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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 nightclub and Chess Records. However, Philip is never mentioned throughout this movie, and only appears in Chess Records scenes.
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Arranger Riley Hampton, who orchestrated all of Etta James' Chess singles, including "At Last", is not mentioned anywhere in this movie.
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Matt Dillon was originally meant to play Leonard Chess, but ultimately could not do this movie. Adrien Brody replaced him.
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When Little Walter's single "My Babe" is shown going to #1, the song bypasses Etta James' single "The Wallflower".
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This movie was released on DVD and Blu-ray from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on March 10, 2009.
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In the scene where Howlin' Wolf is recording "Smokestack Lightning", the real Hubert Sumlin can be seen playing guitar next to the actor portraying him.
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