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  • Muddy Waters At Newport 1960 Muddy Waters At Newport 1960 Quick View

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    Muddy Waters At Newport 1960


    The Muddy Waters/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    Muddy Waters Masterwork Live Album! In Stereo!


    First Time Official Audiophile Vinyl - Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover


    Mastered From The Authorized Chess Records Stereo Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) will always be known as one of the founding fathers of modern day blues. His legendary style of playing guitar, his unique vocal prowess and of course his stellar list of classic Chicago and Mississippi Delta blues tunes
    have all gone on to influence generations upon generations of rock and blues performers worldwide.


    With almost six decades in the music business, this Mississippi native began his career cutting early sides for defunct labels
    before landing in Chicago in the early forties, where he began a long climb to the top of the blues world, later cutting a series of
    hit sessions for Aristocrat which became Chess Records. Phil and Leonard Chess knew they had a kingpin on their hands when
    Muddy started his endless stream of blues smashes. The label honored the man with his first live album simply titled Muddy Waters
    At Newport 1960. Recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival, Muddy drove the crowd into a frenzy with his famous guitar licks and his
    Delta growl, truly a thrilling presence on the stage.


    Featuring an all-star band with the likes of the legendary James Cotton on harp and the masterful Otis Spann on piano, Muddy
    Waters At Newport 1960 would go on to become one of the most revered albums in modern day Chicago blues history.


    Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits I Got My Brand On You, Muddy continues to rock the crowd through a
    treasure trove of 8 more blues champions which made this one of the most important live recordings of all time. The album features
    classic gems like his classics Got My Mojo Working, Baby Please Don't Go, and I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man. Noted for his stellar
    guitar work, pretty much introducing his Chicago laden blues style to a whole new generation of guitar players, Muddy Waters At
    Newport 1960 became truly a primer for a ton of rock and blues guitarists for years like Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, Canned Heat
    and The Rolling Stones. Muddy broke down barriers for millions of music fans worldwide to enjoy rock and blues, making him along
    with John Lee Hooker, Elmore James and Robert Johnson one of the first pioneers of the blues and rock genre.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Chess Records arsenal of fine recordings. That is why we are so
    very proud to announce another installment in The Muddy Waters/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his legendary
    masterpiece Muddy Waters At Newport 1960.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry) for the first time on audiophile vinyl from
    the Chess stereophonic tapes, Muddy Waters At Newport 1960 will truly become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram
    Audiophile Vinyl titles to be released in quite some time.


    To further celebrate this first time authorized stereophonic audiophile vinyl LP, we enhance this limited edition masterwork
    with a stunning gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as a rare inside gatefold photo of the man who helped
    fuse blues and rock music for millions of music lovers across the globe.


    Muddy Waters Muddy Waters At Newport 1960 Impeccable stereophonic sound from the AUTHORIZED Chess Records
    tapes! Baby, Please Don't Go

    1. I Got My Brand On You
    2. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
    3. Baby, Please Don't Go
    4. Soon Forgotten
    5. Tiger In Your Tank
    6. I Feel So Good
    7. Got My Mojo Working
    8. Got My Mojo Working, Part 2
    9. Goodbye Newport Blues
    Muddy Waters
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  • Blues Jam At Chess (Pure Pleasure) Blues Jam At Chess (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Blues Jam At Chess (Pure Pleasure)

    No introduction needed for this fabulous release. Arguably one of the greatest blues recordings laid down in the last 40 years! Just checking out the personnel above says it all. Originally released on Mike Vernon's highly collectable and revered Blue Horizon label in 1969, this pressing will become a must for all serious collectors and muso's alike!




    Musicians:



    • Fleetwood Mac

    • Otis Spann

    • Willie Dixon

    • Shakey Horton

    • J.T. Brown

    • Guitar Buddy

    • Honey Boy Edwards

    • S.P. Leary




    Recording: January 1969 at Chess Ter-Mar Studios, Chicago

    Production: Mike Vernon and Marshall Chess



    Format: 2LPs 33rpm / gatefold sleeve



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    Side One

    1. Watch Out

    2. South Indiana - Take 1

    3. South Indiana - Take 2

    4. Last Night

    5. Red Hot Jam



    Side Two

    6. I'm Worried

    7. I Held My Baby Last Night

    8. Madison Blues

    9. I Can't Hold

    10. I Need Your Love

    11. I Got the Blues



    Side Three

    12. World's in a Tangle

    13. Talk with You

    14. Like it This Way

    15. Someday Soon Baby

    16. Hungry Country Girl



    Side Four

    17. Black Jack Blues

    18. Everyday I Have the Blues

    19. Rockin' Boogie

    20. Sugar Mama

    21. Homework

    Fleetwood Mac
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  • 2120 South Michigan Ave 2120 South Michigan Ave Quick View

