21st Century Blues

Win a copy of the 'Chess Moves' cd
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Enter ClashMusic's competition to win a copy of the 'Chess Moves - Chess Remixed' album, which sees many of Chess Records' Blues classsics 'retrofitted' by Keith LeBlanc.


Chess Records was formed by brothers Leonard and Phil Chess in Chicago in 1950 to put out Blues, R'n'B and early Rock'n'roll. The label quickly became an institution, handling artists such as Muddy Wolf, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker and later, Buddy Guy.

'Chess Moves' is an album featuring many of the label's seminal tracks 'retrofitted' by Keith LeBlanc of Tackhead and Sugar Hill Records fame. His Tackhead colleagues Doug Wimbush and Skip McDonald also feature, updating and enhancing those classic, genre defining songs.

To win a copy of the 'Chess Moves' album, answer the folowing question.

Chess Records was founded in which city?

Clash recently talked to Chess Records' Marshall Chess, son of label co-founder Leonard Chess, you can read the transcript of the chat here.

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