The Chess Records Story

A series tracing the story of the Chess Records label and its crucial contribution to the evolution of rock 'n' roll, narrated by Marshall Chess, son of co-founder Leonard Chess.

The Chicago-based label was home to many iconic artists, including Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry and Sonny Boy Williamson.

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6M01*20080722

A series tracing the story of the Chess Records label and its crucial contribution to the evolution of rock 'n' roll, narrated by Marshall Chess, son of co-founder Leonard Chess.

The Chicago-based label was home to many iconic artists, including Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry and Sonny Boy Williamson.

6M0220080723

This episode focuses on the mighty Howlin' Wolf and the visit to the Chess studio by the Rolling Stones.

6M0320080724

This episode focuses on Chuck Berry and songwriter and bass player Willie Dixon.

6M04 LAST20080725

This episode focuses on harmonica virtuoso Little Walter, Buddy Guy, the great Bo Diddley and the label's move towards soul music.