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Cadillac Records

Chess Records in Chicago is influential in the world of rock and blues music. The artists who came out of this label include Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Willie Dixon and Etta James. ​

Chicagoland blues musician Joel Tarpinian joins me for this episode to talk about the music of Chess records, and why we really, really enjoy this film - despite its historical flaws.

Sources used for this episode include:

1. Cadillac Records Gets Nothing Right, Especially the Facts about Chess Records - The Dallas Observer

2. The Real Cadillac Records - Joel Francis

3. Chess vs 'Cadillac': The Chicago Story - The Chicago Tribune

4. Cadillac Records - Fact and Fiction

5. Voice of the Nation

6. The Hollywood Blues - Vanity Fair

7. Cadillac Records - The UNTRUE Story of Etta James

8. 10 Things You Didn't Know About Howlin' Wolf - American Blues Scene







[Biopics (Mostly) Suck does not claim ownership of the information contained in the links above. The intent for providing the links to sources above is to provide due credit.]




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