The Original Chess Masters were a group of pioneering musicians associated with Chess Records, a renowned Chicago-based record label. Active primarily during the 1950s and 1960s, Chess Records played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of blues, R&B, and early rock and roll. The label’s roster included legendary artists like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, and Chuck Berry, who collectively contributed to defining the Chicago blues sound and influencing the course of popular music. These musicians, often referred to as the Original Chess Masters, played a crucial role in the evolution of blues and rock music, leaving an indelible mark on the history of American musical genres.
This photo includes Bo Diddley, The Ramsey Lewis Trio, Billy Stewart, and Sonny Boy Williamson.
The photo is approximately 8″x10″.
NOTE: Any lack of focus in this photo is present in the original image.