Sunday Morning Blues: October 16th, 2016

Leonard Chess, the founder of the legendary Chess Studios and record label passed away on this day in 1969.

It is impossible to overestimate the importance that this Chicago blues label had on the evolution of America’s great musical form. Budding rural blues musicians like Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, and Chuck Berry traveled to the Midwest’s cultural center in the 40’s and 50’s, finding their way to the building at 2120 South Michigan Avenue to record the tracks that would make them icons.

Leonard Chess passed away at the young age of 52.

Incidentally, his son Marshall would become the president of Rolling Stones Records and launch that English band’s own label. The Stones had been wide-eyed acolytes in the early days as they visited Chess Studios, met their musical heroes, and recorded many tracks for their earliest albums. Their new blues album “Blue and Lonesome” drops on December 2nd!

Sunday October 23, Sunday Morning Blues moves to its new time slot from 8 to 10am, preceded by Breakfast With the Beatles at 7a. See you then!

Hoochie Cootchie Man
Willie Dixon Chess Box
Muddy Waters

Back Door Man
Chess Box
Howlin’ Wolf

Going Back
2120 South Michigan Avenue
George Thorogood

Blues Masters Vol. 4: Harmonica Classics
Little Walter

Reelin’ and Rocking
The London Chuck Berry Sessions
Chuck Berry

Down the Road Apiece
The Rolling Stones

Midnight Rambler
Let it Bleed
The Rolling Stones

Just Your Fool
Blue and Lonesome
The Rolling Stones

Smokestack Lightning
Smokestack Lightning
Mike Harrison

Everyday (I Have the Blues)
Where the Light Is: Live in L.A.
John Mayer Trio

Rock Me Baby
Crossroads Revisited
Eric Clapton, BB King, Buddy Guy, and jimmy Vaughan

How Blue Can You Get?
Mess of Blues
Jeff Healey Band

You Upsets Me Baby
Blues Deluxe
Joe Bonamassa

200 Dollars Too Long
Seeing is Believing
Sugar Ray & the Bluetones

Hundreds into Ones
Sinner Street
Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers

Gambler’s Roll
Seven Turns
The Allman Brothers Band

Ninety-Nine & a Half Won’t Do
The Right Time
Etta James

Method to My Madness
Method to My Madness
Tommy Castro & the Painkillers
CHOOSE YOUR BLUES with Fran Pritchard in Syracuse, New York!

Ball and Chain
Cheap Thrills
Big Brother & the Holding Company

Cold Day in Hell
After Hours
Gary Moore

Texas Flood
Texas Flood
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

She’s All Right
Been a Long Time
Double Trouble with Doyle Bramhall 2
I Don’t Know What I’d Do
Ten from the Road
Matt Schofield

You Can’t have That
The Soul Truth
Shemekia Copeland

Dolly Dagger
The First Rays of the New Rising Sun
Jimi Hendrix

2 Roads East
2 Roads East
Jon Butcher

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