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VariousBlues Jam At Chess ... LP
Blue Horizon (UK), 1969. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $49.99
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(Original blue label UK pressing.)
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Dale HawkinsSuzie Q – The Best Of Dale Hawkins ... CD
Chess/Universal (Japan), Late 50s. New Copy ... $13.99
Stunning work from the great Dale Hawkins – a singer you may only know from the title track of this collection, but one who made some of the hardest, fiercest rock and roll on Chess Records in the 50s! Dale hailed from Louisiana, where much of this music was cut – but he also worked with Chess up in Chicago, where he seems to have picked up some slight bluesy currents in his rhythms – especially on the tracks that feature musicians like Roy Buchanan on guitar and Lafayette Leake on piano! Yet even on his own, and even on the early material recorded in Shreveport, Hawkins has a hell of a sound – a blend of R&B and rockabilly that was forged way down in the swamps, and came back bubbling up with a hell of a lot of power! CD features 18 tracks in all – including "Crossties", "Lovin Bug", "Four Letter Word", "Suzie Q", "Little Pig", "Tornado", "Juanita", "Baby Baby", and "Ain't That Lovin You Baby". CD
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Dale HawkinsLA, Memphis & Tyner, Texas ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $8.99
A warm, southern-inflected batch of bluesy sunshine rock from Dale "The Hawk" Hawkins – best known for gifting the world with his Chess original version of "Suzie Q" back in the late 50s – a big step away from the r&b steeped rockabilly he made his name on a decade earlier! LA, Memphis & Tyler, Texas is a catchy title and kind of a good hint at the sound – which has a breezy late 60s California vibe, but it's laid down with Memphis style horn backings and swampy guitars. Dale's vocal delivery is his most effervescent ever – and the players include James Burton, Spooner Oldham, the Memphis horns and even Taj Mahal! Tracks include "LA-Memphis-Tyler", "Heavy On My Mind", "Joe", "Houndog", "Back Street", "La-La La-La", "Candy Man". "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town", "Little Rain Cloud" and more. CD

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MaudsHold On ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
A surprisingly groovy outing from the Chicago scene of the 60s – a garagey group, but one with some soulful touches too! The set was partially recorded at Chess studios, and Eddie Higgins handled some of the arrangements – and the record features versions of "Knock On Wood", "Harlem Shuffle", "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby", "Mercy Mercy Mercy", and "Hold On". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Archie WhitewaterArchie Whitewater ... CD
Cadet/RPM (UK), 1970. New Copy ... Temporarily 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

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✨✧ Bobby CharlesBobby Charles (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Bearsville/Light In The Attic, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily 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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✨✧ Frank David Selection with Okko & Herb GellerBlues & Electronics ... LP
MPS/BASF, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the strangest MPS albums we've ever seen – almost a German counterpart album to the famous Moogie Woogie session on Chess! This one's exactly what's promised by the title – a mixture of blues and electronics – and while the blues are straight on some numbers, right down to the vocals, on other tracks they take a freer approach that opens up into a range of great sounds! Side two features the extended "Space Suite" which stretches into some great jamming tracks that have much more of a cosmic fusion sound than the straighter blues on side one – and the tunes feature some great funky sax and flute work by Herb Geller, plus great moogy bits by Okko and Simon Alcott. Titles include "Lost In Outer Space", "Fly Me To The Moog", "Destination Unknown", "Galactic Breakdown", "OK Blues", and "Blues In Electronic Flat". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some moderate wear, a few small stains, and a cutout notch.)
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Dutchess & The DukeSunset/Sunrise ... CD
Hardly Art, 2009. Used ... $1.99
(Penmark through barcode.)

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✨✧ MatchessSeraphastra (colored vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Trouble In Mind, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Cool keyboard sounds from Matchess – a side project of Whitney Johnson from Verma – but a record that almost sounds more like some of the Cluster and Eno projects from the 70s! Instrumentation is relatively spare, and moves forward slowly – these wonderful waves of keyboard and guitar sounds that shift in rhythmic, but quiet sort of ways – carving out a special place in space as some of the vocals drift along with a really languid approach. Overall, the set's mostly instrumental – and titles include "The Need Of The Greatest Wealth", "Locus Communis", "Utterly Delightful Cry Of Outrage", "The Realm Of The Alien Powers", and "Grey Nebulous Distance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download code.)

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