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✨✧ Bo DiddleyWhere It All Began ... LP
Chess, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Nasty nasty funk from the great Bo Diddley – one of his rare funky 70s classics for Chess – produced by Johnny Otis with a really tripped-out groove! The album's got an edge that seems to go even farther than some of Bo's other Chess work at the time – and picks up the full-on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bo Diddley/Muddy Waters/Little WalterSuper Blues ... LP
Chess, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Chicago blues trifecta – and the first time ever that Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, and Little Waters ever worked together! The set's got a raw power that definitely lives up to the title – a wicked mix of raw guitars, rough rhythms, and some wonderfully soulful vocals – all served ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label mono pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Paul GaytenChess King Of New Orleans ... LP
Chess, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the first great R&B artists on the New Orleans scene in the 50s – and one who never got the same sort of fame as some of his contemporaries! Yet that doesn't stop Paul Gayten from being one of the greats – as you'll hear on this excellent collection that brings together a ... (Soul, Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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John Lee HookerHouse Of The Blues (140 gram vinyl) ... LP
Chess, Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A rootsy cover, and some rootsy blues to match – a fairly stripped down session from John Lee Hooker –- and one that mostly just features vocals and guitar, plus some occasional added guitar and piano! Most of the recordings here are from the early 50s, pulled together in a full LP at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Howlin WolfHis Greatest Sides Vol 1 (colored vinyl) ... LP
Chess/Jackpot, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... On August 26, 2016
Titles include "Evil", "Spoonful", "No Place To Go", "Down In The Bottom", "Who's Been Talkin", "Wang Dang Doodle", and "Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy". LP, Vinyl record album

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Howlin WolfHowlin Wolf/Moanin In The Moonlight – Two In One ... CD
Chess, 1959. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 WolfLondon Sessions ... LP
Chess, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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✨✧ Howlin WolfMoanin In The Moonlight (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Chess, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Elmore James/John BrimWhose Muddy Shoes ... LP
Chess, 1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great entry in the Chess Heritage Series at the end of the 60s – one that features rare 50s Chicago recordings by Elmore James, plus some even more obscure sides by lesser-known singer John Brim! James' style is well known, and well-executed here – rough and raw, but with a good ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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Etta JamesAt Last (plus bonus tracks) (green vinyl pressing) (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Argo/Chess/Jackpot, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... On August 26, 2016
Wonderfully sophisticated soul from Etta James – a real departure from the raw shouting R&B of earlier years, and perfectly set to sparkling arrangements by the great Riley Hampton (who'd had similar success with Walter Jackson, Lorez Alexandria, and other Chicago soul stars.) Hampton's ... (Soul, Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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JB LenoirNatural Man ... LP
Chess, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
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
(Original 60s pressing.)

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✨✧ Little MiltonLittle Milton – Chess Blues Masters Series ... LP
Chess, 1960s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Classic Chess Records material from Little Milton – plus a full side of unreleased material – Live At The Burning Spear! Titles include "Grits Ain't Groceries", "I Stand Accused", "We're Gonna Make It", "Blind Man", "Who's Cheating Who" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing! Cover has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Little WalterComplete Chess Masters – 1950 to 1967 (limited edition 5CD set) ... CD
Chess/Hip-O Select, 1950s/1960s. Used 5 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The most beautiful and complete package of recordings by blues & soul harp deity Little Walter you could ever hope for – the Complete Chess Masters 1950-1967 – as gorgeously assembled a single artist set as any other we can think of in Hip-O Select's Chess Records series! The set ... read more CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a sticker.)

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✨✧ Little WalterConfessin' The Blues ... LP
Chess, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A comprehensive look at some great recordings from Little Walter – sides recorded for Chess Records from 1953 to 1963 – offering up a decade's worth of evolution in his style! But even at the start, Walter was better than most of his generation – a heck of a great harmonica ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Vintage Series pressing with pink & green labels. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Willie MabonBlues Roots Vol 16 – I'm A Heart Regulator ... LP
Chess, 1950s/Early 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
Rare Chess work from Chicago pianist and singer Willie Mabon – an artist who never hit the heights of some of his contemporaries, but was a key part of the Chicago scene in the 50s! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersBrass & The Blues ... CD
Chess, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A unique mid 60s Chess session from Muddy Waters – one with a very different feel than usual, and a good dose of soul too! As you might guess from the title, Muddy gets some full backings on this set – not exactly a large brass section, but a set of Chicago soul-styled backings handled ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersComplete Plantation Recordings – The Historic 1941 to 1942 Library Of Congress Field Recordings ... CD
Chess, 1941/1942. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Muddy WatersFathers & Sons ... LP
Chess, 1969. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the biggest albums of Muddy Waters' career – a key crossover effort that has Waters as the "father" working with "sons" Paul Butterfield and Michael Bloomfield! The style here is still quite rootsy overall – and the double-length session features one album ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Italian pressing on Frog.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersTrouble No More – Singles 1955 to 1959 ... LP
Chess, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Muddy Waters & Howlin WolfMuddy & The Wolf ... LP
Chess, Early 70s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(80s pressing.)
 
 



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