Chess Records

Nov 01 2016 Published by under Uncategorized

Phil Chess has died.

Chess Records was one of the most prominent of the independent labels — Atlantic in New York and Sun in Memphis were among the others — that became successful in the 1950s by finding little-known performers, recording them and persuading radio stations (not infrequently with the help of cash payments) to play their records.

Here is an interview with Phil & Leonard (other brother). Many of my very first albums where Chess recordings.

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