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Bo DiddleyBo Diddley (Chess) ... LP
Chess, 1958. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Fantastically twangy! We never tire of Bo Diddley's incredible guitar work – and you'll get plenty of it in this early album he cut for Chess, a tasty batch of 12 tracks, all original tunes with a stripped-down gutbuckety sound – rough, raw rhythms that feature plenty of Bo's gritty guitar over the top! The cover's got a picture of Bo holding a conventional hollow-body – nice and echoey, and a bit different than his later trademark square guitar – but the sound is still loud and proud throughout. Titles include "Bo Diddley", "I'm A Man", "Hey Bo Diddley", "Bring It To Jerome", "Say Bossman", "Diddley Daddy", "Hush Your Mouth", and "Who Do You Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Original Chess Masters pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Lowell FulsomLowell Fulson – Chess Blues Masters Series ... LP
Chess, Mid 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Is it Fulsom or Fulson? We're not going to try and present ourselves as the authority, but what we can tell you is this collection features 27 tracks from the man, mostly raw blues, though a number of cuts are more produced, with full horn section and piano complementing Fulsom's guitar and vocals, and mostly issued as 45s, though many of the numbers were previously unreleased at the time this collection was put together in the mid 70s. The best numbers are stripped down, lean and raw – and titles include "I Want To Know", "Lonely Hours", "It's A Long Time", "Rollin' Blues", "Love 'N Things", "Love Grow Cold", "Hung Down Head", "Someday Baby", "I Want To Make Love To You", "Rock This Morning", "Rock 'Em Dead", 'Worry Worry", "I'm Glad You Reconsidered", "Blue Shadows", "Why Don't You Write Me" and "Blue Soul", plus loads more! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing in the textured cover, with a cutout notch.)

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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 ... $0.99
... CD

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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 ... $14.99
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 WatersChess Box (6LP Box Set) ... LP
Chess, Late 40s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Near Mint- 6LP Box Set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Box is lightly bumped at the top right corner.)
Also available Chess Box (3CD set) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Jimmy WitherspoonSpoon So Easy – The Chess Years ... LP
Chess/MCA, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Vocalists, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 90s issue. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Willie DixonWillie Dixon – Chess Box (3LP set) ... LP
Chess, 1950s/Early 60s. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... Out Of Stock
36 tracks on 3 LPs! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet. NOTE – Box top is stained on the inside along the bottom. Box has a cutout hole.)
 
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✨✧ Jackie BrenstonRocket 88 ... LP
Chess, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the only full sets we've ever seen to document the great run of singles cut by Jackie Brenston in the early 50s – work initially done in Memphis, as a real precursor to that city's soul scene – and later cut also in Chicago, with a really hard-wailing approach! The set's titled after "Rocket 88" – a track many folks call the first rock and roll song ever – recorded at Sun Studios in Memphis by Sam Philips, with Ike Turner as the real bandleader – before Chess took over the single, and then started recording Jackie up in Chicago. Titles include "Rocket 88", "I Want To See My Baby", "Jackie's Chewing Gum", "88 Boogie", "Pat Meat Is Greasy", "True Love", "The Blues Got Me Again", and "Lovin Time". (Soul, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 90s Italian issue. Cover is lightly stained at the bottom 3 inches.)

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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 Berry/Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, & Bo DiddleyTwo Great Guitars/Super Super Blues Band ... CD
Chess/BGO (UK), 1964/1968. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
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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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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John Lee HookerGold ... CD
Hip-O/Chess, 1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 2CD ... $9.99
With 35 tracks including "Louise", "Leave My Wife Alone", "Dimples", "Hobo Blues", "I'm Bad Like Jesse James", "Red House", "Tupelo", and "Boom Boom". CD

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Howlin WolfChange My Way ... CD
Chess/Traffic, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
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.)
Also available Change My Way ... CD 3.99

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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.)
Also available Change My Way ... CD 2.99

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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 WolfMoanin In The Moonlight ... LP
Chess, 1959. Near Mint- ... $49.99
Classic raspy vocals from the legendary Howlin Wolf – singing here in a way that definitely lives up to his nickname! The sound here is spare and stripped down, with very little accompaniment – usually just a bit of guitar, piano, bass, and drums – and sometimes not even all that 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
(80s Original Chess Masters pressing.)

