Vinyl Box Sets
|No. of Discs:||7|
Seven rare 7-inch LP singles from Chess Records
Album download included, offer subject to expiration
Seven more sevens from Chicago's Bastion of Soul: Chess Records. A collection of black music gems sourced from the iconic Chess, Checker, Cadet and Argo labels. Designed for dancing while satisfying your souls.
Replica U.K. Chess livery (black/silver and black/gold in a black and yellow label sleeve) in presentation box with 8-page leaflet featuring detailed notes by compiler and Northern Soul doyen Ady Croasdell — includes download card.
From 1950 for a quarter of a century Chess records produced some of the very best black American music. Polish immigrant brothers Leonard and Phil Chess released jazz, blues, gospel, rhythm & blues, rock 'n' roll and soul in all its wondrous styles. Their first release was by jazz giant Gene Ammons and their second by a true legend, Muddy Waters. "Rocket 88" by Jackie Brenston — with Ike Turner's band — in 1951 is frequently referred to as the first rock 'n' roll record.
Other world famous names to appear on the label and its subsidiaries include Howlin' Wolf, Etta James, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and The Dells. Checker was added to the company in 1952, Argo in 1956 and Cadet in 1965. Situated in the south side of Chicago, Chess had a high percentage of local talent recording for the label.
|A - Terry Callier – You Were Just Foolin’ Me (previously unreleased on vinyl)|
|B – Bobby McClure – You Got Me Baby (originally Checker 1152)|
|A – Jo Ann Garrett – A Whole New plan (originally Chess 1959)|
|B – Jackie Ross – My Square (previously unreleased on vinyl)|
|A – Sugar Pie DeSanto – Talkin’, Dreamin’, Boastin’ (previously unreleased on vinyl)|
|B – Denis LaSalle – A Love Reputation (originally Tarpon T-6603 / Chess 2005)|
|A – The Vashonettes – A Mighty Good Lover (originally Checker 1195)|
|B – Marlena Shaw – Let’s Wade in the Water (originally Cadet 5549)|
|A – Jamo Thomas – Must I Holler (alt. version of Chess 1971 - previously unreleased on vinyl)|
|B – The Chessmen – Why Can’t I Be Your Man (originally Chess 1950)|
|A – Greg Perry – Head Over Heels (In Love) (originally Chess 2032)|
|B – The Gospel Classics – More Love, That’s What We Need (originally Checker 5050)|
|A - The Vibrations – Make it Last (originally Chess CH 2151)|
|B – Spooner’s Crowd – Two in the Morning (originally Cadet 5533)|