Independent label: Chess Records was one of the premier blues labels of the 1950s and 60s, also releasing R&B, soul, jazz, gospel and rock. Chess released records by every major blues artist in Chicago, including John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Reed, Chuck Berry and many others. Brothers Leonard and Phil Chess emigrated from Poland to the United States in 1928.Distributed By PRT Records.

85 Chuck Berry Sweet Little Sixteen CHESS CHES 4000
Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley 
85 Fontella Bass Rescue Me CHESS CHES 4002
85 Clarence "Frogman" Henry Ain'T Got No Home  CHESS CHES 4003
85 Dells Stay In My Corner  CHESS CHES 4004
85 Etta James Tell Mama CHESS CHES 4005
85 Ramsey Lewis Trio The 'In' Crowd   CHESS CHES 4006
85 Billy Stewart Chess Mini Masters CHESS CHES 4007
85 Various Artists The Blues CHESS CHES 4008
85 Various Artists Soul Sisters CHESS CHES 4009
89 Jimmy McCracklin The Walk CHESS REDZ  7100

81 Ramsey Lewis Wade In The Water CHESS CHES  101