Essential Chess Blues

Artist: Various Artists
Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060143494505
Cat No: NOT2CD450

£5.99

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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CD 1

1. Got My Mojo Working – Muddy Waters
2. Smokestack Lightnin’ – Howlin’ Wolf
3. Sugar Mama – John Lee Hooker
4. Little City Woman – Big Bill Broonzy
5. I Got My Eyes On You – Buddy Guy
6. I Can’t Hold Out – Elmore James
7. You Know My Love – Otis Rush
8. My Babe – Little Walter
9. When The Lights Go Out – Jimmy Witherspoon
10. The Last Time – Jimmy Rogers
11. Come To Me Baby – Howlin’ Wolf
12. Joliet Blues – Johnny Shines
13. Don’t Start Me Talkin’ – Sonny Boy Williamson
14. Mannish Boy – Muddy Waters
15. Later On – Jimmy McCracklin
16. Let Me Love You Baby – Buddy Guy
17. Walking Alone – Memphis Slim
18. Free And Easy Mind – Jimmy Nelson
19. Blues With A Feeling – Little Walter
20. Truckin’ Little Woman – Willie Nix
21. So Nice And Kind – St Louis Jimmy
22. What Have I Done – Jimmy Rogers
23. I Feel Like Going Home – Muddy Waters
24. Fattenin’ Frogs For Snakes – Sonny Boy Williamson
25. It’s My Own Fault – John Lee Hooker
26. I Know – Jimmy McCracklin
27. So Many Roads, So Many Trains – Otis Rush
28. Spoonful (Single Version) – Howlin’ Wolf

CD 2

1. Ten Years Ago – Buddy Guy
2. Howlin’ For My Baby – Howlin’ Wolf
3. I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man – Muddy Waters
4. Juke – Little Walter
5. The Sun Is Shining – Elmore James
6. Leave My Wife Alone – John Lee Hooker
7. Luedella – Jimmy Rogers
8. I Can’t Stop – Otis Rush
9. Reconsider Baby – Lowell Fulson
10. I’m Mad – Willie Mabon
11. Evil – Howlin’ Wolf
12. Fly Right, Little Girl – Sunnyland Slim
13. Rollin’ Stone – Muddy Waters
14. High Priced Woman – John Lee Hooker
15. Ninety Nine – Sonny Boy Williamson
16. 29 Ways – Willie Dixon
17. Mellow Down Easy – Little Walter
18. Are You Out There? – Percy Mayfield
19. One Kiss – Jimmy Rogers
20. Just One Mistake – Willie Nix
21. Rockin’ In The Pad – Memphis Slim
22. First Time I Met the Blues – Buddy Guy
23. I’m Satisfied – Otis Rush
24. Baby Please Don’t Go – Muddy Waters
25. Six Three O – Robert Nighthawk
26. Forty Four – Howlin’ Wolf
27. Big Town Playboy – Little Johnny Jones 
28. Union Station Blues – John Lee Hooker