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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 WolfReal Folk Blues (Original Master Recording – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess/Mobile Fidelity, 1966. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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 from Mobile Fidelity – still in the original lift-lock case and in nice shape too!)

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Howlin' WolfWho's Been Talking/Tell Me ... 7-inch
Chess, 1960. Near Mint- ... $9.99
(Funky 45's, Blues) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Later orange label pressing.)

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Etta JamesAt Last (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Argo/Chess, 1960. Used ... $1.99
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". (Soul, Blues) CD

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✨✧ Little MiltonLittle Milton Greatest Hits (70s pressing) ... LP
Chess, Late 60s. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Excellent 60s work from Little Milton – one of the few Chicago bluesmen of the 60s we actually dig! Milton always had a good deal of soul in his blues, and on these standout 60s tracks he really takes off – bridging worlds nicely, and crossing over to audiences who were digging sounds from Tyrone Davis and Johnnie Taylor at the same time. A fair bit of the tracks here have a nice funky undercurrent, and production was handled by Gene Barge, Billie Davis, and Calvin Carter – all with strong Chi-soul pedigrees. Titles include "Sweet Sixteen", "Just A Little Bit", "I Play Dirty", "I Feel So Bad", "Grits Ain't Groceries", and "We're Gonna Make It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, ring & edge wear, split seams held with some clear tape, and some small stains on front.)

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Willie MabonWorry Blues/I Don't Know ... 78 RPM
Chess, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $7.99
(78 RPM, Blues) 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Memphis SlimMemphis Slim ... LP
Chess, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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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Johnny Shines, Robert Nighthawk, & OthersDrop Down Mama ... CD
Chess, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $6.99
Some of the earliest blues ever recorded by the legendary Chess Records – material by a variety of artists caught at the very start of the 50s! The names here aren't as big as those of the stars who would firmly put Chess on the map later in the decade – but the work is a great indication that the Chess brothers were on the right track even in these early days – picking some of the finest talents of the underground, and setting their work to wax! Titles include a few previously unreleased numbers, plus other tracks from older 78s – and titles include "Joliet Blues" and "So Glad I Found You" by Johnny Shines, "Sweet Black Angel" and "Anna Lee" by Robert Nighthawk, "Dark Road" and "You Can't Live Long" by Floyd Jones, "Crying" and "Sad Story" by Blue Smitty, "One Of These Days" by Big Boy Spires, and "Drop Down Mama" by Honey Boy Edwards. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Muddy WatersBaby Please Don't Go ... CD
Chess/Vogue (France), 1960s. Used ... $6.99
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 WatersClouds In My Heart/Ooh Wee ... 7-inch
Chess, 1959. Very Good+ ... $4.99
(Funky 45's, Blues) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing with a peeled spot on the A side.)

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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 ... $1.99
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 Waters & Howlin WolfMuddy & The Wolf ... CD
Chess, Early 70s. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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✨✧ Jimmy Witherspoon, Jimmy Rushing, Al Hibbler, etcShoutin Swingin & Makin Love – Rare Vintage Recordings 1951 to 1964 ... LP
Chess, 1950s/Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
(Vocalists, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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VariousBlues Vol 5 ... LP
Chess, 1950s/1960s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Features work by Willie Mabon, Lowell Fulson, Sonny Boy Williamson, Memphis Minnie, Little Walter, Eddie Boyd, Percy Mayfield, Jimmy Nelson, Jimmy Rogers, Muddy Waters, and John Lee Hooker! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s orange label pressing. Cover has a cut corner and some surface wear.)

