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From left to right, Chess Records co-founder Phil Chess, R&B singer Etta James and record producer Ralph Bass in Chicago at Chess Records Studios in 1960. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Phil Chess, Co-Founder Of Chess Records, Dies At 95

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Author Nadine Cohodas on The Chess Brothers

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