Finally.....our last member. This one is really tough. There are lots of choices, like Jimmy Rogers, who was a mainstay of Waters' first Chess band and also a fine solo artist who recorded several standards, or Otis Spann, whose distinctive piano work was another major contributor to many of the Chess blues recordings, or Sonny Boy Williamson (Rice Miller), who enjoyed great success with Chess and is one of the most original songwriters of all time. You could also consider Etta James, who had huge success on the blues and R&B charts in the late 50's/early 60's, or John Lee Hooker, or Buddy Guy. All logical choices, but when you think about it, the fourth spot is a no-brainer, too. When I finally thought of him, I did one of those "V-8" slaps to the forehead because I didn't think of him sooner.
Okay, there you have it.....one man's Mount Chessmore. If you disagree, I would love to hear who you would prefer and why.