Chess Blues CD (1993)

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Label Uni/chess Records
SKU 60263056
UPC 076732934029
UPC 14 00076732934029
Format CD
Release Date 2/2/1993
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Technical Info
CatalogID 9340
Lable Name Chess (USA)
Released 02/02/1993
Original Release 1992
Number of Discs 4
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Mixed
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00076732934029
Album Notes and Credits
This 4 CD box set is comprised of 101 Chess tracks--including 46 rarites and 19 previously unreleased songs. The set includes a 64-page booklet with full track-by-track annotations, rare photos, and extensive liner notes by noted blues expert Mary Katherine Aldin.
Producers include: Sam Phillips, Oliver Sain, Leonard Chess, Phil Chess, Willie Dixon.
Compilation producer: Andy McKaie.
Digitally remastered by Erick Labson (MCA Studios, North Hollywood, California).
Chess Blues is a superlative four-CD box set featuring important tracks by all the main stars of the label (Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson), as well as much previously unreleased material. A well-done retrospective of Chicago blues in its heyday, as recorded by America's greatest blues label, Chess. ~ Cub Koda
Professional Reviews
Q (5/93, p.109) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...abbreviated but still staggering account of [the Chess brothers's] proprietorial claim on Chicago blues....an astonishing collection..."
Musician (5/93, p.86) - "...it's the mix of the familiar with the relatively obscure, the consistency of vision, that makes CHESS BLUES so compelling..."
Disc 1
1 Lollypop Mama - Clarence Samuels,Walkin' The Boogie - John Lee Hooker (alternate take),Mellow Down Easy - Little Walter,First Time I Met The Blues - Buddy Guy
2 Bilbo Is Dead - Andrew Tibbs,Juke - Little Walter,My Eyes (Keep Me In Trouble) - Muddy Waters,Too Poor - Detroit Jr.
3 Johnson Machine Gun - Sunnyland Slim,Conjur Man - Memphis Minnie (previously unreleased),My Babe - Little Walter,Blue Shadows - Lowell Fulson
4 Fly Right, Little Girl - Sunnyland Slim,Who's Gonna Be Your Sweet Man When I'm Gone - Muddy Waters,You Got To Love Me - Billy Boy Arnold (previously unreleased),Shakedown, The - Lloyd Glenn (previously unreleased)
5 Little Anna Mae - Muddy Waters,Broken Heart - Memphis Minnie (previously unreleased, alternate take),Walking The Blues - Willie Dixon,Sun Is Shining, The - Elmore James (alternate take)
6 I Can't Be Satisfied - Muddy Waters,Truckin' Little Woman - Willie Nix,Don't Start Me To Talkin' - Sonny Boy Williamson,Calling on My Darling (A.K.A. Howlin' For My Darlin') - Albert King
7 My Sweet Lovin' Woman - Robert Nighthawk,Funeral Hearse At My Door - Rocky Fuller,Smokestack Lightnin' - Howlin' Wolf,Red Rooster, The - Howlin' Wolf
8 I Feel Like Going Home - Muddy Waters,Hard Time Gettin' Started - Eddie Boyd (previously unreleased),29 Ways - Willie Dixon,Nine Below Zero - Sonny Boy Williamson
9 She Ain't Nowhere - Sunnyland Slim,Don't Need No Horse - Little Walter (previously unreleased),Right To Love You - Paul Gayten/Myrtle Jones (previously unreleased),Goin' Down Slow - Howlin' Wolf
10 Florida Hurricane - St. Louis Jimmy,Eight Ball - Gus Jenkins,Ain't Nobody's Business - Jimmy Witherspoon,Satisfied - Little Milton
11 Memory Of Sonny Boy - Forest City Joe,Fast Boogie - Little Walter (previously unreleased),I'm Leaving You - Otis Spann,Something's Got A Hold On Me - Etta James
