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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 ... $10.99 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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Bo DiddleyBo Diddley – Chess Box (2CD box set) ... CD
Chess, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2CD ... $6.99
45 tracks on 2CDs! CD
(Please note that the outer box and large booklet are not included – just the CD's, packaged in three individual jewel cases. Small cutout hole through case and artwork.)

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Howlin WolfChess Box (3CD set) ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 3 CDs ... $29.99
A killer collection of Howlin Wolf material for Chess records – with two unreleased tracks, some rare interview material, and other rare cuts too! CD
(Out of print. Box has some very light wear, but this is a nice copy overall.)

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Etta JamesWho's Blue? – Rare Chess Recordings Of The 60s & 70s ... CD
Chess/Kent (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
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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MiraclesBad Girl/I Love Your Baby (Chess) ... 7-inch
Chess, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Later yellow label Blue Chip Series pressing.)

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VariousBest Of Chess Blues Vol 2 ... CD
MCA/Chess, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $1.99
Music from Howlin' Wolf, Elmore James, Sonny Boy Williamson, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Etta James, Little Milton & Koko Taylor. CD

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✨✧ Willie DixonWillie Dixon – Chess Box (2CD box set) ... CD
Chess, 1950s/Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
36 tracks on 2CDs – a rich collection of work from this legendary Chicago bluesman! CD
(Includes book and box!)

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✨✧ VariousBlack Gold – Samples, Breaks, & Rare Groove From The Chess Records Archives ... CD
Chess/Universal (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Incredible sounds from the Chess Records catalog – not the blues that you might know the label for, but a huge range of funk, soul, and jazz tracks from the headiest years of the 60s and 70s – a time when the Chicago scene was really turning out some incredible musical hybrids! As you'd guess from the title, all the cuts here have had a new life in recent years – thanks to samples by hip hop artists or other producers – but the original grooves are even better than the tracks that used them, and come together here to make one of the most mindblowing collections of Chess material we've ever heard! The package is nicely heavy on sounds from the Cadet/Concept years of the label – with more than a few contributions from producers Charles Stepney and Richard Evans – and the package features 42 wonderful tracks – including "Fonky Thang Diamon Ring" by The Dells, "Windmills Of Your Mind" by Dorothy Ashby, "I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun" by Rotary Connection, "Jelly Jam" by Jack McDuff, "The Getaway" by Alvin Cash, "In My Body's House" by Gene Chandler, "Cross Country" by Archie Whitewater, "Memory Band" by Rotary Connection, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by Jimmy Ponder, "Inside Out" by American Gypsy, "Go Go Power" by Sugar Pie DeSanto, "Shake It Up" by The Vibrations, "Up Above The Rock" by Ray Bryant, "Bad Moon Rising" by Bo Diddley, "Shoo Be Doo Be Doo Be Do Da Day" by Eddie Fisher, "Humpin Bumpin & Thumpin" by Andre Williams, "Who Got The Number" by Pigmeat Markham, "Walk On By" by Jo Ann Garrett, "Chocolate Candy" by Soulful Strings, "Got To Get Your Own (7" version)" by Reuben Wilson, "Hanky's Panky (7" version)" by Shirley Scott, "Liberation Conversation" by Marlena Shaw, "Look Of Love" by Monk Higgins, and "Think About It" by Odell Brown & The Organizers. CD

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Chess Vocal Groups ... LP
Chess, Late 50s/1960s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A killer collection of rare group soul from Chess – one that not only features doo wop work by The Moonglows and Flamingos, but also lots of rare material by The Radiants, The Knight Brothers, The Marathons, The Pastels, The Gems, The Miracles, The Sensations, The Dozier Bouys, and The Four Tops! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
 
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Lee Andrews & The HeartsLong Lonely Nights/Teardrops ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Chess Blue Chips Series pressing.)

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Chuck BerryAlmost Grown/Little Queenie ... 7-inch
Chess, 1959. Very Good- ... $5.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing, with a sticker.)

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✨✧ Chuck BerryAnthony Boy/That's My Desire ... 7-inch
Chess, 1959. Very Good+ ... $8.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Chuck BerryBio/Roll Em Pete ... 7-inch
Chess, 1973. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes jukebox strips)

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Chuck BerryChuck Berry In London ... LP
Chess, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
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 BerryMissing Berries – Rarities Vol 3 ... LP
Chess/MCA, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Titles include "Childhood Sweetheart", "Do You Love Me", "Big Ben Blues", "Let Me Sleep Woman", "Vacation Time", "Men & The Donkey", and more! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chuck BerryMy Ding-A-Ling/Johnny B Goode ... 7-inch
Chess, 1972. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Orange label pressing.)