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    2120 South Michigan Ave

    On their 17th studio album, George Thorogood and The Destroyers pay tribute to their Chess Records label heroes, including many of Thorogood's legendary mentors who helped to launch his career in rock & roll. Titled 2120 South Michigan Avenue named for the the address of Chess Records' Chicago headquarters the 13-track album features Thorogood's raw, rocking turn on classics by a who's-who of the blues, including Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter and other Chess greats, as well as new original songs written by Thorogood, the album's producer, Tom Hambridge, and Richard Fleming.The album is produced by musician, songwriter and producer Tom Hambridge, a four-time Grammy Award nominee and 2010 Grammy winner for Best Contemporary Blues Album (Hambridge produced Buddy Guy's Living Proof) and ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award winner. The album's featured guests include 2010 Grammy Award winners Buddy Guy and Charlie Musselwhite.
    1. Going Back

    2. Hi-Heel Sneakers - Featuring Buddy Guy

    3. Seventh Son
    4. Spoonful
    5. Let It Rock
    6. Two Trains Running (Still A Fool)

    7. Bo Diddley
    8. Mama Talk To Your Daughter
    9. Help Me
    10. My Babe - Featuring Charlie Musselwhite

    11. Sweet Little Rock and Roller
    12. Willie Dixon's Gone
    13. Chicago Bound
    14. 2120 South Michigan Ave. - Featuring Charlie Musselwhite

    George Thorogood
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    Another Dimension

    Funky Bo Diddley - one of Bo's key early 70s sessions for Chess Records - all of which have him stepping out in a much harder groove than years past! The sound here is relatively tight - with Diddley guitar and vocals on top of some larger arrangements from Bob Gallo - backings that mix together sounds from contemporary rock and soul, but always with an ear for the roots that Bo inspired in the first place - put forward towards a new generation with nicely kicking rhythms and really fuzzy guitars! The standout number here is the break classic Go For Broke - a drum-heavy instrumental that's worth the price of the record alone - and other titles include the great original Pollution, plus versions of The Shape I'm In, Down On The Corner, Lodi, Bad Side Of the Moon, and Bad Moon Rising.
    Here
    1. The Shape I'm In
    2. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
    3. Pollution
    4. Bad Moon Rising
    5. Down On The Corner
    6. I Said Shutup Woman
    7. Bad Side Of The Moon
    8. Lodi
    9. Go For Broke (Inst.)
    Bo Diddley
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  • San Francisco Dues (On Sale) San Francisco Dues (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    San Francisco Dues (On Sale)

    Not much is talked about of Rock N' Roll legend Chuck Berry's work during the 1970s. (Unless you
    count his novelty hit "My Ding-A-Ling.) Though he would remain a prevalent live fixture for much of the
    decade, his studio work slowed to a crawl. It was during this time that Berry returned to Chess
    Records from his previous association with Mercury, to release the overlooked San Francisco Dues
    in 1971. The album remained obscure and largely unnoticed, but remains a fascinating glimpse into
    Berry's musical mind, and is now looked upon by critics as a forgotten great.


    The album showcases a different side of Chuck Berry. His signature blend of pioneering rock n' roll
    music would give way to a more somber and contemporary (For the 1970s) sound. Berry's more
    serious side is on display on yearning tracks like Oh Louisiana, and fragile numbers like My Dream
    (Poem) which features Berry on piano. The album paints a solemn, never-before-seen portrait of
    Berry, and still finds room for traditionally rocking tracks like Viva Rock & Roll and the title track
    San Francisco Dues.
    Though San Francisco Dues has received newfound retrospective acclaim from critics, it has never
    been reissued on compact disc. Now in 2013, Get On Down is glad to change that, reissuing the
    oft-forgotten Chuck Berry gem on vinyl, painstakingly re-mastered and re-created with the same level
    of care and detail that have come to define the Boston label's reissues. A bygone classic from one of
    rock n' roll's great trailblazers.

