Thursday, October 20, 2016

Phil Chess, R. I. P.

RIP Phil Chess, Who Gave Us Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters While Rising From a Pawn to a King: Phil Chess was one of the last of the great 1950s indie record business hustlers, men who started out to make a quick buck and ended up making some of the 20th century’s best music. In Phil Chess’s case, that included the work of Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, the Flamingos, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, the Moonglows, the second Sonny Boy Williamson and Bo Diddley. Just for starters.  

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

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