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✨✧ Chuck BerryReelin' & Rockin'/Let's Boogie ... 7-inch
Chess, 1972. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes jukebox strips.)

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✨✧ Chuck BerryShake Rattle & Roll/Baby What You Want Me To Do ... 7-inch
Chess, 1975. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Ray BryantSlow Freight/Gotta Travel On ... 7-inch
Chess, 1975. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue Chip Series pressing.)

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Solomon BurkeMusic To Make Love By ... CD
Chess/Elemental (France), 1975. New Copy ... $9.99
An incredible record – a real standout in Solomon Burke's career! This set features him working with arrangements that are smooth, mellow, and sexy – very much in the Barry White and Isaac Hayes mode, a style that's a perfect fit for Solomon's voice, which was warm and deep back when White and Hayes were just kids! Gene Page did some of the arrangements with Solomon, and the record's a wonderfully unified session with a mellow 70s soul feel that's just great. Titles include "Everlasting Love", "Music To Make Love By", "Midnight & You", "You & Your Baby Blues", and "Let Me Wrap My Arms Around You". CD
(Limited edition!)

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Dave Baby CortezFiddle Sticks/Happy Week End ... 7-inch
Chess, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Stompin organ work from the great Baby Cortez! "Fiddle Sticks" is a lot harder than Dave's earlier hits – with some really searing Hammond, and a tone that almost sets your platter on fire! There's lots of raspy guitar backing him up – kind of chugging in an R&Bish mode! "Happy Weekend" is a romping groover too – rolling almost in a Bo Diddley mode, with Dave burning the organ over the top! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow & red label pressing. Label on "Fiddle Sticks" is clipped at the bottom.)

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✨✧ Dave Baby Cortez/Billy StewartRinky-Dink/Billy's Blues ... 7-inch
Chess, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... 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- ... $5.99
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 DiddleyBig Bad Bo ... CD
Chess/Get On Down, 1974. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
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 DiddleyGot My Own Bag Of Tricks ... LP
Chess, Late 50s/1960s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $24.99
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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Lowell FulsonHung Down Head ... LP
Chess, 1950s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
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 often comes across with some of those more sly, more wicked moments that have always made Fulson one of our favorites – almost a slightly jazz or funk undercurrent at points, and a bit different than the regular Chess groove. Titles include "Do Me Right", "Trouble Trouble", "Hung Down Head", "Tollin Bells", "Low Society", "Check Yourself", "That's All Right", and "I Want To Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear and a peeled spot on back.)

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Tony GideonWay You Move Me, Baby/Whatcha Gonna Do ... 7-inch
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Dale HawkinsSusie Q/La DoDa Da ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Chess Blue Chips Series pressing.)

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Monk HigginsHow Come?/Different Strokes (For Different Folks) ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
A great early single by Monk! Both sides are instrumental – and feature his lusty tenor work honking in and out of nice choppy funk grooves. "How Come?" has a good spacey sound, with great production and some really nice organ work. "Different Strokes" has a choppy vamp sound to it, and there's a nice jangly guitar solo in the middle! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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John Lee HookerIn The Mood/Let's Go Out Tonight ... 7-inch
Chess, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black shield label pressing. Label has a drillhole.)

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John Lee HookerReal Folk Blues ... CD
Chess, Late 60s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Howlin WolfChange My Way ... CD
Chess/Traffic, 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
(Sealed digipack pressing.)

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Howlin WolfOoh Baby/Tell Me What I've Done ... 7-inch
Chess, 1965. Very Good- ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Howlin' WolfI've Been Abused/Mr Airplane Man ... 7-inch
Chess, 1959. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue fade label pressing.)

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Howlin' WolfSitting On Top Of The World/Poor Boy ... 7-inch
Chess, 1957. Very Good+ ... $39.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Howlin' WolfWho's Been Talking/Tell Me ... 7-inch
Chess, 1960. Near Mint- ... $13.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Later orange label pressing.)

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Ahmad JamalAhmad's Blues ... CD
Chess, 1958. Used ... $3.99
Features the full Ahmad Jamal album on Argo, plus tracks from Portfolio Of Ahmad Jamal! CD

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Ahmad JamalPoinciana / Music, Music, Music. ... 7-inch
Chess, 1972. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Chess "Blue Chip Series".)

