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Howlin WolfChess Box (3CD set) ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 3 CDs ... $14.99
... CD
(Does not include the original book and box.)

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Howlin WolfLondon Sessions ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1989. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
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". CD

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BB KingBB King In London ... CD
ABC/MCA, 1971. Used ... $6.99
BB King in London – not playing live, but working in the studio with a host of British musicians he'd inspired over the years! The lineup varies from track to track, giving a nice sort of variety to the album – and the overall feel is a bit like some of the Chess London sessions of the time – but maybe more blues overall! Features work by Peter Green on guitar, Steve Marriott on harmonica, Alexis Korner on acoustic guitar, Gary Wright on electric piano and Hammond, Ringo Starr on drums, and The Mystery Shadow on Hammond – and titles include "Ghetto Woman", "Wet Hayshark", "Part Time Love", "We Can't Agree", and "Blue Shadows". CD

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BB KingBlues On The Bayou ... CD
MCA, 1998. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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BB KingLive In Cook County Jail ... CD
ABC/MCA, 1971. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
BB King live at the Cook County Jail in Chicago – and given the amount of great live shows going on in the institution during the early 70s, the jail must have been one hell of a place to be incarcerated! This classic features BB King entertaining the prisoners with a wickedly sharp blues set – done, like most prison live shows, with an edge that's often missing from more conventional concerts – plenty gritty, both on the vocals and guitar, with a sound the Chicago audience must have loved! Titles include "How Blue Can You Get", "Worry Worry", "Sweet Sixteen", "The Thrill Is Gone", "Please Accept My Love", and "Every Day I Have The Blues". CD

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Muddy WatersMuddy Waters Sings Big Bill/Folk Singer ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1959/1963. Used ... $9.99
2 Muddy Waters classics! On the first record, the Big Bill in the title is Big Bill Broonzy – a key influence on midcentury bluesmen all over the US, and paid tribute to nicely here by Muddy Waters! Given this tribute approach, the sound's a bit rootsier than some of Waters' other work for Chess at the time – a bit more emphasis on some of the acoustic elements in the instrumentation, and a recording style and approach to rhythm that's sometimes a bit more down home than postwar Chicago. Many titles are Broonzy originals, and titles include "Tell Me Baby", "Southbound Train", "Just A Dream", "Double Trouble", "I Feel So Good", "I Done Got Wise", and "Mopper's Blues". Folk Singer is a seminal album by Muddy – recorded in a style that's rootsier, and more down to earth than a lot of his other chess sides! Muddy's playing acoustic guitar, and the rest of the group features Buddy Guy, Willie Dixon, and Clifton James. The sound is really spare, and very moody – and tracks include "You Gonna Need My Help", "Cold Weather Blues", "Feel Like Going Home", and "My Home Is In The Delta". CD
(Out of print MCA pressing.)

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Sonny Boy WilliamsonBummer Road ... CD
MCA/Castle Communicatons (Australia), 1957/1958/1960. Used ... $2.99
No bummer here, as the set's a really great one – filled with late 50s Chess Records sides by Sonny Boy Williamson – a number of which are previously unissued! The package does a great job of reviving this material for a newly-informed blues audience of the modern age – giving liner notes, recording details, and more – in addition to pulling together sides that hadn't appeared on album before. Titles include "Little Village" – which is 12 minutes long, and interestingly marked as "not suitable for airplay" – plus "She Got Next To Me", "Santa Claus", "Unseen Eye", "I Can't Do Without You", "Temperature 110", and "This Old Life". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny Boy WilliamsonReal Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues ... CD
Chess/MCA, Early 60s. Used ... $5.99
Two albums of rootsy blues from the great Sonny Boy Williamson! CD

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Jimmy WitherspoonSpoon So Easy – The Chess Years ... LP
Chess/MCA, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $7.99
(Vocalists, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAristocrat Of The Blues – The Best Of Aristocrat Records ... CD
Chess/MCA, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBlues Vol 3 ... LP
Chess/MCA, 1950s. Sealed ... $9.99
Classic work by Washboard Sam, Willie Dixon, Little Milton, Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Sonny Boy Williamson, John Lee Hooker, and Elmore James! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Chess Masters pressing from the 80s. Cover has a cut corner.)

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VariousMen Are Like Street Cars – Women Blues Singers 1928 to 1969 ... CD
MCA, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Music from Jenny Pope, Memphis Minnie, Georgia White, Victoria Spivey, Rosetta Tharpe, Alberta Hunter, Ella Johnson, Helen Humes, Gladys Hill, Katie Webster & more. CD
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr.)

