Spinning Blues Into Gold: The Chess Brothers and the Legendary Chess Records

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Chess Records was the record label of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry, Etta James, and Bo Diddley-and in this critically acclaimed history we learn the full story of this legendary label. The greatest artists who sang and played the blues made their mark with Leonard and Phil Chess, whose Chicago-based record company was synonymous with the sound that swept up from the South, embraced the Windy City, and spread out like wildfire into mid-century America. Chess Records--and later Checker, Argo, and Cadet Records--was built by Polish immigrant Jewish brothers who saw the blues as a unique business opportunity. The story of the Chess brothers is a very American story of commerce in the service of culture. They changed what America listened to, and the music they waxed is still influencing music today. This illustrated eBook includes active links for all songs and albums still in-print, giving the reader the ability to sample and purchase some of the most important music of... More > 20th century America.< Less
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Iconoclassic Books
May 9, 2012
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