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Jewish Film Festival kicks off tonight with screening, Q&A

Chess Records co-founder Philip Chess is the unofficial king of opening night at this year's Tucson International Jewish Film Festival, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Chess and his older brother, Leonard, were Polish-born immigrants who started Chess Records in 1950. The label represented the likes of Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry and Etta [...]

By |January 20th, 2011|news|Comments Off on Jewish Film Festival kicks off tonight with screening, Q&A

Former Chess Records Studio Legendary in Music World

Chicago - Maybe you enjoy the blues; maybe you enjoy rock and roll. Either way, you should know about Chess Records a label and a studio on the South Side that helped shape music all over the world. Chess Studios was home to dozens of legendary blues and rock musicians from 1957 to 1967. Their [...]

By |December 9th, 2010|news|Comments Off on Former Chess Records Studio Legendary in Music World