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✨✧ Gene AmmonsMy Foolish Heart/Bless You (Chess) ... 78 RPM
Chess, 1950. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(78 RPM) 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Gene Ammons & Sonny StittJug & Sonny (jug & corn cover) ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice little album – featuring some of the sides that Gene Ammons cut "off contract" for Chess/Argo during the early 60s, and ones that feature him paired with Sonny Stitt, his longtime partner in legendary tenor battles from the 50s. The two horns aren't really locked in combat ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono black label Chess pressing. Cover has a tiny spot of wear on the spine, but is otherwise great.)

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Lee Andrews & The HeartsTear Drops/The Girl Around The Corner ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing with a spot of tape.)

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✨✧ Chuck BerryAnthology ... CD
MCA/Chess, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A great two disc collection packed with goodies – includes 49 tracks. (Soul) CD

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Chuck BerryChuck Berry/More Chuck Berry ... CD
Chess/BGO (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
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 ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Chuck BerryLondon Sessions ... LP
Chess, 1972. Sealed 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 ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing!)

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Chuck BerryMaybellene/Wee Wee Hours ... 7-inch
Chess, 1955. Very Good ... $16.99
(Rock) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue & silver label pressing. Label has some aging.)

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✨✧ Chuck BerryOne Dozen Berry's/Chuck Berry On Top (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess/Hoodoo (UK), 1958/1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Soul) CD

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Chuck BerryRock N Roll Rarities ... LP
Chess/MCA, Mid 50s-Mid 60s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $11.99
(Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 80s issue. Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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Chuck BerryRockin At The Hops/New Juke Box Hits (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess/Hoodoo (Spain), 1960/1961. Used ... $9.99
(Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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Chuck BerrySweet Little Sixteen/Reelin & Rockin ... 7-inch
Chess, 1958. Very Good- ... $6.99
(Rock) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a small date stamp.)

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✨✧ Ben Branch & The Operation Breadbasket OrchestraLast Request (portrait cover) ... LP
Chess, 1968. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A very hip album that mixes gospel and jazz – recorded in 1968 as a tribute to Martin Luther King, but a set that more than stands on its own – at a level that's way different than the usual King tribute records! The album was put together by Jesse Jackson's Operation Breadbasket ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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Solomon BurkeMusic To Make Love By ... LP
Chess, 1975. Very Good ... $14.99
An incredible record – a real standout in Solomon Burke's career! This set features him working with arrangements that are smooth, mellow, and sexy – very much in the Barry White and Isaac Hayes mode, a style that's a perfect fit for Solomon's voice, which was warm and deep back when ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 70s pressing! White label promo. Cover has some light wear, a bit of splitting in one corner, and a sticker in that same corner.)

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Wayne Cochran & The CC RidersWayne Cochran! ... LP
Chess, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
Wild stuff! White singer Wayne Cochran looks like he should be a rockabilly star – right down to his big ol' pompadour haircut – but this early album of his for Chess is actually a tight batch of groovers that holds a nice appeal to fans of late 60s funk! Cochran's got a raw Wilson ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Sugar Pie De SantoGo Go Power – The Complete Chess Singles 1961 to 1966 ... CD
Chess/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A much-needed look at the mighty Sugar Pie DeSanto – a singer who really rocked Chess Records back in the 60s! DeSanto came to the label already boasting one hell of a groove – a rock-solid sense of rhythm that made all of her tunes groovers right from the get-go – and a raw ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ DellsOh What A Night – The Great Ballads ... CD
Chess/MCA, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Soul) CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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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 ... (Blues) read more CD

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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 ... $10.99 16.99
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 ... (Blues) read more CD

