Doctor Ross and his Jump and Jive Boys

Singer, guitarist, harmonica player, drummer, and one-man band Charles Isaiah Ross was born on October 21, 1925 and died on May 28, 1993. Often compared with John Lee Hooker and Sonny Boy Williamson in style, he made a number of recordings for Sun Records in the 1950s which were released on the Chess label. He subsequently moved to Detroit where he worked for General Motors and recorded for other labels.

In the early 1970s he toured London and Europe, recording for Blue Horizon records and others. In 1981 his album “Rare blues” was awarded a Grammy.


CD – Jan Bradley – Mama didn’t lie


Jan Bradley CD

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Fontella Bass – Rescue me/Soul of the man

The Chess UK singles – one by one

“Rescue me” by Fontella Bass was re-issued on Chess 6145009 in March 1972. It had previously been issued through Pye on CRS 8023.

The Dells – Its all up to you/Oh my dear

The Chess UK singles – one by one

“It’s all up to you” by The Dells was issued on Chess 6145008 in April 1972.

Chuck Berry – Johnny B Goode/Rock and Roll Music/School Days

The Chess UK singles – one by one

This extended three-track single was released on Chess 6145007 in March 1972.

Berry’s back

Chuck Berry | Uncredited and undated photo | 16483ch

Chuck Berry chose his 90th birthday to announce his first album in almost four decades. The album, “Chuck”, will consist mainly of original songs written, recorded and produced by himself. Berry made the surprise announcement on Tuesday, his birthday.

“This record is dedicated to my beloved Toddy,” said Berry in a statement, referring to his wife of 68 years. “My darlin’ I’m growing old! I’ve worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes!” he added.