The 3D RadioActivity embarks on journey number 564. Post WWII, the most important record man in Chicago was Lester Melrose, whose work defined the Bluebird sound on the label of that name. Chess Records began in late 47, providing a more specific focus for music, one in tune with the changing moods of the Delta blues in its new northern home, attracting artists like Muddy Waters, Sunnyland Slim, Clarence “Frogman” Henry, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Marlena Shaw, Gene Chandler. I’m your tourguide Uncle Marty, as we go back to 2120 South Michigan Avenue with more of the many charting hits put out by Leonard and Phil Chess.
We have gone through close to 100 Chess productions in our perspective, and we have at least another 50 or more in the files that have not graced our airwaves yet. We’ll go back one more time before we delve into our review of VeeJay records. Got any favorites? Then tell me with an 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.