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✨✧ Rory GallagherCleveland Calling Part 2 (180 gram pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Chess, 1972. New Copy ... $34.99
A set that's a bit different than the first volume in this series of rare material from the Rory Gallagher archives – still an unreleased batch of material, recorded by a Cleveland radio station in 1972 – but featuring Rory with his full band, and not playing solo acoustic! The ... (Rock) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Benny GolsonFree (Free/Take A Number From One To Ten) ... CD
MCA/Chess, 1960/1962. Used ... $9.99
Includes the full ablum "Free" plus 7 tracks from "Take A Number From One To Ten". (Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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Clarence Frogman HenryBest Of Clarence Frogman Henry – Ain't Got No Home ... CD
Chess/MCA, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $6.99
(Soul) CD

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John Lee HookerReal Folk Blues ... LP
Chess, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
(Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Original Chess Masters pressing. Cover has light wear and a small peeled strip on front.)

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✨✧ Howlin WolfHis Greatest Sides Vol 1 (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Chess/Jackpot, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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 ... (Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ Howlin WolfMoanin In The Moonlight ... LP
Chess, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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 ... (Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ahmad JamalBut Not For Me – Ahmad Jamal Trio At The Pershing ... CD
Argo/Chess, 1958. Used ... $4.99
Groundbreaking work from the legendary Ahmad Jamal – not just in his own career, but in live jazz in general! The album's a classic recording of Jamal's trio with Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums – captured at the Pershing Lounge on the south side of Chicago, where ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Ahmad JamalCross Country Tour 1958 to 1961 ... CD
Chess/Universal, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
Excellent live work by Ahmad Jamal – recorded during his classic years, when he was wowing audiences all over the US! The set features 2 CDs, with material recorded at the Pershing Lounge and Alhambra in Chicago, The Spotlite Club in Washington DC, and the Black Hawk in San Francisco. On ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Elmore James/John BrimWhose Muddy Shoes (with bonus track) ... CD
Chess, 1950s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A great entry in the Chess Heritage Series at the end of the 60s – one that features rare 50s Chicago recordings by Elmore James, plus some even more obscure sides by lesser-known singer John Brim! James' style is well known, and well-executed here – rough and raw, but with a good ... (Blues) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Etta JamesCome A Little Closer ... LP
Chess, 1974. Very Good ... $18.99
An excellent set of messed-up funky soul from Etta James – one of her killer early 70s sides for Chess! The album mixes together bluesy tracks and straight ahead soul – in a hip, bad-walking style that nicely updates Etta's older style for the 70s. The set includes a great funky cut ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Etta JamesHer Greatest Sides Vol 1 ... LP
Chess, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Raw and raunchy R&B by Etta James – cut during her prime years at Chess. 14 tracks in all, including "Tell Mama", "Something's Got A Hold On Me", "Pushover", "Only Time Will Tell", "Stop The Wedding", "Security", "I'd ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has name in marker, minimal wear, and light aging.)

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Etta JamesWho's Blue? – Rare Chess Recordings Of The 60s & 70s ... CD
Chess/Kent (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A far-reaching set of hard-to-find 60s & 70s recordings by the great Etta James for Chess/Cadet – ranging from vibrant funk to slow cooking R&B, stripped down brassy blues and string accented jazzy numbers – diverse stuff held together by all around impeccable craft and the flat ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisIn Crowd ... CD
Chess, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
Easily one of the biggest selling jazz albums of the 60s – a crowning achievement for Ramsey Lewis and his popular trio with Eldee Young on bass and Redd Holt on drums! The set was recorded live at the Bohemian Caverns in DC, and the trio are perfect in the setting – going at the ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available In Crowd ... LP 4.99

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Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis Trio In Person – 1960 to 1967 ... CD
Chess, 1960s. Used 2CD ... $13.99
A fantastic collection of live recordings from Ramsey Lewis, including key work with Eldee Young and Red Holt – plus a few later cuts with Cleveland Eaton and Maurice White! (Jazz) CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Little MiltonWelcome To The Club – The Essential Chess Recordings ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1960s. Used 2CD ... $16.99
(Blues) CD
(Out of print. Columbia House pressing.)

