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A Complete Introduction to Chess [Box]


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Rocket 88 - Jackie Brenston
    2. Maybellene - Chuck Berry
    3. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
    4. How Many More Years - Howlin' Wolf
    5. Reconsider Baby - Lowell Fulson
    6. Juke - Little Walter
    7. Don't Start Me Talkin' - Sonny Boy Williamson
    8. I Can't Be Satisfied - Muddy Waters
    9. Leave My Wife Alone - John Lee Hooker
    10. I'm a Man - Bo Diddley
    11. My Babe - Little Walter
    12. Dust My Broon - Elmore James
    13. Third Degree - Eddie Boyd
    14. Moanin' at Midnight - Howlin' Wolf
    15. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters
    16. Sincerely - The Moonglows
    17. When the Lights Go Out - Jimmy Witherspoon
    18. Sugar Mama - John Lee Hooker
    19. Booted - Rosco Gordon
    20. Seventh Son - Willie Mabon
    21. Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters
    22. Crazy for My Baby - Willie Dixon
    23. Jock-a-Mo - Sugar Boy Crawford
    24. Last Night - Little Walter
    25. Ain't Got No Home - Clarence "Frogman" Henry
    26. Pain in My Heart - Willie Dixon
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Rock and Roll Music - Chuck Berry
    2. You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover - Bo Diddley
    3. Nothin' Shakin' (But the Leaves on the Trees) - Eddie Fontaine
    4. Walk, The - Jimmy McCracklin
    5. Smokestack Lightnin' - Howlin' Wolf
    6. Forty Days and Forty Nights - Muddy Waters
    7. Something's Got a Hold on Me - Etta James
    8. See You Later Alligator - Bobby Charles
    9. Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
    10. Susie Q - Dale Hawkins
    11. Walkin' by Myself - Jimmy Rogers
    12. I Just Want to Make Love to You - Etta James
    13. Nine Below Zero - Sonny Boy Williamson
    14. Red Rooster, The - Howlin' Wolf
    15. I Can't Hold Out (Talk to Me Baby) - Elmore James
    16. Peanut Butter - The Marathons
    17. Let Me In - The Sensations
    18. Watusi, The - The Vibrations
    19. (I Don't Know Why I Love You) But I Do - Clarence "Frogman" Henry
    20. At Last - Etta James
    21. Smoky Places - The Corsairs
    22. Rinky Dink - Dave "Baby" Cortez
    23. Ten Commandments of Love - Harvey & the Moonglows
    24. Cadillac Jack - Andre Williams
    25. You Always Hurt the One You Love - Clarence "Frogman" Henry
    26. Don't Mess Up a Good Thing - Fontella Bass/Bobby McClure
    0. DISC 3:
    1. Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
    2. Soulful Dress - Sugar Pie DeSanto
    3. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - John Lee Hooker
    4. Promised Land - Chuck Berry
    5. 300 Pounds of Joy - Howlin' Wolf
    6. We're Gonna Make It - Little Milton
    7. No Particular Place to Go - Chuck Berry
    8. Hi Heel Sneakers
    9. Wade in the Water - Ramsey Lewis
    10. Landslide - Tony Clarke
    11. Look at Me Now - Terry Callier
    12. Mama Didn't Lie - Jan Bradley
    13. Sally, Go Round the Roses - The Jaynetts
    14. Selfish One - Jackie Ross
    15. Summertime - Billy Stewart
    16. Entertainer, The - Tony Clarke
    17. Sitting in the Park - Billy Stewart
    18. Temptation 'Bout to Get Me - The Knight Brothers
    19. Voice Your Choice - The Radiants
    20. Searching for My Love - The Rhythm Aces/Bobby Moore
    21. In the Basement - Etta James/Sugar Pie DeSanto
    22. In Crowd, The - Ramsey Lewis Trio
    23. I Had a Talk with My Man Last Night - Mitty Collier
    24. I Do Love You - Billy Stewart
    25. You Left the Water Running - Maurice & Mac
    26. Oh, What a Night - The Dells
    0. DISC 4:
    1. Tell Mama - Etta James
    2. Wang Dang Doodle - Koko Taylor
    3. Evil - Howlin' Wolf
    4. I Am the Black Gold of the Sun - Rotary Connection - (featuring Minnie Riperton)
    5. Tom Cat - Muddy Waters
    6. California Soul - Marlena Shaw
    7. Hold On - The Radiants
    8. Sweeter Than the Day Before - The Valentinos
    9. Love Reputation - Denise LaSalle
    10. Afro Harping - Dorothy Ashby
    11. Woman of the Ghetto - Marlena Shaw
    12. Good to Me - Irma Thomas
    13. I'd Rather Go Blind - Etta James
    14. Dirty Man - Laura Lee
    15. Ordinary Joe - Terry Callier
    16. Burning Spear - Soulful Strings
    17. Let Me Wrap My Arms Around You - Solomon Burke
    18. To Be a Lover - Gene Chandler
    19. Here Comes the Judge - Pigmeat Markham
    20. Give Your Baby a Standing Ovation - The Dells
    21. You and Your Baby Blues - Solomon Burke
    22. My Ding-a-Ling - Chuck Berry
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 531770

  • Credits
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    Liner Note Authors: Lois Wilson; Marshall Chess.
    Chicago-based brothers Leonard & Phil Chess financed Aristocrat Records in the late '40s, refocusing it on jazz and blues recordings, and by the time they changed the name to Chess Records in 1950, the label had a classic blues roster that included the likes of Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Rufus Thomas, Bobby Bland, and Howlin' Wolf, to name just a few. And things grew, with classic artists like Etta James, Bo Diddley, Solomon Burke, Willie Dixon, Chuck Berry, and a whole host of others releasing sides through Chess or one its sub-imprints, Checker and Cadet. And the story kept going for a couple of decades, until Chess became one of the most important labels in the history of pop music in the 20th century. It's all presented here in this four-disc, 20-year retrospective of the label and its affiliates. It starts with with Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats' iconic "Rocket 88" and travels through to Chuck Berry's novelty hit "My Ding-a-Ling," with a whole lot of historic stops in between the two. It makes for a wonderful and essential journey. ~ Steve Leggett

  • Critic Reviews
    Uncut (magazine) (p.87) - 4 stars out of 5-- "[T]he label's artistic roster directly influenced and shaped popular music..."
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