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✨✧ Etta JamesAt Last/All I Could Do Was Cry ... 7-inch
Chess, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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 JamesCome A Little Closer ... LP
Chess, 1974. Near Mint- ... $29.99
An excellent set of messed-up funky soul from Etta James – one of her killer early 70s sides for Chess! The album mixes together bluesy tracks and straight ahead soul – in a hip, bad-walking style that nicely updates Etta's older style for the 70s. The set includes a great funky cut called "Out On The Street Again", which sounds like it should be the theme to some blacksploitation film because it's got these cool strings, and a nice hard groove. Other cuts include "Power Play", "Mama Told Me", "You Give Me What I Want", and "Come A Little Closer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Etta JamesI Found A Love/Nothing From Nothing Leaves Nothing ... 7-inch
Chess, 1972. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(With jukebox strips.)

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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- ... $4.99
... 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+ ... $2.99
... 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 ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Laura LeeDirty Man/It's Mighty Hard ... 7-inch
Chess, Mid/Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 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- ... $6.99
... 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- ... $6.99
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- ... $9.99
... 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- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(70s Blue Chip Series pressing.)

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Milton Luce/Rod BernardDon't Break Your Promise To Me/This Should Go On Forever ... 7-inch
Chess, Mid/Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Chess Blue Chips Series pressing.)

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Willie MabonWorry Blues/I Don't Know ... 78 RPM
Chess, Early 50s. Fair ... $6.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels are discolored from age.)

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MoonglowsBlue Velvet – The Ultimate Collection ... CD
Chess, 1950s. Used 2 CDs ... $2.99
Fantastic double CD set that includes 44 tracks of the Moonglows amazing doo wop sides recorded for Chess in the 50's. This is some of the best doo wop ever recorded on the planet, and the track list includes such great cuts as "Secret Love", "Most of All", "In My Diary", "Penny Arcade", "Twelve Months Of The Year", "She's Alright With Me", "See Saw", "Over And Over Again", "Mr. Engineer", "Blue Velvet", "Lover, Love Me", "Sincerely", and lots of other cuts that you may be less familiar with. Super stuff, with a nice set of notes! CD
(Out of print. Please note this copy is missing the booklet – no booklet!)

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MoonglowsIn The Middle Of The Night/Soda Pop ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ MoonglowsToo Late/Here I Am ... 7-inch
Chess, 1957. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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MoonglowsWe Go Together/Chickie Um Bah ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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MoonglowsWhen I'm With You/See Saw ... 7-inch
Chess, 1956. Very Good ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Jimmy RogersChicago Bound ... LP
Chess, 1950s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
The title's an apt one here, as Jimmy Rogers was one of the many bluesmen who started out in the south, but headed to Chicago for greater fame – which was a good thing for Chess Records, who managed to come some of these great sides in the 50s! Rogers both sings and plays guitar – the later of which has a sometimes snakey quality that almost echoes a slight bit of jazz – a mode that recalls some of the inventions T Bone Walker was putting down at the time, but a little bit rootsier overall. Players on these sessions include Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Otis Spann, and Willie Dixon – and tracks include "Money Marbles & Chalk", "Ludella", "You're The One", "Back Door Friend", "I Used To Have A Woman", "Sloppy Drunk", "Blues Leave Me Alone", and "Walking By Myself". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Chess Masters pressing. Cover has a small cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Billy StewartBilly Stewart Teaches Old Standards New Tricks ... LP
Chess, 1966. Very Good ... $3.99
This was the follow-up LP to Billy Stewart's huge single of Gershwin's "Summertime", and it's got a similar approach of "funky soul takes on American pop music standards". "Summertime" isn't on the album, but all the tracks have a sound that falls in the same mode – with fantastic vocal pyrotechnics from Billy, and tight arrangements by Phil Wright that both groove hard, but have a sophisticated classy edge. Titles include "Temptation", "Who Can I Turn To", "Let's Fall In Love", "Exodus", "Fly Me to the Moon", and "Secret Love". Also includes a great version of "Every Day I Have the Blues", with a nice hard funky drum intro! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo 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 ... $2.99
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+ ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a drillhole.)

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✨✧ Billy StewartOnce Again/Sitting In The Park ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 50s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black shield label pressing.)

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Billy StewartReap What You Sow/Fat Boy ... 7-inch
Chess, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 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- ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue Chip Series pressing in the printed sleeve.)

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Kim TolliverCome & Get Me I'm Ready ... CD
Chess/Reel Music, 1973. Used ... $6.99
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, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Muddy WatersCan't Get No Grindin ... CD
Chess/Traffic, 1973. Used ... $6.99
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 WatersI Live The Life I Love/Evil ... 7-inch
Chess, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(70s orange label pressing.)