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Little WalterBoss Blues Harmonica ... LP
Chess, 1960s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $24.99
A pretty nice little 2LP set – put together in the early 70s, and featuring material that Walter recorded for Chess during the 60s. As the title would imply, there's a lot of harmonica on the album – but Walter's vocals should also be given their due, as they're a bit more in the soul ... (Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Canadian pressing in a non-gatefold cover.)

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✨✧ Moms MableyMoms Mabley At The UN ... LP
Chess, 1960. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
No, Moms isn't storming the United Nations – but she is caught live here, in a 1960 performance at the Uptown Theatre in Philly. The material isn't has hard and heavy as later stuff, but her spirit and fire is still there, and the album's noteworthy in that it's an early attempt by Chess to ... (Comedy) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue fade label pressing. Cover has sticker remnants on front, some wear and aging, and a name in grease pen on back.)

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Mary MartinOne Touch Of Venus/Lute Song ... CD
MCA, 1944/1946. Used ... $6.99
(Vocalists) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jack McDuffSophisticated Funk ... LP
Chess, 1976. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A lost electric groover from Brother Jack McDuff – sweet keyboards instead of his usual Hammond, but still plenty darn great! The record's got a slinky groove that's almost more CTI than Chess Records – with full arrangements by Billy Jones, who also plays guitar on the record – ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Jack's Boogie". Label on Side 2 has Xs in marker.)

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✨✧ Claude McLinMona Lisa/Benny's Bounce ... 78 RPM
Chess, 1950. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(78 RPM) 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker on the A side.)

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✨✧ MoonglowsMost Of All/She's Gone ... 7-inch
Chess, 1955. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing.)

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✨✧ MoonglowsWe Go Together/Chickie Um Bah ... 7-inch
Chess, 1956. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Later blue label pressing.)

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Jimmy RogersChicago Bound ... CD
Chess, 1950s. Used ... $6.99
The title's an apt one here, as Jimmy Rogers was one of the many bluesmen who started out in the south, but headed to Chicago for greater fame – which was a good thing for Chess Records, who managed to come some of these great sides in the 50s! Rogers both sings and plays guitar – the ... (Blues) read more CD
(CDr pressing.)

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✨✧ Jimmy RogersComplete Chess Recordings ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1950s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Includes 51 tracks on 2 CDs! (Blues) CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy RogersHis Best ... CD
MCA/Chess/Chronicles, 1950s. Used ... $8.99
(Blues) CD
(Out of print. Note – artwork is wrinkled from some light water damage.)

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✨✧ Rotary ConnectionRotary Connection ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazingly baroque soul by this legendary crossover group from Chicago! Take 1 part hippy dippy rockers, 1 part young lovely soulful Minnie Riperton, and 1 part crazy wigged out Chess/Cadet soul studios – and you've only got the beginnings of one of the most unique soul bands to come out of ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ SCLC Operation Breadbasket Orch & ChoirOn The Case ... LP
Chess, 1970. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
A full-blown, very righteous offering from Chess to the political cause of Operation Breadbasket! Tenorist Ben Branch leads the large gospel-tinged group – and sax player Gene Barge produces and plays, with a style that's very much in the Chess/Checker bag of the late 60s soul era. Most ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a small cut corner.)

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Billy StewartMountain Of Love/Because I Love You ... 7-inch
Chess, 1965. Very Good ... $1.99
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a drillhole.)

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StudentsI'm So Young/My Vow To You ... 7-inch
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
(Rock) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow label Blue Chip Series pressing.)

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Koko TaylorKoko Taylor ... CD
Chess, 1969. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Probably THE album you truly need to own from Koko Taylor – and a completely great one, recorded way before she'd become a cliched fixture paying the bills on frat boy tourist blues scene! The tracks here were recorded over a few years in mid-to-late 60s Chicago – mostly with ... (Blues) read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Clay TysonUp Tight – Live At Howard Theatre, Washingon, DC ... LP
Chess, 1965. Very Good- ... $4.99
(Comedy) LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue fade label stereo pressing. Cover has wear and aging, center split in the bottom seam, and a Altered For Stereo sticker on front.)

