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John Lee Hooker - His Best Chess Sides (1997) (REPOST)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at July 20, 2017
John Lee Hooker - His Best Chess Sides (1997) (REPOST)

John Lee Hooker - His Best Chess Sides (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 248 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 129 mb
Blues| Label: Chess - Chess CHD-9383

John Lee Hooker, as anyone with a decent-sized blues collection knows, recorded for a virtual parade of labels early in his career, including Chess, although his stays with the company were fairly brief. Hooker's best early recordings, most would agree, were issued on Modern and Vee-Jay, not Chess.
Buddy Guy - Left My Blues In San Francisco (1967) [Original Chess Masters, 1987] Repost

Buddy Guy - Left My Blues In San Francisco (1967)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 233 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Chess/MCA | # CHLD 19032 | Time: 00:32:49

A classic recording by one of Chicago blues' finest living legends, Left My Blues in San Francisco consists of 11 smoking tracks, featuring Buddy Guy's matchless guitar work and equally distinctive vocals. This recording is for people who like their blues straight up; like whiskey, it burns all the way through. Included are some of Guy's classic original songs, such as "She Suits Me to a Tee" and "I Suffer with the Blues," as well as excellent performances of "Buddy's Groove," "Keep It to Yourself," and "Goin' Home." All of this material can also be found on the Complete Chess Studio Recordings collection, but if you're new to Buddy Guy, Left My Blues in San Francisco is an excellent place to start.
Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell: His Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966 (2009)

Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell: His Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966 (2009)
Rock & Roll | 4cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Hip-O Select/Geffen B0012465-02 | rel: 2009 | 1890Mb

On the 1961 single "Go Go Go," a side that went nowhere on the charts, Chuck Berry sang that he was "Mixing Ahmad Jamal in my 'Johnny B. Goode'/Sneaking Erroll Garner in my 'Sweet Sixteen'/Now they tell me Stan Kenton is cutting 'Maybellene'" – as always, Chuck is stretching the truth to fit his story.

Buddy Guy - The Complete Chess Studio Recordings (1992)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 17, 2016
Buddy Guy - The Complete Chess Studio Recordings (1992)

Buddy Guy - The Complete Chess Studio Recordings (1992)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 687 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 335 Mb
Scans (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 179 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Chess / MCA Records #CHD2-9337

Here's everything that fleet-fingered Buddy Guy waxed for Chess from 1960 to 1966, including numerous unissued-at-the-time masters, offering the most in-depth peek at his formative years imaginable. Stone Chicago blues classics ("Ten Years Ago," "My Time After Awhile," "Let Me Love You Baby," "Stone Crazy"), rockin' oddities ("American Bandstand," "$100 Bill," "Slop Around"), even a cut that features guitarist Lacy Gibson's vocal rather than Guy's ("My Love Is Real") – some 47 sizzling songs in all.

Chess Books Mega Collection  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by FenixN at Sept. 25, 2016
Chess Books Mega Collection

Chess Books Mega Collection
English | 546 PDF and 143 DJVU Books | 7.55 GB

Large collection of Chess books.

Winning Chess Exercises (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at March 12, 2016
Winning Chess Exercises (Repost)

Jeff Coakley, "Winning Chess Exercises"
English | 2004 | 240 Pages | ISBN: 1895525101 | PDF | 18 MB

Chess Explained: the Grunfeld (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by libr at Dec. 10, 2015
Chess Explained: the Grunfeld (repost)

Valentin Bogdanov, "Chess Explained: the Grunfeld"
English | ISBN: 190645406X | 2009 | PDF | 127 pages | 3.1 MB
A. Matanovic, "Encyclopedia of Chess Endings • Enzyklopädie der Schachendspiele • Encyclopedie des finales d'echecs", 5 volumes

A. Matanovic, "Encyclopedia of Chess Endings • Enzyklopädie der Schachendspiele • Encyclopedie des finales d'echecs", 5 volumes
Publisher: S.I. Chess Informant | 1982-1993 | ISBN: N/A | Multilingual | DJVU | 2405 pages | 50 Mb

At the beginning of the 1980s, the Chess Informant publishing house started one of the greatest publishing ventures in chess history. In 1982 the first volume of Encyclopedia of Chess endgames was published (Pawn endgames). Another 4 volumes swiftly follows, in total containing over 9.000 endgame examples! …

Little Walter - The Chess Years 1952-1963 (4CD Box Set) (1992)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at June 10, 2015
Little Walter - The Chess Years 1952-1963 (4CD Box Set) (1992)

Little Walter - The Chess Years 1952-1963 (4CD Box Set) (1992)
Blues | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 271 min | 620 MB
Label: Charly/Chess | Rel: 1992

Damn near everything (Blues with a Feeling popped any semblance of absolute completion) that the Chicago harp genius ever waxed for Chess (95 sides in all), spread over four generously programmed discs. Particularly revealing are the lengthy snippets of studio chatter on the final rarities disc Sonny Boy had nothing on Walter when it came to verbally sparring in the studio with Leonard Chess.
Little Walter - The Complete Chess Masters 1950-1967 (2009) 5 CD Box Set

Little Walter - The Complete Chess Masters 1950-1967 (2009) 5 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.57 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 915 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Electric Harmonica Blues, Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Geffen/Hip-O Select | # B0012636-02 | Time: 06:01:43

It is no exaggeration to call Little Walter the Jimi Hendrix of the electric harp: he redefined what the instrument was and what it could do, pushing the instrument so far into the future that his music still sounds modern decades after it was recorded. Little Walter wasn't the first musician to amplify the harmonica but he arguably was the first to make the harp sound electric, twisting twitching, vibrant runs out of his instrument; nearly stealing the show from Muddy Waters on his earliest Chess recordings; and so impressing Leonard Chess that he made Muddy keep Walter as his harpist even after Waters broke up his band. Chess also made Walter into his studio's house harpist and started to release Little Walter solo records with the instrumental "Juke" in 1952. "Juke" became a smash hit and turned Little Walter into a star, making him a steady presence on the '50s R&B charts.