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Bobby CharlesChess Masters ... LP
Chess, Mid/Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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FlamingosComplete Chess Masters Plus – The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection ... CD
Chess/Universal, 1955/1956. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print, please note that the traycard artwork has some substantial wear & a tear on the spine.)

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Lowell FulsomLowell Fulson – Chess Blues Masters Series ... LP
Chess, Mid 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Is it Fulsom or Fulson? We're not going to try and present ourselves as the authority, but what we can tell you is this collection features 27 tracks from the man, mostly raw blues, though a number of cuts are more produced, with full horn section and piano complementing Fulsom's guitar and vocals, and mostly issued as 45s, though many of the numbers were previously unreleased at the time this collection was put together in the mid 70s. The best numbers are stripped down, lean and raw – and titles include "I Want To Know", "Lonely Hours", "It's A Long Time", "Rollin' Blues", "Love 'N Things", "Love Grow Cold", "Hung Down Head", "Someday Baby", "I Want To Make Love To You", "Rock This Morning", "Rock 'Em Dead", 'Worry Worry", "I'm Glad You Reconsidered", "Blue Shadows", "Why Don't You Write Me" and "Blue Soul", plus loads more! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing in the textured cover, with a cutout notch.)

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Lowell FulsomLowell Fulson – Chess Blues Masters Series (80s pressing) ... LP
Chess, Mid 60s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
Is it Fulsom or Fulson? We're not going to try and present ourselves as the authority, but what we can tell you is this collection features 27 tracks from the man, mostly raw blues, though a number of cuts are more produced, with full horn section and piano complementing Fulsom's guitar and vocals, and mostly issued as 45s, though many of the numbers were previously unreleased at the time this collection was put together in the mid 70s. The best numbers are stripped down, lean and raw, but there's not much of the funky blues work of the sort he cut for Kent on here. Includes "I Want To Know", "Lonely Hours", 'It's A Long Time", "Rollin' Blues", "Love 'N Things", "Love Grow Cold", "Hung Down Head", "Someday Baby", "I Want To Make Love To You", "Rock This Morning", "Rock 'Em Dead", 'Worry Worry", "I'm Glad You Reconsidered", "Blue Shadows", "Why Don't You Write Me" and "Blue Soul", plus loads more! LP, Vinyl record album

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Howlin WolfChess Box (3CD set) ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 3 CDs ... $32.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Little MiltonWelcome To The Club – The Essential Chess Recordings ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1960s. Used 2CD ... $18.99
... CD
(Out of print. Columbia House pressing.)

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Sonny Boy WilliamsonTalk That Talk – Sonny Boy At The Chess Studio 1957 to 1961 ... LP
Chess/P-Vine (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A nice Japanese-only collection – with alternate takes of tracks that include "The Goat", "Cool Disposition", "Your Funeral & My Trial", "99", "Cross My Heart", "Dissatisfied", and "Nine Below Zero". Features work from Robert Lockwood Jr, Luther Tucker, Otis Spann, and Willie Dixon. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi.)

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VariousBlack Gold – Samples, Breaks, & Rare Groove From The Chess Records Archives ... CD
Chess/Universal (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $11.99
Incredible sounds from the Chess Records catalog – not the blues that you might know the label for, but a huge range of funk, soul, and jazz tracks from the headiest years of the 60s and 70s – a time when the Chicago scene was really turning out some incredible musical hybrids! As you'd guess from the title, all the cuts here have had a new life in recent years – thanks to samples by hip hop artists or other producers – but the original grooves are even better than the tracks that used them, and come together here to make one of the most mindblowing collections of Chess material we've ever heard! The package is nicely heavy on sounds from the Cadet/Concept years of the label – with more than a few contributions from producers Charles Stepney and Richard Evans – and the package features 42 wonderful tracks – including "Fonky Thang Diamon Ring" by The Dells, "Windmills Of Your Mind" by Dorothy Ashby, "I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun" by Rotary Connection, "Jelly Jam" by Jack McDuff, "The Getaway" by Alvin Cash, "In My Body's House" by Gene Chandler, "Cross Country" by Archie Whitewater, "Memory Band" by Rotary Connection, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by Jimmy Ponder, "Inside Out" by American Gypsy, "Go Go Power" by Sugar Pie DeSanto, "Shake It Up" by The Vibrations, "Up Above The Rock" by Ray Bryant, "Bad Moon Rising" by Bo Diddley, "Shoo Be Doo Be Doo Be Do Da Day" by Eddie Fisher, "Humpin Bumpin & Thumpin" by Andre Williams, "Who Got The Number" by Pigmeat Markham, "Walk On By" by Jo Ann Garrett, "Chocolate Candy" by Soulful Strings, "Got To Get Your Own (7" version)" by Reuben Wilson, "Hanky's Panky (7" version)" by Shirley Scott, "Liberation Conversation" by Marlena Shaw, "Look Of Love" by Monk Higgins, and "Think About It" by Odell Brown & The Organizers. CD

