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some signs of use (although not major ones).
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One in a series of double LP compilations Chess put out in the 70s collecting some of the classic blues sides in their catalog. As near as we can tell, these raw folk blues numbers were mostly issued as 45s, featuring Sonny Boy on vocals and harp, with sidemen that include Muddy Waters, Robert Jr ... LP, Vinyl record album
A really great collection of Chess Records work by JB Lenoir – one of the more unusual singers on the Chicago scene at the time – and one with a sound that's pretty darn great all the way through! Lenoir's tone is a pitch or two up from most of his contemporaries – not as gritty ... LP, Vinyl record album
Raw early instrumentals by Albert Collins – work that's coming from a blues camp, to be sure, but which also has a good deal of soul and funk touches as well! Albert's raspy guitar takes center stage on the record – but the arrangements are actually all pretty tight and soul-based too, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rare singles on the Profile, Chief, and USA label – all recorded in Chicago! Titles include "Messin With The Kid", "So Tired", "Universal Rock", "Prison Bars All Around Me", "When The Cat's Gone The Mice Play", and "I Could Cry". LP, Vinyl record album
Rare work from the early 50s Chicago scene – mostly rare JOB singles, plus unissued tracks – with JB Lenoir on vocal and guitar – plus some piano from Sunnyland Slim and drums from Alfred Wallace! LP, Vinyl record album
A mad bit of music from the great Bo Diddley – recorded after his early 70s funk records on Chess – but with a similar genre-tripping style! The album's got this full-on fuzzy feel right from the start – put together by producer Ron Terry, who matches Diddley's wilder side with ... LP, Vinyl record album
Billy Eckstine gets a new lease on life – working here with great backings from the Count Basie band, in a mode that's a bit like some of Billy's own large ensemble recordings of the mid 40s! The sound is a bit more Basie-inflected than before, but that also unlocks some great swinging, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trad swinging from Connee Boswell – working here outside of her famous group with her sisters, and getting some pretty nice small combo backing from the Original Memphis Five! The overall style hearkens back to a jazz mode a few decades before the late 50s date of the set – and the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sure, Rickie Lee Jones went onto become a bit of a cliche in later years, but this early album's still got an undeniable power – and was a great breath of fresh air, at a time when it seemed like most of modern music was forgetting its roots! What is it with the LA scene from the 60s onward ... LP, Vinyl record album