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Chess Records 10 Essential Greatest Hits Albums You’ll Want to Hear if You See the Movies “Cadillac Records” starring Adrien Brody and Beyonce and “Who Do You Love”

Chess Records of Chicago put out some of the best blues, R&B, and early rock and roll records of the Fifties and Sixties and is now the subject of not one but two different movies coming out: “Cadillac Records” starring Adrien Brody as Leonard Chess, Cedric the Entertainer as Willie Dixon, Mos Def as Chuck Berry, Columbus Short as Little Walter, Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters, and BeyoncĂ© Knowles as Etta James and “Who Do You Love” with a lesser known cast (I would have listed the leads but no offense intended I never heard of any of them). I thought before the great music of Chess Records is trivialized and “bastardized” by companies trying to cash in on these movies, that I’d recommend the best “Best Of” original recording collections on CD of some of the great Chess Recording Artists, so anyone interested in hearing more will know where to look.