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VariousSouled Out (Chess) ... LP
Chess, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A great collection of soul and R&B off Argo, Chess and Checker: "The Entertainer" by Tony Clarke, "Selfish One" by Jackie Ross, "Temptation Bout To Get Me" by the Knight Bros, "I Had A Talk With My Man" by Mitty Collier, "It Do Me So Good" by Little Miss Cornshucks, "We're Gonna Make It" by Little Milton, "Voice Your Choice" by the Radiants, "Ten Commandments Of Love" by the Moonglows, "Hi Heel Sneakers" by Tommy Tucker, "I'm So Young" by the Students, "Searching For My Love" by Bobby Moore, "Lonely Baby" by Ty Hunter, "I'm Over You" by Jan Bradley and "Daytripper" by the Vontastics. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mitty CollierShades Of A Genius (Chess Collection pressing) ... CD
Chess/Universal, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Little WalterHis Best – The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection ... CD
Chess, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jimmy RogersJimmy Rogers – Chess Blues Masters Series ... LP
Chess, 1950s. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible work from Jimmy Rogers – an important early figure on the postwar Chicago blues scene, captured here in a set of his best material for Chess! Jimmy plays guitar and sings – and other musicians include Little Walter on harmonica, Otis Spann on piano, Wayne Bennett on guitar, Willie Dixon on bass, and Ernest Cotton on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with a center split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Chess Doo-Wop ... LP
Chess, 1984. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Italian pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Chess Rhythm & Blues ... LP
MCA/Chess, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has stuck gatefold, a cutout notch, and some staining along the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ VariousChess Blues (4CD box set) ... CD
Chess/MCA, Late 40s/1950s/1960s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great overview of rare blues material from the legendary Chess Records – with 101 songs in all, including 19 previously unissued tracks! Music from Clarence Samuels, Andrew Tibbs, Sunnyland Slim, Muddy Waters, Little Johnny Jones, Memphis Slim, Howlin' Wolf, Eddie Boyd, Elmore James, Little Walter, Billy Boy Arnold & more. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Minnie RipertonHer Chess Years – Featuring The Gems & Rotary Connection – 50th Anniversary Collection ... CD
Chess/Music On Vinyl (UK), Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Great early work by Minnie Riperton – featuring tracks that she recorded as a female soul singer, plus later work recorded with the groundbreaking group Rotary Connection! The set's got some of Minnie's earliest singles for the Chess label – including "All Of It", "Lonely Girl", and "Happy New Love", recorded as Andrea Davis or with The Gems. Then, the set's got 13 nice tracks from Minnie's Rotary Connection days, most of which feature her in lead vocals. Titles of those include "Burning Of The Midnight Lamp", "Love Me Now", "Living Alone", "Magical World", "Respect", and "A-muse". CD

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✨✧ Muddy WatersMuddy Waters – Chess Blues Masters Series (McKinley Morganfield AKA Muddy Waters) ... LP
Chess, Mid 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousChess Northern Soul Vol 3 (7 x 7 inch single box set – with download) ... 7-inch
Chess/Universal (UK), 1960s. New Copy 7 x 7 inch set ... Out Of Stock
Socking soul from the legendary Chess Records – presented in a format that always served the label best! This very limited box features seven 45s – each of which contains two great grooves from Chess – the kind of upbeat, uptempo soul that made the Chicago scene of the 60s second only to Detroit for groovers this great! Yet we almost like this material even better than the sounds of Motown – as Chess always had something interesting going on – some compelling arrangements, unusual touches, and a range of influences that really show up on the music within – a range of cuts that include some of our favorite 45s from the legendary label. Titles include "I'm So Glad" by Joe Cato, "See Me Through" by Bobby Womack, "Ordinary Joe" by Terry Callier, "Baby Hang On" by Maurice McAllister, "Such A Pretty Thing" by Gene Chandler, "Loving You Is Something New" by The Starlets, "Wait" by Jeanette Nellis, "You Keep Calling Me By Her Name" by Amanda Love, "Pain" by Mitty Collier, "City Life" by The Knight Brothers, "Lend Me Your Hand" by The Kindly Shepherds, "Lucky Boy" by Harold Hutton, "Foolish Me" by Jo Ann Garrett, and "Love Ain't Nothin" by Johnny Nash. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Individually numbered, limited edition – includes download!)
 
