I’m Uncle Marty, as The 3D RadioActivity turns to chapter 565 by taking another listen and look at the company who produced and released discs to become regarded as “America’s greatest blues label”. It was named after founders Leonard and Phil Chess, two Jewish brothers from Poland, whose keen ear and tastes put many legends in the spotlight. Let’s check our glucose levels with some music where the waters were muddy enough to give you the willies, babe.
Many thanks to Ken and Radio Dave for some of the cool details we have touched on and to you for tuning in. I do hope that you have enjoyed our 3 Dimensional look at the fabled Blues Music Powerhouse covering close to 75 classics… Wait it wasn’t the only one! Since we checked out Sun and Stax, both out of Memphis, we rolled the dice and came up with another Chicago winner! Vee-Jay Records was founded there in the 50s, specializing in blues, jazz, R&B as well as rock and roll. Names like John Lee Hooker, Duke Ellington, The Staple Singers, The Beatles, and Four Seasons, while even Little Richard with Jimi Hendrix stopped by early on for a cup of coffee. Any ideas? You gotta say em for me to play em, so 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!
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