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Mitty CollierShades Of Mitty Collier – The Chess Singles 1961 to 1968 ... CD
Chess/Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
A mighty helping of music from the overlooked Mitty Collier – a 60s soul singer on Chess Records, and one who was every bit as great as bigger label stars like Etta James or Fontella Bass! Like both of those singers, Mitty's got a voice that grabs you right from the get-go – a deeply soulful approach to her music that's really fresh and without cliche – especially considering she got her start belting out tunes years before some of the bigger names in 60s female soul, and managed to keep things mighty real all the years she was working at Chess. Production and arrangements here are all top shelf – handled by Phil Wright, Riley Hampton, and others – and the CD offers up 24 gems from Mitty's years at Chess – the a-sides of all 15 singles cut for the label, plus 9 more great tunes from the flips! Titles include "Everybody Makes A Mistake Sometimes", "Gotta Get Away From It All", "I've Got Love", "I Had A Talk With My Man", "Walk Away", "My Party", "Sharing You", "That'll Be Good Enough For Me", "Git Out", "Watching & Waiting", "Like Only Yesterday", "No Faith No Love", "I'm Your Part Time Love", and "Miss Loneliness". CD

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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 vocal power that easily rivaled, if not beat, that of Etta James – her labelmate at Chess, and partner on a few duet tracks here! The collection's a non-stop soul party throughout – as upbeat as Northern Soul, but with plenty of deep soul elements as well – and it's the first time many of these cuts have been brought together on CD, and certainly never before as wonderful as this. Kent serves up some great notes and vintage photos with the package – the latter of which show Sugar Pie in action on stage, clearly one of the sexiest singers to work the circuit back in the 60s! Titles include "In The Basement (parts 1 & 2)", "Soulful Dress", "Witch For A Night", "Ask Me", "Good Timin", "Mr & Mrs", "Mama Didn't Raise No Fools", "Crazy Lovin", "There's Gonna Be Trouble", "Jump In My Chest", "Somewhere Down The Line", "Use What You Got", "Never Love A Stranger", "I Love You So Much", "Go Go Power", and "I Don't Wanna Fuss". CD

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John Lee HookerHis Best Chess Sides ... CD
Chess, Early 50s/Mid 60s. Used ... $3.99
With 15 tracks including "Mad Man Blues", "Leave My Wife Alone", "Please Don't Go", "High Priced Woman", "The Waterfront", and "One Bourbon, One Scotch, and One Beer". CD
(Out of print.)

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John Lee HookerMore Real Folk Blues (Chess collection pressing) ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1966. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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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 out amazing singing of Etta! The recordings were cut from the mid 60s to early 70s for the most part, and made in Chicago, Muscle Shoals, Nashville, New Jersey and LA. Such a sprawling collection would bog down a lesser singer, but in this case it shows just how versatile Etta James is, even if the records didn't always hit the charts. 24 tracks in all: "Only A Fool", "Seven Day Fool", "You're A Fool" (Etta slays a lotta fools in this set), "Fire", "My Man Is Together", "Let Me Know", "Nobody But You", "Take Out Some Insurance", "Sweet Memories", "Do Right", "Can't Shake It" and many more. CD

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Little WalterHis Best – The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection ... CD
Chess, Early 50s. Used ... $3.99
With 20 tracks including "Juke", "Sad Hours", "Blues With A Feeling", "It Ain't Right", "Tell Me Mama", "Mean Old World", and "You're So Fine". CD
(Out of print.)

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MiraclesBad Girl/I Love Your Baby (Chess) ... 7-inch
Chess, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Later yellow label Blue Chip Series pressing.)

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Muddy WatersOne More Mile – Chess Collectibles Vol 1 ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
With 41 tracks, including lots of previously unreleased tracks from the Chess vaults. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousChess Classics – 15 Tracks Hand-Picked By Mojo ... CD
Chess/Mojo (UK), Used ... $4.99
Music from Muddy Waters, Marlena Shaw, Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf, Bo Diddley, Etta James, Ramsey Lewis Trio, Rotary Connection, Tommy Tucker, Fontella Bass, Maurice & Mac, Mitty Collier & more. CD

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsEarly Visions (Chess Jazz Masters Series) ... LP
Chess, Late 40s/Early 50s. Very Good+ 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
24 tracks that perfectly illustrate all that was great about Gene Ammons in his early days – a set of singles and 78s recorded for Chess in the late 40s and early 50s, featuring players that include Tom Archia, Matthew Gee, Junior Mance, Sonny Stitt, and Bill Massey. Titles include "Do You Really Mean It", "Swingin For Xmas", "The Battle", "Jam For Boppers", "Bless You", "Cha Bootie", "Goodbye", " Tenor Eleven", "Don't Do Me Wrong", "Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe", and "Can Anyone Explain". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Lee Andrews & The HeartsLong Lonely Nights/Teardrops ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Chess Blue Chips Series pressing.)

