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Mitty CollierShades Of Mitty Collier – The Chess Singles 1961 to 1968 ... CD
Chess/Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
A mighty helping of music from the overlooked Mitty Collier – a 60s soul singer on Chess Records, and one who was every bit as great as bigger label stars like Etta James or Fontella Bass! Like both of those singers, Mitty's got a voice that grabs you right from the get-go – a deeply soulful approach to her music that's really fresh and without cliche – especially considering she got her start belting out tunes years before some of the bigger names in 60s female soul, and managed to keep things mighty real all the years she was working at Chess. Production and arrangements here are all top shelf – handled by Phil Wright, Riley Hampton, and others – and the CD offers up 24 gems from Mitty's years at Chess – the a-sides of all 15 singles cut for the label, plus 9 more great tunes from the flips! Titles include "Everybody Makes A Mistake Sometimes", "Gotta Get Away From It All", "I've Got Love", "I Had A Talk With My Man", "Walk Away", "My Party", "Sharing You", "That'll Be Good Enough For Me", "Git Out", "Watching & Waiting", "Like Only Yesterday", "No Faith No Love", "I'm Your Part Time Love", and "Miss Loneliness". CD

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Sugar Pie De SantoGo Go Power – The Complete Chess Singles 1961 to 1966 ... CD
Chess/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A much-needed look at the mighty Sugar Pie DeSanto – a singer who really rocked Chess Records back in the 60s! DeSanto came to the label already boasting one hell of a groove – a rock-solid sense of rhythm that made all of her tunes groovers right from the get-go – and a raw vocal power that easily rivaled, if not beat, that of Etta James – her labelmate at Chess, and partner on a few duet tracks here! The collection's a non-stop soul party throughout – as upbeat as Northern Soul, but with plenty of deep soul elements as well – and it's the first time many of these cuts have been brought together on CD, and certainly never before as wonderful as this. Kent serves up some great notes and vintage photos with the package – the latter of which show Sugar Pie in action on stage, clearly one of the sexiest singers to work the circuit back in the 60s! Titles include "In The Basement (parts 1 & 2)", "Soulful Dress", "Witch For A Night", "Ask Me", "Good Timin", "Mr & Mrs", "Mama Didn't Raise No Fools", "Crazy Lovin", "There's Gonna Be Trouble", "Jump In My Chest", "Somewhere Down The Line", "Use What You Got", "Never Love A Stranger", "I Love You So Much", "Go Go Power", and "I Don't Wanna Fuss". CD

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John Lee HookerHis Best Chess Sides ... CD
Chess, Early 50s/Mid 60s. Used ... $1.99
With 15 tracks including "Mad Man Blues", "Leave My Wife Alone", "Please Don't Go", "High Priced Woman", "The Waterfront", and "One Bourbon, One Scotch, and One Beer". CD
(Out of print.)

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John Lee HookerMore Real Folk Blues (Chess collection pressing) ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1966. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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MiraclesBad Girl/I Love Your Baby (Chess) ... 7-inch
Chess, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Later yellow label Blue Chip Series pressing.)

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Jimmy RogersComplete Chess Recordings Vol 2 (Chess collection pressing) ... CD
Chess/MCA, Mid/Late 50s. Used ... $6.99
Includes 26 tracks. CD
(Out of print.)

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Muddy WatersChess Box (3CD set) ... CD
Chess, Late 40s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 3 CDs ... $19.99
Classic Muddy Waters on Chess Records – 72 tracks in all, including 10 previously unissued tracks! CD
(Out of print and in great shape! Individual CD's have small cutout holes through case and artwork.)

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Muddy WatersMuddy Waters On Chess Vol 1 – 1948 to 1951 ... CD
Chess/Vogue (France), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $4.99
With 20 tracks including "Gypsy Woman", "Train Fare Home", "Whiskey Blues", "Canary Bird", "Walking Blues", "Kind-Hearted Woman", and "Too Young To Know". CD
(Out of print.)

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Muddy WatersMuddy Waters On Chess Vol 2 – 1951 to 1959 ... CD
Chess/Vogue (France), 1950s. Used ... $4.99
With 20 tracks including "Still A Fool", "Standing Around Crying", "Mannish Boy", "Crawlin' Kingsnake", "Just To Be With You", and "Southbound Train". CD
(Out of print.)

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Muddy WatersOne More Mile – Chess Collectibles Vol 1 ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
With 41 tracks, including lots of previously unreleased tracks from the Chess vaults. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersComplete Aristocrat & Chess Singles As & Bs – 1947 to 1962 (4 CD set) ... CD
Aristocrat/Chess/Acrobat, Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. Used 4CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features 97 tracks including "Little Anna Mae", "I Can't Be Satisfied", "Rollin' & Tumblin' (parts 1 & 2)", "Sad Letter Blues", "Honey Bee", "My Fault", "Mad Love", "Please Have Mercy", "I'm Ready", "I'm A Natural Born Lover", "My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble", "Manish Boy", "Ooh Wee", "Tiger In Your Tank", and more. CD
(Official Acrobat CDr release.)

