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  • Photo taken at Chess Records by Michiel R. on 7/25/2012
  • Photo taken at Chess Records by Darren C. on 7/8/2012
  • Photo taken at Chess Records by Martijn v. on 11/14/2011

Chess Records

Historic Site · Grand Boulevard
S Cottage Grove Ave (at E 49th St. (NW Corner)), Chicago, IL 60615, United States
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  • Today
    • 6:00 AM–7:00 AM
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
    • 9:00 PM–Midnight
  • Fri
    • 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
    • 10:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
    • 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–6:00 PM
    • 10:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
    • 8:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Mon
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
    • 11:00 PM–Midnight
  • Tue
    • Noon–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
    • 3:00 PM–1:00 AM

This is the original location for Chess Records studio(Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry, Etta James) when it was started by Leonard Chess in 1947.


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    Em Kloos · April 5, 2013
  • Roosevelt Collection

    Chess Records was known for its regular band of session musicians who played on most of the company's Chicago soul recordings.

    Roosevelt Collection · October 31, 2011
  • Explore Chicago

    Demo tapes were cleverly tested here at the original Chess Records offices by blaring music outdoors to folks waiting for the bus at the corner and seeing if they started grooving to the beat. Read more

    Explore Chicago · February 1, 2010

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