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Chess Chartbusters Vol. 6
 
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Chess Chartbusters Vol. 6

1 Dec. 2008 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2008
  • Release Date: 1 Dec. 2008
  • Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Copyright: (C) 2008 Spectrum Music
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  • Total Length: 1:01:48
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  • ASIN: B001L2MQ6W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 334,712 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 7 Oct. 2010
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In its heyday, Chess Records was one of the most important R+B record labels, particularly strong in blues music but by no means limited to blues. Throughout the fifties and sixties, Chess released a lot of great music by artists who included Chuck Berry and Etta James among others. This compilation is part of a six-volume series that showcases their music to great effect although the tracks are not in any particular order. The booklet notes begin with a potted history of Chess common to all volumes in the series, but mostly contain useful information about each track contained within the enclosed volume.

This volume opens with Howlin; Wolf (real name Chester Burnett) performing his classic Smokestack Lightnin' Along with that track, the most familiar songs here are maybe those provided by Chuck Berry (Johnny B Goode), Lowell Fulson (the original version of Reconsider baby, later covered by Elvis Presley) and the Ramsey Lewis Trio (a jazz instrumental cover of A hard day's night).

The most extraordinary track here the Sensations' radically different R+B version of Music music music, which is barely recognizable compared to the original hit by Teresa Brewer. I had to bring up the lyrics on the net and repeat play the track a few times to be clear in my mind exactly what had been done because I could scarcely believe what I was hearing. The catchy chorus in Teresa's version (Put another nickel in / In the nickelodeeon / All I want is having you / and music music music) is gone and some of the other lyrics are modified too. Perhaps that explains why Teresa's version is credited to songwriters Stephan Weiss and Bernie Baum, but the version here is only credited to Bernie Baum. I enjoy this version, but I still prefer the original.
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The track listings for these albums read like a "who's who" of black music from the 50s and 60s. Admittedly, it's occasionally more of a "who's he?" for the less obsessive blues and soul fan, but the famous names are here in force, and the great tunes are even more prevalent.

Every one of the six volumes in this series have a good mix of the well known and the forgotten gems of Chess' catalogue- there are mercifully few that feel over-familiar (at least to this reviewer) from those ten-a-penny blues and soul compilations, and a surprising variety of styles on display for anyone who, like me, mistakenly had Chess pegged as predominantly a blues label. With the cost of these CDs as low as it is, I'd recommend that you do what I did and buy all six! The sleeve notes include a potted history of the Chess label (the same in every volume), as well as a short note to accompany each track. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a "musicologist" (that is, a nerd, or the person everyone wants on their team for the music round of the pub quiz), the booklets ought to prove diverting for a few minutes, which is a welcome change in the field of budget-priced compilations.
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HASH(0x9f02bcfc) out of 5 stars Last of six volumes of classic R+B 7 Oct. 2010
By Peter Durward Harris - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
In its heyday, Chess Records was one of the most important R+B record labels, particularly strong in blues music but by no means limited to blues. Throughout the fifties and sixties, Chess released a lot of great music by artists who included Chuck Berry and Etta James among others. This compilation is part of a six-volume series that showcases their music to great effect although the tracks are not in any particular order. The booklet notes begin with a potted history of Chess common to all volumes in the series, but mostly contain useful information about each track contained within the enclosed volume.

This volume opens with Howlin; Wolf (real name Chester Burnett) performing his classic Smokestack Lightnin' Along with that track, the most familiar songs here are maybe those provided by Chuck Berry (Johnny B Goode), Lowell Fulson (the original version of Reconsider baby, later covered by Elvis Presley) and the Ramsey Lewis Trio (a jazz instrumental cover of A hard day's night).

The most extraordinary track here the Sensations' radically different R+B version of Music music music, which is barely recognizable compared to the original hit by Teresa Brewer. I had to bring up the lyrics on the net and repeat play the track a few times to be clear in my mind exactly what had been done because I could scarcely believe what I was hearing. The catchy chorus in Teresa's version (Put another nickel in / In the nickelodeeon / All I want is having you / and music music music) is gone and some of the other lyrics are modified too. Perhaps that explains why Teresa's version is credited to songwriters Stephan Weiss and Bernie Baum, but the version here is only credited to Bernie Baum. I enjoy this version, but I still prefer the original.

There is a lot more great music here by Little Milton, Bo Diddley, Rotary Connection (featuring Minnie Riperton).and others.

There aren't a lot of really big hits here, but this is a fine collection with which to close an excellent six-volume series.
HASH(0x9f02bfe4) out of 5 stars Five Stars 18 Aug. 2015
By robert a butler - Published on Amazon.com
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they are coming one by one instead of all at tonce
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