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✨✧ Chuck BerryLondon Sessions ... LP
Chess, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
Chuck Berry makes the same London move as some of his other Chess Records contemporaries – and the result is one of Chuck's best albums from the later years! The set's not as star-studded as other efforts of this nature – but that's fine with us because Chuck really shines as the lead ... (Soul, Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label 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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✨✧ Bo Diddley/Chuck BerryTwo Great Guitars ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer stuff – and way different than albums by both players – especially Chuck Berry! Each side has one long track – one in "Chuck's Beat", one in "Bo's Beat" – in which each guitarist is given the chance to really stretch out and do his thing alongside ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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✨✧ Bo Diddley/Muddy Waters/Little WalterSuper Blues ... LP
Chess, 1967. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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
(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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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. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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 WolfLondon Sessions ... LP
Chess, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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.)

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✨✧ Howlin WolfMoanin In The Moonlight (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Chess, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
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 WolfReal Folk Blues ... CD
Chess, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 WatersAt Newport 1960 ... LP
Chess, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Muddy Waters makes a classic appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival – playing a folksy set of blues in the years before the festival had turned more strongly towards that sort of music! The performance is surprisingly well-recorded – at a level that's similar to Waters' earlier studio ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has some wear and splitting.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersLondon Muddy Waters Sessions ... LP
Chess, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Muddy Waters hits London – and records here with Rory Gallagher on guitar, Rick Grech on bass, and Steve Winwood on piano and organ – plus horns back home, arranged by Johnny Pate! LP, Vinyl record album
(Great 70s pressing, in a textured gatefold cover!)

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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 WatersYou Shook Me – The Complete Chess Masters Volume 3 – 1958 to 1963 (limited edition 2CD set) ... CD
Chess/Hip-O Select, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A deep deep selection of work from these very formative years of Muddy Waters – recordings that really have him taking off tremendously – and moving strongly towards the superstardom that would follow in the 60s and 70s! Muddy sings more than plays guitar here – and you can ... read more CD
 
 



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