Record Men: Chess Records and the Birth of Rock & Roll

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A tour-de-force history of Chess Records and the business of Rock & Roll. On the south side of Chicago in the late 1940s two immigrants - one a Jew born in Eastern Europe, the other a black blues singer from Mississippi - met and changed the course of musical history. Muddy Waters electrified the blues, and Leonard Chess recorded it. Soon Bo Diddly and Chuck Berry added a dose of pulsating rhythm, and Chess Records captured that too. Rock & roll had arrived, and an industry was born. In a book as vibrantly and exuberantly ...

The Record Men: Chess Records and the Birth of Rock & Roll 2005, Profile Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781861977663

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