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American GypsyAmerican Gypsy ... LP
Chess, 1975. Very Good+ ... $59.99
An album that begins with an amazing break – and then rolls into a great batch of fuzzy guitar grooves! The set is one of the odder albums to be issued by Chess Records during its funk years – as American Gypsy were a Dutch band, recording in Holland, and the record was only licensed to Chess for release in the US. We're not sure what made them make this international ploy in their dying years (as they also did with the album Atlantis, by Daniel Salinas), but the move gave them a great bit of funk that's been a favorite with collectors for years! At some point, the album's got a rock/soul sound – almost in the vein of Thin Lizzy or some of the other European groups of the time – but on the best cuts, that heavy guitar gets used to great funky ends, and the rest of the group jumps in line with a good groove. The most famous cut is the massive "Inside Out", which has an excellent breakbeat, funky bass, and very soulful grooves – but other nice cuts include "Golden Ring", "While It's Cold Outside", and "Let Your Life Lead By Love". (Soul, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chuck BerryFresh Berrys ... LP
Chess, 1965. Sealed ... $38.99
A mid 60s album by Berry, and unlike a lot of other Chess full lengths at the time, this set features more new tunes than those pulled from 45s. 12 tracks in all, including "It Wasn't Me", "Run, Joe", "Every Day We Rock & Roll", "One For My Baby (And One For The Road)", "Welcome Back, Pretty Baby", "It's My Own Business", "Right Off Rampart Street", "Vaya Con Dios", "Merrily We Rock & Roll", "My Mustang Ford", "Ain't That Just Like A Woman" and "Wee Hour Blues". (Soul, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Appears to be a light blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole in the corner.)

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Chuck BerrySt Louis To Liverpool ... LP
Chess, 1964. Very Good ... $11.99
Almost all original tunes from Chuck Berry – and a lot more St Louis than Liverpool! (Soul, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has moderate waviness, staining & flaking due to moisture.)

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✨✧ Chuck BerryChuck Berry Is On Top/St Louis To Liverpool (gold CD)(LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Chess/Mobile Fidelity, 1959/1964. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Soul, Rock) CD
(Out of print, limited numbered edition.)

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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
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the top seam and a half split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Howlin WolfLondon Sessions ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1989. New Copy ... 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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Chuck BerryFrom St Louie To Frisco (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $29.99
The title might say "Frisco", but the album's a real back-to-basics record from Chuck Berry – produced by the man himself, with a lean, stripped-down vibe that almost goes back to his earlier work at Chess Records! There's definitely a few 60s soul currents in the mix, but in the best way possible – helping Berry mature his sound a bit, but without turning it towards any easy crossover gimmicks – which means that there's still a lot of bluesy elements at the core, and Chuck's charms really come through on both his vocals and guitar. Titles include "Louie To Frisco", "Ma Dear", "The Love I Lost", "Rock Cradle Rock", "Misery", and "I Can't Believe". CD features bonus tracks – "Song Of My Love", ""Campus Cookie", "Laugh & Cry", and "Almost Grown". (Soul, Rock) CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Chuck BerryConcerto In B Goode (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
If you think that Chuck Berry only hit his heights at Chess Records, then get ready to change your mind – as this late 60s record for Mercury is quite a cooker! Side one has Berry working in a cool hybrid of blues and soul, but with some very weird production – handled by Chuck himself, with almost a nod towards the way that the younger generation was messing up electric blues a bit with their rock experiments. Chuck uses a bit of unusual echo here and there, but still nicely avoids any cliched attempts to cash in with a rock blues mode – and then on side two, he really gets crazy – by offering up a side-long song that runs for over 18 minutes in length – the mighty "Concerto In B Goode", which is one hell of a guitar-heavy jam! Other shorter titles include "Good Looking Woman", "It's Too Dark In There", "Put Her Down", and "My Woman". (Soul, Rock) CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ K BytesI Adore Commodore – Computer Music Flash ... LP
Mondo Groove (Italy), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A naked guy, holding a Commodore computer – a image that gives you a very good idea of what to expect here! The songs are all instrumentals, made on the Commdore at a time when that computer was one of the hottest things going – and they're all sexy, slinky numbers that move between electro groove styles – sometimes with a bit of soundtrack drama, sometimes with more of a funky flair! Titles include "Omega Race", "Jupiter Lander", "Space Invaders", "Le Mans", "Solar Fox", "Sargon Chess", "Depth Charge", and "Blue Print". (Sound Library, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Salloom SinclairSalloom Sinclair & The Mother Bear ... LP
Cadet, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funk folks unfurling their freak flag, hailing from Tennessee – but working under the aegis of Marshall Chess and Abner Spector in the crossover mode of some of the other Cadet Concept albums from the time, plying a righteous verging-on-soul vibe that a lot of the hippy generation seemed to favor – and we mean that in the best possible way! Roger Salloom and Robin Sinclair sing together on most tracks, in a R&B influenced style you might imagine coming out of the Bay Area, over heavy organ driven grooves with some nice fuzzed out guitar. Titles include "Violence Blam Blam I'm Sorry", "Lesson At The Delicatessen", "Motorcycle", "One More Try", "I'm Comin Home Again", "Sleep", "Faith Has Been Given", and "Animal". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some pen and marker on front. Label has some marker and an ink stamp.)

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✨✧ Herbal Mixture/GroundhogsPlease Leave My Mind ... LP
Distortions, Mid 60s. Used ... 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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Robert WyattShleep ... CD
Thirsty Ear, 1997. Used ... $5.99
Robert Wyatt in brilliant form in the late 90s – and with quite an all star line up! Here Wyatt is joined by Eno, Phil Manzanera, Philip Catherine, Paul Weller and Evan Parker amongst others. It's wonderful stuff in some of his more pastoral, elegantly furnished style – certainly among his better work of the later years. Titles include "Heaps Of Sheeps", "The Duchess", "Maryan", "Was A Friend", "Free Will & Testament", "September The Ninth", 'Alien", "Out Of Season", "A Sunday In Madrid", "Blues In Bob Minor" and "The Whole Point Of No Return". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousGirl Group Sound Vol 8 – The Early Years ... CD
Shaboom, 1960s. Used ... $8.99
23 tracks from Candy Reed & group, Pearl Woods & group, the Jilettes, Tootsie & the Versatiles, the Candletts, the Duchesses, Flo Fay & group, the Deltairs, the Dream Girls, the Candlelights & more. (Soul, Rock) CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousHangman's Blues – Prison Songs In Country Music 1956 to 1972 ... CD
Omni (Australia), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
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, "Sixteen Hundred Miles" by Dee Mullins, "The Ballad of Carl Chessman" by Ronnie Hawkins, "Caryl Chessman" by Country Johnny Mathis, "The Chair" by Marty Robbins, "Run" by Stonewall Jackson", "Twelve Years On Death Row" by Hoyle Miller", "Ball & Chain" by Tommy Faile, "I Always Did Like Leavenworth" by George Kent, "The Eyes Of Death" by Danny Dill, "I Got Stripes" by Howard Crockett, "21 Miles To Lake Charles Prison" by Johnny Paycheck, and "(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle by Porter Wagoner. (Folk/Country, Rock) CD

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VariousRiot City – Rocking Northwest Instrumentals ... CD
Jerden/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $7.99 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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✨✧ VariousBlack Gold Vol 1 ... CD
Flight To Oblivion, 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
27 tracks of music from the Heartbreakers, the Caribbeans, the Five Letters, the Kilts, Hal Davis, the Big Five, the Silhouettes, the Chessmen, the Creations, the Nip Tones & more. (Soul, Rock) CD
(Out of print.)

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