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✨✧ Gene Ammons/Tom Archia/Johnny GriffinChicago's Boss Tenors – 1948- to 1956 ... LP
Chess, Late 40s-Mid 50s. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
A great set that brings together some great lost material that was originally recorded for Chess (or Aristocrat as it was called back then), and which was only ever released on 78s. Gene Ammons plays here with the lost Chicago tenor talent Tom Archia (who never made it out of the city as much as the other big Chitown tenor names), and the two fo them groove nicely on tracks like "Swingin For Xmas", "Stuffy", "Minor Blues", and "The Battle". Johnny Griffin also checks in with tracks like "Riff Raff" and "Bees Ees" – and the record also includes performances by the city's great Claude McLin on "Swivel Hips" and "Bennie's Bounce". Nice notes on the sides and the scene, too, by the city's great promoter, Joe Segal. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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Bama – The Village PoetGhettos Of The Mind ... LP
Chess, 1974. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A lost classic in the funky poetry mode of the 70s – and right up there with the best work from the time by the Last Poets, Jim Ingram, or Gil Scott Heron! Bama's got a rough-edged voice that works very well with the funkier backings of the set – handled by a team that includes Bernard Purdie on drums, Richard Tee on keyboards, and Cornell Dupree on guitar – and this rough vocal style also fits the themes of the tunes, which are still as political and righteous as other work in the genre, but a bit more down to earth as well. The music itself was arranged and composed by Jimmy Wizner and Billy Jackson – and titles include "Ghettos Of The Mind", "The Right To Be Wrong", "Nothingness", "Drunken Sister", "I Got Soul", "Welfare Slave", "Social Narcotics", and "Blackman, My Brother". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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Chuck BerryChuck Berry Twist ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $14.99
A collection of Chuck's hit tunes for the kids – packaged together to cash in on the twistin' crowd, but really more of a greatest hits LP. Titles include "Roll Over Beethoven", "Maybellene", "Sweet Little Sixteen", "School Days", "Johnny B Goode", and "Back In The USA". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a name in marker on back.)

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Chuck BerryChuck Berry's Golden Decade (70s pressing) ... LP
Chess, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
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

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Chuck BerryChuck Berry/More Chuck Berry ... CD
Chess/BGO (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
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 denying the power of this early material, and the revolutionary way Chuck had of playing guitar – rooted in blues, paving the way to rock, and also opening the door to lots more funky soul in years to come! The guitar work alone is worth the price of admission, but the songs and vocals are wonderful too – and the CD features 26 titles that include "Down The Road A Piece", "Mad Lad", "Sweet Little Rock & Roller", "Anthony Boy", "Little Queenie", "Oh Baby Doll", "Confessin The Blues", "Almost Grown", "Jo Jo Gunne", "Wee Wee Hours", "Too Much Monkey Business", and "Brown Eyed Handsome Man". CD

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✨✧ Chuck BerryGreat Twenty Eight ... LP
Chess, 1950s/1960s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing.)

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Chuck BerryJohnny B Goode/Around & Around ... 7-inch
Chess, 1957. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing.)

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Chuck BerryLondon Sessions ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1972. Used ... $5.99
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 star out front, on both vocals and guitar – getting some great gritty backing from players who include Derek Griffiths and Owen McIntyre on guitar, Ian McLagen and Dave Kaffinetti on piano, and Rick Gretsch on bass. The set features a mix of London studio recordings and a few live tracks – and titles include "I Will Not Let You Go", "London Berry Blues", "Let's Boogie", "Mean Old World", "Johnny B Goode", and "I Love You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Chuck BerryLondon Sessions ... LP
Chess, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
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 star out front, on both vocals and guitar – getting some great gritty backing from players who include Derek Griffiths and Owen McIntyre on guitar, Ian McLagen and Dave Kaffinetti on piano, and Rick Gretsch on bass. The set features a mix of London studio recordings and a few live tracks – and titles include "I Will Not Let You Go", "London Berry Blues", "Let's Boogie", "Mean Old World", "Johnny B Goode", and "I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue fade label stereo pressing.)

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Chuck BerryMore Chuck Berry ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
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 Music", "Maybellene", "Roll Over Beethoven", "Johnny B Goode", and "Back In The USA" – but it also includes some other numbers like "Let It Rock", "Come On", and "Round & Round". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK Pye pressing.)

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Jackie BrenstonRocket 88 – Jackie Brenston & His Delta Kings Featuring Ike Turner ... LP
Chess/P-Vine (Japan), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of the only full sets we've ever seen to document the great run of singles cut by Jackie Brenston in the early 50s – work initially done in Memphis, as a real precursor to that city's soul scene – and later cut also in Chicago, with a really hard-wailing approach! The set's titled after "Rocket 88" – a track many folks call the first rock and roll song ever – recorded at Sun Studios in Memphis by Sam Philips, with Ike Turner as the real bandleader – before Chess took over the single, and then started recording Jackie up in Chicago. Titles include "Rocket 88", "I Want To See My Baby", "Jackie's Chewing Gum", "88 Boogie", "Pat Meat Is Greasy", "True Love", "The Blues Got Me Again", and "Lovin Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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Big Bill Broonzy & Washboard SamBig Bill Broonzy & Washboard Sam ... LP
Chess, 1962. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A side each of these two important talents in blues – presented here in a format that makes the record a real double-header! Side one features Big Bill Broonzy in the lead – working with sweet electric lines on guitar alongside acoustic and his own really rich vocals – plus this very cool rhythm accompaniment from Washboard Sam, whose instrument has a way of coming across like some quickly snapped snare drum! Sam takes the lead on side two – singing and playing his instrument – and is joined on a few tracks by Broonzy's guitar and some piano from Memphis Slim. Big Bill titles include "Lonesome", "Little City Woman", "Romance Without Finance", and "By Myself" – and Washboard Sam numbers include "Never Never", "Minding My Own Business", "I'm A Lonely Man", and "Horseshoe Over My Door". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Chess Masters pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Solomon BurkeI'll Never Stop Loving You/Do Right Song ... 7-inch
Chess, 1976. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Mitty CollierDo It With Confidence/You're The Only One ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Cookie & His CupcakesI've Been So Lonely/Got You On My Mind ... 7-inch
Chess, 1963. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black label pressing.)

