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✨✧ Sugarboy CrawfordSugarboy Crawford – Chess Blues Masters ... LP
Chess, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the only full albums to ever feature the Chess Records material by New Orleans blues legend Sugarboy Crawford – a really well-done 70s set that brings together a host of rare singles with detailed notes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing! Cover has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Bo DiddleyBig Bad Bo ... LP
Chess, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Heavy funk from the legendary Bo Diddley – one of his amazing comeback albums from the early 70s for Chess, all of which are plenty darn great! For this set, Bo's traded in the scratchy guitar mode of his classic work for a sweeter, tighter funk-based sound – a groove that's supported ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lowell FulsonComplete Chess Masters – The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection ... CD
Chess, Mid 50s-Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $26.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lowell FulsonHung Down Head ... CD
Chess, 1950s. Used ... $8.99
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

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✨✧ John Lee HookerHouse Of The Blues (140 gram vinyl) ... LP
Chess, Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 WolfChester Burnett Aka Howlin Wolf ... LP
Chess, 1950s/Early 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
A really well done collection of work recorded by Howlin Wolf for Chess – put together in the early 70s, but featuring sides from the 50s and 60s. The album's got a good set of notes by Pete Welding, and tracks that include "Down In The Bottom", "Forty Four', "My Country ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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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 (delayed)
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, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily 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 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 WolfLondon Sessions ... LP
Chess, 1970. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Howlin WolfMessage To The Young ... LP
Chess, 1971. Very Good ... $39.99
Funky blues work from Howlin Wolf – his key entry into the funked-up genre that Chess Records was cutting at the end of the 60s with other blues artists like Etta James, Bo Diddley, and Muddy Waters! As on records with those artists, Wolf's older modes are updated here for a hipper, younger ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, partially split top seam, and a touch of marker on the front.)

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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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✨✧ 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 (delayed)
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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✨✧ Willie MabonBlues Roots Vol 16 – I'm A Heart Regulator ... LP
Chess, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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Memphis SlimReal Folk Blues ... LP
Chess, 1950s/Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Memphis Slim's installment in this excellent LP series from Chess – 60s packagings of earlier recordings done by key bluesmen in the Chicago scene, with slightly improved fidelity but enough of the "real folk blues" sound to warrant the title! Instrumentation here is a bit more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s orange label stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersFolk Singer ... LP
Chess, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s French pressing.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersFolk Singer (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 group features Buddy Guy, Willie Dixon, and Clifton James. The sound is really spare, evocative, and true – the album ... read more CD

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✨✧ Sonny Boy WilliamsonReal Folk Blues ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not as folksy as you might think from the title – thanks to a really powerful presentation by Sonny Boy Williamson! The style here has echoes of Bo Diddley or Jimmy Reed's sense of rhythm – a more upbeat and electrified Chicago approach than Chess was serving up a decade before – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Original Chess Masters pressing – sealed!)

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Chess Blues ... LP
MCA/Chess, 1950s/1960s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)
 
 



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