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Chuck BerryAlmost Grown/Little Queenie ... 7-inch
Chess, 1959. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing.)

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Chuck BerryAnthony Boy/That's My Desire ... 7-inch
Chess, 1959. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Chuck BerryBio/Roll Em Pete ... 7-inch
Chess, 1973. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes jukebox strips)

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✨✧ Chuck BerryChuck Berry In London ... LP
Chess, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
One of the most continually inventive musicians from the rock years on Chess – stepping out here for a UK performance! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Chuck BerryNo Particular Place To Go/You Two ... 7-inch
Chess, 1964. Very Good- ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black shield label pressing.)

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Chuck BerryReelin' & Rockin'/Let's Boogie ... 7-inch
Chess, 1972. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes jukebox strips.)

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Chuck BerryRock & Roll Music/Blue Feeling ... 7-inch
Chess, 1957. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue fade label pressing.)

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Chuck BerryShake Rattle & Roll/Baby What You Want Me To Do ... 7-inch
Chess, 1975. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Tony ClarkePoor Boy/Fugitive Kind ... 7-inch
Chess, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
2 nice numbers from Tony Clarke – best known for "The Entertainer", but a really great singer who cut some fine singles for Chess! "Poor Boy" is as sad as it sounds – a downbeat number that has Tony singing in a good mix of deep and sweet styles! "Fugitive Kind" is wonderful too – with a groove that's a bit like Tony's hit, but a bit more contemplative – just great for the lyric! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a cutout hole. Black label Chess pressing with a drillhole.)

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Mitty CollierI Had A Talk With My Man/Sharing You ... 7-inch
Chess, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(70s Blue Chip Series pressing.)

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Dave Baby Cortez/Billy StewartRinky-Dink/Billy's Blues ... 7-inch
Chess, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue Chip Series pressing.)

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DellsThere Is/O-O, I Love You ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Wonderful Chicago soul from The Dells! "There Is" is a strident Charles Stepney track, with insane production, and a hook that just won't quit! "O-O, I Love You" is much more in their older harmony style, and has a very classic group sound! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue Chip Series pressing in the printed sleeve.)

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Bo DiddleyBig Bad Bo ... CD
Chess/Get On Down, 1974. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
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 strongly with electric studio arrangements from Wade Marcus – used here in very nice contrast to Diddley's rougher vocals and guitar! The style's got a bit more electric jazz touches than some of the other Chess blues funk records from the time – but the overall sound is still bound to please any funk fan – and titles include "Bite You", "Stop The Pusher", "You've Got a Lot Of Nerve", and the breakbeat classic "Hit Or Miss"! CD

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Bo DiddleyGot My Own Bag Of Tricks ... LP
Chess, Late 50s/1960s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $19.99
A nice little collection of Bo Diddley's earlier work for Chess – put together in the early 70s, when Bo was in his Black Gladiator phase, as pictured on the cover – but featuring the rawer, rougher grooves of his initial recordings in the late 50s and early 60s! The Bo Diddley groove hardly needs an introduction from us – and the 24 tracks on the set are a perfect illustration of his blinding mix of fast rhythms, choppy guitar, and comical vocals – a sound that made Bo's work some of the most striking R&B of the time! Titles include "I'm Man", "Pretty Thing", "Before You Accuse Me", "Who Do You Love", "Hey Bo Diddley", "Say Man", "I'm Looking For A Woman", "Road Runner", "Cops & Robbers", "Story Of Bo Diddley", and "Hush Your Mouth". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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Bo Diddley/Chuck BerryTwo Great Guitars ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $39.99
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 sounds we heard from that label at the time! The format is quite unusual – as each side features a long instrumental jam that really lets the guitarists work out their differences – in modes that are almost proto-funk more than blues, rock, or soul – with lots of wicked guitar lines that are way ahead of their time in terms of recording space! The long tracks are "Chuck's Beat" and "Bo's Beat" – but the duo also shine brilliantly on the shorter tunes "Liverpool Drive" and "When The Saints Go Marching In". LP, Vinyl record album
(Checker piece label pressing – nice and heavy!)

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Rev CL FranklinCome Unto Me Lazarus ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Reverend CL FranklinWhat Of The Night ... LP
Chess, 1972. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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Tony GideonWay You Move Me, Baby/Whatcha Gonna Do ... 7-inch
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Woody HermanDouble Exposure ... LP
Chess/Cadet, Late 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
Forget everything you know about Woody Herman – and enjoy this amazing record! The album compiles sides that Woody recorded at the end of the 60s, when he was working with the Chess/Cadet team on some fantastic funky big band material. Most of the tracks feature arrangements by Richard Evans, the genius behind many of the best Chess soul recordings – and he gives the tracks a funky sound that you'd never expect from Woody Herman. The whole album's a total delight, and we never tire of listening to it – especially the version of "Ponteio", plus "The Hut", "Sex Machine", "Lancaster Gate", "Light My Fire", and a great early version of Donny Hathaway's "Flying Easy"! Hathaway also plays organ on some tracks, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout notch.)