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✨✧ VariousChess Blues (4CD box set) (NO BOX) ... CD
Chess/MCA, Late 40s/1950s/1960s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great overview of rare blues material from the legendary Chess Records – with 101 songs in all, including 19 previously unissued tracks! Music from Clarence Samuels, Andrew Tibbs, Sunnyland Slim, Muddy Waters, Little Johnny Jones, Memphis Slim, Howlin' Wolf, Eddie Boyd, Elmore James, Little Walter, Billy Boy Arnold & more. CD
(Please note that this set does not include the outer box, just the 4CDs in individual jewel cases & the booklet.)

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✨✧ Buddy GuyBuddy's Blues – The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection ... CD
Chess, 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Etta JamesWho's Blue? – Rare Chess Recordings Of The 60s & 70s ... CD
Chess/Kent (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A far-reaching set of hard-to-find 60s & 70s recordings by the great Etta James for Chess/Cadet – ranging from vibrant funk to slow cooking R&B, stripped down brassy blues and string accented jazzy numbers – diverse stuff held together by all around impeccable craft and the flat out amazing singing of Etta! The recordings were cut from the mid 60s to early 70s for the most part, and made in Chicago, Muscle Shoals, Nashville, New Jersey and LA. Such a sprawling collection would bog down a lesser singer, but in this case it shows just how versatile Etta James is, even if the records didn't always hit the charts. 24 tracks in all: "Only A Fool", "Seven Day Fool", "You're A Fool" (Etta slays a lotta fools in this set), "Fire", "My Man Is Together", "Let Me Know", "Nobody But You", "Take Out Some Insurance", "Sweet Memories", "Do Right", "Can't Shake It" and many more. CD

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✨✧ Koko TaylorWhat It Takes (Chess collection pressing) ... CD
Chess/MCA, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... 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 Who Knows", "Blue Prelude", "What Came First The Egg Or The Hen", "Insane Asylum", "Wang Dang Doodle", and "Bills Bills & More Bills". CD

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✨✧ VariousChess Blues Classics 1957 to 1967 ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1950s/1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, Elmore James, Etta James, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor & John Lee Hooker. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Lee Andrews & The HeartsLong Lonely Nights/The Clock ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue and silver label pressing. Label A is wrinkled.)

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Chuck BerryAnthony Boy/That's My Desire ... 7-inch
Chess, 1959. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Chuck BerryBio/Roll Em Pete ... 7-inch
Chess, 1973. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes jukebox strips)

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Chuck BerryChuck Berry In London ... LP
Chess, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
One of the most continually inventive musicians from the rock years on Chess – stepping out here for a UK performance! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Chuck BerryChuck Berry's Golden Decade (70s pressing) ... LP
Chess, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A classic collection of Chuck Berry's early genius – a set that introduced his best cuts to a new younger audience in the 70s! All the work here is from the early Chess Records days – and titles include "Deep Feeling", "Wee Wee Hours", "Nadine", "Brown-Eyed Handsome Man", "Roll Over Beethoven", "Thirty Days", "Havana Moon", "Too Much Monkey Business", "School Days", "Reelin & Rockin", "Oh Baby Doll", "Too Pooped To Pop", "Round & Round", "Rock & Roll Music", and "Back In The USA". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Chuck BerryLondon Sessions ... LP
Chess, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
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 star out front, on both vocals and guitar – getting some great gritty backing from players who include Derek Griffiths and Owen McIntyre on guitar, Ian McLagen and Dave Kaffinetti on piano, and Rick Gretsch on bass. The set features a mix of London studio recordings and a few live tracks – and titles include "I Will Not Let You Go", "London Berry Blues", "Let's Boogie", "Mean Old World", "Johnny B Goode", and "I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a center split top seam.)

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Chuck BerryReelin' & Rockin'/Let's Boogie ... 7-inch
Chess, 1972. Good ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Chuck BerryRock N Roll Rarities ... LP
Chess/MCA, Mid 50s-Mid 60s. Near Mint- 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Chuck BerryShake Rattle & Roll/Baby What You Want Me To Do ... 7-inch
Chess, 1975. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Tony ClarkeEntertainer/This Heart Of Mine ... 7-inch
Chess, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black label pressing.)

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Tony ClarkePoor Boy/Fugitive Kind ... 7-inch
Chess, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
2 nice numbers from Tony Clarke – best known for "The Entertainer", but a really great singer who cut some fine singles for Chess! "Poor Boy" is as sad as it sounds – a downbeat number that has Tony singing in a good mix of deep and sweet styles! "Fugitive Kind" is wonderful too – with a groove that's a bit like Tony's hit, but a bit more contemplative – just great for the lyric! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a cutout hole. Black label Chess pressing with a drillhole.)

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Mitty CollierI Had A Talk With My Man/Sharing You ... 7-inch
Chess, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(70s Blue Chip Series pressing.)

