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✨✧ Chuck BerryHave Mercy – His Complete Chess Recordings 1969 to 1974 (4CD set) ... CD
Chess/Hip-O Select, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 4CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
After a few years at Mercury, Chuck Berry headed back to Chess Records, home to his iconic and legend making 50s & early 60s greatness – now stretching well beyond the high octane proto rock, raw rhythm & blues simplicity of the days of yore! Chuck sounds very much at home in the late 60s & early 70s cultural landscape, never sounding like flailing 50s relic, actually cooking like never before on the best of it! The voice is as inimitable and identifiable as ever, and his innovative electric guitar sound still the thing of legend, but Chuck loosened up a lot by this point. He's trying different styles on for size, with late 60s/early 70s Memphis soul influences and raw rock with a soulful edge – and bringing a sometimes sleazy charm across with a nudge, a wink and cheerful aplomb. A lot of Chuck's material from this period has been all too rare in the decades to follow, and thanks to the folks at Hip-O Select, the whole shebang is available in one incredible 4CD set! 71 tracks all together, including a number of previously unreleased songs, and a few others never before released in the US. The vast majority are Check Berry originals, and titles include "Tulane", "My Ding-A-Ling", the instrumental "Gun" (and alternate versions), "Fish & Chips", "Your Lick", "Bordeaux In My Pirough", "San Francisco Dues", "Reelin' And Rockin' (live), "London Berry Blues", "Woodpecker", "Roll Away", "Turn On The Houselights", "Annie Lou", "Bio", :Baby, What You Want Me To Do" and many more. (Soul, Rock) CD
(Very limited edition – and in great shape!)

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✨✧ Chuck BerryJohnny B Goode – His Complete 50s Chess Recordings (4CD set) ... CD
Chess/Hip-O Select, Mid/Late 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Chuck Berry at Chess – as monumental as anything recorded by anyone in the 1950s with an importance that can't be overstated – but even if you put the historical relevance and cultural cache aside, you're still left with some of the most exhilarating blasts of high octane rock, blues & r&b ever! Hip-O Select doesn't shy away from exhaustive collections – and if this mammoth, beautifully packaged 4 CD treasure trove doesn't have every note Chuck cut for Checker/Chess, probably does have all you'll ever need – with all the great singles, multiple alternate takes, instrumentals, demos, masters, live versions and more. Comes in a beautiful, foldout, string-bound package with a nice booklet, photos and notes by biographer Fred Rothwell. A great set – with more than 100 tracks on 4CDs! Includes "Maybellene", "Wee Wee Hours", "Thirty Days (To Come Back Home)", "You Can't Catch Me", "Brown Eyed Handsome Man", "Oh Baby Doll", "Rock And Roll Music", "Sweet Little Sixteen", "Reelin' And Rockin'", "Johnny B Goode", "Around And Around", "It' Don't Take But A Few Minutes", "21 Blues", "Memphis Tennessee", "Little Queenie", "Almost Grown", "County Line", "Let It Rock", "Too Pooped To Pop", and much, much more! (Soul, Rock) CD
(Very limited edition – and in great shape!)
 
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Chuck BerryGreat Twenty Eight ... CD
Chess, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $1.99
(Soul, Rock) CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)
Also available Great Twenty Eight ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Chuck BerryGreat Twenty Eight ... LP
Chess, 1950s/1960s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
(Soul, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(80s record club pressing. Cover has light seepage stains at the bottom.)
Also available Great Twenty Eight ... CD 1.99

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Wayne Cochran & The CC RidersWayne Cochran! ... LP
Chess, 1968. Sealed Gatefold ... $16.99
Wild stuff! White singer Wayne Cochran looks like he should be a rockabilly star – right down to his big ol' pompadour haircut – but this early album of his for Chess is actually a tight batch of groovers that holds a nice appeal to fans of late 60s funk! Cochran's got a raw Wilson Pickett-ish sound to his voice, and the CC Riders vamp behind him in a nice tight way that's similar to a lot of the mixed race groups backing up other southern soul stars from the time. Includes the breakbeat version of "Little Bitty Pretty One", plus "Big City Woman", "Get Down With It", "Boom Boom", and "Get Ready". Nice gatefold, too – filled with wild pictures of Wayne, and a recommendation from Jackie Gleason! (Soul, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram pressing.)