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✨✧ VariousKnights Of The Keyboard – Chicago Piano Blues 1947 to 1956 ... LP
Chess (Italy), Mid 40s-Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Includes work by Otis Spann, Little Henry, Little Johnny Jones, Eddie Ware, and Sunnyland Slim. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Little MiltonHis Greatest Sides ... LP
Chess, 1960s/1970s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s issue. Cover has a small X imprint and is lightly bent at the top right corner.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersBrass & The Blues ... LP
Chess, 1966. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A unique mid 60s Chess session from Muddy Waters – one with a very different feel than usual, and a good dose of soul too! As you might guess from the title, Muddy gets some full backings on this set – not exactly a large brass section, but a set of Chicago soul-styled backings handled by Gene Barge and Charles Stepney – grooves which, when mixed with his own bluesy guitar and vocals, creates a feel that's a bit like some of the Little Milton Chess work from the same time. Titles include "Hard Loser", "Going Back To Memphis", "Trouble In Mind", "Sweet Little Angel", and "Take My Advice". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersHis Best 1947 to 1955 ... CD
Chess/MCA, Late 40s/1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersThey Call Me Muddy Waters ... LP
Chess, 1950s/1960s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rich collection of Muddy Waters' famous work for Chess Records – put together in the 70s, but featuring tracks from his earliest days in the studio, up through the key electric years of the 60s! The package pulls together some real gems – including work with Little Walter and James 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 90s Original Chess Masters pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousAmerica's Musical Roots ... LP
Chess/Festival, 1950s/1960s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Chuck BerryLondon Sessions ... LP
Chess, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Chuck Berry makes the same London move as some of his other Chess Records contemporaries – and the result is one of Chuck's best albums from the later years! The set's not as star-studded as other efforts of this nature – but that's fine with us because Chuck really shines as the lead 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". (Soul, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a center split top seam.)

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✨✧ Bo DiddleyBig Bad Bo ... CD
Chess/Get On Down, 1974. New Copy ... 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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✨✧ Muddy WatersThey Call Me Muddy Waters ... CD
Chess, 1950s/1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A rich collection of Muddy Waters' famous work for Chess Records – put together in the 70s, but featuring tracks from his earliest days in the studio, up through the key electric years of the 60s! The package pulls together some real gems – including work with Little Walter and James 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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James CottonJames Cotton Blues Band ... LP
Verve, 1967. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Chicago blues, but plenty darn funky – recorded with a sharpness and tightness that shows a strong soul-based influence in the second-generation electric work of James Cotton's generation! The core group here features James on harmonica and vocals – backed by piano, guitar, bass, and drums – plus a great horn section that has a distinct Chess Records feel – no surprise, given that it features Gene Barge, Paul Serrano, and Louis Satterfield! The production is by Barry Goldberg and Mike Bloomfield – and they're clearly helping Cotton tighten up his groove – and almost hit some Atlantic soul-styled modes at times. Titles include "Knock On Wood", "Sweet Sixteen", "Feelin Good", "Off The Wall", "Good Time Charlie", "Turn On Your Lovelight", "Something On Your Mind", and "Don't Start Me Talkin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Forecast pressing. Cover has light wear and a Verve Forecast sticker.)

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James CottonPure Cotton ... LP
Verve, 1968. Very Good+ ... $19.99
The second Verve album from James Cotton, and oddly a rootsier effort than the first! While Cotton's debut often had some more soul-styled grooves in the mix, this one's a lot more stripped-down and bluesy – in a style that echoes Chess Records from a decade before! Cotton plays harmonica and sings, and other instrumentation includes guitar, organ, bass, drums, and tambourine – all used in standard late 60s bluesy modes – that revivalist approach to the genre that helped shift its audiences in the 70s. Titles include "Soul Survivor", "Heart Attack", "Lovin Cup", "She's Murder", "Somethin You Got", "The Creeper", and "Down At Your Buryin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ring wear.)

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Steve Freund & Gloria HardimanSet Me Free ... LP
Razor, 1983. Very Good+ ... $6.99
An excellent early 80s session from guitarist Steve Freund – recorded on the indie side of the Chicago scene, and a key debut for the vocals of Gloria Hardiman! Gloria's definitely a blues singer, but her phrasing is almost more deep soul at times too – a really rich voice that was finally finding an outlet on the last strong scene in Chicago – but which might have sung for Chess or Brunswick, had she been born a decade or two before! The production is nicely laidback, and Hardiman's special style really helps keep the set away from any cliches – on titles that include "You Got Me", "That's All Right", "The Things I Used To Do", "New Orleans Hop Scop Blues", and "Well I Done Got Over It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)

