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List of Chess Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Chess Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Chess Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Chess Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Chess Records.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different artists, including Chuck Berry and Etta James.

This page can help answer questions like, "Who are the best Chess Records bands?" and "Which artists are signed by Chess Records?"

If any musical artists are missing from this Chess Records artists list, you can add them at the bottom of the list. (63 items)

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Al Jardine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Al Jardine Rock music, Rock and roll, Surf music

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Alan Gerber is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Alan Gerber Rock n' Roll, Boogie-woogie, Blues

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Alberta Adams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Alberta Adams Jump blues, Chicago blues

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Big Maybelle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Big Maybelle Rhythm and blues, Gospel music, Blues

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Billy Stewart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Billy Stewart Chicago soul, Rhythm and blues, Northern soul

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Bo Diddley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Bo Diddley Blues-rock, Chicago blues, Rock music

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Bobby Bland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Bobby Bland Soul blues, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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Bruce Robb is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster

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Buddy Guy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Buddy Guy Chicago blues, Electric blues, Blues

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Charles Stepney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Charles Stepney Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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Chuck Berry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Chuck Berry Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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Clifton Chenier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Clifton Chenier Creole music, Cajun music, Swamp blues

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Dale Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Dale Hawkins Rock music

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David
David "Honeyboy" Edwards Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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David A. Martin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
David A. Martin Rockabilly, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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David Ruffin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
David Ruffin Disco, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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Etta James is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Etta James Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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Fontella Bass is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Fontella Bass Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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Four Tops is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Four Tops Doo-wop, Pop music, Rock music

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Harmonica Frank Floyd is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Harmonica Frank Floyd Rockabilly, Folk music, Country

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Harvey Fuqua is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Harvey Fuqua Doo-wop, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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Howlin' Wolf is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Howlin' Wolf Chicago blues, Electric blues, Blues

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Ike Turner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Ike Turner Soul blues, Rock music, Memphis blues

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Irma Thomas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Irma Thomas Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Gospel music

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J.B. Lenoir is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
J.B. Lenoir Chicago blues, Blues

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Jack Owens is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Jack Owens Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Gospel music

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James
James "Sugar Boy" Crawford Rhythm and blues

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Jamo Thomas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Jamo Thomas Northern soul, Soul music, Funk

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Jimmy Nelson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Jimmy Nelson Jump blues, Swing music, Rhythm and blues

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Jimmy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Jimmy Rogers Chicago blues

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John Lee Hooker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
John Lee Hooker Americana, Electric blues, Talking blues

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Johnnie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Johnnie Johnson Chicago blues, Jazz

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Johnny Shines is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Johnny Shines Jump blues, Blues

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Koko Taylor is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Koko Taylor Chicago blues, Electric blues, Rhythm and blues

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Laura Lee is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Laura Lee Soul music, Gospel music

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Little Walter is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Little Walter Chicago blues, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Louisiana Red is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster

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Lowell Fulson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Lowell Fulson West Coast blues

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Martha and the Vandellas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Martha and the Vandellas Doo-wop, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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Minnie Riperton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Minnie Riperton Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Mitty Collier is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Mitty Collier Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Gospel music

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Muddy Waters is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Muddy Waters Blues-rock, Chicago blues, Rock music

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Otis Rush is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Otis Rush Chicago blues, Electric blues, Rhythm and blues

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Otis Spann is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Otis Spann Chicago blues, Blues

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Percy Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Percy Mayfield Rhythm and blues

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Rahsaan Roland Kirk is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Rahsaan Roland Kirk Avant-garde jazz, Hard bop, Post-bop

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Ramsey Lewis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Ramsey Lewis Jazz-funk, Pop music, Jazz

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Renaldo
Renaldo "Obie" Benson Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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Robert Nighthawk is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster

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Rosco Gordon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Chess Records Complete Artist Roster
Rosco Gordon Blues