    1. Oh Louisiana
    2. Let's Do Our Thing Together
    3. Your Lick
    4. Festival
    5. Bound To Lose
    6. Bordeaux In My Pirough
    7. San Francisco Dues
    8. Viva Rock and Roll
    9. My Dream (Poem)
    10. Lonely School Days
    Chuck Berry
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  • Etta James (Pure Pleasure) Etta James (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Etta James (Pure Pleasure)

    Etta James, one of the most fabulous and respected figures in the history of R&B music. Here are some of Miss Peaches' legendary pre-Chess recordings including the first session, cut on Thanksgiving Eve 1954, when she was just 16, which yielded "Roll With Me, Henry".



    "Jean Mitchell and her sister Abbysinia came from New Orleans and were Creole-looking people," wrote our subject in her autobiography. " Jean was my age; Abbye was eight or nine years older. Jean and I started singing together. Soon Abbye joined in and, just like that, we became the Creolettes. We were project girls imitating the young rhythm and blues of the time. Mainly, though, we were intrigued with vocal harmony. We developed a tight three-way blend, imitating groups like the Spaniels, the Swallows, the Chords and the Spiders. One afternoon the Creolettes were singing at a record hop when who should show up but Hank Ballard and his superfine Midnighters. We were thrilled. When they heard us sing, they said something encouraging and, man, that's all we needed to hear. When they sang Work With Me, Annie, the place went wild. Next day the song was still on my mind. Answer songs were big back then, and then it occurred to me - why not answer Hank's hit? I liked doing spunky shit. So I wrote Roll With Me, Henry, a pushy little jiveass reply."



    That blockbuster initiation was produced by the fabled Johnny Otis, the hipster also responsible for renaming Ms H and her gal pals Etta James and the Peaches: "The Peaches were pissed because I was getting the glory, but I was even more pissed than the Peaches because Georgia Gibbs came out with her Suzy Creamcheese version. I was happy to have any success, but I was enraged to see Her Nibbs singing the song on the Ed Sullivan Show while I was singing it in some funky dive in Watts." Providing the voice of "Henry" on Etta's original was Richard Berry, who went on to sing on and write many other songs for her, some of which, like Good Rockin' Daddy, also feature back-ups by those fabulous chicks, the Dreamers.



    Not only has Etta James made some wonderful records in her illustrious career , she has also authored the brilliant autobiography Rage To Survive, from which all of the above quotations are borrowed.



    Musicians:



    • Etta James (vocal) & band



    Recorded 1954 - 56, Los Angeles



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Good Rockin' Daddy
    2. Hey Henry
    3. Strange Things
    4. That's All
    5. I'm A Fool
    6. Dance With Me Henry
    7. Do Something Crazy
    8. Women
    9. My One And Only
    10. I Hope Your Satisfied
    Etta James
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  • At Last! At Last! Quick View

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    At Last!

    Ranked 116/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Etta James' debut album, At Last!, originally released in 1961 on Chess subsidiary label, Argo. The album's title track "At Last" and "All I Could Do Was Cry" (co-written by future Motown mogul Berry Gordy) both went to #2 on the R&B charts, while the album itself has gone down in history as one of the great classic albums of early R&B. The 4 bonus tracks are taken from two 1960 singles featuring doo-wop idol Harvey Fuqua of the Moonglows (best known for their 1955 hit "Sincerely"). 180g vinyl pressing with bonus CD.

    1. Anything To Say You're Mine
    2. My Dearest Darling
    2. Trust In Me
    4. Sunday Kind Of Love
    5. Tough Mary
    6. My Heart Cries (bonus track)
    7. Spoonful (bonus track)
    8. I Just Want To Make Love To You
    9. At Last
    10. All I Could Do Was Cry
    11. Stormy Weather
    12. Girl Of My Dreams
    13. It's A Crying Shame (bonus track)
    14. If I Can't Have You (bonus track)
    Etta James
    $37.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
  • Electric Mud Electric Mud Quick View

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    Electric Mud

    Electric Mud is a studio album by Muddy Waters. Released in 1968, it is a concept album which imagines Muddy Waters as a psychedelic musician. Producer Marshall Chess suggested that Muddy Waters record experimental, psychedelic blues tracks with members of Rotary Connection in an attempt to revive the blues singer's career.


    The album peaked at #127 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart. It was controversial for its fusion of electric blues with psychedelic elements, but was influential on psychedelic rock bands of the era.

