music via
Ten 7-inch singles from Chess Records that helped shape modern music.
Colditz prisoners used maps smuggled in gramophone records to escape via
Granada Fever by Baris Kumru on Chess Board Records: Released 2015-10-30 in ...
Here's the thing about "At Last". Great song, but Etta James barely got a dime in royalties. Thanks Chess Records.
Some of the best Blues out there came from Chess. Who's your favorite Chess artist?
Muddy Waters - The Blues was the first Chess Records success back in 1948. uDiscover pay tribute to the great label...
In 1960, Keith and *** ran into each other on a train. *** was carrying two albums Muddy Waters and Chuck Berry, both on Chess Records.
New Sounds - Chess Club Playlist, a playlist by Chess Club Records on Spotify
Sometimes when I miss you, I put those records on
When you had passed the location of Chess Records in Chicago and didn't even know. Kinda sad I never took a photo of the area.
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Little Walter - Juke. his first hit under Chess records (1952) the godfather of harmonica blues
2120 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago: where the blues got electricity.
Talk:List of world records in chess
Bird's Nest On The Ground by Muddy Waters from Bird's Nest On The Ground (Chess Records) spun by Papa Ray at 6:13pm on Soul Selector
Chess Board Records presents its first release: Manager & Afro - No Way Back.. Coming Soon exclusively at Traxsource
Got my jams ready for a visit to Chess Records this week!
Hello! Hoping to find my way for a visit to the Chess Records hallowed ground this week. Will there be tours this week?
Chicago’s Chess Records and the ten 7-inches that helped shape modern music
Here's one for the Blues fans among us! The 10 Chess Records discs that helped shape modern music!
Chess Records & the 10 45s that shape modern music (via
Harvey Fuqua and Robert Lester, was lead vocalists of what Chess Records group?
via Chess Records ' one and only Willie Dixon. His influence on Chicago Blues indisputable
The Rolling Stones and Buddy Guy share a long history, from meeting at Chess Records in 1964 to sharing several...
Our 1st Annual Chess Records Tribute is Friday at celebrating 2015 100th bdays of &
by dub_ee At Chess records and met Willie Dixon's daughter.
I want to expand what's going on at TRIB Records. Let's add more chess pieces onto this game board.
The film Cadillac Records does a pretty good job explaining Willie Dixon's work at Chess Records. Dude carried Chicago Blues for 15 years.
Hart news line. Good share from master k . Howling wolf originally on chess records. There's a really great...
During the period of what segregation and when whites called music performed and recorded by blacks as “Race...
I have discussed Thanos' acquisition of the Infinity Gauntlet, IRAs, chess, and classic hip hop records in the same night.
Today's research includes a visit to Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven at the old Chess Records location.
Congratulations to previous AYL guests Sundara Karma on signing to Chess Club Records- a great label.
Village Over the weekend we have our simul against a well liked GM. Will we break any records? Shortest display?
sign to chess club records the same day I write an article about it... Coincidence?? 🔥
I recommend the 60s French Pop playlist. Makes you feel fancy. Also one called "Chess Records" is great
in '55 A guitarist named Chuck Berry is signed to Chess Records in Chicago on the recommendation of Muddy Waters http…
My two chess clubs have had great success in the Birmingham and Wolverhampton leagues. Two teams won their divisions with 100% records.
whoops Happy 65th birthday to Chess Records!
What song was used for LS's Chess Records bed at 750pm last night? The track to follow was Chuck Berry Roll Over Beethoven
Good Morning Chicago! Chess Records was founding this day in 1950. In this photo: The Chess Records staff in...
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Chuck Berry records his first single, "Maybelline" for Chess Records in Chicago.
Head over to for a soulful dance party. Free entry and the best tunes from Motown + Chess Records!.
It was 70 years ago today, in the city of Memphis, Tennessee, that into the world, a little boy was born and named Maurice Parker White. Raised by his grandmother, Maurice saw a drill team marching through his neighborhood and at a young age, decided to become a drummer. Luckily for him, the school system provided a way for him to learn his chosen instrument and he eventually became a member of the Booker T. Washington High School marching band. Along with his friend David Porter, who would go on to great success as a songwriter and producer with his partner Isaac Hayes, Maurice continued his musical education and evolution in a city known for its music. After high school, Maurice moved to Chicago where along with rejoining his mother, he enrolled in the Chicago Conservatory of Music. But, it was in the jazz clubs and burgeoning Black Pride movement of that great musical city where he received his greatest education. Maurice soon became the drummer for the house band at Chess Records where he played on su ...
Happy birthday to the late great blues man Little Smokey Smothers (January 2, 1939 – November 20, 2010) an African American, Chicago Blues guitarist and singer. His elder brother, Otis (died 1993), was known as the bluesman Otis "Big Smokey" Smothers, with whom he was sometimes confused. Albert Abraham "Abe" Smothers was born in Tchula, Mississippi, learned guitar at the age of 15, and relocated to Chicago two years later. He soon appeared on stage playing alongside Arthur “Big Boy” Spires, Magic Sam, Otis Rush and Lazy Bill Lucas. In 1958 he joined up with Howlin' Wolf, and played on Wolf's recording session for Chess Records the following year. Tracks Smothers contributed to included "I've Been Abused," "Howlin' for My Darling," and "Mr. Airplane Man." In 1961 he founded Little Smokey Smothers and the Pipeplayers. He later met Paul Butterfield and became a founding member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. He was replaced in the band by Elvin Bishop, but developed a friendship that lasted a lifet ...
Chess Records was an American record company based in Chicago, Illinois. It specialized in blues, R&B, soul, gospel music, early rock and roll, and occasional jazz recordings, released on several labels including Chess, Checker, Argo and Cadet. Formed and run by Polish immigrant brothers Leonard and Phil Chess, the company produced and released many important singles and albums, which are now regarded as central to the rock music canon. Musician and critic Cub Koda described Chess Records as "America's greatest blues label." Leonard bought a stake in a record company called Aristocrat Records in 1947; in 1950, Leonard brought his brother, Phil into the operation and they became sole owners of the company, renaming it as Chess Records. The first release on Chess was the 78 RPM single "My Foolish Heart" b/w "Bless You" by Gene Ammons, which was released as Chess 1425 in June 1950, and became the label's biggest hit of the year. In 1951, the Chess brothers began an association with Sam Phillips' Memphis Reco ...
Folk Singer is the fourth album by Muddy Waters, released April 1964 on Chess Records. The album features Waters on acoustic guitar, backed by Willie Dixon o...
John began recording for Chicago Blues record label Chess Records and touring with Muddy Waters and others from Chess
Tonight we feature legendary blues music by Andy T. Nick Nixon Band... if you love blues music this is a must see show... if you do not love blues music, this show will make you a lover of the blues... See you at the dome! Andy T Nick Nixon (BLUES) Nick Nixon is one of those amazing artists that rarely surface today. This velvet voiced singer was born and raised in Nashville, TN, and was part of the thriving Jefferson Street blues scene of the 60′s. Nick was a Chess Records recording artist in the 70′s, and is a key figure in the reviving Nashville blues scene today. His latest, soon to be released CD was recorded with guitarist/bandleader “Andy T” Talamantez (Guitar Shorty, Smokey Wilson), and produced by Anson Funderburgh. This new CD will follow his successful 2001 release on the European, Black Magic label, No End to the Blues, and his acclaimed 2005 recording, Back Down South. As a long-time member of The New Imperials, an act with a forty-five year history, Nick has performed with many of th ...
I'm saddened to hear about the death of Johnny Winter. The main reason I liked him was that he resurrected the career of my favorite, Muddy Waters, getting him back to his Blues roots that Chess Records had forced him to leave in the late 60s. Johnny produced Muddy's very best albums and brought him back to his rightful place at the top of the Blues world.
Minnie Julia Riperton Rudolph (November 8, 1947 – July 12, 1979), known professionally as Minnie Riperton, was an American singer-songwriter best known for her 1975 single "Lovin' You". She was married to songwriter and music producer Richard Rudolph from 1972 until her death in 1979. They had two children: music engineer Marc Rudolph and actress/comedienne Maya Rudolph. Riperton grew up on Chicago's South Side. As a child, she studied music, drama, and dance at Chicago's Lincoln Center. In her teen years, she sang lead vocals for the Chicago-based girl group, The Gems. Her early affiliation with the legendary Chicago-based Chess Records afforded her the opportunity to sing backup for various established artists such as Etta James, Fontella Bass, Ramsey Lewis, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, and Muddy Waters. While at Chess, Riperton also sang lead for the experimental rock/soul group Rotary Connection, from 1967 to 1971. In 1969 Riperton, along with Rotary Connection, played in the first Catholic Rock Mass at ...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Renaldo "Obie" Benson June 14, 1936 – July 1, 2005 was an soul and R&B singer and songwriter. He was best known as the bass of Motown group the Four Tops, which he joined in 1953 and continued to perform with for over five decades, until April 8, 2005. He also co-wrote "What's Going On" which became a hit for Marvin Gaye in 1971, and which Rolling Stone rated as on their List of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time released in 2004. Benson attended Northern High School in Detroit, Michigan with Lawrence Payton. The pair met Levi Stubbs and Abdul "Duke" Fakir while singing at a friend's birthday party in 1954 and decided to form a group called the Four Aims. Roquel Billy Davis, who was Payton's cousin, was a fifth member of the group for a time and a songwriter for the group. Davis played an instrumental role in the group being signed by Chess Records who were mainly interested in Davis's songwriting ability. The group changed their name to the Four Tops to avoid confusion with . ...
