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A Good Insight into Chess Records
on 10 August 2014
If you are into blues, R & B or rock and roll from the 20th century then you will have heard of Chess Records. It was the home of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry and many others. This interesting and well written book gives the whole story from the start, through the heydays of the 50's and 60's to it's untimely demise at the beginning of the 70's. The view of the characters of Leonard and Phil Chess and the way they ran their independent record company is fascinating and there are plenty of stories about the musicians on the label. Also a few unlikely facts. Who knew that Maurice White, leader of Earth, Wind and Fire was a session drummer at Chess in the mid-sixties?
There a few typos in this Kindle edition but overall a great read.