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Lowell FulsonComplete Kent Recordings 1964 to 1968 (4CD set) ... CD
Kent/P-Vine (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy 4CD ... $76.99
Funky blues and plenty of soul – a massive 4CD set that not only features the complete 60s recordings done by Lowell Fulson for the Kent label, but which also includes a fair bit of rarities and unreleased material! If you're a fan of funky soul, you've probably heard Lowell's classic "Tramp" – a cut sampled heavily in early hip hop years, and still one of the best blends of blues and funk you'll ever hear – a mode that Fulson explored heavily on the Kent label, after a long initial career recording for Chess, Modern, and other labels. The sense of rhythm on most of these cuts is great – and Lowell's got a nicely sinister vibe to his vocals, too – often matched with guitar that more than keeps up his blues chops, but which also has plenty of funky touches as well. The first 2CDs in the set features released material for Kent – 51 tracks – then CD3 features 23 more unreleased rare tracks and remixes, and CD4 features 22 more alternate takes and other unissued numbers – a huge batch of material in a really wonderful package! CD

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Little MiltonAnnie Mae's Cafe ... CD
Malaco, 1986. Used ... $5.99
Great work from a time when Little Milton was really reviving his sound – at times almost going back to the mix of soul and blues in his roots, but in a different style than at Chess – thanks to the production style of Malaco Records! The label's warm southern glow is just right for the maturing Milton – who's equally great here on the ballads and slow steppers as he is the more blues-based material – on tracks that include include "I'm At The End Of My Rainbow", "Real Good Woman", "Breakaway Clean", "Copyright On Your Love", and "This Must Be The Blues". CD

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✨✧ Little MiltonWe're Gonna Make It ... LP
Checker, 1965. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A classic Chicago crossover of blues and soul – a wonderful album from Little Milton, and one that's cut with some of the same sophisticated overtones as work by Bobby "Blue" Bland at the time! The backings here are superb – arranged by Phil Wright and James Carter with a fair bit of larger, jazzier horns – which stand in nice contrast to Milton's rougher-edged vocals – all in a blend that's completely sublime! The rhythms echo a fair bit of the Chicago soul modes of the time – nicely stepping along with a really slinky groove – and titles include some great originals, like "Ain't No Big Deal On You", "Life Is Like That", "Can't Hold Back The Tears", and "We're Gonna Make It". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Original Chess Masters pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Magic SamWest Side Soul ... CD
Delmark, 1967. Used ... $4.99
A classic bit of indie blues from the Chicago scene – featuring some great players from the second generation after Chess Records stopped picking up the younger local talents! Magic Sam leads the group on vocals and guitar, and he's working here with Mighty Joe Young on guitar, Odie Payne on drums, and Mack Thompson on bass – all to craft a set of rough and ready blues tunes that would have played well on both sides of the tracks at the time. Titles include "That's All I Need", "All Of Your Love", "I Don't Want No Woman", "Mama Mama Talk To Your Daughter", and "Lookin Good", a nice instrumental! CD
Also available West Side Soul ... CD 4.99

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Magic SamWest Side Soul ... CD
Delmark, 1967. Used ... $4.99
A classic bit of indie blues from the Chicago scene – featuring some great players from the second generation after Chess Records stopped picking up the younger local talents! Magic Sam leads the group on vocals and guitar, and he's working here with Mighty Joe Young on guitar, Odie Payne on drums, and Mack Thompson on bass – all to craft a set of rough and ready blues tunes that would have played well on both sides of the tracks at the time. Titles include "That's All I Need", "All Of Your Love", "I Don't Want No Woman", "Mama Mama Talk To Your Daughter", and "Lookin Good", a nice instrumental! CD
Also available West Side Soul ... CD 4.99

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Jimmy RogersThat's All Right (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Black & Blue/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $22.99
The great Jimmy Rogers was a key figure on the Chicago blues scene in the 60s – yet apart from a few recordings for Chess, it always seemed that some of his best recordings were done overseas – as is the case with this great French session from the early 70s! Despite the overseas setting, Rogers is singing and playing guitar here with a core Chicago combo – Willie Mabon on piano, Louis Myers on guitar, Dave Myers on bass, and Fred Below on drums – a lineup who keep things nice and lean, while Jimmy gets plenty of time in the spotlight to do his thing. Titles include "Sloppy Drunk", "The Last Time", "Shelby Country", "Tricky Woman", "You Are So Sweet", and "Ludella". CD features 9 more bonus tracks! CD
(Part of the "True Blue Masters – Black & Blue" series!)