How Recording Studios Work Legendary recording artist Elvis Presley recorded in Memphis' Sun Studios. Phantom City Studio Orlando Florida recording studios. In 1953, a skinny 18-year-old with slicked-back hair walked into Memphis Recording Service. He wanted to make a personal recording and was looking for owner Sam Phillips. Since Phillips wasn't in, the teen talked to secretary Marion Kiesker. When she asked what style of music he played, he responded, "I don't sound like nobody." Although few people ever heard that first $4 recording, Elvis Presley turned his personal style into worldwide fame with the help of Sam Phillips and that recording studio, which became the legendary Sun Studio. The studio was also home to Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and B.B. King [source: Rockabilly Hall of Fame]. Sun Studio may be what comes to mind when you think of recording studios, or the Beatles' Abbey Road in London -- or maybe even Chess Records in Chicago where artists such as Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, ...
Wanna go back to Chicago & play with the band again in the little club a block away from Chess Records in the old part of town. Awesome nite
It's definitely impossible to listen to more than 2 Band of Horses songs without having to immediately counteract the whiteness with at least 7 Marvin Gaye songs, 5 Al Green songs, 3 Bill Withers songs, and the entire Chess Records catalogue.
Good Morning so glad that God was my alarm clock. In honor of Black History Month I'm listening to The Miracles' classic My Girl Has Gone. Smokey Robinson, Claudette Robinson, Ronnie White, Bobby Rogers, Pete Moore, Marv Tarplin and Billy Griffin has provided up with great music for years with their harmonies, songwriting and Marv's guitar playing and riffs. The original line-up had auditioned to tour with Jackie Wilson, but Jackie's manger told them they were like another version of The Platters It was his loss, but another person's gain. Songwriter Berry Gordy who happen to be at a piano writing songs, was shocked and devastated that the group wasn't hired so he gave them a compliment and became their manager and friend and named them The Miracles. Berry asked Smokey who wrote the songs. I did Smokey replied. Berry told him what he needed to do to improve his pen game and Smokey took noticed and stepped his pen game up. The group recorded several hits on Chess Records including Got A Job and Bad Girl, w ...
Happy Solar Return 04/03/14 - Louis Satterfield: Pioneer and one of the architects of Earth, Wind & Fire "If You Wanna Get Down You Gotta Take It On Up!" Earth Wind & Fire fame was just a small part of this great musicians life. Other bands included The Pharaohs and The Jazzmen. He played bass on many great classics from Chess Records, recording with Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Buddy Rich, Little Milton and many others. Not forgetting his greatest bass line from Fontella Bass's hit "Rescue Me". He also played trombone on many Chicago Soul classics of the Chi-lites, Tyrone Davis, Jackie Wilson being but a few. He has toured extensively and recorded with Phil Collins through out the 80's and early 90s. Louis had been involved with a court battle, recently, involving Phil Collins in a Court Suit, along with Rahmlee Davis, regarding a live album and alleged royalties dating back to 1990. Before his death he had been working and touring with Cash McCall. The music world has lost a great musician, may he R.I.P.
Stories of Stax & Chess Records amazing Could't even get a hamburger or stay in a Motel South US. Go to Europe & realize they're Rock Stars
Can't get enuf 60's Motown, Stax Records & Chess Records this week. wow they made some great music..
Today we remember Jackie Moms Mabley The woman who would become known as famed comedian Moms Mabley was born Loretta Mary Aiken in Brevard, North Carolina, on March 19, 1894 (some sources say 1897), to a large family. She experienced a horrifying, traumatic childhood. Her firefighter father was killed in an explosion when she was 11 and her mother was later hit and killed by a truck on Christmas Day. And by the beginning of her teens, Aiken had been raped twice and become pregnant from both encounters, with both children being given away. Aiken left home at the age of 14 and pursued a show business career, joining the African-American vaudeville circuit as a comedian under the Theatre Owners Booking Association. Fellow performer Jack Mabley became her boyfriend for a short time, and she took on his name, becoming Jackie Mabley, with "Moms" coming from her eventual reputation as a mentoring, mothering spirit. By the early 1920s she had begun to work with the duo Butterbeans & Susie, and eventually became a ...
This week's PICK of the WEEK is Chester Arthur Burnett (June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976), better known as Howlin' Wolf, American blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player. He was born in West Point, Mississippi, in an area now known as White Station.According to the documentary film The Howlin' Wolf Story, Burnett's parents broke up when he was young. His very religious mother, Gertrude, threw him out of the house while he was a child for refusing to work around the farm; he then moved in with his uncle, Will Young, who treated him badly. When he was 13, he ran away and claimed to have walked 85 miles (137 km) barefoot to join his father, where he finally found a happy home within his father's large family. He he became a big man and had an imposing presence. His physique garnered him the nicknames of Big Foot Chester and Bull Cow even as a young man: he was 6 feet 3 inches (191 cm) tall and often weighed close to 275 pounds (125 kg). He explained the origin of the name Howlin' Wolf thus: "I got tha ...
IN REMEMBRANCE : Luther "Snake Boy" Johnson (August 30, 1934 – March 18, 1976) was an American Chicago Blues and electric blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He was also known as Luther "Snake" Johnson or Luther "Georgia Boy" Johnson, and was otherwise billed as both Luther King and Little Luther (under the latter he recorded for Chess Records in the 1960s). [] LONESOME IN MY BEDROOM: journalist, Ron Wynn, stated "Johnson's own inimitable vocals, raspy lines and tart guitar eventually create his own aura... a good, occasionally outstanding blues artist." [] REMEMBER ME / LOVE N' TROUBLE: was born Lucious Brinson in Davisboro, Georgia, United States. He was raised on a farm and taught himself to play guitar. After service in the US Army up to 1953, Johnson played guitar with a local gospel group called the Milwaukee Supreme Angels. However, he graduated towards blues and set up his own trio in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before relocating to Chicago, Illinois in the early 1960s. He backed Elmore James pri ...
Today SeeLine woman has one of the greatest singers music Detroit blues, jump blues, Chicago Blues of all time. She is Alberta Adams Alberta Adams (born July 26, 1917) is an American Detroit blues, jump blues, and Chicago Blues singer. Born Roberta Louise Osborn in Indianapolis, Indiana, Adams was raised in Detroit, Michigan by a relative, and began performing as a tap dancer in the 1930s. In 1942, she appeared at the B&C club, amidst other artists such as John Lee Hooker. In 1952, she landed a recording contract with Chess Records and recorded alongside Red Saunders for the record label. Adams toured alongside Duke Ellington, Eddie Vinson, Louis Jordan, Lionel Hampton, and T-Bone Walker amongst others. Her solo career saw her secure a recording contract with the now defunct Cannonball Records, and she recorded two albums for them: 1999's Born With the Blues and 2000s Say Baby Say. Her 2004 album, I'm on the Move, was released on the Eastlawn Records label. At age 91, Adams returned to the studio and reco ...
Soul Tunes: Solomon Burke - I'm Leaving on that Late Late Train. Later 70s soul from Chess Records.
March 18th, 1991: Narvel "Cadillac Baby" Eatmon died in Chicago, Illinois. He was born in Cayuga, Mississippi on July 3rd, 1914 and followed the same route northward as several of the musicians he would later record. His gradual success as businessman and impresario was built upon a number of simultaneously maintained storefront operations which included an appliance repair service, a well-stocked record store, and a candy shop heated by a wood burning stove. Chicago has seen its share of resourceful entrepreneurs and colorful characters, and one who left his mark on its musical landscape was producer and nightclub owner Cadillac Baby. Chiefly remembered today as the man behind Bea & Baby Records, he signed many of Chicago's top bluesmen and assembled an impressive catalog that has been reissued piecemeal since his death. The crowning glories of Eatmon’s little empire were Cadillac Baby’s Showbar at 47th and Dearborn and the Bea & Baby record company which he founded with his wife Bea in 1959. This l ...