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Dave Baby Cortez/Billy StewartRinky-Dink/Billy's Blues ... 7-inch
Chess, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue Chip Series pressing.)

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DellsThere Is/O-O, I Love You ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Wonderful Chicago soul from The Dells! "There Is" is a strident Charles Stepney track, with insane production, and a hook that just won't quit! "O-O, I Love You" is much more in their older harmony style, and has a very classic group sound! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue Chip Series pressing in the printed sleeve.)

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Bo DiddleyGot My Own Bag Of Tricks ... LP
Chess, Late 50s/1960s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
A nice little collection of Bo Diddley's earlier work for Chess – put together in the early 70s, when Bo was in his Black Gladiator phase, as pictured on the cover – but featuring the rawer, rougher grooves of his initial recordings in the late 50s and early 60s! The Bo Diddley groove hardly needs an introduction from us – and the 24 tracks on the set are a perfect illustration of his blinding mix of fast rhythms, choppy guitar, and comical vocals – a sound that made Bo's work some of the most striking R&B of the time! Titles include "I'm Man", "Pretty Thing", "Before You Accuse Me", "Who Do You Love", "Hey Bo Diddley", "Say Man", "I'm Looking For A Woman", "Road Runner", "Cops & Robbers", "Story Of Bo Diddley", and "Hush Your Mouth". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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✨✧ Bo DiddleyWhere It All Began ... LP
Chess, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
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 Otis funky mode by leaning hard on the drums, pulling up the bass, and bringing in a trio of female lovelies to back up Bo on vocals! Gloria Scott's one of the vocalists on the album, and Shuggie Otis even joins in on the funky party with some sweet guitar! But even with all this help, Bo's still the star of the story – and his massive chugging approach to guitar is moving full steam ahead on the set – really ripping a groove through a great batch of original tracks that include "Take It All Off", "I've Had It Hard", "Good Thing", "Bad Trip", "Infatuation", "Bo Diddley-Itis", "Woman", and "Look At Grandma". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bo Diddley/Chuck BerryTwo Great Guitars ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $33.99
Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry come together in a really unique album for Chess Records in the 60s – and that's saying a lot, given all the groundbreaking sounds we heard from that label at the time! The format is quite unusual – as each side features a long instrumental jam that really lets the guitarists work out their differences – in modes that are almost proto-funk more than blues, rock, or soul – with lots of wicked guitar lines that are way ahead of their time in terms of recording space! The long tracks are "Chuck's Beat" and "Bo's Beat" – but the duo also shine brilliantly on the shorter tunes "Liverpool Drive" and "When The Saints Go Marching In". LP, Vinyl record album
(Checker piece label pressing – nice and heavy!)

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Reverend CL FranklinWhat Of The Night ... LP
Chess, 1972. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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Tony GideonWay You Move Me, Baby/Whatcha Gonna Do ... 7-inch
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Woody HermanDouble Exposure ... LP
Chess/Cadet, Late 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
Forget everything you know about Woody Herman – and enjoy this amazing record! The album compiles sides that Woody recorded at the end of the 60s, when he was working with the Chess/Cadet team on some fantastic funky big band material. Most of the tracks feature arrangements by Richard Evans, the genius behind many of the best Chess soul recordings – and he gives the tracks a funky sound that you'd never expect from Woody Herman. The whole album's a total delight, and we never tire of listening to it – especially the version of "Ponteio", plus "The Hut", "Sex Machine", "Lancaster Gate", "Light My Fire", and a great early version of Donny Hathaway's "Flying Easy"! Hathaway also plays organ on some tracks, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout notch.)

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John Lee HookerReal Folk Blues ... LP
Chess, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(60s mono blue fade label pressing. Cover has some aging and a cutout hole.)

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Howlin WolfChange My Way ... CD
Chess/MCA, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
Almost a decade's worth of great work from Howlin Wolf – late 50s and early 60s recordings done for Chess Records in Chicago, nicely packaged up here in an archival series album with full notes on the sessions and music! Nearly all tracks are originals by Wolf – aka Chester Burnett – and instrumentation includes a fair bit of surprisingly noisy guitar, plus piano, bass, drums, and some nice tenor on a few tracks. Titles include "Love Me Darlin", "I Walked From Dallas", "Just Like I Treat You", "I've Been Abused", "Don't Laugh At Me", "I Better Go Now", "New Crawlin King Snake", and "Hidden Charms". CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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Howlin WolfHis Greatest Sides Vol 1 (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Chess/Jackpot, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
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 from 1954 through 1965 – showing a great development over the space of a decade, but no departure at all from that core energy that made Wolf one of the key figures to transform the sound of blues in the postwar years. Other players include Hubert Sumlin on guitar, Otis Spann on piano, Willie Dixon on bass, and JT Brown on tenor – and 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
(Limited edition colored vinyl!)