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Monk HigginsHow Come?/Different Strokes (For Different Folks) ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
A great early single by Monk! Both sides are instrumental – and feature his lusty tenor work honking in and out of nice choppy funk grooves. "How Come?" has a good spacey sound, with great production and some really nice organ work. "Different Strokes" has a choppy vamp sound to it, and there's a nice jangly guitar solo in the middle! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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John Lee HookerIn The Mood/Let's Go Out Tonight ... 7-inch
Chess, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black shield label pressing. Label has a drillhole.)

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John Lee HookerReal Folk Blues ... LP
Chess, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $59.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(60s mono blue fade label pressing. Cover has some aging and a cutout hole.)

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Howlin WolfHowlin Wolf/Moanin In The Moonlight – Two In One ... CD
Chess, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
2 blues classics from the great Howlin Wolf – back to back on a single CD! First up is the self-titled Howlin Wolf – a record that has Wolf tightening it up a bit from his earliest years at Chess, and moving into a groove that would forever make him one of the key artists to record for the label! The raspy, rootsy feel of earlier years is still in place – but the recording quality's a bit better, and the tunes have a more unified feel – thanks partly to some classic compositions from Willie Dixon, whose work makes up a very big part of the album! Tunes were recorded between the years 1959 to 1962, and brought together for the record – and titles include "Shake For Me", "Spoonful", "Going Down Slow", "Down In The Bottom", "Wang Dang Doodle", "Red Rooster", and "Tell Me". On Moanin In The Moonlight, a set filled with raspy vocals, Wolf sings 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 much! Wolf's vocals are wonderful throughout – archetypal, but not nearly as cliched as some of his contemporaries came to sound – with a timeless feel that really holds up throughout. Titles include "Smokestack Lightnin", "No Place To Go", "All Night Boogie", "Evil", "I Asked For Water", "Forty Four", and "Somebody In My Home". CD

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Howlin WolfLondon Sessions ... LP
Chess, 1970. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A famous date that showcases the Chess Records influence on the sound of the Brit rock scene – one that has a number of key players "giving back" to the label, and working on a special date with Howlin Wolf! Wolf's rough vocals are in the lead on all tracks, and he also plays a bit of harmonica and guitar as well – and other artists include Steve Winwood on piano and organ, Eric Clapton on guitar, Bill Wyman on bass, and Charlie Watts on drums – all players who are respectful of the original bluesy sound of Chess, and who clearly dig the opportunity to show off their chops in the setting. Titles include "I Ain't Superstitious", "Poor Boy", "Do The Do", "Red Rooster", "Built For Comfort", "What A Woman", "Highway 49", "Who's Been Talking", and "Rocking Daddy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican Peerless pressing, in a non-gatefold cover. Cover has light wear.)

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Howlin WolfMore Real Folk Blues ... LP
Chess, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $69.99
A much earlier set of tracks than the first volume of Real Folk Blues from Howlin Wolf – mostly material recorded in the mid 50s, both in Chicago and Memphis – all with a really nitty gritty sort of feel! There's a rough and rootsy mode going on here – one that has Wolf's raspy vocals right up front in the lead, often supported by just a bit of electric guitar to emphasize the more sinister notes in the tunes. All tracks are originals by Wolf (aka Chester Burnett) – and titles include "Just My Kind", "I've Got A Woman", "Work For Your Money", "I'll Be Around", "You Can't be Beat", "You Gonna Wreck My Life", "I Love My Baby", "Neighbors", "I'm The Wolf", "Rocking Daddy", "Who Will Be Next?", and "I Have A Little Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue fade label stereo pressing without deep groove, matrix ending in 1A. Cover has an Electronically Altered For Stereo sticker, some ring & edge wear, and a small peeled spot and some remnants from sticker removal on front.)

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Howlin WolfReal Folk Blues ... CD
Chess, 1966. Used ... $3.99
Classic work from Howlin Wolf – tunes recorded with incredibly raspy vocals, set to a folksy electric guitar sound – one that instantly conjures up images of the south side blues scene that Chess documented so well during the 50s and 60! The work here was recorded over a number of different years – from 1956 to 1965 – and the later tunes show the more trademark style that Wolf was adapting in the mid 60s as his star was beginning to rise with younger audiences around the world. Tracks were penned by Wolf or Willie Dixon – and titles include "Killing Floor", "Tail Dragger", "Natchez Burnin", "Ooh Baby, Hold Me", "Built For Comfort", "My Country Sugar Mama", and "Sittin On Top Of The World". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Howlin WolfSpoonful/Howlin' For My Darling ... 7-inch
Chess, 1960. Very Good+ ... $29.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue fade label pressing, a Chess sleeve, with some pen and a few wrinkles.)