12 Tonky Boogie - Forrest Sykes,I'm Mad - Willie Mabon,Break Of Day - Howlin' Wolf,Wrinkles - The Big Three Trio
13 Cryin' The Blues - Laura Rucker (previously unreleased),Ice Cream Man - John Brim,Please Don't Go - Floyd Dixon (previously unreleased),Bring It On Home - Sonny Boy Williamson
14 My Head Can't Rest Anymore - Baby Face Leroy Trio,Whose Muddy Shoes - Elmore James,Keep It To Yourself - Sonny Boy Williamson,Good Moanin' Blues - Walter "Shakey" Horton
15 Big Town Playboy - Little Johnny Jones,Got To Have It - Willie Mabon (previously unreleased),Walking By Myself - Jimmy Rogers,Killing Floor - Howlin' Wolf
16 Sweet Black Angel - Robert Nighthawk,I Declare That Ain't Right - Henry Gray,Got My Mojo Working - Muddy Waters,What Kind Of Man Is That? - Koko Taylor
17 Rollin' Stone - Muddy Waters,Remember - Alberta Adams (previously unreleased),Fattening Frogs For Snakes - Sonny Boy Williamson (alternate take),We're Gonna Make It - Little Milton
18 Luedella - Jimmy Rogers,Untitled Instrumental - Henry Gray/Morris Pejoe (previously unreleased),Slow Leake - Lafayette Leake (previously unreleased),Wang Dang Doodle - Koko Taylor
19 Mother Earth - Memphis Slim,Blues With A Feeling - Little Walter,Sitting On Top Of The World - Howlin' Wolf,Dirty Work Goin' On - Little Joe Blue
20 Dr. Ross' Boogie - Dr. Isaiah Ross,Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters,She Don't Know - J.B. Lenoir,One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - John Lee Hooker
21 Joliet Blues - Johnny Shines,Forty Four - Howlin' Wolf,Your Funeral And My Trial - Sonny Boy Williamson,Jinglin' Baby - Eddie Burns Blues Band (previously unreleased)
22 Moanin' At Midnight - Howlin' Wolf,Got To Find My Baby - Little Walter (previously unreleased, alternate take),Key To The Highway - Little Walter,That's Why I Don't Mind - Muddy Waters (previously unreleased)
23 All Night Long - Muddy Waters (alternate take),Evil - Howlin' Wolf,Douhble Trouble - Muddy Waters (previously unreleased, alternate take),Keep It To Myself - Buddy Guy
24 Mr. Commissioner - Arbee Stidham (previously unreleased, alternate take),Reconsider Baby - Lowell Fulson,Come On Home - Eddie Boyd,Sitting Here Alone - Hound Dog Taylor
25 Gettin' Old And Grey - Howlin' Wolf,Mama Talk To Your Daughter - J.B. Lenoir,Goat, The - Sonny Boy Williamson (band track),I'd Rather Go Blind - Etta James
26 So Many Roads, So Many Trains - Otis Rush
Disc 2
1 Lollypop Mama - Clarence Samuels,Walkin' The Boogie - John Lee Hooker (alternate take),Mellow Down Easy - Little Walter,First Time I Met The Blues - Buddy Guy
2 Bilbo Is Dead - Andrew Tibbs,Juke - Little Walter,My Eyes (Keep Me In Trouble) - Muddy Waters,Too Poor - Detroit Jr.
3 Johnson Machine Gun - Sunnyland Slim,Conjur Man - Memphis Minnie (previously unreleased),My Babe - Little Walter,Blue Shadows - Lowell Fulson
4 Fly Right, Little Girl - Sunnyland Slim,Who's Gonna Be Your Sweet Man When I'm Gone - Muddy Waters,You Got To Love Me - Billy Boy Arnold (previously unreleased),Shakedown, The - Lloyd Glenn (previously unreleased)
5 Little Anna Mae - Muddy Waters,Broken Heart - Memphis Minnie (previously unreleased, alternate take),Walking The Blues - Willie Dixon,Sun Is Shining, The - Elmore James (alternate take)
6 I Can't Be Satisfied - Muddy Waters,Truckin' Little Woman - Willie Nix,Don't Start Me To Talkin' - Sonny Boy Williamson,Calling on My Darling (A.K.A. Howlin' For My Darlin') - Albert King