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Siegel Schwall BandSiegel-Schwall '70 ... CD
Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1970. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
The Siegel Schwall Band change things up a bit here – leaving behind the rootsy Sam Charters production of their first few albums for the the heady sound of Dunwich – and picking up just a bit of electric piano and electric bass in the process! The style is still rooted in blues, but maybe not as slavishly tied to the modes of Chess Records as before – as the group, especially Corky Siegel, seem to be coming up with lyrical modes that are maybe a bit more of a nod to the north side crowds that were really cheering them on in Chicago – not mainstream, certainly, but maybe a bit more longhaired than south side juke joint crowds – almost a bit of a Bay Area vibe in the mix. Titles include "Angel Food Cake", "Song", "A Sunshine Day In My Mind", "Do You Remember", "I Don't Want You To Be My Girl", and "Geronimo". (Rock, Blues) CD
Also available Siegel-Schwall '70 ... LP 6.99

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Siegel Schwall BandSiegel-Schwall '70 ... LP
Vanguard, 1970. Very Good+ ... $6.99
The Siegel Schwall Band change things up a bit here – leaving behind the rootsy Sam Charters production of their first few albums for the the heady sound of Dunwich – and picking up just a bit of electric piano and electric bass in the process! The style is still rooted in blues, but maybe not as slavishly tied to the modes of Chess Records as before – as the group, especially Corky Siegel, seem to be coming up with lyrical modes that are maybe a bit more of a nod to the north side crowds that were really cheering them on in Chicago – not mainstream, certainly, but maybe a bit more longhaired than south side juke joint crowds – almost a bit of a Bay Area vibe in the mix. Titles include "Angel Food Cake", "Song", "A Sunshine Day In My Mind", "Do You Remember", "I Don't Want You To Be My Girl", and "Geronimo". (Rock, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Siegel-Schwall '70 ... CD 6.99

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Otis SpannBlues Is Where It's At ... LP
Bluesway, Late 60s. Very Good ... $24.99
Otis Spann made some great records over the years, but he sounds especially nice on the handful of sessions he did for the Bluesway label – which seem to take a Chess Records approach, then give the whole thing an extra-added punch! Otis is in the lead on piano and vocals, but the group's got searing guitar from Muddy Watters, Sammy Lawhorn, and Luther Johnson – kicked in by fantastic rhythms from Mac Arnold on electric bass and Francis Clay on drops – all topped by some smoking work from George Smith on harmonica! The set was recorded live in the studio, and you can definitely hear some of the guests having a good time – while the group smoke their way through tunes that include "Popcorn Man", "Spann Blues", "Chicago Blues", "My Home Is On The Delta", "Nobody Knows Chicago Like I Do", and "Down On Sarah Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging.)

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T Bone WalkerFunky Town ... CD
Bluesway/Octave (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... About November 30, 2020 (delayed)
Not as all-out funky as some of the funky blues albums on Chess at the time – but still nicely funky, and a very different album than usual for T Bone! The record has Walker's vocals and guitar backed by some larger arrangements that have a nice little bounce – lots of electric bass rolling around to kick the tunes into gear, and get T Bone to play a bit faster than usual. A few cuts are more laidback and bluesy, but over the course of the record things get plenty groovy for our tastes! Titles include "Goin To Funky Town", "Party Girl", "Long Skirt Baby Blues", "I'm In An Awful Mood", and "Jealous Woman". CD

