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Billy "Roquel" Davis produced Etta James' records for Chess, not the Chess brothers.
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Leonard Chess' brother, Philip, was his partner in both the night club and Chess Records. However, Philip is never mentioned throughout the film, and only appears in Chess Record scenes.
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Arranger Riley Hampton, who orchestrated all of Etta's Chess hits, including "At Last," is not mentioned anywhere in the film.
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Matt Dillon was originally meant to play Leonard Chess but ultimately couldn't do the movie. Adrien Brody replaced him.
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In the scene where Howl'n Wolf is recording "Smokestack Lightning", the real Hubert Sumlin can be seen playing guitar next to the actor portraying him.
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