RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 289038611 LA English or dubbed French dialogue; optional English or French subtitles; closed-captioned. T1 Cadillac Records A1 Lack, Andrew., Sondervan, Sofia., Martin, Darnell., Brody, Adrien., Wright, Jeffrey., Beyoncé,, Union, Gabrielle., Short, Columbus,, Cedric,, Chriqui, Emmanuelle,, Walker, Eamonn., Mos Def, Chess, Marshall,, Blanchard, Terence., Tri-Star Pictures., Head Hunters, Inc. (Firm), Sony Music Film (Firm), Parkwood Pictures (Firm), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm), PB Sony Pictures Home Entertainment PP Culver City, Calif. YR 2009 SN 1435953983 9781435953987 AB Chess Records was located on the south side of Chicago. In 1947, it began recording blues music with Muddy Waters and Little Walter. This eventually gave birth to rock and roll in 1955 with Chuck Berry. Record producer Leonard Chess has an ear for this different type of music and believes he can cash in by signing up new talent such as songwriter Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, and Etta James. Chess makes all of his artists part of his family and takes care of them. This is not easy since they spend a small fortune on booze, drugs, and the high life. When Chuck Berry goes to jail, Leonard is able to find another talented performer, Etta James, to take his place. In the late sixties, as their music goes out of favor, Leonard Chess gets out of the record business.