7 My Sweet Lovin' Woman - Robert Nighthawk,Funeral Hearse At My Door - Rocky Fuller,Smokestack Lightnin' - Howlin' Wolf,Red Rooster, The - Howlin' Wolf
8 I Feel Like Going Home - Muddy Waters,Hard Time Gettin' Started - Eddie Boyd (previously unreleased),29 Ways - Willie Dixon,Nine Below Zero - Sonny Boy Williamson
9 She Ain't Nowhere - Sunnyland Slim,Don't Need No Horse - Little Walter (previously unreleased),Right To Love You - Paul Gayten/Myrtle Jones (previously unreleased),Goin' Down Slow - Howlin' Wolf
10 Florida Hurricane - St. Louis Jimmy,Eight Ball - Gus Jenkins,Ain't Nobody's Business - Jimmy Witherspoon,Satisfied - Little Milton
11 Memory Of Sonny Boy - Forest City Joe,Fast Boogie - Little Walter (previously unreleased),I'm Leaving You - Otis Spann,Something's Got A Hold On Me - Etta James
12 Tonky Boogie - Forrest Sykes,I'm Mad - Willie Mabon,Break Of Day - Howlin' Wolf,Wrinkles - The Big Three Trio
13 Cryin' The Blues - Laura Rucker (previously unreleased),Ice Cream Man - John Brim,Please Don't Go - Floyd Dixon (previously unreleased),Bring It On Home - Sonny Boy Williamson
14 My Head Can't Rest Anymore - Baby Face Leroy Trio,Whose Muddy Shoes - Elmore James,Keep It To Yourself - Sonny Boy Williamson,Good Moanin' Blues - Walter "Shakey" Horton
15 Big Town Playboy - Little Johnny Jones,Got To Have It - Willie Mabon (previously unreleased),Walking By Myself - Jimmy Rogers,Killing Floor - Howlin' Wolf
16 Sweet Black Angel - Robert Nighthawk,I Declare That Ain't Right - Henry Gray,Got My Mojo Working - Muddy Waters,What Kind Of Man Is That? - Koko Taylor
17 Rollin' Stone - Muddy Waters,Remember - Alberta Adams (previously unreleased),Fattening Frogs For Snakes - Sonny Boy Williamson (alternate take),We're Gonna Make It - Little Milton
18 Luedella - Jimmy Rogers,Untitled Instrumental - Henry Gray/Morris Pejoe (previously unreleased),Slow Leake - Lafayette Leake (previously unreleased),Wang Dang Doodle - Koko Taylor
19 Mother Earth - Memphis Slim,Blues With A Feeling - Little Walter,Sitting On Top Of The World - Howlin' Wolf,Dirty Work Goin' On - Little Joe Blue
20 Dr. Ross' Boogie - Dr. Isaiah Ross,Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters,She Don't Know - J.B. Lenoir,One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - John Lee Hooker
21 Joliet Blues - Johnny Shines,Forty Four - Howlin' Wolf,Your Funeral And My Trial - Sonny Boy Williamson,Jinglin' Baby - Eddie Burns Blues Band (previously unreleased)
22 Moanin' At Midnight - Howlin' Wolf,Got To Find My Baby - Little Walter (previously unreleased, alternate take),Key To The Highway - Little Walter,That's Why I Don't Mind - Muddy Waters (previously unreleased)
23 All Night Long - Muddy Waters (alternate take),Evil - Howlin' Wolf,Douhble Trouble - Muddy Waters (previously unreleased, alternate take),Keep It To Myself - Buddy Guy
24 Mr. Commissioner - Arbee Stidham (previously unreleased, alternate take),Reconsider Baby - Lowell Fulson,Come On Home - Eddie Boyd,Sitting Here Alone - Hound Dog Taylor
25 Gettin' Old And Grey - Howlin' Wolf,Mama Talk To Your Daughter - J.B. Lenoir,Goat, The - Sonny Boy Williamson (band track),I'd Rather Go Blind - Etta James
26 So Many Roads, So Many Trains - Otis Rush
Disc 3
1 Lollypop Mama - Clarence Samuels,Walkin' The Boogie - John Lee Hooker (alternate take),Mellow Down Easy - Little Walter,First Time I Met The Blues - Buddy Guy