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Howlin' WolfWho's Been Talking/Tell Me ... 7-inch
Chess, 1960. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Later orange label pressing.)

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Etta JamesAt Last/All I Could Do Was Cry ... 7-inch
Chess, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
2 fantastic tracks from Etta James – both of them raw and bluesy, but also sophisticatedly soulful! "At Last" is one of her all-time greats, a sweetly done number that always breaks our heart, set to impeccable arrangements that show that Etta can move from the rough R&B crowd with ease. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue Chip Series pressing in the printed sleeve.)

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Etta JamesI Found A Love/Nothing From Nothing Leaves Nothing ... 7-inch
Chess, 1972. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(With jukebox strips.)

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Etta JamesSomething's Got a Hold On Me/Fool That I Am ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow label Blue Chip Series pressing.)

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Etta JamesTrust In Me/Stop The Wedding ... 7-inch
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Mid 70s Blue Chip Series pressing.)

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Johnnie & JoeOver The Mountain Across The Sea/My Baby's Gone On, On ... 7-inch
Chess, 1957. Very Good ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue & silver label pressing.)

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Wilko Johnson & Roger DaltreyGoing Back Home (Deluxe Edition) ... CD
Chess/Universal (UK), 2014. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
... CD

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Bette LaineRock A Bye Rock/A Broken Heart ... 7-inch
Chess, 1957. Good ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Laura LeeDirty Man/It's Mighty Hard ... 7-inch
Chess, Mid/Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Chess sleeve.)

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Laura LeeLove More Than Pride/Mama's Got A Good Thing ... 7-inch
Chess, 1967. Very Good ... $8.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Laura LeeMan With Some Backbone/As Long As I Got You ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Chess sleeve, with jukebox strip.)

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Laura LeeWanted: Lover, No Experience Necessary/Up Tight Good Man ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Great early work from Laura Lee – recorded in Muscle Shoals before her later work with Hot Wax! "Wanted" is a great little groover – a light bit of funk in the rhythm, and a jumping groove that pushes Laura's vocals over the top, singing a very catchy lyric in the "want ad" mode! "Up Tight Good Man" is her great version of the Penn/Oldham southern soul classic – done in a slowly burning style that brings out all the charm of the tune! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Chess sleeve.)

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Johnny LemacSippin' Wine/Yoke, Stroke With Me Baby ... 7-inch
Chess, 1971. Very Good- ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Plays with a skip on "Sippin Wine".)

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Little MiltonPoor Man/If Walls Could Talk ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(70s Blue Chip Series pressing.)

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Little MiltonWho's Cheating Who/Feel So Bad ... 7-inch
Chess, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(70s Blue Chip Series pressing.)

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Willie MabonWorry Blues/I Don't Know ... 78 RPM
Chess, Early 50s. Fair ... $4.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels are discolored from age.)

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Memphis SlimMemphis Slim ... LP
Chess, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Really tremendous work from Memphis Slim – a set of early 50s recordings for Chess Records, most of which have a style that mixes equal parts jazz and blues! Slim's definitely got some bluesy phrasing in his piano, but he also echoes an older generation of jazz pianists too – especially the late 30s boogie crowd. Yet his vocals at times also have some surprisingly sophisticated elements, almost that transformation of blues that took place on the west coast in the postwar years – with singers like Charles Brown or Johnny Moore. We never would have thought to put Memphis Slim in the same territory as that late 40s LA scene, but the sound here definitely has a link – especially when tenor or alto sax come into the grooves. Great stuff all around – and titles include "Marack", "Havin Fun", "Mother Earth", "Slim's Blues", "Really Got The Blues", and "Tijuana". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Original Chess Masters pressing. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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MoonglowsIn The Middle Of The Night/Soda Pop ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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MoonglowsToo Late/Here I Am ... 7-inch
Chess, 1957. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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MoonglowsWe Go Together/Chickie Um Bah ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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MoonglowsWhen I'm With You/See Saw ... 7-inch
Chess, 1956. Very Good ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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RadiantsClown Is Clever/Don't Take Your Love ... 7-inch
Chess, 1967. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Chess sleeve.)

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RadiantsHold On/I'm Glad I'm The Loser ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Two hard driving cuts by The Radiants, both with arrangements by Charles Stepney, and a nice fuzzy soul sound in the best Cadet mode. "Hold On" is the better cut, and has a nice guitar in the mix! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a drillhole.)

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RadiantsIda Mae Foster/Choo Choo ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Great work by The Radiants – arranged here by Charles Stepney, with a tripped-out sound that's like the best late 60s work by The Dells! "Ida Mae Foster" is a real bit of psychedelic soul, with guitars coming down on the beat, fuzzing things up along with a really loud cello, while the group works Bobby Miller's lyrics with some raw harmonies that are almost perfect! "Choo Choo" is a bit poppier, and like their earlier work – but the cut has one monster hook that's totally worth it! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a wrinkled Chess sleeve.)

