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✨✧ Big Bill Broonzy & Washboard SamBig Bill Broonzy & Washboard Sam ... LP
Chess, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Original Chess Masters pressing.)

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Bo DiddleyLondon Bo Diddley Sessions ... LP
Chess, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
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(Orange label pressing. Cover has a split top seam & some light wear.)

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Bo DiddleyWhere It All Began ... LP
Chess, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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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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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John Lee HookerJohn Lee Hooker (Chess Masters Double LP) ... LP
Chess (UK), 1982. Near Mint- 2LP ... $24.99
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(Cover has some edge wear.)

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✨✧ John Lee HookerReal Folk Blues ... LP
Chess, Mid 60s. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
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(Original Chess Masters pressing.)

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✨✧ Howlin WolfHis Greatest Sides Vol 1 ... LP
Chess, Mid 50s-Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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
(80s pressing.)

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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 ... $10.99 11.98
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 WolfMoanin In The Moonlight ... LP
Chess, 1959. Used ... 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
(80s MCA Original Chess Masters pressing.)

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✨✧ Howlin WolfReal Folk Blues ... CD
Chess, 1966. Used ... $4.99
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. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Elmore James/John BrimWhose Muddy Shoes (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess (Japan), 1950s. Used ... $6.99
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 CD
(Includes obi.)

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Koko TaylorWhat It Takes – The Chess Years ... CD
Chess, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $7.99
Landmark work by one of the hippest gals on the Chicago scene of the past 50 years – blues singer Koko Taylor, an artist who also had a heck of a lot of soul as well! Titles include "I Got What It Takes", "Um Huh My Baby", "Twenty Nine Ways", "I Don't Care ... read more CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersBest Of Muddy Waters ... CD
Chess, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Less a "best of" than an early full album that brings together some of Muddy Waters' earliest recordings for Chess – a great collection of early singles recorded in Chicago between 1950 and 1954! The work's relatively spare and rootsy overall – a great example of Chicago ... read more CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersCan't Get No Grindin ... LP
Chess, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Muddy Waters can't get no grinding – but that's hardly a problem, given the strength of this sweet early 70s set! The album marks Muddy's return to more basic Chicago blues after his funky electric period on Chess – but the set's still got some of the trippier touches of a few years ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(90s Original Chess Masters pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersElectric Mud ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1968. Used ... 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, ... read more CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)
Also available Electric Mud ... LP 9.99

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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 WatersMuddy Waters Woodstock Album ... CD
Chess, 1975. Used ... $4.99
Muddy kicks it live in the studio at Woodstock with a number of rock and/or blues luminaries in toe for this mid 70s gig – including the great Pinetop Perkins on piano, Paul Butterfield on harmonica, and Levon Helm on bass and drums! Interestingly, the set is much more of return to the ... read more CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersMuddy Waters Woodstock Album ... LP
Chess, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Muddy kicks it live in the studio at Woodstock with a number of rock and/or blues luminaries in toe for this mid 70s gig – including the great Pinetop Perkins on piano, Paul Butterfield on harmonica, and Levon Helm on bass and drums! Interestingly, the set is much more of return to the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
Also available Muddy Waters Woodstock Album ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Muddy WatersUnk In Funk ... LP
Chess, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Muddy Waters definitely put the "unk" in funk – although back in his day, the word meant something different than in the 70s! This set features some great late Muddy for Chess – produced in conjunction with Ralph Bass, Muddy's longtime associate in the studio, and done with a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with paste-on cover. Shrinkwrap has a very small hole in front.)
 
 



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