Johnson, a legendary blues player, and the members of Styx were at Chess Wednesday to record several blues tunes for a Willie Dixon Blues Heaven Foundation benefit project, the Chicago Tribune reported Thursday.
In 1997, the foundation run by Dixon's widow made Chess its home. The organization exposes children to blues, assists young musicians with business matters and provides emergency medical financial assistance to musicians.
Chess, where many blues classics were recorded between 1957 to 1967, and Johnson are both key to blues music history.
Forty-six years ago, Chuck Berry recorded a tribute to Johnson, who gave Berry one of his first jobs, a tune titled "Johnny B. Goode."