Melo's releasing an album with Chess Records.
40's 50's gritty Chicago Blues: post some of your favorite 40's and 50's Chicago Blues songs. Chess Records, ...
This day in Rock History - Sam Phillips records Howlin' Wolf for Chess Records.
This day in 51, Sam Phillips records Howlin' Wolf for Chess Records.
Dave Rave shared the following link and had this to say about it: To play in Chicago the home Dina Bach. Rob Bronstein and Chess Records
Soul Tunes: Little Milton - We're Gonna Make It. One of his biggest hits recorded at Chess Records.
Blues-E-News your partner in blues. VIA Wikipedia: George "Buddy" Guy (born July 30, 1936) is an American blues guitarist and singer. He is an exponent of the Chicago Blues and has influenced white blues-rock musicians such as, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. In the 1960s Guy was a member of Muddy Waters' band and was a house guitarist at Chess Records. Guy had a long musical partnership with with harmonica player Junior Wells. Guy was ranked 30th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time", His song "Stone Crazy" was ranked 78th in Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time. Guy's autobiography, When I Left Home: My Story, was released on May 8, 2012. For almost 50 years, Guy has performed flamboyant live concerts of energetic blues and blues rock, predating the 1960s blues rockers. As a musician, he had a fundamental impact on the blues and on rock and roll, influencing a new generation of artists. Buddy Guy has been called the b ...
make every move yo best move like a chess move s*** real out here in chiraq# Savage squad records
{1966} "Unbelievable" by Billy Stewart - pressed by Chess Records. Truly one of the most unique…
Leonard Chess, founder of Chess Records, was born today in 1917. Here (in porkpie hat), he stands next to Etta...
Happy birthday to pioneer, Leonard Chess who founded Chess Records in 1950.
The late Leonard Chess, founder of Chess Records, was born on this day 1917...
if you are in on a saturday night - BBC4 offers (right now) the history of Chess Records - Bo Diddly, Chuck Berry et al. Great music
WOW lotsa good stuff happened in music on March 1st! Check it all out :) 1810 - Composer Frederic Chopin was born. 1826 - Composer John Thomas was born. 1928 - Paul Whiteman and his orchestra recorded "Ol' Man River." 1941 - The first FM Radio station opened in Nashville, TN. 1956 - The Fats Domino album "Rock and Rollin' With Fats Domino" was released on the Imperial Label. 1957 - The Everly Brothers signed with Cadence Records and then recorded "Bye Bye Love." 1957 - Chuck Berry released "School Days" on Chess Records. It became his biggest hit to date. 1958 - Buddy Holly & the Crickets opened their only British tour in London. 1963 - Gerry & the Pacemakers released their first British single, "How Do You Do It." 1968 - Johnny Cash and June Carter were married. 1968 - Elton John's first single, "I've Been Loving You," was released in England. 1969 - Jim Morrison (Doors) was arrested and officially charged with lewd and lascivious behavior, indecent behavior, open profanity and public drunkenness in Miam ...
News to me that Chess Records brand is being reactivated for the Wilko Johnson/Roger Daltrey album. …
Cadillac Records is a 2008 musical biopic written and directed by Darnell Martin. The film explores the musical era from the early 1940s to the late 1960s, chronicling the life of the influential Chicago-based record-company executive Leonard Chess, and the musicians who recorded for Chess Records. The film stars Adrien Brody as Leonard Chess, Cedric the Entertainer as Willie Dixon, Mos Def as Chuck Berry, Columbus Short as Little Walter, Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters, Eamonn Walker as Howlin' Wolf, and Beyoncé Knowles as Etta James. The film was released in North America on December 5, 2008 by TriStar Pictures.
Genres Jazz Occupations Record producer, music journalist Jack Tracy (July 27, 1926, Minneapolis, Minnesota – December 21, 2010, Nooksack, Washington) was an American jazz producer and journalist. Early years[edit] Tracy enlisted in the Navy in World War II and served as a medic treating and caring for the returning wounded. When he graduated from the University of Minnesota, love for words and music led him to a job in Chicago at Down Beat magazine, where he was editor from 1953-58. Music industry[edit] Tracy left the magazine to produce for recordings for the Mercury, Argo, Limelight, and Liberty record labels. In 1959, he worked for record label head Leonard Chess of Chess Records. In 1961, Quincy Jones convinced him to rejoin Mercury as an A&R man in Los Angeles. Artists he worked with included Dizzy Gillespie and Sarah Vaughan, Roland Kirk and Oscar Peterson, Woody Herman, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Del Close, Harry Nilsson, Mike Nichols and Elaine May, and Terry Gibbs. In 1963, he collabo ...
Blues Jam at Chess/Fleetwood Mac In Chicago/Blues Jam In Chicago Vols. 1 & 2 was the result of a recording session in early 1969, at Chess Records in Chicago...
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962 who were in the vanguard of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the US from 1964–65 and an integral part of the counterculture of the 1960s. The Rolling Stones were also instrumental in making blues a major part of rock and roll, and of changing the international focus of blues culture to the less sophisticated blues typified by Chess Records artists such as Muddy Waters, writer of "Rollin' Stone", the song after which the band is named. American music critic Robert Palmer said the Rolling Stones' "remarkable endurance" stems from being "rooted in traditional verities, in rhythm-and-blues and soul music" while "more ephemeral pop fashions have come and gone". The first settled line-up had Brian Jones on guitar and harmonica, Ian Stewart on piano, *** Jagger on lead vocals and harmonica, Keith Richards on guitar and backing vocals, Bill Wyman on bass and Charlie Watts on drums. Jones left the band less than a month pri ...
HAPPY NEW YEAR! As I continue to celebrate the holiday with my family and friends, those tuning in to The Blues Note tonight will be treated to a special show spotlighting Chess Records: The early years ~ "We aim the spotlight on one of the most famous independent record labels of all time — Chess Records. Officially founded in 1950, we take a concentrated look at the first two years of operations — ending up at the midway point of 1951. Classic Chicago Blues from Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Johnny Shines, Robert Nighthawk, Baby Face Leroy Foster, and lots more." I'll be back behind the mic next week. Enjoy ~
The scene when Walter drives away from Muddy Waters house in a cadillac without doors...lawd!! And when he drives into Chess Records building saying he needs new car is hilarious!! Love Columbus Short in Cadillac Records!!! Hurry up Feb 27th!!!
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Willie Dixon - "Violent Love" recorded for Chess Records in Chicago in 1951, with the Big Three Trio.
A roundup of October jazz deaths: FRANK D'RONE (April 26, 1932-October 3, 2013) Chicago-based vocalist/guitarist whose accomplished scat singing gained him the admiration of many jazz musicians and a recording contract for Mercury in the late '50s, a career he kept going right up until his death from cancer. (81) BUTCH WARREN (August 9, 1939-October 5, 2013) Bassist who before leaving the music due to mental illness in the mid '60s (he did return sporadically in the last few years) had sideman credits on some of the legendary Blue Note albums of the '50s by the likes of Jackie McLean, Donald Byrd, Herbie Hancock, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Kenny Dorham and Thelonious Monk. (74) *** LAPALM (June 23, 1927-October 7, 2013) Noted businessman who represented numerous jazz musicians, was a record promoter at Chess Records, ran Village Recorders in Los Angeles and then became a "lobbyist" (his term) on behalf of the music he loved. (86) JERRY HELDMAN (February 24, 1937-October 11, 2013) Former bassist/pianis ...
"When the Stones arrived at Chess Records to record, they found Muddy Waters whitewashing the ceiling."
Glad you liked it Jamar, that means a lot. Chess Records is directly responsible for me being the human I am today!
New article by about sustainable careers in music with reference to Howlin' Wolf and Chess Records
Are you related to the Chess Records Founder?
we get inspiration from Chess Records from Chicago in the 50's but also from Stax & Motown from the 60's as well as British bands.
Open your ears and eyes to Chicago Blues and the story of Chess Records 
Willie Dixon was born 98 years ago today. A blues musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger and record producer, Dixon was a Grammy Award winner who was proficient on both the upright bass and the guitar and as a vocalist. He was one of the most prolific songwriters of his time. Next to Muddy Waters, Dixon is recognized as the most influential person in shaping the post-World War II sound of the Chicago Blues. Dixon's songs have been recorded by countless musicians in many genres as well as by various ensembles in which he participated. A short list of the his most famous compositions includes "Little Red Rooster," "Hoochie *** Man," "Spoonful," "Back Door Man," "I Just Want to Make Love to You," "My Babe," "Wang Dang Doodle" and "I Can't Quit You Baby." These tunes were written during the peak of Chess Records, 1950–1965, and performed by Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Little Walter. They influenced a worldwide generation of musicians. Dixon also was an important link between the blues and rock and ...