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Muddy WatersLonesome Room Blues/Messin' With The Man ... 7-inch
Chess, 1961. Very Good ... $7.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue fade label pressing.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersMcKinley Morganfield – AKA Muddy Waters ... CD
Chess/Traffic, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $4.99
A late 60s album on Chess Records – but one that serves to bring together all the best early work that Muddy Waters did for the label – including lots of original 45s and 78s! The range of music is really wonderful – the kind of tracks that first got Waters noticed in the first place – and although electric, a version of Chicago blues that still has a fair bit of rootsy touches too. The notes are great – a very detailed assessment of Muddy's music and career by Pete Welding – done at a key time before Waters hit bigger fame, and softened his edges a bit. Titles include "I'm Ready", "Honey Bee", "I Just Want To Make Love To You", "She Moves Me", "Kind Hearted Woman", "Too Young To Know", "I Want You To Love Me", "Rollin Stone", "Hoochie Coochie Man", "Long Distance Call", "Standing Around Crying", "Still A Fool", and "Walking Through The Park". CD
(Digipack pressing – still sealed.)

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Muddy WatersRead Way Back/I'm Your Doctor ... 7-inch
Chess, 1960. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Later orange label pressing.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersSail On (aka The Best Of Muddy Waters) ... CD
Chess/Traffic, Early 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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

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✨✧ Muddy WatersShe's Into Somethin'/Take The Bitter With The Sweet ... 7-inch
Chess, 1959. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue fade label pressing.)

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Muddy WatersUnk In Funk ... CD
Chess/Get On Down, 1974. Used ... $4.99
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 style that's a lot more rootsy than the title might imply! Instead of the electrified funky style that other Chess bluesmen were going for in the early 70s, or which Waters used on his late 60s albums, this one is a more back to basics set – with stripped down arrangements, and the kind of electric down homey feel that must have been big with the college kids. Pinetop Perkins plays piano on the set, and Carey Bell Harrington throws in a lot of harmonica. Titles include "Electric Man", "Trouble No More", "Unk In Funk", "Everything Gonna Be Alright", "Waterboy Waterboy", and "Rollin & Tumblin". CD
(Sealed digipack pressing.)

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✨✧ Andre WilliamsStroke/Cadillac Jack ... 7-inch
Chess/Blue Chip, Late 60s/1970s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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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✨✧ Sonny Boy WilliamsonBummer Road ... CD
Chess, 1957/1958/1960. Used ... $7.99
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 liner notes, recording details, and more – in addition to pulling together sides that hadn't appeared on album before. Titles include "Little Village" – which is 12 minutes long, and interestingly marked as "not suitable for airplay" – plus "She Got Next To Me", "Santa Claus", "Unseen Eye", "I Can't Do Without You", "Temperature 110", and "This Old Life". CD
(Out of print.)

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Reuben Wilson & The Cost Of LivingGot To Get Your Own/Tight Money ... 7-inch
Chess/Dynamite Cuts (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $15.99
Two funky nuggets from the rare album that organist Reuben Wilson cut with a funk group for Chess Records in the 70s! "Got To Get Your Own" is fantastic – with a really unusual rhythm, and a sweet keyboard line that dips along beautifully with the bassline and vocals! "Tight Money" is tighter and snappier – and a great funk cut too! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousAmerica's Musical Roots ... LP
Chess/Festival, 1950s/1960s. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Features work by Muddy Waters, Memphis Slim, John Lee Hooker, Little Walter, Howlin Wolf, Bo Diddley, and other Chess Records artists! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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VariousBlues Avalanche – Recorded Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland ... LP
Chess, Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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VariousMurray The K's Gassers For Submarine Race Watchers ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Features work by The Shirelles, The Chantels, The Moonglows, The Students, The Tokens, The Pastels, Little Anthony & The Imperials, and The Harptones. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing in a barcode cover, with some stuck-on cellophane.)

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✨✧ Chuck BerryBack In The USA/Memphis, Tennessee ... 7-inch
Chess, 1959. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Both of these cuts have been covered countless times over the years – but there's nothing like their original readings by Chuck Berry – raw, romping, and filled with that wicked mix of early rock and blues instrumentation that made Berry such an influence in the 50s! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Chuck BerryBroken Arrow/Childhood Sweetheart ... 7-inch
Chess, 1959. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing.)

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✨✧ Chuck BerryCarol/Hey Pedro ... 7-inch
Chess, 1958. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue fade label pressing.)