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Dave Baby CortezRinky-Dink/Getting Right ... 7-inch
Chess, 1962. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow & red label pressing. "Getting Right" plays with faint surface noise, appears to be a pressing flaw, with some label flaking from manufactuing.)

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Bo DiddleyBig Bad Bo ... CD
Chess/Get On Down, 1974. New Copy ... $8.99 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 DiddleyHis Greatest Sides ... LP
Chess, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Raw, ragged, rough, and ready – killer early work by Bo Diddley, clearly in a class by itself! The Bo Diddley groove isn't blues, isn't soul, and isn't R&B – it's instead a mad blend of rhythm, scratchy guitar, and spontaneously playful vocals that few other singers could ever hope to touch. This 14 track set features some of Bo's best Chicago work from the late 50s – including "Who Do You Love", "Say Man", "Bo's Bounce", "Crackin Up", "Hey Bo Diddley", "Pretty Thing", "Bring It To Jerome", and "Diddley Daddy". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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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 ... $8.99 14.99
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 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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Al DowningBaby Let's Talk It Over/I'll Be Holding On ... 7-inch
Chess, 1974. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes jukebox strips.)

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Al DowningStory Of My Life/I'd Love To Be Loved ... 7-inch
Chess, 1974. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Review Copy.)

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Etta & HarveyIf I Can't Have You/My Heart Cries ... 7-inch
Chess, 1959. Good+ ... $2.99
An Etta James duet with Harvey Fuqua. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing.)

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Etta & HarveySpoonful/It's A Crying Shame ... 7-inch
Chess, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Two hard heavy soul duets from Etta James and Harvey Fuqua, with great arrangements by Riley Hampton. The groove is nice and deep, and Etta's in fine form, especially on Willie Dixon's "Spoonful". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue fade label pressing in a Chess sleeve.)

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✨✧ Al GreyBasic Grey ... LP
Argo/Cadet/Chess, Early 60s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A collection of some Basie trombonist Al Grey's work for the Argo label pulled from the Last Of The Big Plungers, Snap Your Fingers and Al Grey Billy Mitchell Sextet LPs, some of his hippest work, featuring Billy Mitchell, Donald Byrd, Floyd Morris, Herbie Hancock and Bobby Hutcherson. 22 tracks in all, including "Things Ain't WhatThey Used To Be", "Open Wider Please", "I Got It bad And That Ain't Good", "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", "The Elder", "Bewitched", "Bluish Grey", "Wild Deuce", "Bantu", "Melba's Blues", "Nothng But The Truth", "RBQ", "Minor On Top", "African Lady", "Hi Fly" and "Home Fries". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Buddy GuyBest Of Buddy Guy – 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection ... CD
MCA/Chess, Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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John Lee HookerJohn Lee Hooker Plays & Sings The Blues ... CD
Chess/Green Line (Italy), 1961. Used ... $3.99
About as pure as you can get for John Lee Hooker – a classic set of cuts for Chess, recorded with a feel that's almost folksy at times! The guitar has a raw edge that goes way back to the delta – and the overall approach is much more gritty than even some of Hooker's labelmates at the time. Titles include "The Journey", "Hey Baby", "Mad Man Blues", "Worried Life Blues", "Apologize", "Lonely Boy Boogie", and "Just Me & My Telephone". CD
(Out of print.)

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John Lee HookerReal Folk Blues ... CD
Chess, Late 60s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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John Lee HookerReal Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues ... CD
Chess/MCA, Late 60s. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & clear promotional sticker on jewel case.)

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Howlin WolfChange My Way ... CD
Chess/Traffic, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
Almost a decade's worth of great work from Howlin Wolf – late 50s and early 60s recordings done for Chess Records in Chicago, nicely packaged up here in an archival series album with full notes on the sessions and music! Nearly all tracks are originals by Wolf – aka Chester Burnett – and instrumentation includes a fair bit of surprisingly noisy guitar, plus piano, bass, drums, and some nice tenor on a few tracks. Titles include "Love Me Darlin", "I Walked From Dallas", "Just Like I Treat You", "I've Been Abused", "Don't Laugh At Me", "I Better Go Now", "New Crawlin King Snake", and "Hidden Charms". CD
Also available Change My Way ... LP 16.99