Julie Parker Evans knew this: Five weeks after making its chart debut, "Quarter to Three" by singer Gary "U.S" Bonds made its biggest splash, knocking Pat Boone's "Moody River" from the top of the Billboard Hot 100 on June 26, 1961. LeGrand Records co-owners Frank Guida and Joseph Royster shared songwriting credits with saxophonist Gene "Daddy G" Barge and Gary Anderson (Bonds' real name). Barge was a member of LeGrand's house band, whose recordings included an instrumental track called "A Night With Daddy G" under the name Church Street Five. Barge later became a producer for Chess Records, for which he worked with Muddy Waters, Fontella Bass, Little Milton, Billy Stewart and the Dells. Guida produced "Quarter to Three," which held the No. 1 spot for two consecutive weeks, until "Tossin and Turning" by Bobby Lewis tossed it aside. "Quarter to Three" remained on the chart for a total of 15 weeks.
Happy Wednesday. FYI: 1965 - The Four Tops topped the pop and R&B charts with "I Can’t Help Myself." In 1966, the Motown group got their second and only other Number One hit with "Reach Out I’ll Be There." Other songs by the group include: "It’s the Same Old Song," "Standing in the Shadows of Love," "Bernadette" and "Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I’ve Got)." The group got their start in 1953 as the Four Aims. Levi Stubbs, Renaldo "Obie" Benson, Lawrence Payton and Abdul "Duke" Fakir accrued 24 hits on the charts between 1964 and 1988. In 1956, they did their first recorded as The Four Tops for Leonard Chess and Chess Records before moving to Red Top and Columbia. Eventually the signed with Berry Gordy’s Motown label in 1963. In 1990, the Four Tops, who had no line-up changes in teir 35 years together, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Long Beach NY can take a lickin' and keep on tickin'!! The 5th Annual Barrier Beach Blues & Arts Festival's outdoor portion is taking place in Kennedy Plaza, alongside the Saturday Kennedy Plaza Farmersmarket. Performing right now.The Joe Rock Duo, featuring NY's WBAB-FM radio DJ Joe Rock giving us a tribute to the songs of Chess Records and the Chicago Blues, along with David Kislick on guitar. Go Joe, GO! (Thanks so much to Johanna Mathieson and my fellow Artist In Partnership members for keeping the live music coming!) Long Beach ROXX NY.haven't you heard? — with Joe Rock.
Sun Records gave us rock and roll, Motown Records gave us pop soul, and Chess Records gave us the blues. Chess was label for Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Chuc...
Little Jake Mitchell American popular singer who wrote and recorded in the United States and performed in both the United States and Canada. Born July 13, 1944 in Tampa Florida. Mitchell started out with the "Skyliners" a band working out of Tampa Florida. His manager at that time was Henry Rico Urso owner of the Sweetwater Poultry Market. Johnny Flintroy was Mitchell's road manager. As a young 13 year old artist Mitchell went on the road with James Brown, Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, and the Bobbie Blue Bland. At that time B. B. King mentored Mitchell to continue in show business. Mitchell first recorded "Darling Darling Baby" with Chess Records in 1957 on the same master tape as Chuck Berry. "Little Jake and the Blenders" were the first African-Americans to perform at a Gator Growl celebration in 1960. He has contacted the committee incharge of organizing Gator Growl 2020, Florida Blue Key, that he would like to perform there on October 15, 2010. This performance would be a way to celebrate fifty years of ...
Today in Rock History.June 1st Jelly Roll Morton cuts six original compositions for the Indiana-based Gennett label. Chicago sessions with a version of the Red Hot Peppers that now includes Johnny Dodds on clarinet and Baby Dodds on drums yield such Jell Roll Morton classics as "Mr. Jelly Lord," "The Pearls" and "Wolverine Blues." Robert Johnson's second and final recording session. Sam Phillips moves to Memphis, taking a job as an announcer and maintenance and broadcast engineer at WREC. Ron Wood was born. Pete Seeger forms the Weavers with Lee Hays, Fred Hellerman, and Ronnie Gilbert. Jackie Brenston's "Rocket 88," recorded by Sam Phillips and released by Chicago's Chess Records, hits Number One on the R&B chart. It is widely acknowledged as the first rock and roll record. The same month Phillips records "How Many More Years"/"Moanin' At Midnight," the first single by bluesman Howlin' Wolf. Sam Phillips records "Just Walkin' In the Rain" by the Prisionaires, a group of five inmates from the Tennessee St ...
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The Dells Biography The Dells are the Grandfathers of R&B harmony. They paved the road for such groups as the Temptations, the Miracles, the Stylistics and more recently, R&B harmony groups such as Boyz ll Men, Jagged Edge and 112: In essence, their unmistakable musical harmonies so cleverly created by the late Kirk Stewart and later fine-tuned by the great Quincy Jones are still working its magic --- 60 years later. Initially known as the El-Rays, the Dells started in 1952 in Harvey, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. They were five friends from high school, doo - wopping and harmonizing on the corner of 147th St., & Robey. They would sing down in the subway to get an echo sound. Eventually, the El-rays cut their very first single, "Darling I Know" for Chess Records. It went nowhere. Two years later, with a new record contract with Vee Jay Records, as the Dells, they released their 3rd recording "Oh What A Night." It became an immediate R&B hit. By 1960, with a re-structuring of the group, the Dells were soon o ...
Addresses and Streets In Songs Game -- from Mary Landers "Many songs have had addresses in the lyrics or titles. This quiz is about some of these songs." Chess Records was located at 2120 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Which British band recorded an instrumental titled "2120 South Michigan Avenue" on their second US album release, "12 X 5", in 1964 as a tribute to Chess Records? a. The Rolling Stones b. The Merseybeats c. The Animals d. The Dave Clark Five Yesterday's Question and Answer: Wilbert Harrison hit the Number One spot on both the US R and B and Billboard charts in 1959 with "Kansas City". Which street corner is mentioned in the song? c. Twelfth Street and Vine In the second verse of "Kansas City" the lyrics state the singer will be "On the corner of Twelfth Street and Vine". "Kansas City" was composed by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller in the early fifties. It was one of their first collaborations. The song was recorded in 1952 by Little Willie Littlefield under the title of "K C Lovin'". It b ...
First of four parts chronicling the incredible story of Chess Records. Home of Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and...
Chess Records in Chicago was built on the music of African American blues artists (Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Koko Taylor, Etta James, too many others to name here). Leonard Chess purchased the master of 'Susie-Q' assuming that Dale Hawkins was black. I have read several references quoting him saying to Dale when they first met, "You're white". To which Dale responded, "I know". If it's not a true story, it should be. Great song, and a fine artist who had more going for him than just one tune. Also one of James Burton's earliest guitar solos on record.
Beyonce - At Last Etta James is in the audience watch till end :D Beyonce plays Etta James and sings this & others in the movie "Cadillac Records" highly recommended watch about the legendary record label Chess Records..who had stars like Chuck Berry & Muddy Waters on their books...the movie is a nice bit of factual drama quality performances & great music!
This day, 1917, Leonard Chess co-founder of the Chess Records label was born. Here's Etta James with a great tune for that label: you like these posts, join our group for news of our club dates here :
Chicago tonight! Home of Chess Records! C'mon. We are playing The Beat Kitchen - Sold Out. So much amazing music born and captured here. One of my faves is by Etta James. I could post a link to "At Last" but I'm sure you all know that. Here's another..."Push Over". Enjoy. Tell me what you think or share any kind of Chicago stories you have about music or food or whatevs.
GODFATHERS AND SONS - WED 27TH FEB 7:30PM Director Marc Levin (Slam, Whiteboys, Brooklyn Babylon) travels to Chicago with hip-hop legend Chuck D (of Public Enemy) and Marshall Chess (son of Leonard Chess and heir to the Chess Records legacy) to explore the heyday of Chicago Blues as they unite to produce an album that seeks to bring veteran blues players together with contemporary hip hop musicians- footage of Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Koko Taylor, Otis Rush, Magic Slim, Ike Turner, and Sam Lay.
EARTH WIND & FIRE - A CHICAGO R & B SOUL GROUP Beginnings (1969–1971) In 1969, Maurice White, a former session drummer for Chess Records and former member of the Ramsey Lewis Trio, joined two friends in Chicago, Wade Flemons and Don Whitehead, as a songwriting team composing songs and commercials in the Chicago area. The three friends got a recording contract with Capitol; they called themselves the "Salty Peppers" and had a marginal hit in the Midwestern area called "La La Time".[11] The Salty Peppers' second single, "Uh Huh Yeah", did not fare as well, and Maurice moved from Chicago to Los Angeles. He then added to the band singer Sherry Scott[12] and percussionist Yackov Ben Israel, both from Chicago, and then asked his younger brother Verdine how he would feel about heading out to the West Coast. On June 6, 1970, Verdine left Chicago to join the band as their new bassist. Maurice began shopping demo tapes of the band, featuring Donny Hathaway, around to different record labels and the band was thus ...