2 Bilbo Is Dead - Andrew Tibbs,Juke - Little Walter,My Eyes (Keep Me In Trouble) - Muddy Waters,Too Poor - Detroit Jr.
3 Johnson Machine Gun - Sunnyland Slim,Conjur Man - Memphis Minnie (previously unreleased),My Babe - Little Walter,Blue Shadows - Lowell Fulson
4 Fly Right, Little Girl - Sunnyland Slim,Who's Gonna Be Your Sweet Man When I'm Gone - Muddy Waters,You Got To Love Me - Billy Boy Arnold (previously unreleased),Shakedown, The - Lloyd Glenn (previously unreleased)
5 Little Anna Mae - Muddy Waters,Broken Heart - Memphis Minnie (previously unreleased, alternate take),Walking The Blues - Willie Dixon,Sun Is Shining, The - Elmore James (alternate take)
6 I Can't Be Satisfied - Muddy Waters,Truckin' Little Woman - Willie Nix,Don't Start Me To Talkin' - Sonny Boy Williamson,Calling on My Darling (A.K.A. Howlin' For My Darlin') - Albert King
7 My Sweet Lovin' Woman - Robert Nighthawk,Funeral Hearse At My Door - Rocky Fuller,Smokestack Lightnin' - Howlin' Wolf,Red Rooster, The - Howlin' Wolf
8 I Feel Like Going Home - Muddy Waters,Hard Time Gettin' Started - Eddie Boyd (previously unreleased),29 Ways - Willie Dixon,Nine Below Zero - Sonny Boy Williamson
9 She Ain't Nowhere - Sunnyland Slim,Don't Need No Horse - Little Walter (previously unreleased),Right To Love You - Paul Gayten/Myrtle Jones (previously unreleased),Goin' Down Slow - Howlin' Wolf
10 Florida Hurricane - St. Louis Jimmy,Eight Ball - Gus Jenkins,Ain't Nobody's Business - Jimmy Witherspoon,Satisfied - Little Milton
11 Memory Of Sonny Boy - Forest City Joe,Fast Boogie - Little Walter (previously unreleased),I'm Leaving You - Otis Spann,Something's Got A Hold On Me - Etta James
12 Tonky Boogie - Forrest Sykes,I'm Mad - Willie Mabon,Break Of Day - Howlin' Wolf,Wrinkles - The Big Three Trio
13 Cryin' The Blues - Laura Rucker (previously unreleased),Ice Cream Man - John Brim,Please Don't Go - Floyd Dixon (previously unreleased),Bring It On Home - Sonny Boy Williamson
14 My Head Can't Rest Anymore - Baby Face Leroy Trio,Whose Muddy Shoes - Elmore James,Keep It To Yourself - Sonny Boy Williamson,Good Moanin' Blues - Walter "Shakey" Horton
15 Big Town Playboy - Little Johnny Jones,Got To Have It - Willie Mabon (previously unreleased),Walking By Myself - Jimmy Rogers,Killing Floor - Howlin' Wolf
16 Sweet Black Angel - Robert Nighthawk,I Declare That Ain't Right - Henry Gray,Got My Mojo Working - Muddy Waters,What Kind Of Man Is That? - Koko Taylor
17 Rollin' Stone - Muddy Waters,Remember - Alberta Adams (previously unreleased),Fattening Frogs For Snakes - Sonny Boy Williamson (alternate take),We're Gonna Make It - Little Milton
18 Luedella - Jimmy Rogers,Untitled Instrumental - Henry Gray/Morris Pejoe (previously unreleased),Slow Leake - Lafayette Leake (previously unreleased),Wang Dang Doodle - Koko Taylor
19 Mother Earth - Memphis Slim,Blues With A Feeling - Little Walter,Sitting On Top Of The World - Howlin' Wolf,Dirty Work Goin' On - Little Joe Blue
20 Dr. Ross' Boogie - Dr. Isaiah Ross,Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters,She Don't Know - J.B. Lenoir,One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - John Lee Hooker
21 Joliet Blues - Johnny Shines,Forty Four - Howlin' Wolf,Your Funeral And My Trial - Sonny Boy Williamson,Jinglin' Baby - Eddie Burns Blues Band (previously unreleased)
22 Moanin' At Midnight - Howlin' Wolf,Got To Find My Baby - Little Walter (previously unreleased, alternate take),Key To The Highway - Little Walter,That's Why I Don't Mind - Muddy Waters (previously unreleased)
23 All Night Long - Muddy Waters (alternate take),Evil - Howlin' Wolf,Douhble Trouble - Muddy Waters (previously unreleased, alternate take),Keep It To Myself - Buddy Guy
24 Mr. Commissioner - Arbee Stidham (previously unreleased, alternate take),Reconsider Baby - Lowell Fulson,Come On Home - Eddie Boyd,Sitting Here Alone - Hound Dog Taylor
25 Gettin' Old And Grey - Howlin' Wolf,Mama Talk To Your Daughter - J.B. Lenoir,Goat, The - Sonny Boy Williamson (band track),I'd Rather Go Blind - Etta James
26 So Many Roads, So Many Trains - Otis Rush
Disc 4
1 Lollypop Mama - Clarence Samuels,Walkin' The Boogie - John Lee Hooker (alternate take),Mellow Down Easy - Little Walter,First Time I Met The Blues - Buddy Guy
