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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! (Soul, Rock) 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! (Soul, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Bette LaineRock A Bye Rock/A Broken Heart ... 7-inch
Chess, 1957. Good ... $6.99
(Funky 45's, Rock) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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MoonglowsWhen I'm With You/See Saw ... 7-inch
Chess, 1956. Very Good ... $3.99
(Funky 45's, Rock) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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. (Soul, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing in a barcode cover, with some stuck-on cellophane.)

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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 BerryJohnny B Goode/Around & Around ... 7-inch
Chess, 1957. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Funky 45's, Rock) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue 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". (Soul, Rock) 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 BerryChuck Berry/More Chuck Berry ... CD
Chess/BGO (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A double-helping of Chuck Berry brilliance from his early years on Chess Records – music that always has way way more to offer than you might think! Sure, some of Chuck's hits are very familiar – and sure, the man could later be a bit of a parody of himself – but there's no denying the power of this early material, and the revolutionary way Chuck had of playing guitar – rooted in blues, paving the way to rock, and also opening the door to lots more funky soul in years to come! The guitar work alone is worth the price of admission, but the songs and vocals are wonderful too – and the CD features 26 titles that include "Down The Road A Piece", "Mad Lad", "Sweet Little Rock & Roller", "Anthony Boy", "Little Queenie", "Oh Baby Doll", "Confessin The Blues", "Almost Grown", "Jo Jo Gunne", "Wee Wee Hours", "Too Much Monkey Business", and "Brown Eyed Handsome Man". (Soul, Rock) CD
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Bobby CharlesAlligators, Sprockets, & Bended Knees ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 16.99
A huge collection of work from the great Bobby Charles – a sometimes-overlooked figure in late 50s music, but a key force in developing the sound of Louisiana at the time! Bobby hailed from the cajun part of the state, but also drank heavily from the R&B that was brewing up in New Orleans – and the records within are part of a fantastic genre-crossing legacy that's always gotten Charles equal interest from fans of older rock and soul! The package is very heavy on key material that Bobby recorded for Chess Records, including a number of tracks that were not issued at the time – and the set also features some later singles for Imperial, which continue the kind of Crescent City soulfulness that Bobby really helped forge with a few key contemporaries as the start of a much bigger legacy to come. The set features 48 tracks in all – with titles that include "Oh Yeah", "Since She's Gone", "Watch It Sprocket", "I'm A Fool To Care", "Mr Moon", "Ain't Got No Home", "Laura Lee", "Take It Easy Greasy", "One Eyed Jack", "No More", "You Can Suit Yourself", "On Bended Knee", "Hey Good Lookin", "Why Did You Leave", "Your Picture", "Good Lovin", "Those Eyes", and "What A Party". Also includes a few bonus tracks that show Bobby's influence on other artists – tracks by Fats Domino, Clarence Henry, John Fred, and Bill Haley. CD

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✨✧ Bobby CharlesBobby Charles (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Bearsville/Light In The Attic, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $13.99 22.99
A near-perfect classic from the greatly under-appreciated Bobby Charles – a cat with who worked for Chess Records as far back as the 50s, but also managed to deliver this soul-drenched swamp rock gem in 1972! Bobby's got this great sense of delivery – a bit laidback and almost laconic, without some of the other cliches of some of his contemporaries – this mode that makes you feel like you're just happening upon the man in his best spirits – even though the record's filled with top-shelf work from a super-pro lineup that includes Dr John, Geoff Muldaur, Levon Helm, Rick Danco, and others. Danko and John Simon helped produce with Bobby – and the album's got the same sort of blend of southern rock, soul, and roots that you'd also find in the best work by Tony Joe White. Titles include "Street People", "Long Face", "I Must Be In A Good Place Now", "Let Yourself Go", "Grow Too Old", "I'm That Way", and "Tennessee Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great super-heavy gatefold pressing – remastered from the original tapes!)

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Wayne CochranGoin Back To Miami – The Soul Sides 1965 to 1970 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 22.99
Hey, don't hold Wayne Cochran's hair against him – because he's one massively soulful dude, despite a high white pompadour – and really knew how to rock the clubs back in the 60s! Cochran's a really unique figure – working with a look that was whiter-than-white, but coming across with a groove that was right up there in the best funky soul mode of the time! Wayne played for the same sort of crowds that went to see Baby Huey & The Babysitters – blending together soul and R&B influences with a really party-oriented groove laid down by his legendary CC Riders backup group – and crossing countless borders along the way, all in pursuit of a socking soul sound! This wonderful set is the best we've ever seen on his music – and features tracks pulled from his sessions for King, Chess, and Mercury – plus a full never-issued live album for King, titled The Wayne Cochran Show. There's more than a few covers here of other 60s soul tunes, but Wayne somehow manages to make most of them sound even better than the originals – bringing in funky arrangements that weren't even used on the hits, and making us wish we'd had a chance to catch his cooking show back in the day. 38 tracks in all – with titles that include "Dance To The Music", "Hold On I'm Coming", "Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song)", "I Can't Turn You Loose", "Hard To Handle", "Chopper 70", "Everybody", "Let Me Come With You", "My Machine", "Get Ready", "Which One Should I Choose", "I'm In Trouble", "The Peak Of Love", "Somebody Please", "I'm Leaving It Up To You", and "Big City Woman". (Soul, Rock) CD

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Dianne DavidsonMountain Mama ... LP
Janus, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
Rootsy rock work from Dianne Davidson – singing tracks by Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, and other hip contemporaries – all in a mix of acoustic instrumentation and cool Cali currents! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, on Chess, with insert – in a non-gatefold cover.)

