Phil Chess Dies

One of the founders of the legendary Chess Records has died at 95. Setting out to make a quick dollar, the Chess brothers recorded some of the most important early African-American blues & rhythm & blues records in the history of the industry. Something about unintended consequences here.

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.