WVON originated from the acquisition of WHFC-1450AM, a 1,000-watt station licensed to Cicero, Illinois, by Leonard and Phil Chess, the owners of Chess Records, a successful record label, which produced mega-hits for local artists such as Muddy Waters, Lil' Howlin' Wolf, and others. The brothers envi...
Dionne Warwick - (Youll Never Get to Heaven) If You Break My Heart. Marie Dionne Warrick was born into a gospel-music family. Her father was a gospel record promoter for Chess Records and her mother managed the Drinkard Singers, a gospel group consisting of her relatives. She first raised her voice in song at age six at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, NJ, and soon after was a member of the choir. As a teenager, she formed a singing group called the Gospelaires with her sister Dee Dee and her aunt Cissy Houston (later the mother of Whitney Houston). After graduating from high school in 1959, she earned a music scholarship to the Hartt College of Music in Hartford, CT, but she also spent time with her group recording background vocals on sessions in New York. The Gospelaires are said to be present on such well-known recordings as Ben E. King's "Spanish Harlem" and "Stand By Me." They were at a Drifters session working on a song called "Mexican Divorce" composed by Burt Bacharach when Bacharach, atten ...
Today we pay tribute to a true legend of R & B who passed away last year, Etta James. She made her splash here in Chicago, as her new deal with Chess Records in 1960 yielded her signature song, “At Last”, along with other pop and R & B hits. James lived a rugged life and that came through in her interpretive abilities, which influenced generations of singers. In honor of James, please grab your iPod or MP3 player, hit shuffle, and share the first 10 songs that come up.   1. Roberto Jordán – Castillos de Algodón (40 Temas Originales): Jordán was a fairly ordinary Mexican pop singer of the ‘60s and ‘70s who found success covering, among other things, American bubblegum songs. What is interesting is he sings them just like any of the conventional pop songs, with no attempt to appeal to teens, just relying on the catchiness of the tunes. This is a solid version of a 1910 Fruitgum Company song, “1910 Cotton Candy Castle”, which, interestingly enough, was a deep cut, the final track on their I ...
Doing some work around the house and listening to some of my old albums. Chess Records "Fathers and Sons" with Muddy Waters, Mike Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield "Can't lose what you ain't ever had", "Got my Mojo Working" It just doesn't get any better than that!
PETALING JAYA: Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has continued to come under fire for laying claim to the name “Penang”.
"Look at the catastrophic record Vishy Anand has against Garry Kasparov. Kasparov managed to beat him almost everywhere they played, even though Vishy Anand has belonged to the absolute top players in the world for fifteen years. This difference cannot be explained purely in chess terms, there must have been some psychology." - Vladimir Kramnik
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I’ve been asked to address the allegations that the jury is leaning in favour of Arias. Apparently, according to a very reliable source from the courtroom, this is a misconception. It appears the questions asked were piled up over several days and were meant for a certain witness, Detective Flores. When recess was called, a new witness took the stand and the questions were held off until Flores came back on. They were not submitted during that one testimony. When the State rested, all the questions were read to Flores at once, making it appear that the jury had a flurry of questions favouring Arias when, in fact, they were saved over a number of days.
Ah, January. 'Tis the season... more and more KU 'fans' awake from hibernation... almost in time for the NCAA tournament. Jayhawk fans... you know I respect-hate you. But for all you little one sport wonders who can't take your whippings during football season, don't you dare try to puff your chests out during the stretch run of hoops! You guys make me throw up in my mouth a little.
Tata Steel R9 TWIC report heavily dominated by Carlsen. Carlsen's comments and demonstration of win vs Hou.
O my, I have so much to read and so much to fill out. All because I don't want to be with him he is going to cause a lot of stress. It's like a game of chess, he made his move. Now it's mine :) gotta come back harder, But nicely. There ain't no way when he gets out he is going to be able to take my daughter! I don't even want him having visitation rights! Why don't you focus on the three you have already then bother my little gremlin. I'm fighting back, but harder the. He is expecting :)
Seriously... bashing our president, regardless of our opinions, will change nothing. Only if people get together and come up with a better proposal, get more votes than he did, and go public and make our government do what we the people need, then stop complaining, you're not making a difference by whining. Do not ask me my opinion either, it is my duty to serve my country, not to have an opinion. I don't really like going into political mess being that I am in the military, but if you can't stand up for our country, then sit down and let government officials do their jobs and we will do ours... That is all.
For this lawlessness is already at work secretly, and it will remain secret until the one who is holding it back steps out of the way .Then the man of lawlessness will be revealed,whom the Lord Jesus will consume with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendour of his coming.This evil man will come to the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles.He will use every kind of wicked deception to fool those who are on their way to destruction , because they refused to believe the, truth that would save them.So God will send great deception upon them, and they will believe all these lies.Then they will be condemned for not believing truth and for enjoying the evil they do.2Thessalonians 2v7-13 from the Bible the Word of God.(NLT),
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Carlsen New Record in the Ranking. Today win and obtein 2869.9 points ELO! Source: is the HIGH RANKING OF THE HISTORY OF CHESS!. Magnus Carlsen increased his lead in the A group of the Tata Steel chess tournament to a full point on Tuesday, beating Hou Yifan with the black pieces in 66 moves. Runner-up Vishy Anand drew quickly with Peter Leko. In the 9th round Loek van Wely won against the player who is his team mate in the Dutch 3rd league, Ivan Sokolov. In the B group top seed Arkadij Naiditsch put an end to Jan Timman's winning streak by outsmarting his opponent tactically, while Sergey Movsesian beat Maxim Turov. In "C" David Klein did not score his GM (yet); in fact he lost his game to Miguoel Admiraal.
New to Chess Club records, tonight's Next Hype comes from Mo
This is what can happen when you stack the deck with Conservatives. This ruling could set America back 50+ years on Racial equality. Not to mention the possibility of riots, and civil war. The Supreme Court was the one body of Government I actually believed was fair and reasonable. Not necessarily anymore. Certainly not after "Citizens United" and this garbage. I sure hope all these Jackamos retire or die in the next 4 years.
MORE INTERESTING FACTS YOU NEVER KNEW! A dime has 118 ridges around the edge. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue. A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes. A snail can sleep for three years. Almonds are a member of the peach family. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain. Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age. Butterflies taste with their feet. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. The sex organ of a male spiders is located in its leg. Female spiders usually kill and eat male spiders after mating. 'Dreamt' is the only English word that ends in the letters 'mt'. February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated. If the population of China walked past you, in ...
I've still got time to make a Template Tuesday today. Anything you guys want to see? Go!
So Mr. Hudak let me get this straight...you want to make doing extra-curricular activities mandatory for all teachers? Seriously? You know that volunteer time after school for which so many already do without complaint and that they don't get paid for? That part? Yes, the whole Bill 115 thing caused issues with those activities...but you know what? Most teachers love doing them. So if you want to continue to alienate a huge base of the population and head back to the Harris years...go for it. I'm sure the NDP are cheering you on. (don't get me started on the Liberal's hypocrisy on Bill 115) and now...let the flaming begin! Teacher spouse with obvious bias complete.
13th GENERAL ELECTIONS : WHAT HANGS IN THE BALANCE Recalling the strategic game of chess, here’s where the political pieces lie and how the parties are anticipated to play it out in the next election The March 2008 elections saw Malaysia's new opposition pact sweep five of 12 state governments being contested, immediately dismantling the ruling Barisan Nasional's (National Front) historical dominance. Although the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) had governed the Malay belt state of Kelantan for 18 years by then, it was largely considered an aberration rather than the norm, with the dominant United Malays National Organisation (Umno) coming within one seat of reclaiming the state in 2004. Both Barisan and Pakatan Rakyat (People's Pact) will tussle for federal power in a general election that must be called within a year, but most observers see the incumbents keeping Putrajaya despite record losses in 2008. Then a loose electoral pact, the tripartite opposition won 82 federal seats and denied Barisan it ...
THOUGHTS ON COMMANDER MASSOUD Written by: Prof. Michael Barry It has been two years now. And today Commander Massoud’s legacy should be plain for all to see. His memory is revered by all those who knew him personally and struggled, by his side, on behalf of Afghan national independence, because they believed in something more important than even national Afghan independence, crucial as this was : they believed in defending fundamental human rights and sheer human decency, period. The individual dignity of human beings as such, as human beings persecuted for belonging to the wrong ethnic group, to the wrong religious group, or even to the wrong gender, is what really lay under threat in Kabul. Thus to defend and restore freedom and elementary human rights in Kabul, in a very true sense, was to help strengthen basic recognition of the dignity of men and women all around the world. Between that dark day of September 9th, 2001, when Commander Massoud was murdered in North Afghanistan, and that dark day of S ...