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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". CD

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Status QuoMessages From The Status Quo ... LP
Cadet, 1968. Very Good ... $14.99
Who'd have thought that Chess would be the US company to release this nice bit of groovy psych pop by Britain's Status Quo – but then again, who cares? Includes their fantastic track "Pictures Of Matchstick Men", plus "Ice In The Sun", "Elizabeth Dreams", "Sunny Cellophane Sky", and "Spicks & Specks". Groovy cover, too, with the band sitting on a pile of matchbooks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Cadet Concept pressing with deep groove. Vinyl appears foggy and plays with surface noise.)

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✨✧ Archie WhitewaterArchie Whitewater ... LP
Cadet, 1970. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A damn legendary record from the last years of Chess Records – and for good reason, too! Archie Whitewater were a group that was years ahead of its time – a rock combo, but one with real genre-crossing sensibilities that made them perfect for the experimental styles at the Cadet/Concept side of Chess – the same slice of the musical universe that gave us Rotary Connection and important productions from Charles Stepney! The sound here has some surprisingly soulful elements at times – especially the instrumentation, which features some great break moments that get nice and funky, and strands of soulful jazz and blues that really make the music way different than most other groups we can think of – or maybe a bit like a rare elite who shared such visionary territory with Archie Whitewater, such as Shades Of Joy on their first Fontana record. The keyboards and sax lines are as great as the drums – and the vocals have a melancholy undercurrent that's a really refreshing change from some of the overly-postured modes you'd get from other groups in 1970. Titles include the sublime sample cut "Cross Country" – but there's loads of other nice ones with the same stripped-down "Dusty Fingers" sort of groove – and other titles include "Life Is A River", "Home Again", "Lament For The Walking Dead", "Seacoast", "Country To the City", "Friends & Neighbors", and "Mist Of The Early Morning". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent Get On Down reissue.)

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✨✧ WildweedsI'm Dreaming/Happiness Is Just An Illusion ... 7-inch
Cadet, 1968. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Chess sleeve.)

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✨✧ Siegel Schwall BandSay Siegel Schwall (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Early work from Chicago's Siegel Schwall Band – one of the better blue-eyed blues groups to ever come out of the Windy City! Like their contemporaries, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, these guys started with a real love of the music, and worked very close to the source – earning their dues in small clubs on the south side, and continuing to avoid some of the more polished, or more jamming modes that were beginning to birth in the blues rock scene in the years before classic rock emerged. Instead, the quartet keep things very close to their Chess, Cobra, and Vee Jay inspirations – with work from Corky Siegel on harmonica, piano, and vocals, plus more vocals from Jim Schwall, whose guitar work really gets a chance to stretch out here on some of the longer tracks. Titles include "ISPI Blues", "I'm A King Bee", "Slow Blues In A", "I Liked It Where We Walked", and "Bring It With You When You Come" – plus the 11 minute "That's Why I Treat My Baby So Fine". CD features bonus tracks – "Easy Rider", "I Like The Way You Rock", "Don't Want No Woman", and "Sneaky Pete (take two)". CD

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✨✧ OrmDiscofil (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Panton/GAD (Poland), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Disco grooves from 70s Poland – music that might seem like a joke at first glance, but which comes off quite nicely – thanks to lots of keyboard work on moog, Hammond, Arp, and Fender Rhodes! The keyboards are really the star of the set – even though there's vocals from keyboardist Peter Orm on many cuts – but the approach is relatively stripped-down and lean, less American disco than that moment when some of the European groups who might have once been prog shortened their songs, upped the rhythms, and allowed for lots of nice keyboard elements – ala the Italian groups in the Cosmic scene! Peter's partner in the group is Pavel Orm, who handles guitars and bass – and titles include "Magic Fly", "Chime Course", "Further & More", "Chess King", "Weekend", "Winding Off The Tape", "Boomerang", and "It's Only Moon Of Know Of Us". CD features bonus tracks – single versions of "Boomerang", "Fany & Any", "Carousel", and "Magic Fly". CD
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Mark MorrissTaste Of Mark Morriss ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), 2015. Used ... $2.99
Solo work from Mark Morriss – formerly a member of The Bluetones, but maybe even more striking here as an artist on his own! The album features a compelling mix of covers – songs originally recorded by Jess Conrad, Scott Walker, OMD, Buffalo Springfield, Jesus & Mary Chain, Weezer, and even Madonna – but all given a very personal spin by Morriss! Mark's got this way of weaving together different 60s influences – a bit of blue-eyed pop, touches of mod or psych instrumentation, even some slightly folksy currents – all to suit the modes of the individual songs – with a mode that maybe even gets past the idea of any sort of single style for the record. Titles include "Duchess", "Self Control", "Angel", "Almost Gold", "Don't Let Go", "Love Comes Quickly", "Rock & Roll Woman", "Souvenir", "This Pullover", and "Lucretia (My Reflection)". CD
(Still sealed.)

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✨✧ UnderdogsWasting Our Time ... LP
Pye/Wah Wah (Spain), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A heady second set from New Zealand's Underdogs – a record that has the group reduced to a trio, yet somehow finding even more power in their overall sound! There's a nicely thoughtful approach to the music – not some of the full-on hard rock of other power trios of the time, but instead a balance between roots and more freewheeling moments – the latter of which really take over on the album's closer, a monstrous 10 minute jam! The record echoes some of the blues/hard styles of the UK scene of the time, but also has a personality that's very much its own – maybe because the whole thing was cooked up in far away Auckland. Titles include "Tomorrow's Child", "Garden Of Eden", "Clover In The Air", "Is He Going To Die", "It's A Blessing", "Old Grey Dog", "Name The Day", and "Duchess Of Montrose". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500! Great reissue – in a flipback cover, like the original.)

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