Chuck Berry & Chess Records

Charles Edward Anderson Chuck Berry (born October 18, 1926) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. 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. 5.0/5

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1955 – Chess Records releases “Maybellene,” the first single by a guitarist called Chuck Berry.
In 1960, Keith and *** ran into each other on a train. *** was carrying two albums Muddy Waters and Chuck Berry, both on Chess Records.
in '55 A guitarist named Chuck Berry is signed to Chess Records in Chicago on the recommendation of Muddy Waters http…
Chuck Berry records his first single, "Maybelline" for Chess Records in Chicago.
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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!
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.
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.
The former home of Chess Records, where Etta, Muddy, Wolf, Chuck Berry, KoKo, Bo Diddly, Little Walter all recorded, and where the Rolling Stones recorded their second EP "Five by Five" and the song 2120 South Michigan Avenue.
Watching 3 guitar legends rehearse is quite something. Chuck Berry is having a hard time remembering the song, which is when Keith Richards reminds him "Well you wrote it!" Clapton takes over and kills. The song is "It Don't Take But A Few Minutes," one of Chuck's most underrated cuts that I discovered on a Chess Records box set 15 years ago or so.
right. Now I need to see Chess Records again, now THAT'S good, Etta James, Howlin Wolf, Chuck Berry. Mmmm Mmmm m.
While in Pine Bluff I stopped at one of my favorite places, the Record Rack, one of the last music stores standing. Bought a CD "The Best of Chess Records" with classics by Chuck Berry, Etta James, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf's version of "Smokestack Lightnin'" OWOOO!
The rise and fall of Chess Records, which launched the careers of Muddy Waters, Etta James and Chuck Berry. Leonard Chess scoured the South, checking out the various blues scenes and selling records from the back of his Cadillac.
...Chess Records to Leonard Chess to Muddy Waters to Etta James to Chuck Berry to Nat King Cole to Bo Diddley to BB King to (cont.)...
A 1956 hit single by Chuck Berry originally released on Chess Records, It is one of the most widely covered songs in popular music. This is Leon Russell in S...
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