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Saying Leonard Chess discovered Etta James, Muddy Waters, Little Walter
and Howlin' Wolf is like saying George Washington discovered America.
They all recorded in studios before they recorded at Chess. According
to this movie, Muddy and Willie don't fly to England until 1967. It was
1958; ask Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger and Jimmy Page among others. Not
only does this movie get a lot wrong by misconstruing the facts, it
leaves out a couple the bigger players like Sonny Boy Williamson and
Big Bill Broonzy. If you want to hear Etta at her best, listen to the
live version of "Baby, What You Want Me To Do". Beyonce couldn't touch
that. Spike Lee could do this movie with the same actors (except
Beyonce, please use Sharon Jones) and win a Grammy.
The real story of what these people went through doesn't need to be dramatized or exaggerated, it's a great story as is. Read some books.