VA – Chess Blues [4CD Box Set] (1992)

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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.

CD 1
1. Clarence Samuels – Lollypop Mama (2:49)
2. Andrew Tibbs – Bilbo Is Dead (2:57)
3. Sunnyland Slim – Johnson Machine Gun (2:52)
4. Sunnyland Slim – Fly Right, Little Girl (2:36)
5. Muddy Waters – Little Anna Mae (2:33)
6. Muddy Waters – I Can’t Be Satisfied (2:43)
7. Robert Nighthawk – My Sweet Lovin’ Woman (2:52)
8. Muddy Waters – I Feel Like Going Home (3:11)
9. Sunnyland Slim – She Ain’t Nowhere (2:47)
10. St. Louis Jimmy – Florida Hurricane (2:56)
11. Forrest City Joe – Memory of Sonny Boy (3:17)
12. Forrest Sykes – Tonky Boogie (3:10)
13. Laura Rucker – Cryin’ the Blues (2:42)
14. Baby Face Leroy – My Head Can’t Rest Anymore (3:12)
15. Little Johnny Jones – Big Town Playboy (2:57)
16. Robert Nighthawk – Sweet Black Angel (3:04)
17. Muddy Waters – Rollin’ Stone (3:08)
18. Jimmy Rogers – Luedella (2:53)
19. Memphis Slim – Mother Earth (2:43)
20. Doctor Ross – Dr. Ross’ Boogie (2:38)
21. Johnny Shines – Joliet Blues (2:41)
22. Howlin’ Wolf – Moanin’ at Midnight (2:57)
23. Muddy Waters – All Night Long (alternate) (3:49)
24. Arbee Stidham – Mr. Commissioner (alternate) (3:14)
25. Howlin’ Wolf – Gettin’ Old and Grey (2:37)

CD 2
1. John Lee Hooker – Walkin’ the Boogie (alternate) (2:34)
2. Little Walter – Juke (2:48)
3. Memphis Minnie – Conjur Man (2:59)
4. Muddy Waters – Who’s Gonna Be Your Sweet Man When I’m Gone (3:05)
5. Memphis Minnie – Broken Heart (alternate) (2:59)
6. Willie Nix – Truckin’ Little Woman (2:40)
7. Rocky Fuller – Funeral Hearse at My Door (3:16)
8. Eddie Boyd – Hard Time Gettin’ Started (2:32)
9. Little Walter – Don’t Need No Horse (3:19)
10. Gus Jenkins – Eight Ball (3:13)
11. Little Walter – Fast Boogie (2:49)
12. Willie Mabon – I’m Mad (2:39)
13. John Brim – Ice Cream Man (2:48)
14. Elmore James – Whose Muddy Shoes (3:19)
15. Willie Mabon – Got to Have It (3:07)
16. Henry Gray – I Declare That Ain’t Right (3:07)
17. Alberta Adams – Remember (2:54)
18. Henry Gray & Morris Pejoe – Untitled Instrumental (2:22)
19. Little Walter – Blues with a Feeling (3:08)
20. Muddy Waters – Hoochie Coochie Man (2:53)
21. Howlin’ Wolf – Forty Four (2:50)
22. Little Walter – Got to Find My Baby (alternate) (3:08)
23. Howlin’ Wolf – Evil (2:56)
24. Lowell Fulson – Reconsider Baby (3:11)
25. J.B. Lenoir – Mama Talk to Your Daughter (2:19)

CD 3
1. Little Walter – Mellow Down Easy (2:44)
2. Muddy Waters – My Eyes (Keep Me in Trouble) (3:13)
3. Little Walter – My Babe (2:43)
4. Billy Boy Arnold – You Got to Love Me (2:27)
5. Willie Dixon – Walking the Blues (3:05)
6. Sonny Boy Williamson – Don’t Start Me to Talkin’ (2:36)
7. Howlin’ Wolf – Smokestack Lightnin’ (3:09)
8. Willie Dixon – 29 Ways (2:11)
9. Paul Gayten & Myrtle Jones – Right to Love You (2:39)
10. Jimmy Witherspoon – Ain’t Nobody’s Business (2:43)
11. Otis Spann – I’m Leaving You (2:42)
12. Howlin’ Wolf – Break of Day (2:47)
13. Floyd Dixon – Please Don’t Go (3:33)
14. Sonny Boy Williamson – Keep It to Yourself (2:51)
15. Jimmy Rogers – Walking By Myself (2:49)
16. Muddy Waters – Got My Mojo Working (2:53)
17. Sonny Boy Williamson – Fattening Frogs for Snakes (alternate) (2:42)
18. Lafayette Leake – Slow Leake (3:04)
19. Howlin’ Wolf – Sitting on Top of the World (2:35)
20. J.B. Lenoir – She Don’t Know (2:24)
21. Sonny Boy Williamson – Your Funeral and My Trial (2:30)
22. Little Walter – Key to the Highway (2:49)
23. Muddy Waters – Double Trouble (alternate) (3:31)
24. Eddie Boyd – Come on Home (2:39)
25. Sonny Boy Williamson – The Goat (band track) (2:23)
26. Otis Rush – So Many Roads, So Many Trains (3:10)

CD 4
1. Buddy Guy – First Time I Met the Blues (2:20)
2. Detroit Jr. – Too Poor (2:17)
3. Lowell Fulson – Blue Shadows (2:27)
4. Lloyd Glenn – The Shakedown (2:28)
5. Elmore James – The Sun Is Shining (alternate) (2:42)
6. Albert King – Calling on My Darling (3:06)
7. Howlin’ Wolf – The Red Rooster (2:28)
8. Sonny Boy Williamson – Nine Below Zero (3:29)
9. Howlin’ Wolf – Goin’ Down Slow (4:04)
10. Little Milton – Satisfied (2:18)
11. Etta James – Something’s Got a Hold on Me (2:50)
12. The Big Three Trio – Wrinkles (2:38)
13. Sonny Boy Williamson – Bring It on Home (2:37)
14. Big Walter Horton – Good Moanin’ Blues (4:14)
15. Howlin’ Wolf – Killing Floor (2:51)
16. Koko Taylor – What Kind of Man Is That? (3:05)
17. Little Milton – We’re Gonna Make It (2:41)
18. Koko Taylor – Wang Dang Doodle (3:02)
19. Little Joe Blue – Dirty Work Goin’ On (2:47)
20. John Lee Hooker – One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer (3:00)
21. Eddie Burns – Jinglin’ Baby (2:07)
22. Muddy Waters – That’s Why I Don’t Mind (2:58)
23. Buddy Guy – Keep It to Myself (2:31)
24. Hound Dog Taylor & The HouseRockers – Sitting Here Alone (3:45)
25. Etta James – I’d Rather Go Blind (2:34)

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