I got this idea from reading Yoga's Beach House thread. Are there certain record labels that put out music that for the most part you really enjoy?
For me, one that stands out is the long defunct Chess label. They put out so much music I love, and music that was so key in the development of rock and roll.
My list of favorite artists who recorded for Chess starts with the great Howlin' Wolf, who produced some his best work for the label. He is my all-tme favorite musical artist. In addition, Leonard and Phil Chess were responsible for other great recordings by the following artists I love:
Muddy Waters; Sonny Boy Williamson II; Little Walter; John Lee Hooker; Chuck Berry; Bo Diddley. They also had the great in house songwriter and bassist, Willie Dixon.
They also produced some of the greatest recordings by the recently deceased Etta James.
I even love their company logo and their disc labels.