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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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
A classic collection of Chuck Berry's early genius – a set that introduced his best cuts to a new younger audience in the 70s! All the work here is from the early Chess Records days – and titles include "Deep Feeling", "Wee Wee Hours", "Nadine", "Brown ... LP, Vinyl record album
The title's certainly straightforward and to the point – but then again, there's not a lot to say about this one except that it's pure Chuck Berry all the way through! The album may well be one of Chuck's most -hit filled, as it's overflowing with classics like "Rock & Roll ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great little collection of work from Sugarpie DeSanto – one of our favorite female soul singers from the 60s Chess Records scene! Sugarpie has a sound that's as raw as that of Etta James or Fontella Bass at Chess – but which also has an earthier, harder-grooving style that's almost ... LP, Vinyl record album
Includes selections by Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Jackie Brenston & His Delta Kings, Bobby Charles, Dale Hawkins, The Moonglows, Clarence Frogman Henry, The Flamingos, The Tune Weavers, The Students, The Monotones, Lee Andrews & The Hearts, Harvey & The Moonglows, The Sensations, Johnnie ... LP, Vinyl record album
A collection of great doo wop and early soul from Chess! Titles include "We Belong Together" by Robert & Johnny, "Book Of Love" by Montones, "So Young" by The Students, "Let The Little Girl Dance" by Billy Bland, "I'll Be Home" by the Flamingos ... LP, Vinyl record album
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great solo moment from Eugene Record – the singer who'd rose to fame with The Chi-Lites, and who still sounds pretty darn great here on his own! The album follows strongly from the best late styles of Record's previous group – and the tunes are a mix of ballads that Eugene could ... LP, Vinyl record album
A landmark album from Johnnie Taylor – a set that not only gave his career a giant boost, but which also helped shift southern soul into hip new territory in the late 70s! The music's a great change from Taylor's previous work at Stax – and the set features warm production from Don ... LP, Vinyl record album
A monster from start to finish – not only the greatest album from War, but maybe one of the greatest mainstream funk albums of all time! The set's got a really unique groove – one that so many others tried to copy, but which was forged here first – in a wicked LA blend of Chicano ... LP, Vinyl record album
Early work by Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, working here with the young Chicago group Manchild – a funky soul outfit that was one of the city's last big new acts of the 70s. The band never really broke the charts that strongly – and on their funky cuts, they sound a bit too much ... LP, Vinyl record album