    I Just Want To Make Love To You
    Hoochie Coochie Man
    Let's Spend The Night Together
    She's All Right
    I'm A Man
    Herbert Harpers Free Press
    Tom Cat
    Same Thing
    Muddy Waters
    $15.99
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
  • His Greatest Sides Volume One His Greatest Sides Volume One Quick View

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    His Greatest Sides Volume One

    Limited Edition Pressing On Bright Red Opaque Vinyl


    Continuing in our series of Chess Record Reissues, Jackpot Records presents this compilation of landmark original studio singles, from Chicago blues artist Howlin' Wolf. Originally recorded from 1954-1965.


    Howlin' Wolf electrified the sound of the Mississippi Delta blues and brought it to Chicago, laying down what would be come the foundation of rock and roll in the early 1950s. Delivered in his gruff, haunting voice, his lyrics spoke of his hard life experiences and his signature growlin' mesmerized audiences and blues musicians alike.


    Howlin Wolf helped make Chess Records a historic label and solidified Chicago as the worlds capital of blues.

    1. Down In The Bottom
    2. No Place To Go

    3. Sitting On Top Of The World
    4. Smokestack Lightnin'
    5. The Red Rooster

    6. Spoonful

    7. Evil

    8. Killing Floor

    9. Do The Do

    10. I Ain't Superstitious
    11. Who's Been Talkin'

    12. Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy

    13. Back Door Man

    14. Wang Dang Doodle
    Howlin' Wolf
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  • Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf Quick View

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    Howlin' Wolf


    The Howlin' Wolf/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    His Self Titled "Rockin' Chair" Masterwork Album Is Back!


    First Time Official Audiophile Vinyl - Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover With Rare Photos


    Mastered From The Authorized Chess Records Mono Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    Howlin' Wolf (Chester Burnett) will always be known as one of the founding fathers of modern day blues. His
    legendary style of playing guitar, his unique vocal and stage prowess and of course his stellar list of classic Chicago
    style blues tunes have all gone on to influence generations upon generations of rock and blues performers worldwide.


    With almost six decades in the music business, this Mississippi native began his career cutting early sides for
    Sun before landing in Chicago in the early fifties, where he began a long climb to the top of the blues world on the
    Chess label.


    In 1962, he released his stellar self-titled masterpiece Howlin' Wolf. Featuring an all-star band with the likes of
    the legendary Jimmy Rogers and Buddy Guy on guitar, the masterful Otis Spann on piano, and Willie Dixon on bass,
    Howlin' Wolf a/k/a The Rockin' Chair Album would go on to become one of the most revered albums in modern day
    Chicago blues history.


    Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits Shake for Me, The Wolf continues to rock the listener through
    a treasure trove of 11 more blues standards which made this one of the most important blues LP's of all time. The
    album features classic gems like Spoonful, Back Door Man, Wang Dang Doodle and The Red Rooster. All of these
    blues rockers became truly a blueprint for a ton of rock and blues giants for years like Cream, The Doors and The
    Rolling Stones.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Chess Records arsenal of fine recordings. That is why
    we are so very proud to announce our first installment in The Howlin' Wolf/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
    Series with his legendary masterpiece Howlin' Wolf.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry) for the first time on audiophile vinyl from the Chess monophonic tapes, Howlin' Wolf will truly become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles to be released in quite some time.


    To further celebrate this first time authorized audiophile vinyl LP, we enhance this limited edition masterwork
    with a stunning gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as rare inside gatefold photos of the
    man who helped fuse blues and rock music for millions of music lovers across the globe.


    Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf Impeccable monophonic sound from the AUTHORIZED Chess Records tapes!


    Spoonful

    1. Shake for Me
    2. The Red Rooster
    3. You'll Be Mine
    4. Who's Been Talkin'
    5. Wang Dang Doodle
    6. Little Baby
    7. Spoonful
    8. Going Down Slow
    9. Down in the Bottom
    10. Back Door Man
    11. Howlin' for My Baby
    12. Tell Me
    Howlin' Wolf
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  • Big Bad Bo Big Bad Bo Quick View

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    Big Bad Bo

    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!
    Bite You
    He's Got All The Whiskey
    Hit or Miss
    You've Got A Lot Of Nerve
    Stop The Pusher
    Evelee
    I've Been Workin'
    Bo Diddley
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  • Sophisticated Funk (Awaiting Repress) Sophisticated Funk (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Sophisticated Funk (Awaiting Repress)