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Bobby DeanDime Store Pony Tail/Just Go Wild Over Rock & Roll ... 7-inch
Chess, 1957. Near Mint- ... $24.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker.)

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✨✧ Howlin WolfLondon Sessions ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1989. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A famous date that showcases the Chess Records influence on the sound of the Brit rock scene – one that has a number of key players "giving back" to the label, and working on a special date with Howlin Wolf! Wolf's rough vocals are in the lead on all tracks, and he also plays a bit of harmonica and guitar as well – and other artists include Steve Winwood on piano and organ, Eric Clapton on guitar, Bill Wyman on bass, and Charlie Watts on drums – all players who are respectful of the original bluesy sound of Chess, and who clearly dig the opportunity to show off their chops in the setting. Titles include "I Ain't Superstitious", "Poor Boy", "Do The Do", "Red Rooster", "Built For Comfort", "What A Woman", "Highway 49", "Who's Been Talking", and "Rocking Daddy". (Blues, Rock) CD
 
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Archie WhitewaterArchie Whitewater (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cadet/Get On Down, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
A damn legendary record from the last years of Chess Records – and for good reason, too! Archie Whitewater were a group that was years ahead of its time – a rock combo, but one with real genre-crossing sensibilities that made them perfect for the experimental styles at the Cadet/Concept side of Chess – the same slice of the musical universe that gave us Rotary Connection and important productions from Charles Stepney! The sound here has some surprisingly soulful elements at times – especially the instrumentation, which features some great break moments that get nice and funky, and strands of soulful jazz and blues that really make the music way different than most other groups we can think of – or maybe a bit like a rare elite who shared such visionary territory with Archie Whitewater, such as Shades Of Joy on their first Fontana record. The keyboards and sax lines are as great as the drums – and the vocals have a melancholy undercurrent that's a really refreshing change from some of the overly-postured modes you'd get from other groups in 1970. Titles include the sublime sample cut "Cross Country" – but there's loads of other nice ones with the same stripped-down "Dusty Fingers" sort of groove – and other titles include "Life Is A River", "Home Again", "Lament For The Walking Dead", "Seacoast", "Country To the City", "Friends & Neighbors", and "Mist Of The Early Morning". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousEl Primitivo – American Rock & Roll & Rockabilly ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A killer collection of raw early rockers and rare rockabilly gems – all with a vintage vibe and classic sound that's way more than you'd expect from the image on the cover! The sound here definitely lives up to the "el primitivo" promise – and the tracks include rare numbers from Chess Records, Nash, and the Do Ra Me label – plus a number of never-issued tracks that fit in perfectly here – making for a set that's half rare singles, and half never-heard music! The set's one from the early Ace Records years on CD – when the reissue label was doing great work for the rockabilly scene – with tracks like this, and titles that include "Save It" by Mel Robbins, "Oh Yeah", by Wally Jeffrey, "I Wanna Dance All Night" by Chuck Wiley, "Explosion" by Cliff Nash, "That'll Get It" by The Imps, "I Wanna Shake It" by Curtis Hobock, "The Thump!" by The Embers, "I Love You Dearly" by Jimmy Hurt & The Del-Rios, "Best Dressed Beggar In Town" by Houston Turner, "Out Of Gas" by Chuck Howard, "Jelnny Lou" by Cliff Nash, "Door To Door" by Chuck Wiley, "Uh Oh" by The Imps, and "Are You With Me" by Mel Robbins. CD

