A classic picture....Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters & Buddy Guy at Chess studios, Chicago.

A classic picture....Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters & Buddy Guy at Chess studios, Chicago.

Reaching Out: Chess Records at Fame Studios [CD], 28524298

Reaching Out: Chess Records at Fame Studios [CD], 28524298

Chess Records founder Phil Chess, Etta James and record producer Ralph Bass pose for a portrait at Chess Records Studios in Chicago, Illinois in 1960.

Chess Records founder Phil Chess, Etta James and record producer Ralph Bass pose for a portrait at Chess Records Studios in Chicago, Illinois in 1960.

Chess Records royalty: Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley. Some of the core riffs created by them and others were the basis of a wide amount of Rock n' Roll. Many or their (and labelmate Chuck Berry's) songs were copied by many famous Rock n' Roll bands and artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys and Eric Clapton.

Chess Records royalty: Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley. Some of the core riffs created by them and others were the basis of a wide amount of Rock n' Roll. Many or their (and labelmate Chuck Berry's) songs were copied by many famous Rock n' Roll bands and artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys and Eric Clapton.

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