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I HEAR that there is a DEMOCRATIC LEADER in VENEZUELA who has MANAGED to do what USAMA used to DO in PAKISTAN which was get the ARMY to FOLLOW HIM and NOT the PRESIDENT but LADYGAGA told me to SAY THAT so I'm SURE it's a BAD THING to TELL PEOPLE
Watch President Obama's full inauguration address as he ushers in his second term on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Watching Cadillac Records she cuttin up for ole Chess!!! I'd rather go blind girl then 2 see you walk away from me...
The property is set for auction at marshal's sale in March. The mall continues to operate as normal.
Decided to pull the plug on cable this weekend. Went out and bought the antenna box to get local tv. So far so good. We'll see how long we can last. Does anyone have any great ideas to get more channels after they cancelled cable?
Etta James (January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) will be our Artist of the Week tonight on Blues Breakers. That means we’ll play at least a few of her songs, from the Chess Records days to her final days. We’ve also got a couple of new records we’re looking forward to playing. Ben Harper has a new...
YES! Obama. Love the man's strength and grace. Really inspires me as a man, a father, sentient being. I look forward to being out of the scrum and watching his time as president be recognized for what it is, and to celebrate what he has accomplished and what he will in this second term.
I honestly don't understand all the pro-Obama, swelling-with-American-pride posts today, especially the ones associating him w/ MLK. News flash, under this president we've seen a permanent revoking of our rights through warrentless wire-tapping (right to privacy), search and seizure w/out warrant (right to property), indefinite detention without due legal process (right to trial by jury), and rampant injustice in the non-prosecution of banks, CEOs, and others who continue the gaping economic inequalities in this country (right to happiness?). Oh, but let's all be really concerned about gun rights, then celebrate Obama's legacy because he's black. Please. MLK is rolling over in his grave.
was able to ask POTUS & the first lady 1 question-had they ever been to Chess Records studios.Respect!
Is it just me, or does it seem to anyone else like Obama does a lot of shameless milking of the Civil Rights movement folks as if these harkening backs to heroes of yesteryear put his own courage and accomplishments anywhere near in the ballpark of folks like Rosa Parks or MLK. Those folks fought for more freedom, equality and rights for all. Obama brought equality by indefinite detention for all. Let Martin Luther King have his day without a poor excuse for relative facsimile already. That stuff ain't about the color of a man's skin. It's about the color of a person's heart. One of these things is not like the others, my friends.
why do ppl keep associating Obama with Martin Luther King? i'm confused
Don't get me wrong! The Honorable President Obama is no worse than any other president we have had. But his silence on corporate and police brutality is UNSAT!!!
Leonard Chess and his Chess record,Muddy Waters was the 1st chess' artist.."Cadillac Records"..:)
Y'all was excited when Kanye dissed Bush. Y'all rode with him. Now Lupe Fiasco got something to say about Obama, it's a problem? Ok.
Revamp our tax code? Does that means less taxes for all, Obama? My taxes went up Jan. 1 2013 and I make no where near $250,000! I thought you had my back on that?
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"Notions of chess have been shattered by a teen-age Hungarian girl - some call her modest and soft-spoken, but many opponents know her as a ferocious tiger over the board - who after years of steady progress began breathing down the necks of the top men and now has broken the barrier of one of the w...
During the Pledge Of Allegiance - " there was not spoken UNDER GOD " during the presidential inaugrial speech .
A few months ago I had an idea for a type of bar for nerds that would ape the idea of the pretentious lines at the "hot" and "trendy" night clubs of the city (NY) by setting as it's rule a single entrance criteria, that of answering a really nerdy question. Inside, those that answer the question will get a free first beer on the house. The nerd bar would have flat screens all over but instead of them being filled with USELESS sports games, they would be showing episodes of shows from Science and Technology shows. Nova, National Geographic, BBC specials on History, Science, Technology and Art. The tv's would be banned from ever showing anything sports related (there are enough such bars). The bar would trivia nights and tables in the back for playing chess and go.well maybe a pool table or two as well. I wonder how that would work? I just thought of a name for the bar: Nerdvana
It didn't go our way, but what a game?
Christians say Jesus is equal with God? But what does Jesus say? John 14:28 NIV "You heard me say, 'I am going away and I am coming back to you.' If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I." All praise and glory be to The Lord God Almighty above all that they associate with Him
When I played bridge I did exactly the same thing all the time, more often than not causing huge anger in my partners. But I know for sure: winning on someone's "silly errors"/"slips of mind" is NOT ENJOYABLE. It leaves you with a feeling of guilt and disgust. At first, I fet not comfortable with my partner's anger, but I still kept acting from my heart, believing that was the most enjoyable way to play (and win at) bridge (any sport)... All that - until I saw Irina Levitina playing: SHE DID EXACTLY THE SAME! So, to my taste - Iván Fernández Anaya "simply" acted like a normal person who respects himself! :-) Well... Not to say that many people in the world are this "normal"... P.S. For people who do not know: Irina Levitina is/was one of the geatest Russian (well... from Russia ...) world-class chess players, and is now a famous, world-class bridge player. Now she is a professional bridge player living in the USA. In fact, she has a Gunness record: she is the only sportsman/woman in the world who won Ol ...
How many times do gun nuts need to keep insisting that guns aren't the only thing to blame for mass shootings, before they realize that nobody is putting all the blame on guns? Yes, crazy people are responsible for their crazy actions. No, nobody said all gun owners are crazy. But...crazy people wouldn't be able to do what they do without massive firepower, which is why we want to limit the amount of firepower people can get their hands on. This isn't complicated. Sometimes, blame can be assigned to *more* than one thing.
In a slight change to the norm. this week, the Featured Artist is actually a record label. The labeel that brought...
MAN AND MEMORY—author-j. panchapagesan Unlike the modern super fast computers with its RAM ( Random Access Memory ) this human computers embedded in to our brain cells are more intricate for its varieties of function from a limited space. When we say varieties we mean the memory power of the brain in recognizing and retrieving all information about sound, smell, faces, taste, feeling, and countless other jobs in fraction of a second. But it is pathetic that instead of exploiting the maximum potential of this unique gift (only for human) by the ALMIGHTY we have become slaves to the machine to the extent of referring to it even for basics like elementary multiplication and adding. The man who has invented this remarkable machine called computer, and also improving upon it every year is slowly but surely making the common man inactive depriving of his original thinking and creative art. Yes! Arts and designs are created with out the real artist indulging in canvas! In almost all fields computer has done re ...
During the Reagan (Bush) administration, the US provided Iraq with vast quantities of biological and chemical weapons. One of the motivations of the original...
QUESTION: Men n women, would u/do u have a problem being in a relationship wit sumone who sells drugs for a living??
This game is terribly boring, unfortunately. And I was looking forward to it so much... and it's just bleh. The NFC game was far more exciting.
Erik Henkelman, Alec Henkelman, Beau Miller Clutch is playing up here in April--who's coming for the show?
Yuliya Snigir, Actress: Obitaemyy ostrov. Born in a town of Tula in Russia, Yulia Snigir was playing chess professionally and at the age of 15 was awarded the prestigious title of Candidate of Chess Master by International Chess Federation. She was planning to have a professional chess player career...
Cracked the Simpsons Chess out earlier, the proud unbeaten record goes on.
Free Deep Chocolate VitaMuffins on $79
A great day of recording. Taking our time. Doing it right. This will be a great record. -jg
My Top Secret: A legendarium about unattainable love... Myths, Legends, Fairy Tales, Fables... A Record of Proof of the Worlds Greatest Genuine True Love Story Between a Man and a Woman Does Not Exist... We do, however, have a large collection of statues... An ancient form of olympic chess on a grand scale... Our Art Gallery is the best... Masterpiece hall~ And The "Holy Bible". Temple City - Beggar Rules~ Women's move~ Go Fetch!
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Here's a question for you... Who do you think is really behind this scare of a gun ban and the panic and ensuing shortage of ammo? Who aims to profit the most? I am eager to hear your thoughts.
An attempt on Bulgarian party leader Ahmed Dogan's life goes wrong.. The assailant is promptly beaten; it is thought the most serious injury was inflicted by an umbrella. For more, 'like' Incredible Videos
Pink Floyd's the Wall is one of the most intriguing and imaginative albums in the history of rock music. Since the studio album's release in 1979, the tour of 1980-81, and the subsequent movie of 1982, the Wall has become synonymous with, if not the very definition of, the term "concept album." Aurally explosive on record, astoundingly complex on stage, and visually explosive on the screen, the Wall traces the life of the fictional protagonist, Pink Floyd, from his boyhood days in post-World-War-II England to his self-imposed isolation as a world-renowned rock star, leading to a climax that is as cathartic as it is destructive. From the outset, Pink's life revolves around an abyss of loss and isolation. Born during the final throes of a war that claimed the lives of nearly 300,000 British soldiers (Pink's father among them) to an overprotective mother who lavishes equal measures of love and phobia onto her son, Pink begins to build a mental wall between himself and the rest of the world so that he can liv ...