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Howlin WolfMore Real Folk Blues ... LP
Chess, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $59.99
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 vocals right up front in the lead, often supported by just a bit of electric guitar to emphasize the more sinister notes in the tunes. All tracks are originals by Wolf (aka Chester Burnett) – and titles include "Just My Kind", "I've Got A Woman", "Work For Your Money", "I'll Be Around", "You Can't be Beat", "You Gonna Wreck My Life", "I Love My Baby", "Neighbors", "I'm The Wolf", "Rocking Daddy", "Who Will Be Next?", and "I Have A Little Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue fade label stereo pressing without deep groove, matrix ending in 1A. Cover has an Electronically Altered For Stereo sticker, some ring & edge wear, and a small peeled spot and some remnants from sticker removal on front.)

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Howlin' WolfWho's Been Talking/Tell Me ... 7-inch
Chess, 1960. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Later orange label pressing.)

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Etta JamesAt Last (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Argo/Chess, 1960. Used ... $3.99
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 and again over the years – but the whole record's wonderful, and handled with this new level of soul sophistication by arranger Riley Hampton – the great Chicago talent who'd reach similar heights in his charts for singers that include Lorez Alexandria and Walter Jackson. Hampton's dark use of strings brings out a whole new side of James' brilliance – a quality that raised Etta James up out of the R&B ghetto, and forever put her into the legions of legendary 60s soul stars! Titles include the perennial classic "At Last", plus "All I Could Do Was Cry", "Tough Mary", "Sunday Kind Of Love", "Anything To Say You're Mine", and "Trust In Me". Includes 4 bonus tracks – "My Heart Cries", "Spoonful", "It's A Crying Shame", and "If I Can't Have You". CD

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Etta JamesAt Last/All I Could Do Was Cry ... 7-inch
Chess, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
2 fantastic tracks from Etta James – both of them raw and bluesy, but also sophisticatedly soulful! "At Last" is one of her all-time greats, a sweetly done number that always breaks our heart, set to impeccable arrangements that show that Etta can move from the rough R&B crowd with ease. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue Chip Series pressing in the printed sleeve.)

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Etta JamesSomething's Got a Hold On Me/Fool That I Am ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow label Blue Chip Series pressing.)

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Etta JamesTrust In Me/Stop The Wedding ... 7-inch
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Mid 70s Blue Chip Series pressing.)

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Bette LaineRock A Bye Rock/A Broken Heart ... 7-inch
Chess, 1957. Good ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Laura LeeDirty Man/It's Mighty Hard ... 7-inch
Chess, Mid/Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Chess sleeve.)

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Laura LeeMan With Some Backbone/As Long As I Got You ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Chess sleeve, with jukebox strip.)

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Laura LeeWanted: Lover, No Experience Necessary/Up Tight Good Man ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Great early work from Laura Lee – recorded in Muscle Shoals before her later work with Hot Wax! "Wanted" is a great little groover – a light bit of funk in the rhythm, and a jumping groove that pushes Laura's vocals over the top, singing a very catchy lyric in the "want ad" mode! "Up Tight Good Man" is her great version of the Penn/Oldham southern soul classic – done in a slowly burning style that brings out all the charm of the tune! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Chess sleeve.)

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Johnny LemacSippin' Wine/Yoke, Stroke With Me Baby ... 7-inch
Chess, 1971. Very Good- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Plays with a skip on "Sippin Wine".)

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Little MiltonPoor Man/If Walls Could Talk ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(70s Blue Chip Series pressing.)

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Little MiltonWho's Cheating Who/Feel So Bad ... 7-inch
Chess, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(70s Blue Chip Series pressing.)

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Moms MableyI Got Somethin To Tell You! ... LP
Chess, 1963. Very Good ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black and silver label pressing.)

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Moms MableyMoms Wows ... LP
Chess, 1961. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Willie MabonWorry Blues/I Don't Know ... 78 RPM
Chess, Early 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Memphis SlimMemphis Slim ... LP
Chess, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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 – especially the late 30s boogie crowd. Yet his vocals at times also have some surprisingly sophisticated elements, almost that transformation of blues that took place on the west coast in the postwar years – with singers like Charles Brown or Johnny Moore. We never would have thought to put Memphis Slim in the same territory as that late 40s LA scene, but the sound here definitely has a link – especially when tenor or alto sax come into the grooves. Great stuff all around – and titles include "Marack", "Havin Fun", "Mother Earth", "Slim's Blues", "Really Got The Blues", and "Tijuana". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Original Chess Masters pressing. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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MoonglowsMoonglows ... LP
Chess, Late 50s/1976. Very Good+ ... $1.99
70s compilation that brings together some of the best Chess doo wop sides recorded by The Moonglows – simply stunning tunes that are some of our favorite vocal group recordings of the time! The set's got one unissued track – "Sweeter Than Words" – plus titles that include "Let's Go", "Thrill Me", "We Go Together", "Ten Commandments Of Love", "Foolish Me", "The Masquerade Is Over", "Secret Love", and "Slow Down". LP, Vinyl record album

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MoonglowsWe Go Together/Chickie Um Bah ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 50s. Very Good ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jackie RossHaste Makes Waste/Wasting Time ... 7-inch
Chess, 1964. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a drill hole.)