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Jackie RossHaste Makes Waste/Wasting Time ... 7-inch
Chess, 1964. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a drill hole.)

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Jackie Ross/Laura LeeSelfish One/Dirty Man ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue Chip Series pressing.)

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Billy StewartI'm In Love (Oh, Yes I Am)/Crazy 'Bout You Baby ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
Two beautiful cuts of rollin' soul by this great vocalist. "I'm In Love" is a bouncy jumpy soul cut with soaring vocals, and "Crazy Bout You Baby" is a good catchy cut with a nice hook. Both treasures by Billy – sung in his totally unique style! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Billy StewartOl' Man River/Every Day I Have The Blues ... 7-inch
Chess, Mid/Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a drillhole.)

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Billy StewartReap What You Sow/Fat Boy ... 7-inch
Chess, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue fade label pressing. Label has a bit of pen.)

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Billy StewartSummertime/I Do Love You ... 7-inch
Chess, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue Chip Series pressing in the printed sleeve.)

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Kim TolliverCome & Get Me I'm Ready ... CD
Chess/Reel Music, 1973. Used ... $4.99
One of the deepest soul records ever issued by Chess Records – and the album wasn't even done in Chicago! The album's the only full effort issued under the name of Kim Tolliver – a singer who'd worked previously for Fantasy as Kimberley Briggs – and it's a sublime effort from Tolliver and husband Fred Briggs, who'd worked together previously on work for Stax by Margie Joseph! The style here is quite unique – a mix of Kim's southern soul-styled vocals with some fuller, richer touches – almost in the same way that Gloria Scott comes across on her classic album with Barry White – but a bit more rough around the edges overall. The production is amazing – with a great sense of space and style – and some key use of echo that really underscores the emotion of the tunes. A good part of the album was recorded in Miami – with echoes of the TK modes of the time – but other recording was also done in Cleveland, which might account for the more unique aspects of the set. Regardless of location, though, the album's a tremendously individual effort – a bold, raw statement from Tolliver – filled with emotion that few of her contemporaries could match, and free of any crossover soul cliches that were really bogging down other artists at the time. Most tracks here are original – as original in conception as the sound of the record – and titles include "The Other Side Of Town", "The Way He Used To", "She Don't Know You Like I Do", "Takin A Woman's Stand", "I'm Losing The Feeling", "Learn To Get Along Without You", and "I Need You/Drop Whatever You're Doing". CD
(Out of print, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Tommy Tucker/VibrationsHi Heel Sneakers/Watutsi ... 7-inch
Chess, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(70s Blue Chip Series pressing.)

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Muddy WatersBaby Please Don't Go ... CD
Chess/Vogue (France), 1960s. Used ... $12.99
Includes "It's All Over", "When The Eagle Flies", "County Jail", "Two Steps Forward", "My Life Is Ruined", and "I Got My Mojo Working (Part 1)" – 17 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print. Part of Vogue's Living The Blues series)

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Muddy WatersBest Of Muddy Waters ... CD
Chess, Early 50s. Used ... $1.99
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 in its formative years, with some traces of a more southern style still in the mix – and titles include "Hoochie Coochie Man", "I'm Ready", "Rollin Stone", "Honey Bee", "She Moves Me", "I Can't Be Satisfied", "Standing Around Crying", "Long Distance Call", and "I Just Want To Make Love To You". CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)
Also available Best Of Muddy Waters ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Muddy WatersBest Of Muddy Waters ... LP
Chess, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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 in its formative years, with some traces of a more southern style still in the mix – and titles include "Hoochie Coochie Man", "I'm Ready", "Rollin Stone", "Honey Bee", "She Moves Me", "I Can't Be Satisfied", "Standing Around Crying", "Long Distance Call", and "I Just Want To Make Love To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s French reissue on Vogue in a barcode cover.)
Also available Best Of Muddy Waters ... CD 1.99

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Muddy WatersCan't Get No Grindin ... CD
Chess/Traffic, 1973. Used ... $5.99
Muddy Waters can't get no grinding – but that's hardly a problem, given the strength of this sweet early 70s set! The album marks Muddy's return to more basic Chicago blues after his funky electric period on Chess – but the set's still got some of the trippier touches of a few years before – laid out in a much more spare, basic way! The guitar has a weird quality at times – possibly from the way the electric piano comes across at points – almost a bit like Sun Ra's rocksichord, with all the freaky fuzz that might imply! The harmonica almost feels electric too – and all three instruments come together with a nicely offbeat quality that's really head and shoulders above the usual from the Chicago scene. Titles include "Funky Butt", "After Hours", "Garbage Man", "Love Weapon", "Muddy Waters' Shuffle", and "Mother's Bad Luck Child". CD
(Sealed digipack pressing.)

