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Essential Chess Blues

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Product details

  • Audio CD (3 May 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Not Now Music
  • ASIN: B007YZ38LW
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,735 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Got My Mojo WorkingMuddy Waters 2:52£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Smokestack Lightnin'Howlin' Wolf 3:05£0.69  Buy MP3 
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Listen  4. Little City WomanBig Bill Broonzy 2:46£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. I Got My Eyes on YouBuddy Guy 2:20£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I Can't Hold OutElmore James 2:16£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. You Know My LoveOtis Rush 2:40£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. My BabeLittle Walter 2:33£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. When the Lights Go OutJimmy Witherspoon 2:52£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The Last TimeJimmy Rogers 2:43£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Come to Me BabyHowlin' Wolf 2:23£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Joliet BluesJohnny Shines 2:38£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Don't Start Me Talkin'Sonny Boy Williamson 2:34£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Mannish BoyMuddy Waters 2:55£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Later OnJimmy Mccracklin 2:35£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Let Me Love You BabyBuddy Guy 2:53£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Walking AloneMemphis Slim 2:43£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Free and Easy MindJimmy Nelson 2:59£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Blues With a FeelingLittle Walter 3:07£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Truckin' Little WomanWillie Nix 2:38£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen21. So Nice and KindSt. Louis Jimmy 3:03£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen22. What Have I DoneJimmy Rogers 2:44£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen23. I Feel Like Going HomeMuddy Waters 3:09£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Fattenin' Frogs for SnakesSonny Boy Williamson 2:21£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen25. It's My Own FaultJohn Lee Hooker 3:00£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen26. I KnowJimmy Mccracklin 2:17£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen27. So Many Roads, so Many TrainsOtis Rush 3:11£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Spoonful (Single Version)Howlin' Wolf 2:45£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Ten Years AgoBuddy Guy 2:38£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Howlin' for My BabyHowlin' Wolf 2:33£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen31. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie ManMuddy Waters 2:51£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen32. JukeLittle Walter 2:44£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen33. The Sun Is ShiningElmore James 2:45£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen34. Leave My Wife AloneJohn Lee Hooker 2:46£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen35. LuedellaJimmy Rogers 2:52£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen36. I Can't StopOtis Rush 2:14£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen37. Reconsider BabyLowell Fulson 3:10£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen38. I'm MadWillie Mabon 2:36£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen39. EvilHowlin' Wolf 2:54£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen40. Fly Right, Little GirlSunnyland Slim 2:35£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen41. Rollin' StoneMuddy Waters 3:06£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen42. High Priced WomanJohn Lee Hooker 2:44£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen43. Ninety NineSonny Boy Williamson 2:40£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen44. 29 WaysWillie Dixon 2:09£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen45. Mellow Down EasyLittle Walter 2:37£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen46. Are You out There ?Percy Mayfield 2:56£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen47. One KissJimmy Rogers 2:44£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen48. Just One MistakeWillie Nix 3:01£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen49. Rockin' in the PadMemphis Slim 2:38£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen50. First Time I Met the BluesBuddy Guy 2:18£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen51. I'm SatisfiedOtis Rush 2:24£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen52. Baby Please Don't GoMuddy Waters 3:16£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen53. Six Three ORobert Nighthawk 2:53£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen54. Forty FourHowlin' Wolf 2:50£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen55. Big Town PlayboyLittle Johnny Jones 2:55£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen56. Union Station BluesJohn Lee Hooker 3:03£0.69  Buy MP3 

Product Description

It would be an understatement to say that Chess Records was one of the most important and influential independent record labels of all time. Chess did for postwar blues music what Sun Records did for rockabilly and rock'n'roll and Atlantic later did for soul music - finding and nurturing some of the greatest black musical talent of the 20th century and bringing what was originally seen as minority music to a mass predominantly white audience. So sit back and marvel at the many classic acts they signed and enjoy the enduring 'hit' tunes that came from this self-styled Home of the Electric Blues.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Gooderson on 23 Jan 2013
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Excellent service and a brilliant CD with all the great early chess blues. This is where British R &B started. Listen again and the music still sound fresh and exciting. Forget modern indie and go back to the roots.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Great 20 Mar 2013
By Robert Elwin Martin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
These wonderful blues samplers are for idiots like myself who are trying to learn this magnanimous category. These are great compilations which if I am correct, will lead you to exploring more of an artist-downside- There is no liner notes, photos, or any other info except title & recording date. I copied the back of my cover because the song titles can easily rub off after time-Some have a plastic slip case, most do not- a big drawback- it is offset by price as most are 2 or 3 cds- Please read reviews of the many fine Blues reviewers- I do. But for me, these are worth every penny- thank you for taking time to read this review. I got some from Amazon, or if they do not have it, you can trust one of their 3rd party sellers
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