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

The story of the Chess brothers, who worked hand in glove with disenfranchised black musicians, and how their lives entwined with the great blues, rb, and rock artists who appeared on their legendary record labels They changed what America and the world listened to, introducing us to Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Etta James and countless othersThe story of the Chess brothers, who worked hand in glove with disenfranchised black musicians, and how their lives entwined with the great blues, rb, and rock artists who appeared on their legendary record labels They changed what America and the world listened to, introducing us to Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Etta James and countless others.
Spinning Blues Into Gold The Chess Brothers and the Legendary Chess Records The story of the Chess brothers who worked hand in glove with disenfranchised black musicians and how their lives entwined with the great blues rb and rock artists who appeared on their legendary

  • Title: Spinning Blues Into Gold: The Chess Brothers and the Legendary Chess Records
  • Author: Nadine Cohodas
  • ISBN: 9781771520065
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Spinning Blues Into Gold: The Chess Brothers and the Legendary Chess Records”

    1. This is a fascinating book that really makes you want to go listen to some old music. Chess Records boasted such artists as Muddy Waters, Etta James, Chuck Berry, Willie Dixon and many others. Their artists did well on their own, and were monstrously influential among British rockers like Mick and Keef, and later Jimmy and Robert. This book does a nice job of charting the label's rise from a tiny outfit on Chicago's South Side (not far from where I used to live). It doesn't paper over the fact t [...]

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