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Muddy WatersClouds In My Heart/Ooh Wee ... 7-inch
Chess, 1959. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing with a peeled spot on the A side.)

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Muddy WatersHootchie Cootchie Man/She's So Pretty ... 7-inch
Chess, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue gradient Chess pressing.)

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Muddy WatersI Live The Life I Love/Evil ... 7-inch
Chess, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(70s orange label pressing.)

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Muddy WatersMore Real Folk Blues ... LP
Chess, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $49.99
A 60s album, but one that's filled with some of the earliest recordings Muddy Waters made for Chess Records – all wrapped up in a title that proclaims his music as the real deal! The instrumentation here is all quite spare – varying combinations of electric guitar, harmonica, piano, and bass – all topped by Waters' wonderfully twanging vocals, heard here at a level that's still extremely fresh and without cliche! The tunes are the sort that bar bands have been ruining for decades, but they still sound great in the originals – and titles include "Sad Letter", "Gonna Need My Help", "Train Fare Blues", "Too Young To Know", "Honey Bee", "My Life Is Ruined", and "She's All Right". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Muddy WatersThey Call Me Muddy Waters ... CD
Chess, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $9.99
A rich collection of Muddy Waters' famous work for Chess Records – put together in the 70s, but featuring tracks from his earliest days in the studio, up through the key electric years of the 60s! The package pulls together some real gems – including work with Little Walter and James Cotton on harmonica, and Otis Spann on piano – and the album's also got some nice historical notes that document the original recordings. Titles include "Crawlin Kingsnake", "County Jail", "They Call Me Muddy Waters", "Find Yourself Another Fool", "Kinfolk's Blues", "Making Friends", "Blind Man", "Howling Wolf", "Two Steps Forward", and "Bird Nest On The Ground". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Andre WilliamsStroke/Cadillac Jack ... 7-inch
Chess/Blue Chip, Late 60s/1970s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Funky late 60s work from the great Andre Williams – reissued here on a Chess Blue Chip pressing from the 70s! "The Stroke" is one of Andre's greatest numbers – a slapping funky groover with twangy guitar over bass over drums, all supporting a groove that's got Andre talking his way through the tune, bad-rapping in that unique style that's always made him one of our favorites! "Cadillac Jack" is a bit slower and chuggier – with a similar style, but done in more of a bluesy mode. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue Chip Series pressing in the printed sleeve.)

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VariousAristocrat Of The Blues – The Best Of Aristocrat Records ... CD
Chess/MCA, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
A great collection with 56 tracks including work by Muddy Waters, Sunnyland Slim, The Five Blazes, Forrest Sykes, Robert Nighthawk, Leroy Foster, Duke Jenkins Aristocrats, and Little Johnny Jones. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousChicago Radio Soul ... CD
Chess/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
A really great look at a special side of the Chess Records soul catalog of the 60s – tracks that were very big on Chicago airwaves in the label's home town, yet which hardly got much play at all in the rest of the country! The collection's put together by Robert Pruter – the man who (literally) wrote the book on Chicago soul – and it's a wonderful portrait of soul in the Windy City of the 60s, with strands of music that nicely differ from the overplayed hits in later years. The collection also stands as a super-strong tribute to the never-ending genius of Chess Records – a label that never seems to let us down whenever we uncover a soul single we've never heard before! Titles include "Shy Guy" by The Radiants, "No Faith No Love" by Mitty Collier, "I Can't Help Myself" by The Gems, "Love Is A 5 Letter Word" by James Phelps, "A Thousand Miles Away" by Jo Ann Garrett, "Selfish One" by Jackie Ross, "Strange Feeling" by Billy Stewart, "The Creeper" by Freddy Robinson, "Peak Of Love" by Bobby McClure, "Lonely Girl" by Andrea Davis, "This Heart Of Mine" by Tony Clarke, "Bossa Nova Bird" by The Dells, and "Only Time Will Tell" by Etta James. CD

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VariousTreasure Tunes From The Vault – As Advertised On WLS ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
A classic compilation of "oldies", put together back in the day when most of the tunes were only a few years old! The compilation was done by Chess in conjunction with Chicago pop powerhouse station WLS – and it's got a great goofy photo on the front that features all of the young rock DJs at LS in front of a large silver dollar! Titles include "But I Do" by Clarence Henry, "So Fine" by The Fiestas, "A Thousand Stars" by Kathy Young, "Money" by Barrett Strong, "Tonight I Fell In Love" by The Tokens, and "Oh Julie" by The Crescendos. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Bo DiddleyBo Diddley Is A Gunslinger (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Forget the silly cowboy costume on the front cover – because this is a heck of a great album! Bo might have gotten saddled (no pun intended!) with a silly gimmick for the title and image of the set – but the album's one of his best from the early Chess years, and features a rip-roaring batch of tracks that really cut it up in his classic scratchy guitar mode of the time! Lyrics are great – nearly all originals by Bo himself, with that hip swinging, and hard-wailing approach that was always a lot of fun – and cuts include "Gunslinger", "Diddling", "Cheyenne", "Cadillac", and "Doing The Craw-Daddy". CD also features 2 bonus cuts with titles that include "Working Man" & "Do What I Say". CD

