Welcome back my friends, I’m The Uncle Marty, on installment number 562 of The 3D RadioActivity. We have been taking a look at the history of some fabled studios over the past few episodes, starting in Memphis to visit Sun and Stax. Now we head north to Chicago, where Chess was established in 1950 focusing on Blues and RnB. Over time it expanded into soul, gospel, early rock and roll, comedy, and occasionally jazz, released on their label and subsidiaries Argo and Cadet. Established and run by Leonard and Phil Chess, two Jewish brothers from Poland, the company produced and released many discs to become regarded as “America’s greatest Blues label.” The 2120 S. Michigan building was immortalized by the Rolling Stones song of that name recorded there. Now it’s the home of Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven Foundation. Join us as we take a walk with him down that famous Avenue.

There’s our first glance at Chicago’s Chess Studios and Records, thanks goes to Ken, Steve, Rich and Radio Dave for encouragement, as they must be Blues Fans!  I’m sure everybody within earshot will continue humming along, snapping fingers and tapping toes as we dig deeper again next time with your favorites!  Tell me by sending email, or with a message on our Facebook page which has links to the archives of all the earlier episodes and Airedorable graphics in the photo section.  Tell all discerning music listeners to look for us on Denver’s  MileHiRadio, Theacidflashback.com, TuneIn, and InternetFM dot com, because the best FM radio is now on the Internet.

Until we meet again, Keep Rockin’ On!

Uncle Marty

It’s not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on.

…Marilyn Monroe