    Dit Do dit
    Ju Ju
    To Be Named Later
    Summer Dream
    Jack's Boogie
    Mini Pads
    Electric Surfboard
    Mannix Theme
    Brother Jack McDuff
    $13.99
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    Where It All Began

    Johnny Otis and Pete Welding produced this surprisingly successful soul effort by Bo, which succeeded in reshaping his sound, Bo at least sounds comfortable and natural doing songs like Look At Grandma and Woman, and the latter is a pretty damn good song -- Bo finally emerged as a soul singer in his own right, and it worked.
    Side One
    1. I've Had It Hard
    2. Woman
    3. Look At Grandma
    4. A Good Thing
    5. Bad Trip


    Side 2
    1. Hey, Jerome
    2. Infatuation
    3. Take It All Off
    4. Bo Diddley-itis

    Bo Diddley
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  • The Blues World Of Little Walter The Blues World Of Little Walter Quick View

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    The Blues World Of Little Walter

    Little Walter cut eight tracks for the short-lived Parkway label, with Muddy Waters as a sideman (and ensemble vocalist). These sides convinced Chess to record the full Waters band. We fill out the album with other session by Waters-connected artists to give a picture of the Chicago blues scene just before the Chess sound took over. Hours were spent cleaning up the disk-to-tapes of the Walter sides (which had been widely bootlegged with surface noise). The studio tapes of the other tracks were clean. Marvelous and historic music now available again on LP with the original cover painting by Jeanette Walzak and liner notes by Jim O'Neal.


    Little Walter & Baby Face Leroy

         1.  I Keep Loving Her

         2.  Boll Weavil

         3.  Rollin' & Tumblin' (Part 1)

         4.  Rollin' & Tumblin' (Part 2)

         5.  Red Headed Woman

         6.  Moonshine Blues 


    Little Walter & Baby Face Leroy

         1.  Muskadine Blues

         2.  Bad Acting Woman

     

    J.B. Lenoir

         1.  I Wanna Play A Little While

         2.  Louise

         3.  People Are Meddlin' In Our Affairs

     

    Sunnyland Slim

         1.  I Done You Wrong

         2.  Low Down Sunnyland Train

        

    Little Walter
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  • Plays & Sings The Blues Plays & Sings The Blues Quick View

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    Plays & Sings The Blues

    Although this LP did not appear until 1961 on the Chess label, the songs found within are actually much older. The earliest songs-"Mad Man Blues" and "Hey Boogie" (aka "Boogie Now")-were recorded in 1950 for the tiny Gone label, while the remaining tracks come from two sessions recorded in Detroit in March 1951 and April 1952 for Chess. Here John Lee Hooker was still in the very early stages of his career, with his first single, "Boogie Chillen", having only been released a few years prior. This is also long before The Hook went electric, and all tracks feature an unaccompanied John Lee on acoustic guitar and vocals.
    1. The Journey
    2. I Don't Want Your Money
    3. Hey, Baby
    4. Mad Man Blues
    5. Bluebird
    6. Worried Life Blues
    7. Apologize
    8. Lonely Boy Boogie
    9. Please Don't Go
    10.Dreamin' Blues
    11. Hey Boogie
    12. Just Me And My Telephone
    John Lee Hooker
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    Plays And Sings The Blues / House Of The Blues

    "Plays & Sings The Blues" did not appear until 1961 on the Chess label, the songs found within are actually much older. The earliest songs"Mad Man Blues" and "Hey Boogie" were recorded in 1950, while the remaining tracks come from two sessions recorded in Detroit in March 1951 and April 1952 for Chess. This is also long before The Hook went electric, and all tracks feature an unaccompanied John Lee on acoustic guitar and vocals.

    "House Of The Blues" collects 1951-1953 efforts by John Lee Hooker. Some important titles here are "Leave My Wife Alone", the stark "Sugar Mama","Ramblin' by Myself", "Louise" and "High Priced Woman".