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✨✧ Howlin WolfReal Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1966/1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic work from Howlin Wolf – tunes recorded with incredibly raspy vocals, set to a folksy electric guitar sound – one that instantly conjures up images of the south side blues scene that Chess documented so well during the 50s and 60! The work here was recorded over a number of different years – from 1956 to 1965 – and the later tunes show the more trademark style that Wolf was adapting in the mid 60s as his star was beginning to rise with younger audiences around the world. Tracks were penned by Wolf or Willie Dixon – and titles include "Killing Floor", "Tail Dragger", "Natchez Burnin", "Ooh Baby, Hold Me", "Built For Comfort", "My Country Sugar Mama", and "Sittin On Top Of The World". A much earlier set of tracks than the first volume of Real Folk Blues from Howlin Wolf – mostly material recorded in the mid 50s, both in Chicago and Memphis – all with a really nitty gritty sort of feel! There's a rough and rootsy mode going on here – one that has Wolf's raspy vocals right up front in the lead, often supported by just a bit of electric guitar to emphasize the more sinister notes in the tunes. All tracks are originals by Wolf (aka Chester Burnett) – and titles include "Just My Kind", "I've Got A Woman", "Work For Your Money", "I'll Be Around", "You Can't be Beat", "You Gonna Wreck My Life", "I Love My Baby", "Neighbors", "I'm The Wolf", "Rocking Daddy", "Who Will Be Next?", and "I Have A Little Girl". CD
(Out of print, remastered edition.)
Also available Real Folk Blues ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Elmore James/John BrimWhose Muddy Shoes (with bonus track) ... CD
Chess, 1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 sense of focus – on tracks that include "Whose Muddy Shoes", "I See My Baby", "My Best Friend", "The Sun Is Shining", "Madison Blues", and "Talk To Me Baby". Brim is great too – a singer we didn't know before this record, with an all-out kind of quality in his voice that's almost a bit like some of the rougher soul of the 60s at times. Brim sings "Lifetime Baby", "Ice Cream Man", "You Got Me", and "Rattlesnake". Includes the bonus track "Lifetime Baby". CD
(Out of print. Small cutout hole through case and barcode.)

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✨✧ Pigmeat MarkhamPigmeat's Bag ... LP
Chess, 1969. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pigmeat's recorded here before a very lively crowd at the Apollo Theater, and even though it's 1969, they still seem to go crazy on his many variations of older styles of routines. Lots of audience interaction – and titles include "Two Dollar Spit", "The Judge & The Dressmaker", "Four Door Hotel", and "The Last Mile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersLondon Muddy Waters Sessions ... LP
Chess, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Muddy Waters hits London – and records here with Rory Gallagher on guitar, Rick Grech on bass, and Steve Winwood on piano and organ – plus horns back home, arranged by Johnny Pate! LP, Vinyl record album
(Great 70s orange label pressing, in a textured gatefold cover.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersMcKinley Morganfield – AKA Muddy Waters ... CD
Chess/Traffic, 1950s/1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A late 60s album on Chess Records – but one that serves to bring together all the best early work that Muddy Waters did for the label – including lots of original 45s and 78s! The range of music is really wonderful – the kind of tracks that first got Waters noticed in the first place – and although electric, a version of Chicago blues that still has a fair bit of rootsy touches too. The notes are great – a very detailed assessment of Muddy's music and career by Pete Welding – done at a key time before Waters hit bigger fame, and softened his edges a bit. Titles include "I'm Ready", "Honey Bee", "I Just Want To Make Love To You", "She Moves Me", "Kind Hearted Woman", "Too Young To Know", "I Want You To Love Me", "Rollin Stone", "Hoochie Coochie Man", "Long Distance Call", "Standing Around Crying", "Still A Fool", and "Walking Through The Park". CD
(Digipack pressing – still sealed.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersRead Way Back/I'm Your Doctor ... 7-inch
Chess, 1960. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Later orange label pressing.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersSail On (aka The Best Of Muddy Waters) ... CD
Chess/Traffic, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic 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 – most originally issued on 78rpm singles, and beautifully presented in this set! The work's relatively spare and rootsy overall – a great example of Chicago blues in its formative years, with some traces of a more southern style still in the mix – and titles include "Hoochie Coochie Man", "I'm Ready", "Rollin Stone", "Honey Bee", "She Moves Me", "I Can't Be Satisfied", "Standing Around Crying", "Long Distance Call", and "I Just Want To Make Love To You". CD
(Digipack pressing – still sealed.)