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Howlin WolfChange My Way ... LP
Chess, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Almost a decade's worth of great work from Howlin Wolf – late 50s and early 60s recordings done for Chess Records in Chicago, nicely packaged up here in an archival series album with full notes on the sessions and music! Nearly all tracks are originals by Wolf – aka Chester Burnett – and instrumentation includes a fair bit of surprisingly noisy guitar, plus piano, bass, drums, and some nice tenor on a few tracks. Titles include "Love Me Darlin", "I Walked From Dallas", "Just Like I Treat You", "I've Been Abused", "Don't Laugh At Me", "I Better Go Now", "New Crawlin King Snake", and "Hidden Charms". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple and green label Vintage Series pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and some age spots on the opening.)
Also available Change My Way ... CD 8.99

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Howlin WolfDefinitive Collection ... CD
Chess/Universal, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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Howlin WolfHow Many More Years/Moanin' At Midnight ... 7-inch
Chess/Third Man, 1951. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99 6.98
Killer early work by Howlin Wolf – a fantastic early single for Chess Records! "How Many More Years" has as much romping piano as fuzzy guitar – but fuzziest of all are the Wolf's vocals – which are superb! "Moanin At Midnight" is great, too – slower, moodier, and with this fantastic snakey guitar line! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Great Third Man pressing – with a vintage-style Chess sleeve too!)

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Howlin WolfHowlin Wolf ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $44.99
Howlin Wolf is really getting into his thing here – 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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Howlin WolfLive & Cookin At Alice's Revisited ... LP
Chess, 1972. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Down homey blues from Howlin Wolf – not as funky as some of the other blues albums on Chess at the time, but with a nice rough and ready edge. Instrumentation includes a few guitars, tenor sax, piano, and bass – and Wolf himself plays a bit of harmonica – and the overall feel is very much in keeping with the kind of small club electric sets you might have caught on the south side of Chicago at the time. Titles include "Just Passing By", "I Don't Know", "Mean Mistreater", and "When I Laid Down I Was Troubled". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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Howlin WolfLondon Sessions ... LP
Chess, 1970. Very Good- ... $11.99
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
(Blue fade label pressing with Sterling stamp. Cover has a split top seam and a hype sticker.)

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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 Jamal was clearly wowing the crowd with his amazing talents on the piano. The groove here is sublimely fluid and soulful – clearly the next wave of expression on the piano in the 50s, and as important to the Chicago scene as Bill Evans was to that of New York at the time. The recording quality is wonderful – clear enough to capture the subtleties of Crosby's amazing bass, and the lightly tippling sound of Fournier's drums – and titles include a classic extended reading of "Poinciana", plus "What's New", "But Not For Me", and "No Greater Love". CD
Also available But Not For Me – Ahmad Jamal Trio At The Pershing ... LP 14.99

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Etta JamesAll The Way Down/Lay Back Daddy ... 7-inch
Chess, 1973. Very Good- ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Plays with some crackles.)

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Etta JamesCome A Little Closer ... LP
Chess, 1974. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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 called "Out On The Street Again", which sounds like it should be the theme to some blacksploitation film because it's got these cool strings, and a nice hard groove. Other cuts include "Power Play", "Mama Told Me", "You Give Me What I Want", and "Come A Little Closer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Spanish pressing on Movieplay/Chess.)

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Etta JamesCome A Little Closer (with bonus track) ... CD
Chess/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1975. Used ... $8.99
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 called "Out On The Street Again", which sounds like it should be the theme to some blacksploitation film because it's got these cool strings, and a nice hard groove. Other cuts include "Power Play", "Mama Told Me", "You Give Me What I Want", and "Come A Little Closer". CD also features a bonus track – the single edit of "Out On The Street Again". CD

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Etta JamesEtta James (1973) ... LP
Chess, 1973. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Heavy funk from the great Etta James – one of her standout classics from the later Chess years, done with a style that's completely different than her work of the 60s! The set was recorded in LA with a super-dope sound that's almost in a funky soundtrack mode – full horns, bits of strings, wah wah guitar, and a core tight rhythm combo that features keyboards from William D Smith, percussion from King Errison, and lots of stepping bass from Chuck Rainey! And while funky, the style isn't as rough and ready as some of the other Chess funky blues from the late 60s Chicago years – showing instead a bit more of a soul influence in the mix, at a level that Etta matches beautifully with her vocals. Titles include "All The Way Down", "Only A Fool", "Down So Low", "Lay Back Daddy", "Just One More Day", and a version of "Leave Your Hat On" with a great funky keyboard break! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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JB LenoirNatural Man ... LP
Chess, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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 and deep, and with inflections that almost point the way towards soul singers in the generation to come. Yet the backings are definitely in the best Windy City modes of the time – as Lenoir plays some great electric guitar, alongside Alex Atkins on alto, Ernest Cotton on tenor, Joe Montgomery on piano, and Willie Dixon on bass. The set mixes vintage singles with a few unreleased tracks – and titles include "Natural Man", "Don't Dog Your Woman", "Don't Touch My Head", "Five Years", "Mama What About Your Daughter", "Korea Blues", "Let Me Die With The One I Love", "I'm In Korea", and "Carrie Lee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label Cadet/GRT pressing. Cover has some surface wear and a cut corner.)

