Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists.
In this tale of sex, violence, race, and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, “Cadillac Records” follows the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America’s musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.
Exploring the 1950s musical era, the film chronicles the life of the influential Chicago-based record-company executive Leonard Chess, and the singers who recorded for Chess Records
Reminds me of
That Thing You Do
Adrien Brody , Cedric the Entertainer , Mos Def , Jeffrey Wright and Beyonce Knowles.
Why You’ll Care :
Chess records is one of the most important pieces of American recording history, with such legends as Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Etta James and bo Diddley. If you love the history of legends, we think Cadillac Records is you’re type of movie.