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✨✧ Muddy Waters/Buddy Guy/Howlin Wolf/Sonny Boy WilliBlues From Big Bill's Copa Cabana – Recorded Live ... LP
Chess, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare work from Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Howlin Wolf, and Sonny Boy Williamson! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing with a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Chuck BerryChuck Berry's Golden Decade ... LP
Chess, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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-Eyed Handsome Man", "Roll Over Beethoven", "Thirty Days", "Havana Moon", "Too Much Monkey Business", "School Days", "Reelin & Rockin", "Oh Baby Doll", "Too Pooped To Pop", "Round & Round", "Rock & Roll Music", and "Back In The USA". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label 70s pressing. Cover has some surface wear, mostly on the back.)

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✨✧ Solomon BurkeMusic To Make Love By ... CD
Chess/Elemental (France), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 White and Hayes were just kids! Gene Page did some of the arrangements with Solomon, and the record's a wonderfully unified session with a mellow 70s soul feel that's just great. Titles include "Everlasting Love", "Music To Make Love By", "Midnight & You", "You & Your Baby Blues", and "Let Me Wrap My Arms Around You". CD
(Limited edition!)

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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 ... Out Of Stock
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 sounds we heard from that label at the time! The format is quite unusual – as each side features a long instrumental jam that really lets the guitarists work out their differences – in modes that are almost proto-funk more than blues, rock, or soul – with lots of wicked guitar lines that are way ahead of their time in terms of recording space! The long tracks are "Chuck's Beat" and "Bo's Beat" – but the duo also shine brilliantly on the shorter tunes "Liverpool Drive" and "When The Saints Go Marching In". Next is The Super Super Blues Band – 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 his at times – and the tracks are often nice and long, with more than enough room to make you feel like Phil Chess gave these guys plenty of space in the studio to hang out, and find the right way to interact. As much as we love Chess albums with short songs and a soulful punch, we really appreciate it when they can break format and open up on a session like this – which really helps create a unique moment on record! Titles include "Goin Down Slow", "Long Distance Call", "Sweet Little Angel", "Ooh Baby & Wrecking My Love Life", and "Spoonful". CD

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✨✧ Bo Diddley/Muddy Waters/Little WalterSuper Blues ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
A Chicago blues trifecta – and the first time ever that Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, and Little Waters ever worked together! The set's got a raw power that definitely lives up to the title – a wicked mix of raw guitars, rough rhythms, and some wonderfully soulful vocals – all served up in a style that has the modes of each different player stepping forth into the limelight from track to track, but with the others shouldering forth themselves to challenge the lead! The mix of Bo's twang and Muddy's grit is mighty nice – and Little Walter helps bring a soulful focus that really holds the whole thing together. Titles include "I'm A Man", "Who Do You Love", "Bo Diddley", "I Just Want To Make Love To You", "My Baby", "Long Distance Call", and "You Don't Love Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Howlin WolfLondon Sessions ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
A famous date that showcases the Chess Records influence on the sound of the Brit rock scene – one that has a number of key players "giving back" to the label, and working on a special date with Howlin Wolf! Wolf's rough vocals are in the lead on all tracks, and he also plays a bit of harmonica and guitar as well – and other artists include Steve Winwood on piano and organ, Eric Clapton on guitar, Bill Wyman on bass, and Charlie Watts on drums – all players who are respectful of the original bluesy sound of Chess, and who clearly dig the opportunity to show off their chops in the setting. Titles include "I Ain't Superstitious", "Poor Boy", "Do The Do", "Red Rooster", "Built For Comfort", "What A Woman", "Highway 49", "Who's Been Talking", and "Rocking Daddy". CD
Also available London Sessions ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Little MiltonWe're Gonna Make It/Little Milton Sings Big Blues ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1965/1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersAt Newport 1960 ... CD
Chess/Green Line (Germany), 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 dates for Chess, but with a clarity that's impressive, given the live setting – and which captures just a bit of the open space in which the group was working. Waters' vocals and guitar are supported by harmonica from James Cotton and piano from Otis Spann – who also sings on one number too. Titles include "I Got My Brand On You", "Baby Please Don't Go", "Soon Forgotten", "Tiger In Your Tank", "I Feel So Good", and "Goodbye Newport Blues". CD also features 4 bonus tracks – including "Meanest Woman", plus different versions of songs on the LP! CD
(Artwork has some light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousHouse Rockin' Blues ... CD
Chess/Ace (UK), Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features music by GL Crockett, JB Lenoir, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Otis Spann, Millie Mabon, Billy Boy Arnold, Jimmy Rogers, Little Walter, Buddy Guy, Elmore James and more – 27 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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