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Little WalterHate To See You Go ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1950s. Used ... $10.99
Killer 50s work from the great Little Walter – tracks that show that he was of the greatest blues acts working for Chess Records at the time! Many of the numbers here are heavy on Walter's classic harmonica style, but they also feature plenty of rough-edged vocals with a nicely soulful approach. Instrumentation is mostly small combo – with Otis Spann on piano, Freddie Robinson and Leonard Caston on guitars, and Willie Dixon on bass – among a variety of other players on the different sessions. Titles include "Hate To See You Go", "Key To The Highway", "Blue & Lonesome", "I Had My Fun", "I Got To Find My Baby", "Nobody But You", "Take Me Back", and "Roller Coaster". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Moms MableyMoms Mabley At The Playboy Club ... LP
Chess, 1961. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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Moms MableyMoms Mabley Breaks It Up ... LP
Chess, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Chess pressing with deep groove.)

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Moms Mabley & Pigmeat MarkhamBest Of Moms & Pigmeat Vol 1 ... LP
Chess, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Willie MabonBlues Roots Vol 16 – I'm A Heart Regulator ... LP
Chess, 1950s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Rare Chess work from Chicago pianist and singer Willie Mabon – an artist who never hit the heights of some of his contemporaries, but was a key part of the Chicago scene in the 50s! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Pigmeat MarkhamHere Comes The Judge/The Trial ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
2 funky numbers by Pigmeat! "Here Comes The Judge" is a great take on the famous routine – with some tight Gene Barge backings that start with some great drum bits, as Pigmeat calls out the routine between the funky grooves! "The Trial" is straight comedy, with no music – but still nice. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Chess sleeve, including a jukebox strip.)

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Pigmeat MarkhamHustlers ... LP
Chess, 1968. Very Good- ... $2.99
Live work from Pigmeat – recorded at the Regal Theater in Chicago, and captured in a way that features plenty of great crowd interaction! The set's got Pigmeat at his best – really working the audience with some great double-entendres, and featuring routines that include "Smelly Ice Cream", "Changing Sexes", "The Hustler", and "How To Trust Your Wife". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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Pigmeat MarkhamSock It To 'Em Judge/The Hip Judge ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Funky Pigmeat! This is one of the few funky singles that Pigmeat Markham cut for Chess – and it's a great one that mixes his off-beat comedy with some very funky grooves! Also a nice play on 2 late 60s comedic Laugh-In themes: "here comes the judge" and "sock it to me"! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Chess sleeve, with jukebox strip.)

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Memphis SlimReal Folk Blues ... LP
Chess, 1950s/Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Memphis Slim's installment in this excellent LP series from Chess – 60s packagings of earlier recordings done by key bluesmen in the Chicago scene, with slightly improved fidelity but enough of the "real folk blues" sound to warrant the title! Instrumentation here is a bit more augmented than some of the others in the series, as some tunes feature a bit of sax alongside Slim's bluesy piano and light percussion backing – but the overall feel is still quite rootsy. Titles include "For A Day", "Mother Earth", "Blues For My Baby", "Marack", "Having Fun", "Tijuana", and "Trouble Trouble". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Chess Masters pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and a creased corner.)

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MoonglowsStarlite/In Love ... 7-inch
Chess, 1955. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing with vertical logo.)

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Pat O'DayHeartbreak Of Love/Have You Ever Been Lonely ... 7-inch
Chess, 1958. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Leo Parker, Sahib Shihab, Red SaundersLate Great King Of The Baritone Sax – Rare Unissued Recordings Vintage 1951 to 1953 ... LP
Chess, Early 50s/1963. Sealed ... $9.99
A great set – and for more reasons than one! Most of the album features rare early 78s by jazz baritonist Leo Parker – one of the real giants on the instrument, and a player with a hard-wailing tone that makes it sound more like a tenor than a clunky giant-sized horn. Parker's tracks are all long out of print – and titles include "Tippin Lightly", "Anything Can Happen", "Candlelight Serenade", and "Hornet". The album also features a stellar modal groover from Sahib Shihab, recorded in Europe in 1963, and titled "Campi's Idea". The cut's very different than the rest of the record – but is almost worth the price alone! Also included is "Lawdy Lucy", by the Red Saunders group. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Jimmy RogersChicago Bound ... LP
Chess, 1950s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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 later of which has a sometimes snakey quality that almost echoes a slight bit of jazz – a mode that recalls some of the inventions T Bone Walker was putting down at the time, but a little bit rootsier overall. Players on these sessions include Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Otis Spann, and Willie Dixon – and tracks include "Money Marbles & Chalk", "Ludella", "You're The One", "Back Door Friend", "I Used To Have A Woman", "Sloppy Drunk", "Blues Leave Me Alone", and "Walking By Myself". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue fade label pressing.)