    LP1, SIDE A: PLAYS & SINGS THE BLUES
    1. The Journey
    2. I Don't Want Your Money
    3. Hey Baby
    4. Mad Man Blues
    5. Bluebird
    6. Worried Life Blues
    7. Apologize
    8. Lonely Boy Boogie


    SIDE B:
    1. Please Don't Go
    2. Dreamin' Blues
    3. Hey Boogie
    4. Just Me And My Telephone
    BONUS TRACKS
    5. Let Your Daddy Ride
    6. Queen Bee
    7. Wednesday Evening
    8. I'm In The Mood


    LP2, SIDE A: HOUSE OF THE BLUES
    1. Walkin' The Boogie
    2. Love Blues
    3. Union Station Blues
    4. It's My Own Fault
    5. Leave My Wife Alone
    6. Ramblin' By Myself
    7. Sugar Mama
    8. Down At The Landing


    SIDE B:
    1. Louise
    2. Ground Hog Blues
    3. High Priced Woman
    4. Women And Money
    BONUS TRACKS
    5. Tease Me Baby
    6. Turn Over A New Leaf
    7. Rock House Boogie
    8. Need Somebody


    Recorded 1950-1953

    John Lee Hooker
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    The Great Twenty-Eight

    The Great Twenty-Eight is a compilation album of Chuck Berry, originally released in 1982 on Chess Records.

    A survey of Berry's first decade of recording on Chess Records, it contains 21 singles along with six of their b-sides and one album track from Chuck Berry in London. Of those singles, eleven were top ten hits on the Billboard R&B singles chart and ten were Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

    In 2003, the album was ranked number 21 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, the second-highest ranking compilation on the list after The Sun Sessions by Elvis Presley.

    LP 1
    1. Maybellene
    2. Thirty Days
    3. You Can't Catch Me
    4. Too Much Monkey Business
    5. Browned-Eyed Handsome Man
    6. Roll Over Beethoven
    7. Havana Moon
    8. School Days
    9. Rock And Roll Music
    10. Oh Baby Doll
    11. Reelin' And Rockin'
    12. Sweet Little Sixteen
    13. Johnny B. Goode
    14. Around And Around


    LP 2
    1. Carol
    2. Beautiful Delilah
    3. Memphis
    4. Sweet Little Rock And Roller
    5. Little Queenie
    6. Almost Grown
    7. Back In The USA
    8. Let It Rock
    9. Bye Bye Johnny
    10. I'm Talking About You
    11. Come On
    12. Nadine
    13. No Particular Place To Go
    14. I Want To Be Your Driver

    Chuck Berry
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    The Best Of Muddy Waters (Pre-Order)

    On vinyl for the first time in decades, this was Muddy' Waters's first, and Chess Records' third, LP release, collecting his hit singles for the label to that point. It features indelible, deeply influential tracks, including "Rollin' Stone," which inspired a certain British band. Eight of the album's 12 tracks, including "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man," were top 10 hits.
    1. I Just Want To Make Love To You
    2. Long Distance Call
    3. Louisiana Blues
    4. Honey Bee
    5. Rollin' Stone
    6. I'm Ready
    7. Hoochie Coochie
    8. She Moves Me
    9. I Want You To Love Me
    10. Standing Around Crying
    11. Still A Fool
    12. I Can't Be Satisfied
    Muddy Waters
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    The Rockin' Chair Album (On Sale)

    Howlin' Wolf is the third studio album from Chicago blues singer/guitarist/harmonica player Howlin' Wolf. It is a collection of six singles previously released by the Chess label from 1960 through 1962. Because of the illustration on its sleeve, the album is often called The Rockin' Chair Album, which was eventually adopted on subsequent pressings.


    The album has had quite some influence on later musicians. In 1966, fellow Chess artist Koko Taylor recorded a cover version of "Wang Dang Doodle" which reached #4 on the Billboard's R&B Charts and became a minor crossover hit. Earlier in 1963 Sam Cooke released a single of "Little Red Rooster" making #7 on the R&B Singles chart and #11 on the Hot 100. In 1969 the songs "Shake for Me" and "Back Door Man" were used in the lyrics to the Led Zeppelin song "Whole Lotta Love".

    1. Shake For Me
    2. The Red Rooster
    3. You'll Be Mine
    4. Who's Been Talkin'
    5. Wang-Dang Doodle
    6. Little Baby
    7. Spoonful
    8. Going Down Slow
    9. Down In The Bottom
    10. Back Door Man
    11. Howlin' For My Baby
    12. Tell Me
    Howlin' Wolf
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    Hoodoo Man Blues

    Hoodoo Man Blues is not only Junior Wells' initial appearance on record, it is damn near the first LP by a Chicago blues band. Chess and a few other labels had reissued 45's by Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howling Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Elmore James, etc. but virtually no one had tried to capture the Chicago blues sound free of limitations of juke-box/airplay promotion as Delmark does here. Hoodoo Man Blues is the real Chicago blues from a true blues legend.
    1. Snatch It Back and Hold It
    2. Ships on the Ocean
    3. Good Morning Schoolgirl
    4. Hound Dog
    5. In the Wee Hours
    6. Hey Lawdy Mama
    7. Hoodoo Man Blues
    8. Early in the Morning
    9. We're Ready
    10. You Don't Love Me Baby
    11. Chitlin con Carne
    12. Yonder Wall
    Junior Wells
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    Bo Diddley - Singles Collection

