The stars must have been in perfect alignment when Phil and Leonard Chess started the world renowned label, Chess Records in 1950. How else could you explain a roster of talent that included: Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James, Chuck Berry, and the incomparable Muddy Waters? In Darnell Martin's 2008 film, Cadillac Records, the truth and myth make for lively music biopic, but if you are looking for historical accuracy, you are going to be a little disappointed. The movie might have a touch of fairy tale, but there is just enough of the truth peppered in to make it a truly satisfying fairy tale, and it's a respectable tribute to some of history's greatest musicians. Cadillac starred Adrien Brody as founder Leonard Chess, with Beyonce Knowles as James, Jeffrey Wright as Waters, Mos Def as Berry, and last but not least; Eamonn Walker as the subject of today's Scenes (Songs) We Love: Howlin' Wolf.
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