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Jackie Ross/Laura LeeSelfish One/Dirty Man ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue Chip Series pressing.)

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Billy StewartI'm In Love (Oh, Yes I Am)/Crazy 'Bout You Baby ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
Two beautiful cuts of rollin' soul by this great vocalist. "I'm In Love" is a bouncy jumpy soul cut with soaring vocals, and "Crazy Bout You Baby" is a good catchy cut with a nice hook. Both treasures by Billy – sung in his totally unique style! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Billy StewartOl' Man River/Every Day I Have The Blues ... 7-inch
Chess, Mid/Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a drillhole.)

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Billy StewartReap What You Sow/Fat Boy ... 7-inch
Chess, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue fade label pressing. Label has a bit of pen.)

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Billy StewartSummertime/I Do Love You ... 7-inch
Chess, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue Chip Series pressing in the printed sleeve.)

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Tommy Tucker/VibrationsHi Heel Sneakers/Watutsi ... 7-inch
Chess, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(70s Blue Chip Series pressing.)

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Muddy WatersBaby Please Don't Go ... CD
Chess/Vogue (France), 1960s. Used ... $9.99
Includes "It's All Over", "When The Eagle Flies", "County Jail", "Two Steps Forward", "My Life Is Ruined", and "I Got My Mojo Working (Part 1)" – 17 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print. Part of Vogue's Living The Blues series)

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Muddy WatersCan't Get No Grindin ... CD
Chess/Traffic, 1973. Used ... $5.99
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 before – laid out in a much more spare, basic way! The guitar has a weird quality at times – possibly from the way the electric piano comes across at points – almost a bit like Sun Ra's rocksichord, with all the freaky fuzz that might imply! The harmonica almost feels electric too – and all three instruments come together with a nicely offbeat quality that's really head and shoulders above the usual from the Chicago scene. Titles include "Funky Butt", "After Hours", "Garbage Man", "Love Weapon", "Muddy Waters' Shuffle", and "Mother's Bad Luck Child". CD
(Sealed digipack pressing.)

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Muddy WatersClouds In My Heart/Ooh Wee ... 7-inch
Chess, 1959. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing with a peeled spot on the A side.)

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Muddy WatersI Live The Life I Love/Evil ... 7-inch
Chess, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(70s orange label pressing.)

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Muddy WatersMore Real Folk Blues ... LP
Chess, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A 60s album, but one that's filled with some of the earliest recordings Muddy Waters made for Chess Records – all wrapped up in a title that proclaims his music as the real deal! The instrumentation here is all quite spare – varying combinations of electric guitar, harmonica, piano, and bass – all topped by Waters' wonderfully twanging vocals, heard here at a level that's still extremely fresh and without cliche! The tunes are the sort that bar bands have been ruining for decades, but they still sound great in the originals – and titles include "Sad Letter", "Gonna Need My Help", "Train Fare Blues", "Too Young To Know", "Honey Bee", "My Life Is Ruined", and "She's All Right". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Muddy WatersReal Folk Blues ... CD
Chess, 1950s. Used ... $3.99
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 a definitely folksy quality to most of the numbers – a down-home feel that's nice and gritty, stepping along with spare instrumentation alongside the vocals. Titles include "Mannish Boy", "Screamin & Cryin", "Just To Be With You", "Walkin Blues", "Walkin Through The Park", "Same Thing", and "Canary Bird". CD
(Out of print.)

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Muddy WatersRollin' Stone – The Golden Anniversary Collection ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1950s/1960s. Used 2 CDs ... $26.99
More classic blues than you could hope to shake a stick at – a 2CD set that features 50 tunes from Muddy's famous years at Chess Records! The set's brimming over with good stuff – classic and obscure numbers alike, going way past a simple "greatest hits" set. Titles include "Long Distance Call", "Evan's Shuffle", "Appealing Blues", "Rollin Stone", "Sad Letter Blues", "Kind Hearted Woman", "I Can't Be Satisfied", "Mean Disposition", "Good Lookin Woman", "Little Geneva", "Canary Bird", "Rollin & Tumblin (parts 1 & 2)", "Lonesome Day", "Stuff You Gotta Watch", and "All Night Long". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Muddy WatersSail On (aka The Best Of Muddy Waters) ... CD
Chess/Traffic, Early 50s. Used ... $2.99
A classic 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 – most originally issued on 78rpm singles, and beautifully presented in this set! The work's relatively spare and rootsy overall – a great example of Chicago blues in its formative years, with some traces of a more southern style still in the mix – and titles include "Hoochie Coochie Man", "I'm Ready", "Rollin Stone", "Honey Bee", "She Moves Me", "I Can't Be Satisfied", "Standing Around Crying", "Long Distance Call", and "I Just Want To Make Love To You". CD
(Digipack pressing – still sealed.)

