In the 1950's Leonard Chess' record label 'Chess Records' was at the forefront of blues, soul and rhythm and blues in the States. With a fine musical ear and canny business acumen, Chess managed to collate a roster which included such legendary stars as Etta James (Beyonce Knowles) and Chuck Berry (Mos Def). Sex, violence and rock 'n' roll hit hard in this dramatic telling of a famous music empires' rise and fall.
# Commentary with Writer/Director Darnell Martin
# Deleted Scenes
# Playing Chess: The Making of Cadillac Records
# Once Upon a Blues: Cadillac Records by Design