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✨✧ Gene BargeDance With Daddy G ... LP
Checker, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A pretty hard rocking set of soul instrumentals from Gene Barge – a sax soloist with a honking King Curtis type sound, and a talent who was also doing a fair bit of producing and arranging for Chess during the 60s! This set is one of the few that Gene cut on his own, and is a loping set of ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label "checker piece" label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)

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Martha BassI'm So Grateful ... LP
Checker, 1966. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of the most soulful gospel albums ever issued by Chess – the debut of singer Martha Bass, and a set that can almost stand up to other 60s label classics by artists like Mitty Collier or Fontella Bass! Gene Barge handles the arrangements, and things are nice and lean – just a bit of ... (Gospel) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing – very nice! Cover has very light wear and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Alex BradfordKeep On Praying ... LP
Checker, 1966. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Classic Chess gospel, recorded in Chicago in the mid 60's, and with production by the great Gene Barge, who made so many of Chess' gospel albums sound like their best soul LPs. Includes "I Found A New Doctor", "When My Time Comes", "I Know Better Now", "What Have ... (Gospel) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Gene ChandlerDuke Of Soul ... LP
Checker, 1967. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Fantastic bit of soul by Gene Chandler, and despite the "hit" referred to in the title, the album's a great batch of stuff that doesn't really see the light of day that often! Includes his great remake of "Rainbow", titled "Rainbow 65", and featuring some amazing live ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with horse logo. Cover has a cut corner & light wear.)

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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 ... (Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bo DiddleyBo Diddley (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Checker/Sundazed, 1958. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastically twangy! We never tire of Bo Diddley's incredible guitar work – and you'll get plenty of it in this early album he cut for Chess, a tasty batch of 12 tracks, all original tunes with a stripped-down gutbuckety sound – rough, raw rhythms that feature plenty of Bo's gritty ... (Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Aretha FranklinSongs Of Faith ... LP
Checker, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $49.99
Aretha may have recorded for Columbia and Atlantic under her own contracts, but her father, the Reverend CL Franklin, was one of Chess/Checker's biggest recording artists – and these gospel tracks are probably lifted from pre-Columbia albums of Franklins that had Aretha singing with the group. ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Checker piece label – in great shape!)

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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 ... (Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ Little MiltonGrits Ain't Groceries (Checker) ... LP
Checker, 1969. Very Good+ ... $33.99
One of the funkiest albums ever cut by Little Milton – done at the end of the 60s with some hard Chicago soul arrangements from Gene Barge, and an overall style that mixes electric blues with some of the hard soul coming from the city's west side scene at the time! The album's much more of a ... (Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing, with a small cutout hole – in nice shape!)

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✨✧ Little MiltonLittle Milton Sings Big Blues ... LP
Checker, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Big blues from Little Milton, recorded with a mighty big sound as well – thanks to the cool criss-crossing of soul and blues that was going down at Chess Records in the 60s! Milton's got this raw, raspy style in his voice – a nasty edge that mixes perfectly with his own sharp guitar ... (Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing – Original Chess Masters pressing. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Little MiltonWe're Gonna Make It ... LP
Checker, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 ... (Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original light blue "checker piece" label pressing. Cover has some wear, stains & a split top seam. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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ViolinairesGroovin With Jesus (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Checker, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Damn funky gospel from The Violinaires – easily one of the hippest spiritual albums you could ever hope to find on Chess! The groove here is gritty Chicago funk, put together by Gene Barge with lots of heavy bass on the bottom – in a blend that's somewhere between the Cadet/Concept ... (Gospel) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sonny Boy WilliamsonDown & Out Blues ... LP
Checker, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Raw blues from Sonny Boy Williamson – harmonica, guitar, and some rough drumming underneath the vocals – all in a mode that has plenty of early Chess Records grit! And despite the "down and out" title and cover image, Sonny's got a heck of a lot of punch here – an ... (Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Chess pressing.)

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VariousIn The Beginning – The Musical Seeds That Blossomed Into The Tree Of Soul ... LP
Checker, Late 50s/1960s. Sealed ... $11.99
An unusual package – one that traces the roots of soul through older blues and gospel material on Chess – including work by Aretha Franklin, Ernest Franklin, Sammy Lewis, Martha Bass, Harold Smith, Little Milton, and Dorothy Best! (Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light aging, and a small cut corner.)
 
 



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