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Kip Anderson & Willie WalkerSouthern Soul Stock Vol 1 ... LP
Chess/P-Vine (Japan), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $38.99
An excellent Japanese-only collection – featuring rare Chess deep soul singles by both artists who recorded for the label in the 60s! Titles include "A Knife & A Fork", "Without A Woman", "I Wanna Be The Only One", "If That Don't Make You Cry", and ... (Soul, Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)

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Eddie BoydBest Of Eddie Boyd ... LP
Chess/P-Vine (Japan), Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $28.99
A fantastic Japanese-only collection of early Chess Records material by Eddie Boyd – including some unreleased tracks! Most numbers are small combo tracks – with accompaniment from Robert Lockwood Jr on guitar, Purcell Brockenborough on tenor, and Willie Dixon on bass! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi, too.)

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Big Bill Broonzy & Washboard SamBig Bill Broonzy & Washboard Sam ... CD
Chess, 1962. Used ... $11.99
A side each of these two important talents in blues – presented here in a format that makes the record a real double-header! Side one features Big Bill Broonzy in the lead – working with sweet electric lines on guitar alongside acoustic and his own really rich vocals – plus this ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Lowell FulsonHung Down Head ... CD
Chess, 1950s. Used ... $4.99
Great early work from Lowell Fulson – tracks recorded in the 50s for Chess Records – all in Chicago, and a fair bit more obscure than some of Lowell's better-known sides from the 60s! There's still a nicely gritty groove going on here – a style that's rooted in blues, but which ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Hung Down Head ... LP 29.99

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Lowell FulsonHung Down Head ... LP
Chess, 1950s. Sealed ... $29.99
Great early work from Lowell Fulson – tracks recorded in the 50s for Chess Records – all in Chicago, and a fair bit more obscure than some of Lowell's better-known sides from the 60s! There's still a nicely gritty groove going on here – a style that's rooted in blues, but which ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing, with GRT on back cover. Shrinkwrap has a few holes. Cover is a bit shopworn.)
Also available Hung Down Head ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ John Lee HookerJohn Lee Hooker Plays & Sings The Blues (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Chess, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
About as pure as you can get for John Lee Hooker – a classic set of cuts for Chess, recorded with a feel that's almost folksy at times! The guitar has a raw edge that goes way back to the delta – and the overall approach is much more gritty than even some of Hooker's labelmates at the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John Lee HookerReal Folk Blues ... CD
Chess, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Howlin WolfHis Greatest Sides Vol 1 (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Chess/Jackpot, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The title definitely gets it right – as this 70s collection brings together most of the best Chess Records material by Howlin Wolf from the late 50s and early 60s – almost all of them small combo sides that present the man in all of his raspy, growling glory! The tracks span a space ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ Howlin WolfHowlin Wolf (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Chess/Friday Music, 1962. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Howlin Wolf is really getting into his thing here – tightening it up a bit from his earliest years at Chess, and moving into a groove that would forever make him one of the key artists to record for the label! The raspy, rootsy feel of earlier years is still in place – but the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice gatefold pressing!)

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✨✧ Howlin WolfHowlin Wolf/Moanin In The Moonlight – Two In One ... CD
Chess, 1959. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
2 blues classics from the great Howlin Wolf – back to back on a single CD! First up is the self-titled Howlin Wolf – a record that has Wolf tightening it up a bit from his earliest years at Chess, and moving into a groove that would forever make him one of the key artists to record for ... read more CD

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✨✧ Howlin WolfLive & Cookin At Alice's Revisited (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Down homey early 70s blues from Howlin Wolf – not as funky as some of the other blues albums on Chess at the time, but with a nice rough and ready edge. Instrumentation includes a few guitars, tenor sax, piano, and bass – and Wolf himself plays a bit of harmonica – and the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Howlin WolfMoanin In The Moonlight (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Chess, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
Classic raspy vocals from the legendary Howlin Wolf – singing here in a way that definitely lives up to his nickname! The sound here is spare and stripped down, with very little accompaniment – usually just a bit of guitar, piano, bass, and drums – and sometimes not even all that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Howlin WolfMore Real Folk Blues ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1967. Used ... $9.99
A much earlier set of tracks than the first volume of Real Folk Blues from Howlin Wolf – mostly material recorded in the mid 50s, both in Chicago and Memphis – all with a really nitty gritty sort of feel! There's a rough and rootsy mode going on here – one that has Wolf's raspy ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Howlin WolfReal Folk Blues ... CD
Chess, 1966. Used ... $3.99
Classic work from Howlin Wolf – tunes recorded with incredibly raspy vocals, set to a folksy electric guitar sound – one that instantly conjures up images of the south side blues scene that Chess documented so well during the 50s and 60! The work here was recorded over a number of ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Etta JamesAt Last (swirl colored vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Argo/Chess/Jackpot, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... 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 ... (Soul, Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple swirl colored vinyl pressing.)

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Albert King & Otis RushDoor To Door ... LP
Chess, 1950s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $23.99
A split album of early recordings by Otis Rush and Albert King – both featured here in early Chicago sides done for Chess Records in the years before their bigger late 60s fame! The style here is mostly stripped down, but still pretty tight – not as rough-edged as some of their Chess ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cutout mark.)

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JB LenoirJB Lenoir – Chess Blues Masters Series ... LP
Chess, 1950s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A really great collection of Chess Records work by JB Lenoir – one of the more unusual singers on the Chicago scene at the time – and one with a sound that's pretty darn great all the way through! Lenoir's tone is a pitch or two up from most of his contemporaries – not as gritty ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ JB LenoirNatural Man ... CD
Chess/MCA, Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really great collection of Chess Records work by JB Lenoir – one of the more unusual singers on the Chicago scene at the time – and one with a sound that's pretty darn great all the way through! Lenoir's tone is a pitch or two up from most of his contemporaries – not as gritty ... read more CD
(Out of print Chess Masters pressing.)

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✨✧ Little MiltonHis Greatest Sides ... LP
Chess, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
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Little MiltonLittle Milton's Greatest Hits ... LP
Chess, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $4.99
Excellent 60s work from Little Milton – one of the few Chicago bluesmen of the 60s we actually dig! Milton always had a good deal of soul in his blues, and on these standout 60s tracks he really takes off – bridging worlds nicely, and crossing over to audiences who were digging sounds ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is lightly stained and wavy.)
 
 



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