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on 9 August 2017
Check mate with this good collection of RnB cuts from the Chess vaults. Good introduction for those who want to sample the music that kick started Rock n Roll. Great value and sound reproduction with the re- mastering.
Some tracks originally mono. Limited liner notes. "Now music" gem once again.
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on 9 March 2016
Good mix of Rock and Roll Blues and good old Rockabilly. Bobby Charles version of See you later alligator has to be the best there is. Add Clarence Froggman Henry Bo Diddly and Chuck Berry into the pot for cracking tasty serving of Chess Records greats. Highly recommended. Don't hesitate buy today. Pointless wasting time searching for better.
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on 14 February 2015
With the likes of Muddy Walters, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley who pretty much put the 'nuts and bolts' into blues and rock you can't go wrong with this selection. Also included are 50's rockers Johnny B. Goode, Suzie Q, Nothin' Shakin' and arguably one of the first ever rock and roll releases 'Rocket 88' from 1951 which included Ike Turner on guitar. The Etta James tracks plus a few rarer tracks from the Chess archives make set a must buy.
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on 24 April 2013
As an introduction to so many very talented artists linked with the Chess record label, this is a very good place to start. Most listeners will be aware of some of the bigger names on this 2 disc compilation (Bo Diddley, Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, Etta James etc) but there are so many other artists here who had completely slipped through my net!! Covering a period of ten years or so from early 50's to 1960, it provides a very good insight into the development of Blues, Rock and Roll and to a smaller extent Soul music during this time, all intertwined very nicely. Even if you are fully aware of this period and genre of music, who did what and who influenced others, this compilation is well worth having in your collection.
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on 7 September 2016
A great collection of tracks from the Chess label, some of which I didn't have in my collection. The Amazon auto-rip is a nice freebie too. Recommended.
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on 3 December 2016
an absolute steal.great cd and a good prompt service.
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on 17 August 2017
BRILLIANT cd
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on 7 December 2015
great chess tracks.
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on 22 February 2017
Great cd. Highly recommended
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VINE VOICEon 25 February 2013
Wow, wow, WOW! This is probably the most wonderful compilation I have ever had the pleasure to lay my ears on! For an insanely low price you too can be treated to classic, after classic. If you ever wanted to know and hear the songs that influenced just about every rock or pop group that rose to fame or dived to obscurity in the Sixties, and I include The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin in that group, just listen to this fabulous collection.
The great thing is that the compilers haven't just gone for obvious hits- and let's face it for the price they could have and few would have complained. In fact there are a lot of gems that I've never heard sitting alongside MASSIVE classics like Johnny B Goode and Who Do You Love. And all re-mastered.

For less than a fiver? You're mad if you miss this.
Just to sum up... I rather like this CD set!
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