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Johnny Shines, Robert Nighthawk, & OthersDrop Down Mama ... LP
Chess, Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Some of the earliest blues ever recorded by the legendary Chess Records – material by a variety of artists caught at the very start of the 50s! The names here aren't as big as those of the stars who would firmly put Chess on the map later in the decade – but the work is a great indication that the Chess brothers were on the right track even in these early days – picking some of the finest talents of the underground, and setting their work to wax! Titles include a few previously unreleased numbers, plus other tracks from older 78s – and titles include "Joliet Blues" and "So Glad I Found You" by Johnny Shines, "Sweet Black Angel" and "Anna Lee" by Robert Nighthawk, "Dark Road" and "You Can't Live Long" by Floyd Jones, "Crying" and "Sad Story" by Blue Smitty, "One Of These Days" by Big Boy Spires, and "Drop Down Mama" by Honey Boy Edwards. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Chess Masters pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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Billy StewartMountain Of Love/Because I Love You ... 7-inch
Chess, 1965. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Muddy WatersBest Of Muddy Waters ... CD
Chess, Early 50s. Used ... $2.99
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

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Muddy WatersCan't Get No Grindin ... CD
Chess/Traffic, 1973. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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

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Muddy WatersCan't Get No Grindin' (What's The Matter With The Meal)/Garbage Man ... 7-inch
Chess, 1973. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes jukebox strips.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersFathers & Sons ... LP
Chess, 1969. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
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 recorded in the studio, and a second done live at the Super Cosmic Joy-Scout Jamboree – key evidence of the growing hippie audience for blues like this! The core group features Waters on vocals with Otis Spann on piano, Mike Bloomfield on guitar, Paul Butterfield on harmonica, Donald Duck Dunn on bass, and Sam Lay on drums – and guest players include Phil Upchurch on bass and Buddy Miles on drums – each on one number. Titles include "All Aboard", "Mean Disposition", "Forty Days & Forty Nights", "Sugar Sweet", "Twenty Four Hours", "I'm Ready", "Walkin Thru The Park", "Got My Mojo Working (parts 1 & 2)", "The Same Thing", "Baby Please Don't Go", and "Honey Bee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing in the gatefold cover, with a center split spine.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersFathers & Sons (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1969. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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 recorded in the studio, and a second done live at the Super Cosmic Joy-Scout Jamboree – key evidence of the growing hippie audience for blues like this! The core group features Waters on vocals with Otis Spann on piano, Mike Bloomfield on guitar, Paul Butterfield on harmonica, Donald Duck Dunn on bass, and Sam Lay on drums – and guest players include Phil Upchurch on bass and Buddy Miles on drums – each on one number. Titles include "All Aboard", "Mean Disposition", "Forty Days & Forty Nights", "Sugar Sweet", "Twenty Four Hours", "I'm Ready", "Walkin Thru The Park", "Got My Mojo Working (parts 1 & 2)", "The Same Thing", "Baby Please Don't Go", and "Honey Bee".Studio & live recordings. Includes the bonus prreviously unreleased tracks "Country Boy", "I Love The Lifre I Live", "Oh Yeah", "I Feel So Good". CD

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✨✧ Muddy WatersLive At Mister Kelly's ... LP
Chess, 1971. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Live At Mister Kelly's find's Muddy doing his thing at that Chicago joint in 1971 backed by group that includes Calvin Jones, James Madison, Samuel Lawhorn, Joe Perkins, Paul Oschera nd Willie Smith. Titles include "What Is That She Got", "You Don't Have To Go", "Strange Woman", the instrumental "Mudcat", "Boom, Boom", "CC Woman" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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Muddy WatersLondon Muddy Waters Sessions ... LP
Chess, 1972. Sealed Gatefold ... $33.99
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
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Muddy WatersManish Boy/Young Fashioned Ways ... 7-inch
Chess/Third Man, 1954. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
Maybe one of the most famous Muddy Waters songs ever recorded – served up here in all its fantastically raw glory! The tune's got Waters playing a famous electric guitar vamp that may well have become the blueprint for countless bar bands to come – but serving up the lyrics with a wit that none of them could ever hope to manage – all urged on by this wild girl chorus that really gives the tune an odd edge! And "Young Fashioned" is great, too – a bit tighter, and with a mean harmonica part in the middle! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Beautiful reissue pressing – even in a vintage-style Chess sleeve!)

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Muddy WatersMcKinley Morganfield – AKA Muddy Waters ... CD
Chess/Traffic, 1950s/1960s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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

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Muddy WatersPut Me In Your Lay Away/Still A Fool ... 7-inch
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black label pressing.)

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Muddy WatersRare & Unissued ... CD
Chess, Late 40s/1950s. Used ... $9.99
Rare and unissued work from Muddy Waters – mostly from his first decade at Chess Records – a time when both Waters and the label were helping reinvent the sound of blues in the postwar years! Muddy's already-released material is already so strong, it's hard to imagine the need for a set like this – but the package is way more than just unused oddities, or cleanup from the Chess vaults – and instead features a stunning batch of work that would be more than enough of a legacy for any other bluesman on his own! The settings vary throughout – and accompanying players include Sunnyland Slim or Otis Spann on piano, Tampa Red or Jimmy Rodgers on guitar, Junior Wells or Little Walter on harmonica, and Willie Dixon on bass. Titles include "Born Lover", "let Me Hang Around", "Smokestack Lightnin", "Last Time I Fool Around With You", "Mean Disposition", "Little Anna Mae", and "Where's My Woman Been". CD
(Out of print.)