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✨✧ BB KingBlues Summit ... CD
MCA, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ BB KingLet The Good Times Roll – The Music Of Louis Jordan ... CD
MCA, 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Little MiltonWelcome To The Club – The Essential Chess Recordings ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1960s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Junior ParkerJunior's Blues – The Duke Recordings Vol 1 ... CD
MCA, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ George Thorogood & The DestoryersBetter Than The Rest ... LP
MCA, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Rock, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Muddy WatersElectric Mud ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The funk-tinged, pyschedelic soul album from Muddy Waters – one that irritated many a blues purist in its day – but it's finally reaching its earned status as a leftfield gem! You know, in the immediate years after this one (and similar funky blues albums on Chess/Cadet) was released, it was downplayed as a cheap attempt to sell out Muddy's classic blues sound. These days, it's treasured by many of us as a unique funky session that merged the best of Chicago's funk, soul, and blues worlds – taking Muddy's sound way past earlier records and into uncharted waters. It's similar to some of the work on Chess at the time by Bo Diddley and Etta James – and it includes lots of nice updated groovers like "I'm A Man", "I Just Want To Make Love to You", "Hoochie Coochie Man", "Same Thing", "She's All Right", and "Tom Cat". Arrangements are by Charles Stepney, too! CD

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✨✧ Jimmy WitherspoonJimmy's Blues ... LP
MCA, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Vocalists, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Etta JamesAt Last (Original Chess Masters pressing) ... LP
Chess/MCA, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
An amazing step forward for the young Etta James – a singer who was delivering a raw, shouting form of R&B just a few years before – but who here ascends into soul music heaven with her famous work on the album! The title cut is the stuff of legend – played and played, again and again over the years – but the whole record's wonderful, and handled with this new level of soul sophistication by arranger Riley Hampton – the great Chicago talent who'd reach similar heights in his charts for singers that include Lorez Alexandria and Walter Jackson. Hampton's dark use of strings brings out a whole new side of James' brilliance – a quality that raised Etta James up out of the R&B ghetto, and forever put her into the legions of legendary 60s soul stars! Titles include the perennial classic "At Last", plus "All I Could Do Was Cry", "Tough Mary", "Sunday Kind Of Love", "Anything To Say You're Mine", and "Trust In Me". (Soul, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has some surface wear, small peeled spots, and an old price sticker.)
 
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✨✧ BB KingBest Of BB King ... LP
ABC, 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA pressing. Co9ver has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ BB KingLive In Cook County Jail ... LP
ABC, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
BB King live at the Cook County Jail in Chicago – and given the amount of great live shows going on in the institution during the early 70s, the jail must have been one hell of a place to be incarcerated! This classic features BB King entertaining the prisoners with a wickedly sharp blues set – done, like most prison live shows, with an edge that's often missing from more conventional concerts – plenty gritty, both on the vocals and guitar, with a sound the Chicago audience must have loved! Titles include "How Blue Can You Get", "Worry Worry", "Sweet Sixteen", "The Thrill Is Gone", "Please Accept My Love", and "Every Day I Have The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA pressing. Vinyl has a short click on one track.)
Also available Live In Cook County Jail ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ BB KingBB King – The Complete Kent/RPM Recordings 1950 to 1965 – The Life, Times, & Blues Of BB King In All His Glory (17CDs/LP/book) ... CD
Kent/P-Vine (Japan), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 17CD, LP & Book ... Out Of Stock
One of the most expensive box sets you'll ever hope to own – but a package that's totally worth it, too – as a huge document of the sublime early years of the great BB King! King hit the mainstream big in the late 60s with his classic recordings for ABC, and a lot more in the 70s for MCA – but for long before those years, he made some amazing music for the RPM and Kent Record labels – groundbreaking blues that not only showcased his incredible work on guitar, but also featured that sophisticated Memphis mode of the time – which often used fuller backings, and even some slight currents of jazz in the music too. And while some of BB's albums from the time have been reissued, this whopping box offers up all his albums from the period in their entirety – 3 O'Clock Blues, You Upset Me Baby, Sweet Little Angel, Please Accept My Love, My Sometime Baby, Rock Me Baby, and The Jungle – plus more discs that are filled with singles, rare tracks, alternates, and more – a total of 17 full CDs' worth of music! Plus, the box also comes with a vinyl LP – titled Treasures Untold, with lots more rare BB King material from the time – and also comes with a Japanese edition of the book The Arrival Of BB King by Charles Sawyer – plus more notes as well. Very limited – and very cool! CD
 
 
 



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