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✨✧ Roy HeadTreat Him Right! – The Best Of Roy Head ... CD
Fuel 2000, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by the mighty Roy Head – the Texas rocker whose work also had a good deal of early soul and R&B! Although Texas could boast a fair bit of gritty music at the time, Roy's work was even grittier than most – with an uptight, all right edge that never let up – and which clearly seemed to draw a big part of its inspiration from work from northern labels like Chess, King, and even early Motown. The package is a bit short on dates and notes on the recordings – typical for the Fuel label – but most of the cuts here seem to come from Roy's initial years recording with Bob Tanner's TNT label, plus work from a few years later cut with Crazy Cajun Huey P Meux! CD features 18 tracks in all – including "One More Time", "Don't Be Blue", "Live It Up", "Yes I Do", "My Baby's Fine", "Here I Am In Love Again", "Summertime Love", "Woe Woe", "Walking All Day", "Talkin About A Cow", "Get Back", "Money", "The Feeling Is Gone", and "Boogie Down Sunset". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Herbal Mixture/GroundhogsPlease Leave My Mind ... LP
Distortions, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bluesy Brit rock & pre-psych material from the Groundhogs – including rare 45s and acetates – plus all of the known psychedelic pop from Tony McPhee's Herbal Mixture! The Groundhogs tunes have a chugging Chess Records derived groove, mixed a bit with a Highway 61 styled backdrop on a couple tunes, with the tracks "Rock Me Baby", "Shake It", "Someone To Love", "Hallelujah", "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" and "Over You Baby". The Herbal Mixture tunes have a blues & soul influence, but take on the more buzzing and heavier guitar possibilities of the coming psych era, with the tunes "Please Leave My Mind", "A Love That Died", "Over You Baby", "Machines" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Archie WhitewaterArchie Whitewater ... CD
Cadet/RPM (UK), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A damn legendary record from the last years of Chess Records – and for good reason, too! Archie Whitewater were a group that was years ahead of its time – a rock combo, but one with real genre-crossing sensibilities that made them perfect for the experimental styles at the Cadet/Concept side of Chess – the same slice of the musical universe that gave us Rotary Connection and important productions from Charles Stepney! The sound here has some surprisingly soulful elements at times – especially the instrumentation, which features some great break moments that get nice and funky, and strands of soulful jazz and blues that really make the music way different than most other groups we can think of – or maybe a bit like a rare elite who shared such visionary territory with Archie Whitewater, such as Shades Of Joy on their first Fontana record. The keyboards and sax lines are as great as the drums – and the vocals have a melancholy undercurrent that's a really refreshing change from some of the overly-postured modes you'd get from other groups in 1970. Titles include the sublime sample cut "Cross Country" – but there's loads of other nice ones with the same stripped-down "Dusty Fingers" sort of groove – and other titles include "Life Is A River", "Home Again", "Lament For The Walking Dead", "Seacoast", "Country To the City", "Friends & Neighbors", and "Mist Of The Early Morning". CD
Also available Archie Whitewater (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Bobby CharlesBobby Charles (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Bearsville/Light In The Attic, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A near-perfect classic from the greatly under-appreciated Bobby Charles – a cat with who worked for Chess Records as far back as the 50s, but also managed to deliver this soul-drenched swamp rock gem in 1972! Bobby's got this great sense of delivery – a bit laidback and almost laconic, without some of the other cliches of some of his contemporaries – this mode that makes you feel like you're just happening upon the man in his best spirits – even though the record's filled with top-shelf work from a super-pro lineup that includes Dr John, Geoff Muldaur, Levon Helm, Rick Danco, and others. Danko and John Simon helped produce with Bobby – and the album's got the same sort of blend of southern rock, soul, and roots that you'd also find in the best work by Tony Joe White. Titles include "Street People", "Long Face", "I Must Be In A Good Place Now", "Let Yourself Go", "Grow Too Old", "I'm That Way", and "Tennessee Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great super-heavy gatefold pressing – remastered from the original tapes!)
 
