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Join us as we aim the spotlight on one of the most famous independent record labels of all time — Chess Records. Officially founded in 1950, we take a concentrated look at the first two years of operations — ending up at the midway point of 1951. Classic Chicago Blues from Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Johnny Shines, Robert Nighthawk, Baby Face Leroy Foster, and lots more.

Pictured: Early publicity shot of Muddy Waters. Images courtesy of the Red Saunders Research Foundation.

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