After Prince’s death, the memorializing of the artist is now turning to reissuing and repackaging his trove of classic and unreleased material.
Coming up: “Purple Rain.”
Warner Bros./NPG announced a 2017 release for a remastered, repackaged edition of “Purple Rain,” perhaps Prince’s most beloved album.Read more
Phil Chess, the co-founder of Chicago’s great Chess Records who died Tuesday at age 95, was the quieter of the brothers who started the label that launched the careers of Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Etta James, Bo Diddley and so many other important early rock, blues and R&B musicians.Read more
The Canadian singer/songwriter Andy Shauf didn’t set out to make a concept album when he started work on what would become “The Party,” his thematically linked recent work that details the narrative arc and characters at one particular festive gathering.Read more
Phil Chess, co-founder of a Chicago record label that amassed perhaps the most influential blues catalog of all time and launched the careers of Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters, has died. He was 95.
Chess died overnight in Tucson, Ariz., his nephew Craig Glicken told the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday.
Chess and his brother, Leonard, founded Chess Records in 1950.Read more