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Wayne Cochran & The CC RidersWayne Cochran! (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP
Chess/Sundazed, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99 24.99
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

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VariousWAKE Hitparaders Golden Gassers ... LP
Chess, 1961. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A local WAKE radio version of this classic compilation – and a collection of some Chess singles from the late 50s and the beginning of the 60s. There are some familiar tunes such as "We Belong Together" by Robert & Johnny, "Book Of Love" by Montones plus others like "So Young" by The Students, "Let The Little Girl Dance" by Billy Bland, "I'll Be Home" by the Flamingos, and "Long, Lonely Nights" by Lee Andrews & The Hearts. (Soul, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Howlin WolfLondon Sessions ... LP
Chess, 1970. Used Gatefold ... 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) LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousMurray The K's Gassers For Submarine Race Watchers ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features work by The Shirelles, The Chantels, The Moonglows, The Students, The Tokens, The Pastels, Little Anthony & The Imperials, and The Harptones. (Soul, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Dale HawkinsSuzie Q – The Best Of Dale Hawkins ... CD
Chess/Universal (Japan), Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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Kansas City JammersGot Good (If You Get It) (plus previously unreleased album) ... CD
Lion, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99
Good stuff (if you coulda found it) from Kansas City Jammers – their Got Good (If You Get It) album from the early 70s – plus a full unreleased album on disc two – a mix of harmony enriched folk rock of the Crosby, Stills Nash & Young school and more driving, if loosely rollicking psych touches. Nice stuff with a post hippie soulfulness, made all the better for the excellent vocal harmonies and overall solid songwriting! Disc One features the 1971 Got Good (If You Get It) album – featuring "For A Sign". "Live In Harmony", "Messiah", "For Father" "Chess Piece", "Hairy Tongued Turtle", "Midnight Watch", "Fall", "Fingers. Foot & Fade" and more. Disc Two of great CD edition on Lion includes a full unreleased second album. 14 tracks including "Sing Me That Rock And Roll", "Wind In The Willows", "Rain", "Peter Pan", "Messiah (Live)", "Sunfighter", "I'm Your Hero" and more. CD

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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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ Dale HawkinsLA, Memphis & Tyner, Texas ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A totally wonderful little record from the mighty Dale Hawkins – an artist most folks remember just for his killer raw singles on Chess in the 50s – but still very much at the top of his game on this late 60s treasure! In face, Dale might even be even rawer here – as the record's a lot more open and unbridled – a bit like Hawkins had steeped himself in some of the swamp rock modes that were big at the time, and undoubtedly inspired by his earlier records – a mode that has Dale coming across with the grit and power of Tony Joe White at his early best – from the heavy guitars right down to his raspy vocals! The approach is great – nice and nasty, as if Dale's experienced plenty in the world since his earlier fame – and backing is by a great array of talents – including 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", "Little Rain Cloud", and a totally amazing psychedelic version of "Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town". CD
 
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VariousSouvenirs Of The Soul Clap Vol 1 – Jonathan Toubin's New York Night Train ... LP
Norton, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $12.99
Upbeat soul and plenty of grooves – all hand-picked tracks that bring the spirit of the legendary Soul Clap nights to the home listener! The series is done by Norton records in support of DJ Jonathan Toubin – who's created a unique groove on the New York scene by starting with Northern Soul, then working his way backwards into a range of grittier styles from the early years of soul and rock as well! The Soul Clap specialty is the rare 45 from the years before funk – and tracks on the collection really live up to the fire and spirit of their legendary nights. Titles on this first volume include "Monkey Man" by Gene Burkes, "Tough" by Lord Luther & The Counts, "Detroit Michigan" by Ronnie Love, "Do The Duck" by The Autographs, "I Got Loaded" by Little Bob, "Down In The Basement" by King Coleman, "The Bird Train" by The Chessmen, "What Goes Up Must Come Down" by Ruby Johnson, "Hot Buttered Buns" by What's Happening, and "The Break" by Marlynns. (Soul, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRiot City – Rocking Northwest Instrumentals ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... About July 1, 2016
A collection of 31 hard-rocking instrumental tunes from the burning underground scene of the early 60s Pacific Northwest! Lots of guitar with a monster twang on this set – and 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, "Banzai Pipeline" by Danny & The Seniors, and lots lots more! Titles are from labels like Jerden, Jaguar, Panorama, and Tower – and the set includes some unreleased gems! CD
 
 
 



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