Blues From The Checker Vaults

Artist: Various Artists
Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060255182451
Cat No: DAY2CD245

£5.99

The Checker label was founded by brothers Leonard and Philip Chess in 1952, along with the famous Chess label that would prove a driving force in the rise of the blues in the Fifties. One of the reasons for opening another label was to maximise the chance of radio airplay, so Checkers, a board game similar to chess, was the logical choice of name. With the likes of Elmore James, Jimmy Witherspoon and Bo Diddley there’s a treasure trove of music to be found on these discs. Checkers is a board game…you’ll be anything but!

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CD 1

1. All My Love In Vain – Sonny Boy Williamson
2. Broken Heart – Memphis Minnie
3. Crazy For My Baby – Willie Dixon
4. Country Boogie – Elmore James
5. I’m A Man – Bo Diddley
6. I Believe I’ll Give It Up – Lowell Fulson
7. Five Spot – Otis Spann
8. Let Me Die With The One I Love – J.B. Lenoir
9. Lights Out – Little Walter
10. Biscuit Baking Woman – Big Ed & His Combo
11. Everyday I Have The Blues – Joe Williams And King Kolax
12. Keep It To Yourself – Sonny Boy Williamson
13. It Was A Dream – John Brim
14. Dorothy Mae – Joe Hill Louis
15. Cant Get Along – Morris Pejoe
16. Forty Cups Of Coffee – Danny Overbea
17. Come On Baby – Rocky Fuller
18. Let Me Explain – Sonny Boy Williamson
19. If I give My Love To You – J.B. Lenoir
20. Off The Wall – Little Walter

CD 2

1. She Just Won’t Do Right – Elmore James
2. When The Lights Go Out – Jimmy Witherspoon
3. Pretty Thing – Bo Diddley
4. It Must Have Been The Devil – Otis Spann
5. Rocker – Little Walter
6. Walkin’ The Blues – Willie Dixon
7. Tears In My Eyes – Percy Lee Crudup
8. Trouble Trouble – Lowell Fulson
9. Me & My Chauffeur – Memphis Minnie
10. One Of These Days – Big Boy Spires
11. Rattlesnake – John Brim
12. Lonely Hours – Lowell Fulson
13. Soon One Morning – Rocky Fuller
14. Tired Of Crying Over You – Morris Pejoe
15. Open Your Book – Percy Lee Crudup
16. When Im Gone (She Treats Me Mean And Evil) – Joe Hill Louis
17. Your Imagination – Sonny Boy Williamson
18. Mean Old World – Little Walter
19. Time Brings About A Change – Jimmy Witherspoon
20. Loving You (Is All I Crave) – Lowell Fulson