Who Do You Love (2008)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Musical Drama  |   Release Date - Apr 9, 2010 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

The story of legendary record producer Leonard Chess (Alessandro Nivola), who helped rocket Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, and Etta James to stardom by founding the record label that revolutionized modern music, is told in Who Do You Love. Leonard and his brother, Phil (Jon Abrahams), were two immigrants living in Chicago in the 1950s, just as the blues sound was evolving into something vital and new. Recognizing the passion of the performers and the possibility for profit, the Chess brothers founded a nightclub that quickly evolved into a full-fledged record label. And while there were sacrifices to be made along the way, the transformative effect their efforts had on both the music industry and the masses still resounds each and every time we turn on the radio today.



Black [race], blues-music, immigrant, innovation, music-producer, nightclub, record-company, record-producer, recording-studio