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Chuck BerryLondon Sessions ... LP
Chess, 1972. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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
(Orange label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch & light wear.)

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Big Bill Broonzy & Washboard SamBig Bill Broonzy & Washboard Sam ... CD
Chess, 1962. Used ... $2.99
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.)
Also available Big Bill Broonzy & Washboard Sam ... LP 14.99

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Big Bill Broonzy & Washboard SamBig Bill Broonzy & Washboard Sam ... LP
Chess, 1962. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Chess Masters pressing.)
Also available Big Bill Broonzy & Washboard Sam ... CD 2.99

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Lowell FulsonHung Down Head ... LP
Chess, 1950s. Sealed ... $19.99
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 is torn corner and is cracked at the opening, held with clear tape. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Buddy GriffinI Got A Secret/You Keep Me Guessing ... 7-inch
Chess, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
(Funky 45's, Blues) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has stickers.)

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Buddy GuyI Was Walking Through The Woods ... CD
Chess, Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
Buddy Guy reached much bigger fame on later labels, but he sounds pretty darn great here in a set of early recordings done for Chess – all sides recorded in the first half of the 60s, when Buddy represented one of the best talents in a new generation of bluesmen rising up in Chicago! The ... read more CD

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✨✧ John Lee HookerJohn Lee Hooker Plays & Sings The Blues (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Chess, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... 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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✨✧ 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)... $28.99 29.98
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 WolfMessage To The Young ... LP
Chess, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
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

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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. Cover has some wear & waviness.)

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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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Howlin WolfMore Real Folk Blues ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1967. Used ... $4.99
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 ... $1.99
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 JamesAll The Way Down/Lay Back Daddy ... 7-inch
Chess, 1973. Near Mint- ... $6.99
(Funky 45's, Blues) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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.)
Also available At Last ... LP 59.99

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✨✧ JB LenoirNatural Man ... LP
Chess, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily 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 LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Italian pressing on Carosello, in a white border cover.)

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Little WalterBest Of Little Walter Vol 2 ... CD
Chess, Mid 50s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Memphis SlimMemphis Slim ... CD
Chess, Early 50s. Used ... $4.99
Really tremendous work from Memphis Slim – a set of early 50s recordings for Chess Records, most of which have a style that mixes equal parts jazz and blues! Slim's definitely got some bluesy phrasing in his piano, but he also echoes an older generation of jazz pianists too – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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JImmy NelsonTell Me Who/Her Last Bye Bye ... 7-inch
Chess, 1963. Near Mint- ... $29.99
(Funky 45's, Blues) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black label pressing. Label has a drillhole.)

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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 WatersChess Box (3CD set) ... CD
Chess, Late 40s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 3CDs ... $19.99
... CD
(Out of print. Includes original box, book and CDs in their cases – all in good shape!)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersChess Box (3CD set) ... CD
Chess, Late 40s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, please note that this is the 3 CDs in individual cases & book. Does not include the outer box.)
Also available Chess Box (3CD set) ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Muddy WatersElectric Mud ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1968. Used ... Temporarily 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
Also available Electric Mud ... LP 18.99

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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 Original Chess Masters pressing.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersManish Boy/Young Fashioned Ways ... 7-inch
Chess/Third Man, 1954. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe one of the most famous Muddy Waters songs ever recorded – served up here in all its fantastically raw glory! The tune's got Waters playing a famous electric guitar vamp that may well have become the blueprint for countless bar bands to come – but serving up the lyrics with a wit ... (Funky 45's, Blues) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Beautiful reissue pressing – even in a vintage-style Chess sleeve!)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersMuddy Waters Sings Big Bill Broonzy ... LP
Chess, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Big Bill in the title is Big Bill Broonzy – a key influence on midcentury bluesmen all over the US, and paid tribute to nicely here by Muddy Waters! Given this tribute approach, the sound's a bit rootsier than some of Waters' other work for Chess at the time – a bit more emphasis ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Chess Masters pressing.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersRare & Unissued ... CD
Chess, Late 40s/1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Rare and unissued work from Muddy Waters – mostly from his first decade at Chess Records – a time when both Waters and the label were helping reinvent the sound of blues in the postwar years! Muddy's already-released material is already so strong, it's hard to imagine the need for a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersReal Folk Blues ... CD
Chess, 1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic packaging of Muddy Waters' famous early work for Chess Records – brought together with a cover and title that pitch him strongly towards the growing folk movement of the time! And, although most of these tracks were recorded in Chicago, with some electric guitar in the mix, there's ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Muddy WatersRollin Stone/Walkin Blues ... 7-inch
Chess/Third Man, 1950. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
A classic early tune from Muddy Waters – one that might not have changed the world when it was released at the start of the 50s – but later gave the famous group their name! The tune's a wonderful mix of raw rural and early electric Chicago blues modes – spare, but extremely ... (Funky 45's, Blues) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Beautiful reissue pressing – even in a vintage-style Chess sleeve!)

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Muddy WatersShe's All Right/Sad Sad Day ... 7-inch
Chess/Third Man, 1953. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
A fantastic Muddy Waters track from the early 78rpm years – a tune that's got this unbelivable folding together of fuzzy guitar and hypnotic vocals – almost a trance-like take on Chicago blues, and proof that even at the start, Muddy was onto something new! "Sad Sad Day" is ... (Funky 45's, Blues) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Beautiful reissue pressing – even in a vintage-style Chess sleeve!)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersThey Call Me Muddy Waters ... LP
Chess, 1950s/1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rich collection of Muddy Waters' famous work for Chess Records – put together in the 70s, but featuring tracks from his earliest days in the studio, up through the key electric years of the 60s! The package pulls together some real gems – including work with Little Walter and James ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s French pressing. Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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Muddy Waters & Howlin WolfMuddy & The Wolf ... LP
Chess, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $16.99
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(80s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Sonny Boy WilliamsonBummer Road ... LP
Chess, 1957/1958/1960. Near Mint- ... $19.99
No bummer here, as the set's a really great one – filled with late 50s Chess Records sides by Sonny Boy Williamson – a number of which are previously unissued! The package does a great job of reviving this material for a newly-informed blues audience of the modern age – giving ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. This copy was sealed, but opened to determine pressing and remains unplayed. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Jimmy WitherspoonSpoon So Easy – The Chess Years ... LP
Chess/MCA, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $0.99
(Vocalists, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousChess Blues (4CD box set) ... CD
Chess/MCA, Late 40s/1950s/1960s. Used 4 CDs ... $24.99
A great overview of rare blues material from the legendary Chess Records – with 101 songs in all, including 19 previously unissued tracks! CD
(Out of print. BMG direct pressing, but with box and book in nice shape.)

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VariousChess Blues Classics 1957 to 1967 ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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VariousChess Rhythm & Roll (4 CD set) ... CD
Chess/MCA, Late 40s/1950s/1960s. Used 4 CDs ... $43.99
Not just rock and roll – but some rare Chess R&B, soul, and even a bit of rockabilly too! Excellent track selection – with some unreleased gems! (Soul, Blues) CD
(Out of print, outer box has some edgewear, a small price sticker & mark through barcode.)
 
 



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