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✨✧ Chuck BerryChuck Berry's Greatest Hits ... LP
Chess, Late 50s/Early 60s. Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Chuck's classic work for Chess/Checker – featuring tunes like "Roll Over Beethoven", "Rock & Roll Music", "Johnny B Goode", "Nadine", "Maybelline", "Sweet Little 16", "Thirty Days", and "Memphis". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Chess pressing. Cover has aging, edge wear, surface wear, and a strip of tape on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Chuck BerryJohnny B Goode/Around & Around ... 7-inch
Chess, 1957. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing.)

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✨✧ Chuck BerryLet It Rock/Too Pooped To Pop ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Chuck BerryMaybellene/Wee Wee Hours ... 78 RPM
Chess, Mid 50s. Fair ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels are faded, but it is still possible to read them.)

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✨✧ Chuck BerryNadine (Is It You?)/O Rangutang ... 7-inch
Chess, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue fade label pressing.)

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✨✧ Chuck BerryNo Particular Place To Go/You Two ... 7-inch
Chess, 1964. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black shield label pressing.)

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✨✧ Chuck BerryPromised Land/Things I Used To Do ... 7-inch
Chess, 1965. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue fade label pressing in a Chess sleeve.)

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✨✧ Chuck BerryRock & Roll Music/Blue Feeling ... 7-inch
Chess, 1957. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Chuck BerrySan Francisco Dues ... LP
Chess, Early 70s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the weirdest Chuck Berry albums ever – and one of the greatest, too! The sound here is very different than the hard rockin Berry of the early days – and the record's got kind of a laidback, trippy, and slightly bluesy approach – one that has Chuck singing in these homey vocals we really love, and playing guitar with this kind of watery tone that's really unique – almost airy, but still with a bit of bite – and really quite hard to peg! Backing is relatively spare – electric and acoustic piano, rhythm guitar, bass, and drums – and the whole thing is very rootsy, with tracks that include "Your Lick", "Festival", "Bordeux In My Pirough", "My Dream", "Viva Rock & Roll", "Lonely School Days", and "Let's Do Our Thing Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent Get On Down reissue.)

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✨✧ Chuck BerrySweet Little Sixteen/Reelin & Rockin ... 7-inch
Chess, 1958. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Chuck BerryWelcome Back Pretty Baby/It Wasn't Me ... 7-inch
Chess, 1965. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a drillhole.)

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✨✧ Dave Baby CortezHot Cakes (1st & 2nd Serving) ... 7-inch
Chess, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black shield label pressing with jukebox strip.)

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✨✧ John Lee HookerMad Man Blues ... LP
Chess, 1950s/1960s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive collection of John Lee Hooker work for Chess Records – with titles that include "Ground Hog Blues", "Down At The Landing", "Louise", "Walkin The Boogie", "Worried Life Blues", "Hey Boogie", "You Know I Know", "Union Station Blues", "Please Don't Go", "High Priced Woman", "It's My Own Fault", "Sugar Mama", "In The Mood", "Leave My Wife Alone", and "Just Me & My Telephone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has light wear and a lightly stained & wavy corner.)

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✨✧ Howlin WolfMoanin In The Moonlight ... LP
Chess, 1959. Very Good ... 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 much! Wolf's vocals are wonderful throughout – archetypal, but not nearly as cliched as some of his contemporaries came to sound – with a timeless feel that really holds up throughout. Titles include "Smokestack Lightnin", "No Place To Go", "All Night Boogie", "Evil", "I Asked For Water", "Forty Four", and "Somebody In My Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo blue fade label pressing.)

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✨✧ Howlin WolfReal Folk Blues (Original Master Recording gold CD with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess/Mobile Fidelity, 1966. Used ... Temporarily 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 different years – from 1956 to 1965 – and the later tunes show the more trademark style that Wolf was adapting in the mid 60s as his star was beginning to rise with younger audiences around the world. Tracks were penned by Wolf or Willie Dixon – and titles include "Killing Floor", "Tail Dragger", "Natchez Burnin", "Ooh Baby, Hold Me", "Built For Comfort", "My Country Sugar Mama", and "Sittin On Top Of The World". CD
(Out of print gold CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Etta JamesAll The Way Down/Lay Back Daddy ... 7-inch
Chess, 1973. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(With jukebox strips.)

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✨✧ Etta JamesHer Best ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Loads of classics from Etta James' Chess Records years – 20 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Pigmeat MarkhamHere Comes The Judge/The Trial ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 funky numbers by Pigmeat! "Here Comes The Judge" is a great take on the famous routine – with some tight Gene Barge backings that start with some great drum bits, as Pigmeat calls out the routine between the funky grooves! "The Trial" is straight comedy, with no music – but still nice. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Chess sleeve, with a price sticker remnant.)
 
 
 



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