I should diet really, my trousers are starting not to fit me :( fatty fatty boom boom
Strategy-wise, what do you think of the Algerian military response to the hostage taking at the gas complex? 23 hostages were killed. 32 kidnappers were killed. There doesn't appear to have been any negotiation to speak of, and there wasn't really any time taken to besiege them or wait them out. They went in to end it, end it they did, come what may. The cost was incredible, especially considering the death toll among the hostages. But looking forward, how could terrorists see a future hostage taking working to their advantage? Killings? Sure. Just as anywhere. But I can't see any future in hostage taking in Algeria. Your thoughts?
Tracey Farmer and Rachael Galvan, I recorded and I'm now watching King of the Nerds.
I borrowed this from my friend Jack Welch - I post this in the hopes that all the paranoid *** that keep screaming that Obama is after their guns will shut up. I know they won't, but at least they'll know what's being signed today and be a little less ignorant. I know you don't want to thank me, but you're welcome anyway. - Here Are The 23 Executive Orders On Gun Safety Signed Today By The President President Barack Obama signs a series of executive orders about the administration's new gun law proposals as children who wrote letters to the White House about gun violence President Obama has signed 23 executive orders designed to address the problem of gun violence in America. The following are the items addressed: Gun Violence Reduction Executive Actions: 1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system. 2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability ...
As demand for its antiquities soars, the West African country is losing its most prized artifacts to illegal sellers and smugglers
What are some now-defunct stores that you grew up going to? We had Bamberger's, Bradlees, Woolworth, Caldor, to name a few. As a teenager I loved Contempo Casuals and Merry-Go-Round at the mall.
The case Borislav Ivanov, a Bulgarian chess player accused of cheating after an above average result in Zadar Open tournament 2012 has granted Chess Club Live an interview. This following a published interview with chess website WhyChess. The following is the transcript of the interview with no edits. All times were clocked on 18th January, GMT.   3:47pm Borislav Ivanov i was joking about my games against  Houdini and Rybka. Actually I hardly make any draws against fritz 9. ... 3:51pm Chess Club Live aha. you thats why we needed to chat.  It's read without context in the WhyChess article and sounds like you are  being serious.lol Ok add me as a friend if you feel you  want to. Then we can get you to post something on our page to combat all  these critics who are actually mis-reading the WhyChess article in the first  place. ... 3:56pm Chess Club Live Ok thanks for the add. Would you like to  post directly to the page and answer our fans directly or prefer a Q&A on  here? ...with me only ... 3: ...
MUDDY & The WOLF Chess Records 1974 Huge line of greats on this one..;) Charlie Watts ( the stones) Eric Clapton...
Incredibly excited about MØ check out "Pilgrim", which is being released on Chess Club Records/Promotions in...
Can't even get a decent job until my records clear...can't afford that without a job 😭 the chess game continues
my kind of blues : Hubert Sumlin and Howling Wolf of Chess Records - Chicago in early 60's.
We just got signed to Chess records. It's not funny.
were paying almost the entire Chess records roster. Muddy hated it. Ego blighted him for so long
More about historic Chess Records studios at 2120 S. Michigan Avenue:
Blues and Soul channel on Radio Sydney is pleased to announce that along with the best 24hr 365 day channel dedicated to blues and soul you can now hear the very best of northern soul with all the floor fillers from the Torch, the Twisted Wheel, Camden, Blackpool Mecca and Wigan Casino plus every Motown record ever released in the Uk and the story of Chess Records on the 'north n soul' channel on the free Radio Bondi app for android, iphones and ipods - too tasty for words! talcum powder on the dance floor! Tunes!
About An up and coming Rhythm and Blues band inspired by the great Chess Records and Britain's own Dr Feelgood. Description Based in Carlisle this young band settled on the current line-up early in 2012 and began gigging open mic nights. They impressed the owner of the leading music bar in Workington who called them "the best young band around". The band opened the Queens Jubilee concert in Carlisle city centre and wowed the audiance. Since then they have been gigging every weekend. A highlight was playing in Mathew Street, Liverpool just down from the Cavern during Beatles Week in August. The large crowd of locals and Beatles fans from around the world went wild. Band interests Blues, Rock n Roll, Soul, two tone suits and Rickenbacker guitars Artists we also like Vintage Trouble Basic info Founded February 2012 Genre Rhythm 'n' Blues Members Joe Wyatt, James Green, Bailey Claringbold, Thomas Hamilton-Hughes Hometown Carlisle Record label Unsigned Influences Dr Feelgood, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Elmor ...
"Cadillac Records" is the story of Chicago's Chess Records and its recording artists. Jeffrey Wright plays Muddy...
Baby You Got It - The Radiants - 1965 - The Soul Funk Jazz Blues & RnB of the Decades. THE RADIANTS: An R&B vocal group from Chicago, Illinois, USA, the Radiants were a typical transitional group of the early 60s, bringing doo *** harmonies into the soul era with gospel-inspired vocal treatments. The group began in 1960 when Maurice McAlister (11 January 1940, Mississippi, USA) distilled a vocal group from members of the Greater Harvest Baptist Church choir. The original group besides McAlister (lead) were Wallace Sampson (baritone), Jerome Brooks (second tenor), Elzie Butler (bass) and Charles Washington, later replaced by Green "Mac" McLauren (first tenor), and their first hit (and record) for Chess Records was the Miracles-styled "Father Knows Best" (1962), but the superior b-side, "One Day I'll Show You", received much regional play. "Heartbreak Society" and "Shy Guy", both 1963, failed to generate sales outside the Chicago area, and the group reorganized as a trio - McAlister, Sampson and Leonard Cas ...
If you're one of the weirdos who missed the Chess Records show, HERE:
GREAT picture of the Blues Garden at Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation, (the former site of Chess Records). Thanks, Chicago Blues...
Available on iTunes January 1, 2013! The original Rocket 88 was produced by Sam Phillips (Sun Records) for Chess Records in 1951. Jackie Brentson and his Del...
Soul singer Laura Lee started out on Chicago-based Chess Records (though she recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals) and her most popular song from her te...
I would hate to try live w/o the music issued from Sun Studios. . .or, Chess Records. . .or Stax-Volt. . .ooh - & the Motown stuff from the 60s! Ladies & gentlemen - this is MUSIC!!!
Howlin' Wolf doing, "Smoke Stack Lightning," recorded and released in 1956 on Chess Records. What more needs to be said.
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Leonard Chess (Adrien Brody), founder of Chess Records, scours the South looking for hot new blues talent. After dis...
Tune into our show this coming Sam's Stag Morgen to hear select songs from Terry's career. Biography by Jason Ankeny For far too long, folk-jazz mystic Terry Callier was the exclusive province of a fierce but small cult following; a singer/songwriter whose cathartic, deeply spiritual music defied simple genre categorization, he went all but unknown for decades, finally beginning to earn the recognition long due him after his rediscovery during the early '90s. Born in Chicago's North Side -- also home to Curtis Mayfield, Jerry Butler, and Ramsey Lewis -- and raised in the area of the notorious Cabrini Green housing projects, Callier began studying the piano at the age of three, writing his first songs at the age of 11, and regularly singing in doo *** groups throughout his formative years. While attending college, he learned to play guitar, eventually setting up residency at a Chicago coffeehouse dubbed the Fickle Pickle and in time coming to the attention of Chess Records arranger Charles Stepney, who pro ...
knowing our history Shantella Sherman what is Ike Turner famous for?.no not marrying tina. it musical? answer of the day: Shantella Sherman, History Doctoral Candidate (ABD), University of Nebraska - Lincoln --- Historian of African American Studies and the American Eugenics Movement --- Author, novel, Fester (2008) answered by shantella Wrote and produced the first rock and roll song ever -- Rocket 88. As a talent scout for Chess Records in the 1950s, he also discovered Muddy Waters and B.B. King (but you knew I knew that!).
The original "Iko". He is really saying "Chock-a-mo feen-o and-dan-day". When the demo was received by Chess Records in Chicago, they thought he was saying J...
Just wanna clear up something about Chess Records. The ORIGINAL Studio was at 2120 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago. It was a former hotel from what I was told. The Studio was the ballroom. GRT bought Chess from Leonard in the late 60's and moved to 320 East 21st Street. I recorded there as a studio Musician on a totally sucky album. I didn't like the studio and mostly the atmosphere.