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VariousAnswer To Everything – Girl Answer Songs Of The 60s ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A great gimmick, and a great little collection – a batch of all-female "answer" songs to hits sung by bigger male artists of the 60s! As was common back in that decade, if one artist issued a hit, another might piggy-back off its popularity by recording an answer song – a tune that sometimes made fun of the famous numbers, or other times offered up a different side to the story – such as the female perspective to the tale told by the male singer in the lyrics. This 28 track package is an amazing array of lesser-known answer songs – tunes that responded to hits like "Runaround Sue", "King Of The Road", "This Diamond Ring", "Tell Laura I Love Her", "Walk On By", "I Like It Like That", and many more familiar songs – all supported with notes on the tunes and singers. Titles include "Queen Of The House" by Jody Miller, "I'm No Run Around" by Ginger Davis & The Snaps, "Don't Let Him Shop Around" by Debbie Dean, "They Took You Away I'm Glad I'm Glad" by Josephine, "I'll Just Walk On By" by Margie Singleton, "Duchess Of Earl" by The Pearlettes, "Son In Law" by The Blossoms, "I'll Be There" by Damita Jo, and "I'll Believe It When I See It" by The Sierras. (Soul, Rock) CD

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VariousHangman's Blues – Prison Songs In Country Music 1956 to 1972 ... LP
Omni/Iron Mountain Analog Research (Australia), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99 22.98
Country music is no stranger to the prison walls – not just because big stars like Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and David Allen Coe were all incarcerated at one time – but also because the theme of time in jail was a standard in the music, almost from the very start! This totally excellent set – put together by the same folks who gave us Hillbillies In Hell – skips the early years of country/prison songs, and picks up right during the early days of rock and roll – a time when hard living was harder than ever, and themes of incarceration were a well-established part of the country scene. Most of the numbers here are straight country tunes, but with a very dark edge – and they're mixed with some rawer rockers that really keep things interesting – as does the overall presentation of the music. Titles include a great version of the Harlan Howard-penned, Johnny Cash-popularized "The Wall", sung by Freddie Hart – plus "Jailer Jailer" by Jim Carter, "Crash Out" by Jaycee Hill, "Prison Grey" by Dee Mullins, "The Ballad of Carol Chessman" by Ronnie Hawkins, "The Chair" by Marty Robbins, "Run" by Stonewall Jackson", "Twelve Years On Death Row" by Hoyle Miller", "(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle by Porter Wagoner and more. (Folk/Country, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRiot City – Rocking Northwest Instrumentals ... CD
Jerden/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
There must have been something in the water up in the Pacific Northwest back in the 60s – because for some reason, that tiny corner of America was home to a hell of a lot of rocking little combos – a good deal of whom are featured on this set! These guys are so great, they don't need any vocals at all – as most of these Northwest groups manage to say as much with a guitar line, sax solo, or keyboard part as other groups would with a vocal – and we might even say that the lack of lyrics gives these cuts even more of an edge than some of their contemporaries, as there's no outdated lyrical references or silly chorus parts – just searing instrumentation all the way through, played by some hot-blooded young musicians. All cuts come from the Jerden label – although some were never issued back in the day – and the collection features great notes by 60s indie rock historian Alec Palao, who also put the whole thing together. Titles include "Riot City" by Rocky & His Friends, "Sticky" by James Henry & The Olympics, "David's Mood" by Dave Lewis, "Mr Meadowlands" by The Chessmen, "Hitch Hiking Home" by Johnny & The Velvetones, "Purple Peanuts" by The Beachcombers, "Black Cat" by The Checkers, "Excelsior" by The Adventurers, "Driving Home" by Doug Robertson & The Good Guys, and "Banzai Pipeline" by Danny & The Seniors. CD

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✨✧ Babe RuthBabe Ruth ... CD
Harvest/Warner (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
There's few groups who could ever hope to wrap together influences from Stax Records, Ennio Morricone, and Curtis Mayfield – and whole the whole thing could ever turn out well – but the mighty Babe Ruth do exactly that, and still find time for some of their own unique grooves as well! The group are every bit as groovy here as on their previous records – mixing fuzzy guitars, well-crafted rhythms, and a nicely compressed version of prog into an amazingly fresh sound that still delights all these many years later – thanks to well-crafted vocals from Jenny Haan, and sharp arrangements from Alan Shacklock, whose guitars and sense of wit really keeps the whole thing moving nicely. Shacklock penned most of the original tunes here – like "Dancer", "Somebody's Nobody", "Jack O'Lantern", and "The Dutchess Of Orleans" – and the group also turn in nice remakes of "Fistful Of Dollars", "We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue", and "Private Number". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
 
 
 



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