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VariousPetal Pushers ... LP
Chess, 1968. Very Good ... $24.99
Features tracks by Bystanders, Traffic Jam, Sounds Around, Ali Ben Dhown, Pinkerton's Colours, and more! (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label promo.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersAt Newport 1960 ... CD
Chess, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
Muddy Waters makes a classic appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival – playing a folksy set of blues in the years before the festival had turned more strongly towards that sort of music! The performance is surprisingly well-recorded – at a level that's similar to Waters' earlier studio ... (Blues) read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersBest Of Muddy Waters ... CD
Chess, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Less a "best of" than an early 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! The work's relatively spare and rootsy overall – a great example of Chicago ... (Blues) read more CD

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✨✧ Muddy WatersFathers & Sons ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the biggest albums of Muddy Waters' career – a key crossover effort that has Waters as the "father" working with "sons" Paul Butterfield and Michael Bloomfield! The style here is still quite rootsy overall – and the double-length session features one album ... (Blues) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersOne More Mile – Chess Collectibles Vol 1 ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With 41 tracks, including lots of previously unreleased tracks from the Chess vaults. (Blues) CD
(Out of print.)

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Muddy WatersRollin Stone/Walkin Blues ... 7-inch
Chess, 1950. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A classic early tune from Muddy Waters – one that might not have changed the world when it was released at the start of the 50s – but later gave the famous group their name! The tune's a wonderful mix of raw rural and early electric Chicago blues modes – spare, but extremely ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Recent Third Man reissue on black vinyl, in the vintage style Chess sleeve.)

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Sonny Boy WilliamsonEssential Sonny Boy Williamson ... CD
Chess, 1950s/Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Features 45 tracks including "She's My Baby", "Keep It To Yourself", "You Killing Me", "Born Blind", "The Goat", "Down Child", "Checkin Up On My Baby" and "Nine Below Zero". (Blues) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny Boy WilliamsonHis Best ... CD
MCA/Chess, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Born Blind", "Sad To Be Alone", "Bye Bye Bird", "Cross My Heart", "Ninety Nine", "Down Child", "Checkin' Up On My Baby", and "Bring It On Home" – 20 tracks in all. (Blues) CD

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Sonny Boy WilliamsonMore Real Folk Blues ... CD
Chess, Early 60s. Used ... $5.99
Classic blues harp and raw vocals from Sonny Boy Williamson – material recorded for Chess during the early 60s, and issued after his death, with a title that's certainly designed to catch the attention of the college kids looking for the "real" thing! The work here is really great ... (Blues) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny Boy WilliamsonReal Folk Blues ... CD
Chess, Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
Not as folksy as you might think from the title – thanks to a really powerful presentation by Sonny Boy Williamson! The style here has echoes of Bo Diddley or Jimmy Reed's sense of rhythm – a more upbeat and electrified Chicago approach than Chess was serving up a decade before – ... (Blues) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousAmerica's Musical Roots ... LP
Chess/Festival, 1950s/1960s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes work by Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Lowell Fulsom, John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Elmore James, and Memphis Slim. (Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousChess Sisters Of Soul Vol 1 ... LP
Chess/Sugar Hill, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
An 80s collection of heavy female soul from the mighty Chess Records – some of the most righteous female sung R&B you'll come across! Most of the tunes are from the late 60s, when Chess was bringing a good deal of funk into the mix – with quite a few that are tough to get on vinyl ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging.)

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VariousHistory Of Chess Jazz (2CD & book box set) ... CD
Chess, Late 50s/1960s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Music from Ahmad Jamal, Sonny Stitt, Bennie Green, Red Rodney, Zoot Sims, Roland Kirk, Benny Goodman, Barry Harris, James Moody, Gene Ammons, Odell Brown, Art Farmer, and more. (Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)
 
 



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