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Muddy WatersSail On (aka The Best Of Muddy Waters) ... CD
Chess/Traffic, Early 50s. Used ... $4.99
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

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Muddy WatersShe's All Right/Sad Sad Day ... 7-inch
Chess/Third Man, 1953. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
A fantastic Muddy Waters track from the early 78rpm years – a tune that's got this unbelivable folding together of fuzzy guitar and hypnotic vocals – almost a trance-like take on Chicago blues, and proof that even at the start, Muddy was onto something new! "Sad Sad Day" is fantastic, too – with even wilder guitar work – of the sort that most folks might not have expected until the Hendrix generation, but served up with all the subtle touches that made Waters so amazing. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Beautiful reissue pressing – even in a vintage-style Chess sleeve!)

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Muddy WatersUnk In Funk ... CD
Chess/Get On Down, 1974. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
Muddy Waters definitely put the "unk" in funk – although back in his day, the word meant something different than in the 70s! This set features some great late Muddy for Chess – produced in conjunction with Ralph Bass, Muddy's longtime associate in the studio, and done with a style that's a lot more rootsy than the title might imply! Instead of the electrified funky style that other Chess bluesmen were going for in the early 70s, or which Waters used on his late 60s albums, this one is a more back to basics set – with stripped down arrangements, and the kind of electric down homey feel that must have been big with the college kids. Pinetop Perkins plays piano on the set, and Carey Bell Harrington throws in a lot of harmonica. Titles include "Electric Man", "Trouble No More", "Unk In Funk", "Everything Gonna Be Alright", "Waterboy Waterboy", and "Rollin & Tumblin". CD

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✨✧ Muddy Waters & Howlin WolfLondon Revisited ... LP
Chess, 1974. Very Good- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing in a non-gatefold cover, with split seams and tape on the spine.)

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Muddy Waters/Jackie BrenstonGot My Mojo Working/Rocket 88 ... 7-inch
Chess, 1950s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(80s Sugar Hill pressing.)

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Sonny Boy WilliamsonOne Way Out ... CD
Chess/MCA, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
A great little collection of work that Sonny Boy Williamson recorded for Chess in the 50s and early 60s – presented here as one of the well-done archival packages that Chess was doing in the early 70s, as interest in their classics was coming back again. Most of the numbers here feature Williamson on vocals and harmonica, working with likely Chess associates who include Otis Spann and Lafayette Leake on piano, Muddy Waters and Robert Lockwood on guitars, and Willie Dixon on bass – and the set features the tracks "Born Blind", "I Wonder Why", "This Is My Apartment", "Cool Disposition", "I Know What Love Is All About", "Too Close Together", "Keep It To Yourself", and "Don't Lose Your Eye". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny Boy WilliamsonOne Way Out ... LP
Chess, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A great little collection of work that Sonny Boy Williamson recorded for Chess in the 50s and early 60s – presented here as one of the well-done archival packages that Chess was doing in the early 70s, as interest in their classics was coming back again. Most of the numbers here feature Williamson on vocals and harmonica, working with likely Chess associates who include Otis Spann and Lafayette Leake on piano, Muddy Waters and Robert Lockwood on guitars, and Willie Dixon on bass – and the set features the tracks "Born Blind", "I Wonder Why", "This Is My Apartment", "Cool Disposition", "I Know What Love Is All About", "Too Close Together", "Keep It To Yourself", and "Don't Lose Your Eye". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s purple label pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)
Also available One Way Out ... CD 4.99

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Sonny Boy WilliamsonReal Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues ... CD
Chess/MCA, Early 60s. Used ... $5.99
Two albums of rootsy blues from the great Sonny Boy Williamson! CD

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✨✧ VariousAmerica's Musical Roots ... LP
Chess/Festival, 1950s/1960s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Features work by Muddy Waters, Memphis Slim, John Lee Hooker, Little Walter, Howlin Wolf, Bo Diddley, and other Chess Records artists! LP, Vinyl record album
(In shrinkwrap with title sticker. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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VariousBest Of Blues Guitar – 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection ... CD
Chess/Universal, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $1.99
Music from Muddy Watersm Jimmy Rogers, John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Elmore James, Sonny Boy Williamson, Albert Collins, Bobby Blue Bland, Howlin Wolf, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers & BB King. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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VariousBlues Vol 2 ... LP
Argo/Chess, 1950s/1960s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Includes performance by Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Little Walter, Jimmy Witherspoon, Buddy Guy, and Otis Rush! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ VariousChicago Radio Soul ... CD
Chess/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 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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VariousGroups Of Goodies ... LP
Chess, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black shield label pressing. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Chuck BerryBio ... LP
Chess, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Aimlessly Driftin", "Bio", "Woodpecker", "Rain Eyes", and "Talkin Bout My Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)

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✨✧ Chuck BerryChuck Berry On Stage ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s orange label pressing. Cover has a cut corner and some clear tape on the spine.)
 
 
 



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