    Bo Diddley's distinctive style, the 'Bo Diddley beat', which cast it's wide influence on Rock and Pop songs
    ever since Bo's debut in 1955 is showcased here through his finest Checker records cuts. Nicknamed
    'The Originator' he never really achieved the same degree of success as his Chess label mate Chuck
    but his part in the R&B + Rockabilly = Rock 'N' Roll equation is undeniable and pivotal.
    LP1
    1. Bo Diddley
    2. Down Home Train
    3. Oh Yea
    4. Say Man
    5. I'm Looking For A Woman
    6. Mona
    7. Cops And Robbers
    8. I'm Bad
    9. The Great Grandfather
    10. Hush Your Mouth
    11. The Clock Strikes Twelve
    12. I'm Sorry
    13. Hey! Bo Diddley
    14. Walkin' And Talkin'
    15. Diddy Wah Diddy


    LP2
    1. I'm A Man
    2. You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover
    3. Before You Accuse Me (Take A Look At Yourself)
    4. Say Man, Back Again
    5. Road Runner
    6. Bring It To Jerome
    7. I Can Tell
    8. Who Do You Love?
    9. She's Alright
    10. Crackin' Up
    11. Craw-Dad
    12. Gun Slinger
    13. Say! Boss Man
    14. Diddley Daddy
    15. Pretty Thing

    Bo Diddley
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    Only Death Is Real (Pre-Order)

    Pressed On Black & Ivory Vinyl


    Life often resembles a game of chess - players outside our control make moves that affect our everyday existence. However, recognition remains the first step to revolution. Once you know the game, you can make a difference in the outcome. On their sixth full-length - Only Death Is Real, STRAY FROM THE PATH survey the playing field and provide a book of bloody battle notes etched in hardcore energy, metal fire, and hip-hop poetry.

    1. The Opening Move
    2. Loudest In The Room
    3. Goodnight Alt-Right
    4. Let's Make A Deal
    5. They Always Take The Guru
    6. Plead The Fifth
    7. Strange Fiction (feat. Keith Buckley)
    8. All Day & A Night (feat. Bryan Garris)
    9. The House Always Wins (feat. Vinnie Paz)
    10. Only Death Is Real
    Stray From The Path
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    After School Sessions-The Deluxe Edition (Awaiting Repress)


    Chuck Berry's Landmark First Album - Includes 3 Bonus Tracks


    First Time Exclusive Audiophile Vinyl And Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover


    Mastered From The Authorized Chess Records' Mono Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    Chuck Berry is an American original. There will never be another Chuck Berry, nor anyone in the music industry who could influence
    generations upon generations of aspiring rock 'n rollers like Chuck has.


    Celebrating six decades in the music business, this East St. Louis native initially captivated millions of kids in the fifties with his first
    recordings like Maybellene and Roll Over Beethoven. He drove the rockers mad with his famous guitar licks, poetic lyrics and dynamic
    presence on the stage.


    Introduced to Chess Records by fellow blues rocker Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry hit a goldmine immediately with his arsenal of tunes
    that he presented to Phil and Leonard Chess. These great songs culminated into a handful of top charting singles which led to his first
    legendary album After School Session.


    Kicking things off with one of the monumental rock and roll records of all time School Day (Ring Ring Goes The Bell), Chuck Berry
    roars through a bevy of 11 more home runs which made this one of the most important and emulated albums of all time. The album features
    classic gems like Brown Eyed Handsome Man, Too Much Monkey Business, Havana Moon and No Money Down. Noted for his stellar guitar
    work, pretty much introducing the turnaround riff to a whole new generation of guitar players, After School Session was truly a primer for a
    ton of rock and blues artists for years like Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Johnny Winter, The Animals and
    The Yardbirds.


    Chuck Berry was more than a rock 'n roll genius. He was a natural poet. He could rhyme. He could compose lyrically two and three
    minute musical stories about the everyday man and woman, about the struggles of being a teenager, about romance, about cars, about
    faraway places, about dancing, and most notably about rock 'n rollin.'