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Muddy WatersRollin' Stone ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 2CDs ... $6.99
Includes 44 tracks recorded for Aristocat and Chess. CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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VariousAnn Arbor Blues Festival 1969 ... CD
Third Man, 1969. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 19.98
A fantastic document of the first-ever Ann Arbor Blues Festival – the start of a great event that would blossom into other styles of music in the 70s, but which stood as a strong blues-based event in its initial year of 1969! In some ways, the three day series of concerts is a roots answer to Woodstock – which took place just a few weeks before – as the festival featured a great scope of blues talents, from the rootsier sort of artists who were recording for labels like Folkways or Arhoolie, to some of the sharper modern talents rising to the top on Chess or Delmark! The package alone is almost worth the price of admission – beautiful photographs of the event, detailed notes, and the first-ever release of this music – which has sat in the vaults for decades, finally to see the light of day. Titles include "Dirty Mother For You" by Roosevelt Sykes, "So Glad You're Mine" by Arthur Big Boy Crudup, "Everybody Must Suffer/Stone Crazy" by Luther Allison & The Blue Nebulae, "Help Me" by Junior Wells, "I Wonder Why" by Jimmy Dawkins, "Too Much Alcohol" by JB Hutto & His Hawks, "So Many Roads So Many Trains" by Otis Rush, "Long Distance Call" by Muddy Waters, "Off The Wall" by James Cotton Band, "Juanita" by Big Joe Williams, "Jelly Jelly Blues" by Shirley Griffin, "I Feel So Good" by Magic Sam, "Call It Stormy Monday" by T-Bone Walker, "Death Letter Blues" by Son House, "Key To The Highway" by Sam Lay, and "Mojo Hand" by Lightnin Hopkins. CD

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VariousKent & Modern Records Blues Into The 60s Vol 1 – Dirty Work Going On ... CD
Ace/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A huge collection of rare blues material from west coast powerhouse label Kent/Modern Records – a really important indie during the postwar R&B scene in LA, still going strong here well into the 60s! Modern was a real pioneer in recording electrified blues during the 50s – maybe every bit as important as Chess Records, with a roster of talent that drew from the Memphis and Texas scenes, and which also included blues musicians who'd migrated west as well! The Modern approach always lived up to its name – helping evolve rootsier styles into more sophisticated modes, often unlocking currents of jazz and nascent soul in the music – so that by the time of the 60s, the company (and its related Kent Records imprint) kept on moving things forward – recording so much amazing work, a good deal of it was never even issued on record at the time. That's definitely the case here – as the collection brings together a large number of tracks that either appear here for the first time ever, or which didn't make their debut until Japanese CD releases back in the 90s – brought together in a collection of 26 tracks with plenty of appeal for fans of raw soul too. Titles include "Blues In G Minor" by Big Jay McNeely, "Let Me Be Your Eagle Baby (take 1)" by King Solomon, "Go Ahead (take 1)" by Fillmore Slim, "Jimmy's Special" by Little Joe Blue, "Sweet Little Angel" by Larry Davis, "Jealous Woman" by T-Bone Walker, "On My Way Back Home (alt)" by Flash Terry, "Fast Gun Annie" by Billy Ray, "Consider Yourself (ext)" by Stacy Johnson, "Down Now (take 3)" by BB King, "New Figure" by King Solomon, and "One Thing We Know" by Flash Terry. CD

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VariousPlay It Again – R&B Answers, Copycats, & Follow-Ups Vol 1 ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
A really cool collection – one that brings together 32 answer songs and follow-ups from the 50s – all R&B numbers that stand more than strongly enough on their own, but which are even cooler when you know that most of them are kind of a "part 2" to bigger hits of the time! Unlike other packages of this nature, which often also include the hits – this one just features the more obscure follow-ups – which makes the whole thing a lot more fresh, even as some of the tunes echo familiar melodies or themes. There's plenty to love here if you dig older R&B on labels like King, Chess, Atlantic, and Modern – and titles include "Play It Again" by Pat Lundy, "My Real Gone Rocket" by Jackie Brenston, "Mr Hound Dog's In Town" by Roy Brown, "Pappa" by Benny Brown, "Florence Don't Leave Me" by The Paragons, "Charlie Brown Got Expelled" by Joe Tex, "I Found Out" by The Du Droppers, "Yes I Will Love You Tomorrow" by Jon E Holiday, "Be My Girl" by Dee Dee Sharp, "Babalu's Wedding Day" by The Eternals, "I Quit My Knockin" by Carol Fran, and "All In Your Mind" by The Harptones. (Soul, Blues) CD