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Muddy WatersThey Call Me Muddy Waters ... CD
Chess, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $6.99
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 Cotton on harmonica, and Otis Spann on piano – and the album's also got some nice historical notes that document the original recordings. Titles include "Crawlin Kingsnake", "County Jail", "They Call Me Muddy Waters", "Find Yourself Another Fool", "Kinfolk's Blues", "Making Friends", "Blind Man", "Howling Wolf", "Two Steps Forward", and "Bird Nest On The Ground". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Muddy Waters & Howlin WolfMuddy & The Wolf ... CD
Chess, Early 70s. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Andre WilliamsStroke/Cadillac Jack ... 7-inch
Chess/Blue Chip, Late 60s/1970s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Funky late 60s work from the great Andre Williams – reissued here on a Chess Blue Chip pressing from the 70s! "The Stroke" is one of Andre's greatest numbers – a slapping funky groover with twangy guitar over bass over drums, all supporting a groove that's got Andre talking his way through the tune, bad-rapping in that unique style that's always made him one of our favorites! "Cadillac Jack" is a bit slower and chuggier – with a similar style, but done in more of a bluesy mode. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue Chip Series pressing in the printed sleeve.)

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VariousAristocrat Of The Blues – The Best Of Aristocrat Records ... CD
Chess/MCA, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
A great collection with 56 tracks including work by Muddy Waters, Sunnyland Slim, The Five Blazes, Forrest Sykes, Robert Nighthawk, Leroy Foster, Duke Jenkins Aristocrats, and Little Johnny Jones. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousDance Tunes From The Vault – Vol 2 ... LP
Chess, 1964. Very Good ... $5.99
Chess compilation of some popular dance tunes of the time. The Vibrations are featured the most with such songs as "The Watusi", "The New Hully Gully", "Let's Pony Again", and "Continental With Me Baby". Other tracks include "The Madison" by Al Brown's Tunetoppers featuring Cookie Brown, "Mashed Potatoes" by Ned Kendricks & The Swans, "The Walk" by Jimmy McCracklin and "Popeye" by Lamont Anthony. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Label has some pen. Cover has light ring wear and some age discoloration.)

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VariousTreasure Tunes From The Vault – As Advertised On WLS ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good ... $0.99
A classic compilation of "oldies", put together back in the day when most of the tunes were only a few years old! The compilation was done by Chess in conjunction with Chicago pop powerhouse station WLS – and it's got a great goofy photo on the front that features all of the young rock DJs at LS in front of a large silver dollar! Titles include "But I Do" by Clarence Henry, "So Fine" by The Fiestas, "A Thousand Stars" by Kathy Young, "Money" by Barrett Strong, "Tonight I Fell In Love" by The Tokens, and "Oh Julie" by The Crescendos. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Gene Ammons & Sonny StittJug & Sonny (jug & corn cover – purple border) ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice little album – featuring some of the sides that Gene Ammons cut "off contract" for Chess/Argo during the early 60s, and ones that feature him paired with Sonny Stitt, his longtime partner in legendary tenor battles from the 50s. The two horns aren't really locked in combat here, but they do complement each other nicely on the album's mellow groovers and ballad tracks. Titles include "Cha Bootie", "Tenor Eleven", "The Last Mile", and "Full Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has a cut corner and some wear. Label has an old price sticker.)

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✨✧ Gene Ammons with Marry GrahamBless You/My Foolish Heart ... 78 RPM
Chess, Late 40s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Chuck BerryNo Particular Place To Go/You Two ... 7-inch
Chess, 1964. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Chuck BerrySweet Little Sixteen/Memphis ... 7-inch
Chess, 1958. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a drillhole.)

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✨✧ Solomon BurkeBack To My Roots (180 gram pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Chess/Anagram, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really great record from Solomon Burke – and one that's quite different than his early work on Atlantic Records! Solomon's not going for his roots, and instead works with help from Sylvia Robinson and the team over at All-Platinum Records – to get kind of a pre-Sugarhill dose of mellow soul and New Jersey hipness that really sets this one apart! Unlike so many other 70s acts, Solomon never made the trip to Philly to record during the decade – but this album is maybe the closest we'll get – with that slightly rawer edge that always made the New Jersey records so great! Case in point is a tasty track by Ray and Goodman of the Moments, called "Over and Over", which is a wonderful mellow modern soul track – very different than anything Solomon ever recorded – heard here alongside other cuts that include "Life Has Its Ups & Downs", "Everybody's Got To Cry Sometime", "I'm Going Back To My Roots", "Burning For Your Love", "Night and Day", "Precious Flower", and "I'll Never Stop Loving You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pressing – first time reissue – on 180 gram vinyl!)

