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CHESS 1512; MAY 1952



You know the saying, “Sometimes you just can’t win”? Well, sometimes in the record business that seems to be by design when it comes to certain artists.

You’d think record companies would have a vested interest in seeing the acts they sign to their labels actually succeed, but too many of them are determined to put as many obstacles in front of them as possible, taking almost perverse pleasure in sabotaging their chances.

Here the guilty party is Chess Records who continues in their attempts to take a promising female singer and ensure she’s a perennial second banana.

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