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✨✧ Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, & Bo DiddleySuper Super Blues Band (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Checker/Jackpot, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ JB LenoirParrot Sessions 1954 to 1955 – Vintage Chicago Blues ... LP
Relic, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic Chicago Blues from JB Lenoir – tracks originally recorded for the tiny Parrot label, a key Chicago indie in the 50s – but a company that never lasted as long as Chess, Vee Jay, or other classic Chi-town imprints. The set includes liner notes on the material, and a total of 13 tracks that include "Eisenhower Blues", "Mama Talk To Your Daughter", "I Lost My Baby", "I'm Gonna Die Someday", and "I'm In Korea". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ T Bone WalkerEvery Day I Have The Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ace (UK), 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet funky set from the mighty T-Bone Walker – a record that still includes loads of his wickedly sharp guitar lines, but which also gives him a tight groove with electric bass and great drums from the legendary Paul Humphrey! The bottom end here kicks as much as Walker's work on the top – which gives the record a cool crossover mix of blues, soul, and funk – not that different from some of the funky blues experiments going on over at Chess Records at the time, but with more of an LA twist. A young Tom Scott plays some great tenor lines on the record – and titles include "Vietnam", "T Bone Blues Special", "Sail On", "For BB King", "Cold Cold Feeling", and "Shake It Baby". CD features two bonus tracks – live versions of "Sail On" and "Stormy Monday Blues". CD