2 Bilbo Is Dead - Andrew Tibbs,Juke - Little Walter,My Eyes (Keep Me In Trouble) - Muddy Waters,Too Poor - Detroit Jr.
3 Johnson Machine Gun - Sunnyland Slim,Conjur Man - Memphis Minnie (previously unreleased),My Babe - Little Walter,Blue Shadows - Lowell Fulson
4 Fly Right, Little Girl - Sunnyland Slim,Who's Gonna Be Your Sweet Man When I'm Gone - Muddy Waters,You Got To Love Me - Billy Boy Arnold (previously unreleased),Shakedown, The - Lloyd Glenn (previously unreleased)
5 Little Anna Mae - Muddy Waters,Broken Heart - Memphis Minnie (previously unreleased, alternate take),Walking The Blues - Willie Dixon,Sun Is Shining, The - Elmore James (alternate take)
6 I Can't Be Satisfied - Muddy Waters,Truckin' Little Woman - Willie Nix,Don't Start Me To Talkin' - Sonny Boy Williamson,Calling on My Darling (A.K.A. Howlin' For My Darlin') - Albert King
7 My Sweet Lovin' Woman - Robert Nighthawk,Funeral Hearse At My Door - Rocky Fuller,Smokestack Lightnin' - Howlin' Wolf,Red Rooster, The - Howlin' Wolf
8 I Feel Like Going Home - Muddy Waters,Hard Time Gettin' Started - Eddie Boyd (previously unreleased),29 Ways - Willie Dixon,Nine Below Zero - Sonny Boy Williamson
9 She Ain't Nowhere - Sunnyland Slim,Don't Need No Horse - Little Walter (previously unreleased),Right To Love You - Paul Gayten/Myrtle Jones (previously unreleased),Goin' Down Slow - Howlin' Wolf
10 Florida Hurricane - St. Louis Jimmy,Eight Ball - Gus Jenkins,Ain't Nobody's Business - Jimmy Witherspoon,Satisfied - Little Milton
11 Memory Of Sonny Boy - Forest City Joe,Fast Boogie - Little Walter (previously unreleased),I'm Leaving You - Otis Spann,Something's Got A Hold On Me - Etta James
12 Tonky Boogie - Forrest Sykes,I'm Mad - Willie Mabon,Break Of Day - Howlin' Wolf,Wrinkles - The Big Three Trio
13 Cryin' The Blues - Laura Rucker (previously unreleased),Ice Cream Man - John Brim,Please Don't Go - Floyd Dixon (previously unreleased),Bring It On Home - Sonny Boy Williamson
14 My Head Can't Rest Anymore - Baby Face Leroy Trio,Whose Muddy Shoes - Elmore James,Keep It To Yourself - Sonny Boy Williamson,Good Moanin' Blues - Walter "Shakey" Horton
15 Big Town Playboy - Little Johnny Jones,Got To Have It - Willie Mabon (previously unreleased),Walking By Myself - Jimmy Rogers,Killing Floor - Howlin' Wolf
16 Sweet Black Angel - Robert Nighthawk,I Declare That Ain't Right - Henry Gray,Got My Mojo Working - Muddy Waters,What Kind Of Man Is That? - Koko Taylor
17 Rollin' Stone - Muddy Waters,Remember - Alberta Adams (previously unreleased),Fattening Frogs For Snakes - Sonny Boy Williamson (alternate take),We're Gonna Make It - Little Milton
18 Luedella - Jimmy Rogers,Untitled Instrumental - Henry Gray/Morris Pejoe (previously unreleased),Slow Leake - Lafayette Leake (previously unreleased),Wang Dang Doodle - Koko Taylor
19 Mother Earth - Memphis Slim,Blues With A Feeling - Little Walter,Sitting On Top Of The World - Howlin' Wolf,Dirty Work Goin' On - Little Joe Blue
20 Dr. Ross' Boogie - Dr. Isaiah Ross,Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters,She Don't Know - J.B. Lenoir,One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - John Lee Hooker
21 Joliet Blues - Johnny Shines,Forty Four - Howlin' Wolf,Your Funeral And My Trial - Sonny Boy Williamson,Jinglin' Baby - Eddie Burns Blues Band (previously unreleased)
22 Moanin' At Midnight - Howlin' Wolf,Got To Find My Baby - Little Walter (previously unreleased, alternate take),Key To The Highway - Little Walter,That's Why I Don't Mind - Muddy Waters (previously unreleased)
23 All Night Long - Muddy Waters (alternate take),Evil - Howlin' Wolf,Douhble Trouble - Muddy Waters (previously unreleased, alternate take),Keep It To Myself - Buddy Guy
24 Mr. Commissioner - Arbee Stidham (previously unreleased, alternate take),Reconsider Baby - Lowell Fulson,Come On Home - Eddie Boyd,Sitting Here Alone - Hound Dog Taylor
25 Gettin' Old And Grey - Howlin' Wolf,Mama Talk To Your Daughter - J.B. Lenoir,Goat, The - Sonny Boy Williamson (band track),I'd Rather Go Blind - Etta James
26 So Many Roads, So Many Trains - Otis Rush

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