Koko Taylor sometimes spelled Koko Taylor (September 28, 1928 in Shelby County, Tennessee,– June 3, 2009) was an American Chicago Blues musician, popularly known as the "Queen of the Blues." She was known primarily for her rough, powerful vocals and traditional blues stylings. Born Cora Walton in Shelby County, Tennessee, Taylor was the daughter of a sharecropper. She left Memphis for Chicago, Illinois in 1952 with her husband, truck driver Robert "Pops" Taylor. In the late 1950s she began singing in Chicago Blues clubs. She was spotted by Willie Dixon in 1962, and this led to wider performances and her first recording contract. In 1965, Taylor was signed by Chess Records where she recorded "Wang Dang Doodle," a song written by Dixon and recorded by Howlin' Wolf five years earlier. The song became a hit, reaching number four on the R&B charts in 1966, and selling a million copies.Taylor recorded several versions of "Wang Dang Doodle" over the years, including a live version at the 1967 American Folk B ...
Interesting. I might be part Black! I already knew I'm German/Jewish but - Black? I might have to change my name to Joevarius. Here's how I found out. At the local mart this morning a guy was going off about Blacks to the new owner. We get that around here. The part I couldn't ignore was his saying Blacks like fried Chicken, Watermellon and are lazy. Let's see here. I like fried Chicken and Watermellon. I prefer the seedless Watermellon which makes me lazy! It gets worse! I used to spend more hours than I can count at Chess Records doing studio work, spent some nites on Willie Dixon's couch when I was too - uh - tired to drive home and learned how to play slide from the Mud. I love Ray Charles and Otis Redding. I may have had a revelation this morning!
Hubert talks to Dave Specter about the days back at Chess Records and Playing with Howlin Wolf and a little bit about his gear.
Tonight in Rock History: Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and The Day the Music Died, Payola and Chess Records. As part of the Chess discussion, we're going to look at Minnie Riperton, which is a nice segue into Little Stevie Wonder coming up in two weeks, since he produced her best album.
Blues and Soul-Blues singer, guitarist and songwriter Little Milton was born James Milton Campbel in Inverness, MS on this day in 1934. Little Milton was a wizened veteran who made his recording debut on Sam Phillips' Sun Records in 1953. Campbell grew up in Greenville, MS. He dropped the name 'James' after learning he had a half brother with the same name. His father was called 'Big' Milton, so Cambell became 'Little' Milton. He began to play guitar at age 12 and by 15 was playing professionally. Influenced by T-Bone Walker and assorted Jump-Blues 'shouters', Milton impressed Ike Turner, who was working as a talent scout for Sun Records and brought Cambell to Phillips when Campbell was still a teen. Campbell moved to St. Louis in 1958 and started a record company with local DJ Bob Lyons, Bobbin Records, and released a single, "I`m A Lonely Man", which sold over 60,000 copies. Campbell brought in artists like Albert King and Fontella Bass and Bobbin soon struck a distrbution deal with Chess Records. Littl ...
Here is the 1960 song, "The Sun Is Shining", by Elmore James, which was originally released on Chess Records. I LOVE the emotional singing, the rock-solid songwriting, and fantastic, visionary guitarwork on this recording by James!!! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
Martin Scorcese's THE BLUES series is also a good place to start to learn more about Muddy, Wolf, Chess Records, etc
I should be sleeping.. but i'm watching "Cadillac Records (2008)" based on Chess Records.. i'm enjoying the soundtrack.. the sound of Muddy Waters (Jeffrey Wright), Howlin' Wolf (Eamonn Walker), Chuck Berry (Mos Def), and Etta James (Beyonce)... i should be sleeping right now, but so glued to this movie.
Keep an eye out for my new single 'Dennis Hopper Does Meth in My Bathroom' out in Fall by Chess Records
I see my job, as an uncle, is to play edmundo ros records and introduce my nieces/nephews to alcohol and chess.
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This week's Faces in the Crowd breaks records, hits holes-in-one, & crashes but keeps going. Oh, and beats you in chess
My GranFather Played Mudd Walters and Chark Berry, He passed it on to my Father, 4 he also played Th Rolling Stones and Chess Records. He witnessed th success of Ladies Black Mambaso, Teenage Lovers, Rock Flack and Smith Carribians.. And I am also going that route of the love of Music with Peter Gabriel,Toto and Abdulah Abrihim on ma Ipad.
This was omitted from the original album. Why? Beats me. What was Chess Records thinkin'? This is the song that the "Rolling Stones" took as their band name
1963 classic R&B spin! Cookie & Cupcakes song, backed with a terrific ballad! Beautiful. I own this record, NO copy right infringement is intended.
In this world which i see it as a game of chess your next move must surpass your last move
Watching "Cadillac Records on DVD, great movie about Chess Records, about the start of RB, and Rock and Roll, race music, as it was called back then.
Do yourself a favor, turn off your TV and watch this instead. A BBC presentation of THE CHESS RECORDS STORY (in 4...
Blues heaven! 2120 south Michigan ave! It is the the old chess records building. Great music history there!
Directed by Darnell Martin. With Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyoncé Knowles, Columbus Short. Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists.
ever see Cadillac Records? Movie about the start of Chess Records. Shows the upstart of Muddy, Wolf, Etta & co. Great flick
fact is we bought some of their Rock n'Roll recOrds along w/our souL recOrds as they bought all our souL recOrds(Motown/Stax/Chess)back then
My Guys, Ronnie Wood, Bill Wyman, and *** Taylor! They did it up together for Blues Fest 2012! Who better to serve up the Blues, right?! NOBODY!!!
We watch a lot of wrestling, listen to Disney channel pop records and play chess with human teeth and bones as the chess pieces
Muddy Waters - Walking through the park 1970 (Instrumental) I'm goin' out walkin' Walkin' down along the street I'm gonna walk wer along beside me, No she ca...
Thanks to all for the Birthday wishes. Today I hung out a bit with Keith Dixon, grandson of Willie Dixon, at the legendary Chess Records building in Chicago, IL - even got to check out Willie's old Upright Bass! It was a special experience on a big BDay for a lucky, grateful and happy soul. Life is good.
the best movie the blues history: CADILLAC DREAMS, (THE CHESS RECORDS)
Jeezy is the SVP of A&R at Atlantic Records now.That's a chess move.
Was roaming the dark back ally's of Chicago all night. Met a cracked out guy who asked for 35 cents. I only had 31. He still took it of course. Then I proceeded to walk around trying to find Chess Records. Point is Im 31 cents poorer and I still have not found Chess Records.
sweetness . An afternoon of records, lemonade and chess.
Yall thought Cadillac Records was just a movie...Nope Chess records was real! I got the 45 to prove it!
; that senior VP of atlantic records is another great chess move .
Cebu is the new holder of the "World's Largest Chess (Board Game) Tournament in the Guinness Book of World Records. (JSME)
Argo Label Special Thursday Morning Thursday morning, beginning at 9 AM, another edition of Deja Vu In The Morning will come your way. Over the last two Thursdays, I have featured the Chess and the Checker record labels, Checker being a subsidiary of Chess Records out of Chicago, Illinois. The show tomorrow will be all songs from the Argo label, which was also a sub of Chess. Some groups and artists that you will hear include: Ravens, Clarence 'Frogman' Henry, Pastels, Monotones, Etta James, and many others. I have some great tunes in the mix, so please join me as we journey back in time to the 50's. Let's see if we can get lost there! The Doo *** Cafe is the place. Rich(neonblue)
A check on my bucket list!I got to stand in front of what was known as CHESS RECORDS today!! Chicago's home of the Blues. To bad it was closed and I didn't get to go inside. It will happen soon tho!
Johnnie Bassett (October 9, 1935 – August 4, 2012) was a Detroit-based American electric blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Working for decades primarily as a session musician, by the 1990s Bassett had his own backing band and released six albums. He cited Billy Butler, Tiny Grimes, Albert King, B.B. King and especially T-Bone Walker as major influences. Born in Marianna, Florida, United States, Bassett relocated with his family in 1944 to Detroit. As a guitarist in his local group, Joe Weaver and the Bluenotes, they won talent contests, and locally backed Big Joe Turner, and Ruth Brown. In 1958 Bassett enrolled into the United States Army, but on his return to Detroit worked with the Bluenotes as session musicians for Fortune Records. During this time he provided accompaniment to Nolan Strong & The Diablos and Andre Williams. He later backed The Miracles in a short tenure at Chess Records, working on their debut single, "Got a Job" (1958). In concerts while in Detroit, Bassett played on stage a ...
Watched Cadillac Records. Great film about Chess Records. Great performances and amazing blues, soul and rock and roll music.
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