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✨✧ VariousGroove Jumping – 14 Classic Rockin R&B Tracks From RCA's Groove Label ... LP
RCA/Detour (UK), Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groove jumping galore – a host of killer R&B numbers from RCA's legendary offshoot in the 50s – home to a great range of singles at the time! Groove was as important as Chess or Atlantic for a few short years – and during that time, they cut some great groups, amazing singers, and some super-tight instrumentalists – many of whom are featured in this well-done set! In the best Bear Family tradition, the set features notes on all the sessions, plus Bez Turner liners from the original British collection that first brought these tracks together – details on titles that include "Dead Broke" and "Speed King" by The Du Droppers, "Radar" and "How Come" by Mr Bear, "Ride & Roll" by Sonny Terry, "Lawdy Miss Mary" by The Five Keys, "Worried Bout You Baby" and "Dat Dat De Dum Dum" by Roy Mr Guitar Gaines, "Bottle It Up & Go" by Big John Greer, "Strange Kind Of Feeling" by Tiny Kennedy, and "No Good Lover" by Mickey & Sylvia. (Soul, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bo DiddleyBlack Gladiator ... LP
Checker, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A wicked reinvention of the sound of Bo Diddley – a set that electrifies his groove even more than before – and takes him into the same mix of funk and blues that Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf were exploring at the time! This album's right up there with the two Cadet/Chess classics by both of those artists – and is possibly even more messed-up too – with lots of jagged edges that push past the usual Bo Diddley groove – even though that classic sense of rhythm is still at the core to drive things along! We don't know who's playing drums, but they've got a nice heavy handed approach that makes these tracks really boom – and the set's in a massively funky style that's taken far too many years to be acknowledged for in the mainstream! Lots of nice ones, including "Shut Up Woman", "Funky Fly", "Power House", "Black Soul", "Elephant Man", and "I've Got A Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rev Gatemouth MooreAfter Twenty One Years ... LP
Bluesway, 1973. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A great mix of blues and gospel – with Gatemouth Moore in the lead – getting help from a Chicago combo that includes Richard Evans, Morris Jennings, and Ben Branch – all of whom bring in some nice Chess Records touches! (Gospel, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some light wear, a stained corner, and a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Otis SpannBlues Is Where It's At ... CD
Bluesway/BGO (UK), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Otis Spann made some great records over the years, but he sounds especially nice on the handful of sessions he did for the Bluesway label – which seem to take a Chess Records approach, then give the whole thing an extra-added punch! Otis is in the lead on piano and vocals, but the group's got searing guitar from Muddy Watters, Sammy Lawhorn, and Luther Johnson – kicked in by fantastic rhythms from Mac Arnold on electric bass and Francis Clay on drops – all topped by some smoking work from George Smith on harmonica! The set was recorded live in the studio, and you can definitely hear some of the guests having a good time – while the group smoke their way through tunes that include "Popcorn Man", "Spann Blues", "Chicago Blues", "My Home Is On The Delta", "Nobody Knows Chicago Like I Do", and "Down On Sarah Street". CD
Also available Blues Is Where It's At ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ VariousAnn Arbor Blues Festival 1969 – Vol 1 ... LP
Third Man, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic document of the first-ever Ann Arbor Blues Festival – the start of a great event that would blossom into other styles of music in the 70s, but which stood as a strong blues-based event in its initial year of 1969! In some ways, the three day series of concerts is a roots answer to Woodstock – which took place just a few weeks before – as the festival featured a great scope of blues talents, from the rootsier sort of artists who were recording for labels like Folkways or Arhoolie, to some of the sharper modern talents rising to the top on Chess or Delmark! The package alone is almost worth the price of admission – beautiful photographs of the event, detailed notes, and the first-ever release of this music – which has sat in the vaults for decades, finally to see the light of day. Titles on this first volume include "Dirty Mother For You" by Roosevelt Sykes, "So Glad You're Mine" by Arthur Big Boy Crudup, "Everybody Must Suffer/Stone Crazy" by Luther Allison & The Blue Nebulae, "Help Me" by Junior Wells, "I Wonder Why" by Jimmy Dawkins, "Too Much Alcohol" by JB Hutto & His Hawks, and "So Many Roads So Many Trains" by Otis Rush. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969 ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ VariousAnn Arbor Blues Festival 1969 – Vol 2 ... LP
Third Man, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic document of the first-ever Ann Arbor Blues Festival – the start of a great event that would blossom into other styles of music in the 70s, but which stood as a strong blues-based event in its initial year of 1969! In some ways, the three day series of concerts is a roots answer to Woodstock – which took place just a few weeks before – as the festival featured a great scope of blues talents, from the rootsier sort of artists who were recording for labels like Folkways or Arhoolie, to some of the sharper modern talents rising to the top on Chess or Delmark! The package alone is almost worth the price of admission – beautiful photographs of the event, detailed notes, and the first-ever release of this music – which has sat in the vaults for decades, finally to see the light of day. Titles on this second volume include "Long Distance Call" by Muddy Waters, "Off The Wall" by James Cotton Band, "Juanita" by Big Joe Williams, "Jelly Jelly Blues" by Shirley Griffin, "I Feel So Good" by Magic Sam, "Call It Stormy Monday" by T-Bone Walker, "Death Letter Blues" by Son House, "Key To The Highway" by Sam Lay, and "Mojo Hand" by Lightnin Hopkins. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bo DiddleyHave Guitar Will Travel ... LP
Checker, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Have guitar, will travel – and back in the day, Bo Diddley was going pretty darn far with great material like this! The album's a real standout, even in the classic Chess catalog of the early years –no filler, no covers, just all original material by Bo Diddley – done in that unique Diddley blend of fast riffing guitar, playful vocals, and odd rhythms that often chug along at a really frenetic pace, especially in these pre-funk years! A key influence on funky music for many years to come, and a record that explodes from the very first note – on a set of original tracks that include "Run Diddley Diddley", "Mumblin Guitar", "Say Man, Back Again", "Come On Baby", "Dancing Girl", "She's Alright", and "Cops & Robbers". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Howlin WolfHowlin Wolf Album ... LP
Cadet/Get On Down, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A killer album of funky blues – recorded by Howlin Wolf during the period when Chess/Cadet was backing its older artists up with some of the newer funk musicians it had working in its studios! The overall sound works quite well – and although purists at the time moaned at the way artists like Wolf, Etta James, and Bo Diddley were being handled (especially with a "we know better than them" message on the cover like this!), the funky blues records from this time actually seem to be some of the most enduring from Chess – especially with younger listeners in the 21st Century! A big part of the success here goes to producers Charles Stepney and Gene Barge – who helped bring together a younger batch of players for Wolf's backing – including Pete Cosey and Phil Upchurch on guitars, Louis Satterfield on bass, and Morris Jennings on drums. Titles include "Spoonful", "Tail Dragger", "Smokestack Lightning", "Red Rooster", "Evil", and "Down In The Bottom". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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