    His unconventional approach to music was unlike that of anyone before him. He opened the doors for millions of music fans around
    the world to enjoy rock and blues, making him one of the first pioneers of the popular recording business that we all enjoy to this day.
    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Chuck Berry and the Chess Records' arsenal of fine recordings. That is why
    we are so very proud to announce The Chuck Berry/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his monumental first album After
    School Session - The Deluxe Anniversary Edition.


    Mastered by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Johnny Winter) for the first time on audiophile vinyl from the Chess
    monophonic tapes, Chuck Berry's After School Session now features 3 sensational bonus tracks including his first Chess singles Maybellene,
    You Can't Catch Me and Thirty Days (To Come Back Home).


    To celebrate Chuck Berry's six decades in the music business, we further enhance this limited anniversary edition with a stunning
    gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as a classic inside gatefold photo of Chuck wailing on his Gibson guitar.
    Chuck Berry After School Session - The Deluxe Anniversary Edition 3 Bonus Tracks Impeccable mono Happy Holidays! Ring
    Ring Goes The Bell!!!

    1. School Day (Ring Ring Goes The Bell)
    2. Deep Feeling
    3. Too Much Monkey Business
    4. Wee Wee Hours
    5. Roly Poly
    6. No Money Down
    7. You Can't Catch Me
    8. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
    9. Berry Pickin'
    10. Together (We'll Always Be)
    11. Havana Moon
    12. Down Bound Train
    13. Driftin' Heart
    14. Thirty Days (To Come Back Home)
    15. Maybellene
    Chuck Berry
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    Go Bo Diddley


    The Bo Diddley/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Begins!


    Bo Diddley's Masterwork Album!


    First Time Official Audiophile Vinyl - Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover


    Mastered From The Authorized Chess Records Mono Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    Bo Diddley (Elias McDaniel) was truly an American original. There will never be another Bo Diddley nor anyone in the music
    industry who could influence generations upon generations of aspiring rock 'n rollers like Bo Diddley has and continues to this
    day, even years after his short time on earth.


    Celebrating six decades in the music business, this Mississippian native initially captivated millions of kids in the fifties
    with his first recordings like Bo Diddley and Say Man. He drove the rockers mad with his famous guitar riffs and boogie beat,
    filled with poetic lyrics and a thrilling presence on the stage.


    Bringing his original "Bo Diddley Beat" to Chess Records in early 1955, the Chicago based label and the pioneer rocker hit
    a goldmine immediately with his arsenal of tunes that he presented to Phil and Leonard Chess. A lot of these great songs became
    top charting singles which culminated in his masterwork album Go! Bo Diddley.


    Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits Cracking Up, Bo roars through a treasure trove of 11 more champions
    which made this one of the most important and emulated albums of all time. The album features classic gems like his classics
    Dearest Darling, Say Man, Don't Let It Go and The Clock Struck Twelve. Noted for his stellar guitar work, pretty much introducing his Bo Diddley Beat riff to a whole new generation of guitar players, Go! Bo Diddley was truly a primer for a ton of rock and
    blues artists for years like Eric Burdon and The Animals, George Thorogood, Buddy Holly, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and
    The Yardbirds.


    Bo Diddley opened the doors for millions of music fans around the world to enjoy rock and blues, making him along with
    Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and Little Richard as one of the first pioneers of the popular recording business that we all enjoy to
    this day.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Chess Records arsenal of fine recordings. That is why we are so
    very proud to announce our first installment in The Bo Diddley/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his legendary
    masterpiece Go! Bo Diddley.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry) for the first time on audiophile vinyl
    from the Chess monophonic tapes, Bo Diddley's Go! Bo Diddley will truly become one of the most important and historical 180
    Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles in quite some time.


    To further celebrate this first time audiophile vinyl LP, we enhance this limited edition masterwork with a stunning gatefold
    cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as two classic rare inside gatefold photos of the man who helped start
    rock and roll.


    Bo Diddley Go! Bo Diddley Impeccable mono from the AUTHORIZED Chess Records tapes! Go Bo Diddley!

    1. Crackin' Up
    2. I'm Sorry
    3. Bo's Guitar
    4. Willie and Lillie
    5. You Don't Love Me (You Don't Care)
    6. Say Man
    7. The Great Grandfather
    8. Oh Yea
    9. Don't Let It Go
    10. Little Girl
    11. Dearest Darling
    12. The Clock Strikes Twelve
    Bo Diddley
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