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✨✧ Bo DiddleyBo Diddley (Chess LP - guitar cover) ... LP
Chess, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
Fantastically twangy! We never tire of Bo Diddley's incredible guitar work – and you'll get plenty of it in this early album he cut for Chess, a tasty batch of 12 tracks, all original tunes with a stripped-down gutbuckety sound – rough, raw rhythms that feature plenty of Bo's gritty ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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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/Muddy Waters/Little WalterSuper Blues ... LP
Chess/Get On Down, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... 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

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✨✧ John Lee HookerHouse Of The Blues (140 gram vinyl) ... LP
Chess, Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)... 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 WolfBack Door Wolf (with bonus track) ... CD
Chess, 1973. Used ... $5.99
Later Chess work by Howlin Wolf, but done in a rootsier electric mode that's similar to his earlier forays for the label! The set's from the years when Chess was backing off that great funk approach they brought to blues work at the end of the 60s – kind of a "back to basics" ... read more CD

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✨✧ Howlin WolfHowlin Wolf (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Chess/Friday Music, 1962. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily 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 ... $4.99 9.98
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 ... Temporarily 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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Elmore James/John BrimWhose Muddy Shoes (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess (Japan), 1950s. Used ... $11.99
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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✨✧ JB LenoirJB Lenoir – Chess Masters ... LP
Chess, 1950s. Used 2LP ... 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 pressing.)

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JB LenoirNatural Man (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess (Japan), Mid 50s. Used ... $9.99
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 CD
(Inclubes obi.)

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Muddy WatersBest Of Muddy Waters ... LP
Chess, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $29.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(60s blue label mono pressing. Cover has a cutout grommet and a small name written on back, otherwise nice!)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersFathers & Sons ... LP
Chess, 1969. Used 2LP Gatefold ... 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
(Cover has a cutout notch, a bit of marker, and some seam splitting covered with clear tape and a sticker.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersFolk Singer ... LP
Chess, 1963. Used ... 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 pressing.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersReal Folk Blues ... LP
Chess, 1950s. Very Good ... $9.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent European reissue.)

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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
(Out of print.)

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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 white label promo pressing.)

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Sonny Boy WilliamsonReal Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues ... CD
Chess/MCA, Early 60s. Used ... $7.99
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(Tray card has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Sonny Boy WilliamsonSonny Boy Williamson ... LP
Chess, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One in a series of double LP compilations Chess put out in the 70s collecting some of the classic blues sides in their catalog. As near as we can tell, these raw folk blues numbers were mostly issued as 45s, featuring Sonny Boy on vocals and harp, with sidemen that include Muddy Waters, Robert Jr ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing on Vogue. Cover has an ink stamp on front and some heavy wear on the spine.)
 
 



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