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✨✧ DellsDells (Greatest Hits) ... LP
Chess/MCA, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A collection of tracks recorded during the late 60s and early 70s – when the Dells were at their peak, recording at Cadet with arrangers and producers like Charles Stepney, Bobby Miller, and Don Davis. Titles include "Love Is Blue (I Can Sing A Rainbow)", "There Is", "Give Your Baby A Standing Ovation", "The Love We Had Stays On My Mind", and "My Pretending Days Are Over". 11 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Bo DiddleyBig Bad Bo ... CD
Chess/Get On Down, 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily 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 strongly with electric studio arrangements from Wade Marcus – used here in very nice contrast to Diddley's rougher vocals and guitar! The style's got a bit more electric jazz touches than some of the other Chess blues funk records from the time – but the overall sound is still bound to please any funk fan – and titles include "Bite You", "Stop The Pusher", "You've Got a Lot Of Nerve", and the breakbeat classic "Hit Or Miss"! CD

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✨✧ Bo DiddleyDefinitive Collection ... CD
Chess/Universal, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features 20 tracks including "I'm A Man", "Pretty Thing", "Who Do You Love?", "Mona", "Before You Accuse Me", "Diddley Daddy", "Say Man", "I Can Tell", and "Crackin' Up". CD

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✨✧ Bo Diddley & Chuck Berry/Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, & Bo DiddleyTwo Great Guitars/Super Super Blues Band ... CD
Chess/BGO (UK), 1964/1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of amazing all-star albums from Chess Records – back to back on a single CD! First up is Two Great Guitars – in which Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry come together in a really unique album for Chess Records in the 60s – and that's saying a lot, given all the groundbreaking sounds we heard from that label at the time! The format is quite unusual – as each side features a long instrumental jam that really lets the guitarists work out their differences – in modes that are almost proto-funk more than blues, rock, or soul – with lots of wicked guitar lines that are way ahead of their time in terms of recording space! The long tracks are "Chuck's Beat" and "Bo's Beat" – but the duo also shine brilliantly on the shorter tunes "Liverpool Drive" and "When The Saints Go Marching In". Next is The Super Super Blues Band – a group that definitely lives up to its name – given that the lineup features the Chess Records stalwarts Bo Diddley, Howlin Wolf, and Muddy Waters! The set's maybe a bit more in the mode of Wolf or Waters than some of Bo's own records – although there's a bit of that riffing spark of his at times – and the tracks are often nice and long, with more than enough room to make you feel like Phil Chess gave these guys plenty of space in the studio to hang out, and find the right way to interact. As much as we love Chess albums with short songs and a soulful punch, we really appreciate it when they can break format and open up on a session like this – which really helps create a unique moment on record! Titles include "Goin Down Slow", "Long Distance Call", "Sweet Little Angel", "Ooh Baby & Wrecking My Love Life", and "Spoonful". CD

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✨✧ Rory GallagherCleveland Calling (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Chess, 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real gem for fans of Rory Gallagher – and a very unique recording that sees the light of day here for the first time ever! The set features Rory playing acoustic, doing a performance in a radio studio in Cleveland in 1972 – a very different setting than some of his albums of the period, and one that shows just what a completely charming individual he could be in a close-up setting! Titles include "Bankers Blues", "The Cuckoo", "Gypsy Woman", "Out Of My Mind", "Pistol Slapper Blues", "Don't Know Where I'm Going", "Blow Wind Blow", and "Should've Learned My Lesson". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jackie HarrisPeace/Talk Is Cheap ... 7-inch
Chess, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Howlin WolfSpoonful/Howlin' For My Darling ... 7-inch
Chess, 1960. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue fade label pressing, a Chess sleeve, with some pen and a few wrinkles.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisAnother Voyage ... CD
Verve/Chess, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet, funky, and outtasite – one of Ramsey Lewis' greatest albums of the 60s – cut under the supervision of Chicago soul maestro Charles Stepney! The album's an amazing mix of jazz, funk, and the more baroque and spacey elements – that were running through the Chicago soul and jazz scene of the time – all coming together under the guidance of Lewis and Stepney, with a sound that points the way towards countless 70s recordings to come! Highlights include a bit of kalimba from drummer Maurice White, some great guitar from Phil Upchurch, and plenty of tasty electric keys from Ramsey himself – really laying back in a righteous kind of groove – hitting new heights on tunes that include "Bold and Black", "If You've Got it, Flaunt It", "Do What You Wanna", "Cecile", "Wanderin Rose", and "Opus #5". CD
(Out of print, cutout mark through back of digipack case.)

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✨✧ MoonglowsIn The Middle Of The Night/Soda Pop ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ MoonglowsTheir Greatest Sides ... LP
Chess, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We couldn't think of a better title for this one – as every track is a winner! The Moonglows are, to us, doo wop at its best – hanging here between the rough styles of earlier years, and the overproduced work of later ones. The group are working near accapella here – with just a bit of rhythmic backing and guitar – in a style that glides with effortless magic that few other groups, no matter how great, could ever hope to match! Titles include "Ten Commandments Of Love", "In My Diary", "Sincerely", "Blue Velvet", "Penny Arcade", "Over & Over Again", and the sublime "Most Of All". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Sugar Hill pressing. Cover has some edge wear.)

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✨✧ Harvey Scales & The Seven SoundsFunky Yolk/The Yolk ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two very funky cuts from Harvey Scales, recorded back in the day when he was a much funkier artist than in later years! Both cuts have a hard and heavy Andre Williams feel – lots of raw guitar and horns, in a perfect funky 45 mode! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Kim TolliverCome & Get Me I'm Ready ... CD
Chess/Reel Music, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the deepest soul records ever issued by Chess Records – and the album wasn't even done in Chicago! The album's the only full effort issued under the name of Kim Tolliver – a singer who'd worked previously for Fantasy as Kimberley Briggs – and it's a sublime effort from Tolliver and husband Fred Briggs, who'd worked together previously on work for Stax by Margie Joseph! The style here is quite unique – a mix of Kim's southern soul-styled vocals with some fuller, richer touches – almost in the same way that Gloria Scott comes across on her classic album with Barry White – but a bit more rough around the edges overall. The production is amazing – with a great sense of space and style – and some key use of echo that really underscores the emotion of the tunes. A good part of the album was recorded in Miami – with echoes of the TK modes of the time – but other recording was also done in Cleveland, which might account for the more unique aspects of the set. Regardless of location, though, the album's a tremendously individual effort – a bold, raw statement from Tolliver – filled with emotion that few of her contemporaries could match, and free of any crossover soul cliches that were really bogging down other artists at the time. Most tracks here are original – as original in conception as the sound of the record – and titles include "The Other Side Of Town", "The Way He Used To", "She Don't Know You Like I Do", "Takin A Woman's Stand", "I'm Losing The Feeling", "Learn To Get Along Without You", and "I Need You/Drop Whatever You're Doing". CD
(Out of print.)

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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 blues in its formative years, with some traces of a more southern style still in the mix – and titles include "Hoochie Coochie Man", "I'm Ready", "Rollin Stone", "Honey Bee", "She Moves Me", "I Can't Be Satisfied", "Standing Around Crying", "Long Distance Call", and "I Just Want To Make Love To You". CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousChicago Radio Soul ... CD
Chess/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really great look at a special side of the Chess Records soul catalog of the 60s – tracks that were very big on Chicago airwaves in the label's home town, yet which hardly got much play at all in the rest of the country! The collection's put together by Robert Pruter – the man who (literally) wrote the book on Chicago soul – and it's a wonderful portrait of soul in the Windy City of the 60s, with strands of music that nicely differ from the overplayed hits in later years. The collection also stands as a super-strong tribute to the never-ending genius of Chess Records – a label that never seems to let us down whenever we uncover a soul single we've never heard before! Titles include "Shy Guy" by The Radiants, "No Faith No Love" by Mitty Collier, "I Can't Help Myself" by The Gems, "Love Is A 5 Letter Word" by James Phelps, "A Thousand Miles Away" by Jo Ann Garrett, "Selfish One" by Jackie Ross, "Strange Feeling" by Billy Stewart, "The Creeper" by Freddy Robinson, "Peak Of Love" by Bobby McClure, "Lonely Girl" by Andrea Davis, "This Heart Of Mine" by Tony Clarke, "Bossa Nova Bird" by The Dells, and "Only Time Will Tell" by Etta James. CD

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✨✧ Chuck BerryChuck Berry's Golden Decade ... LP
Chess, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A classic collection of Chuck Berry's early genius – a set that introduced his best cuts to a new younger audience in the 70s! All the work here is from the early Chess Records days – and titles include "Deep Feeling", "Wee Wee Hours", "Nadine", "Brown-Eyed Handsome Man", "Roll Over Beethoven", "Thirty Days", "Havana Moon", "Too Much Monkey Business", "School Days", "Reelin & Rockin", "Oh Baby Doll", "Too Pooped To Pop", "Round & Round", "Rock & Roll Music", and "Back In The USA". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label 70s pressing. Cover has some wear, aging, and splitting in the top seam.)

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✨✧ Howlin WolfChange My Way ... CD
Chess/Traffic, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Almost a decade's worth of great work from Howlin Wolf – late 50s and early 60s recordings done for Chess Records in Chicago, nicely packaged up here in an archival series album with full notes on the sessions and music! Nearly all tracks are originals by Wolf – aka Chester Burnett – and instrumentation includes a fair bit of surprisingly noisy guitar, plus piano, bass, drums, and some nice tenor on a few tracks. Titles include "Love Me Darlin", "I Walked From Dallas", "Just Like I Treat You", "I've Been Abused", "Don't Laugh At Me", "I Better Go Now", "New Crawlin King Snake", and "Hidden Charms". CD
(Sealed digipack pressing.)
Also available Change My Way ... CD 3.99
 
 
 



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