Chess Blues

Jimmy Rogers with Muddy Waters & Little Walter - Chicago Bound (1970) Reissue 1994, Chess Blues Collection 26

Jimmy Rogers with Muddy Waters & Little Walter - Chicago Bound (1970)
Reissue 1994, Chess Blues Collection 26

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 165 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 97 Mb | Scans ~ 226 Mb
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Label: MCA | # MVCM-22026 | Time: 00:42:15

Starkly printed in black and white with washed-out, grainy photographs, this is one heavy slab of blues by a player who is not as well-known as he should be. Guitarist Jimmy Rogers was usually overshadowed by the leaders he worked for, Muddy Waters particularly. He was also sometimes confused with the hillbilly singer Jimmie Rodgers, and although they might have sounded good together, they don't have anything in common. This reissue collection grabs 14 tracks done at various times in the mostly early '50s which involve practically a who's who of performers associated with the most intense and driving Chicago blues. This includes the aforementioned Waters, leaving behind his role as leader for a few numbers to add some stinging guitar parts. There is also a pair of harmonica players, each of whom could melt vinyl siding with their playing. These are the Walters, big and little, as in Big Walter Horton and Little Walter. Pianist Otis Spann, bassist Willie Dixon, and drummer Fred Belew are also on hand, meaning the rhythm section action is first class.
VA - Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades Of Killer Fretwork 1949-1969 (1998) 2CD Set [Re-Up]

VA - Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades Of Killer Fretwork 1949-1969 (1998) 2CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 657 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 97 Mb | Time: 02:09:28
Genre: Blues, Rock & Roll, Soul-Blues | Label: Chess/Universal | # 329 393-2, MCD 09393

This 45-song, two-disc collection is subtitled "two decades of killer fretwork", and never was a set so aptly described. Chess Records was the home to seemingly every hot guitar player in the Chicago area, and many of them make their appearance here. Besides the usual label guitar hotshots (Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Lowell Fulson, Earl Hooker, Otis Rush, Robert Nighthawk, Little Milton), space is given to sideman work from legends like Hubert Sumlin and Robert Jr. Lockwood and great one-offs by lesser-known artists like Jody Williams, Danny Overbea, Eddie Burns, Joe Hill Louis, Morris Pejoe, Lafayette Thomas and others. It seems as if everyone recorded for Chess at one time or another, also explaining the inclusion of tracks by John Lee Hooker, Albert King, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Lonnie Brooks, Hound Dog Taylor and Elmore James. If electric blues guitar's your thing, then look no further than this fine two-disc compilation.
VA - Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades Of Killer Fretwork 1949-1969 (1998)

VA - Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades Of Killer Fretwork 1949-1969 (1998)
2CD | EAC-Rip | FLAC-image +cue +log +Booklet/SCANS | January 13, 1998 | 720 Mb
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal | Hotfile, Fileserve

This 45-song, two-disc collection is subtitled "two decades of killer fretwork," and never was a set so aptly described. Chess Records was the home to seemingly every hot guitar player in the Chicago area, and many of them make their appearance here. Besides the usual label guitar hotshots (Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Lowell Fulson, Earl Hooker, Otis Rush, Robert Nighthawk, Little Milton), space is given to sideman work from legends like Hubert Sumlin and Robert Jr. Lockwood and great one-offs by lesser-known artists like Jody Williams, Danny Overbea, Eddie Burns, Joe Hill Louis, Morris Pejoe, Lafayette Thomas and others.
VA - Chess Blues Piano Greats [Eddie Boyd, Lafaette Leake, Willie Mabon, Otis Spann] (1997)

VA - Chess Blues Piano Greats [Eddie Boyd, Lafaette Leake, Willie Mabon, Otis Spann] (1997)
2CD | EAC-Rip | FLAC-image +cue +log +Booklet/SCANS | June 17, 1997 | 749 Mb
Genre: Blues, Piano | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mca Records | Hotfile, Fileserve

The extraordinary success of Chess Records was founded upon the groundbreaking guitar-charged tracks laid down by bluesmen Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Robert Lockwood Jr., Sonny Boy Williamson, and Buddy Guy, plus rockers Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley, with the piano playing a supporting role in their ensembles. But this comprehensive two-CD offering reminds us of the many 88-key blues classics Chess released as well. Popular piano men Eddie Boyd and Willie Mabon are featured here with studio stalwarts Otis Spann and Lafayette Leake.

Willie Dixon - I Am The Blues (2002)  Music

Posted by robi62 at June 6, 2012
Willie Dixon - I Am The Blues (2002)

Willie Dixon - I Am The Blues (2002)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 7 163 Kbps, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 192 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Blues | Label: Quantum Leap Group Limited | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 21 Oct 2002 | Runtime: 60 min. | 3,14 GB (DVD5)

The documentary Willie Dixon: I Am the Blues examines the remarkably influential career of musician Willie Dixon. In addition to an explanation of how his work for Chess records revolutionized blues and rock & roll, the man performs eight songs, including "Wang Bang Doodle," "I Just Want to Make Love to You," and "I Got the Blues."
Willie Dixon's life and work was virtually an embodiment of the progress of the blues, from an accidental creation of the descendants of freed slaves to a recognized and vital part of America's musical heritage.
Various Artists - The Chess Story: 1947-1975 (2000) [14 CDs Box Set] *RE-UP

Various Artists - The Chess Story: 1947-1975 (2000) [15 CDs Box Set]
14x EAC-FLAC Images with CUEs & LOGs - 4,57 GB | CD-ROM & All Covers | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps - 2,16 GB
Blues / Rock & Roll / Early R&B | TT - Over than 17 hours of Music | Label: MCA Intl. | Cat. # 380597-380610

15 disc box set, a painstakingly thorough retrospective of the remarkable Chess label's repertoire of blues, soul & rock'n'roll artists. An individually numbered, limited edition release, it contains 13 CDs that trace the history of the label (340 tracks from the likes of Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Clarence 'Frogman' Henry, Willie Dixon & many others), plus an 18 track interview disc featuring conversations with Phil Chess & Marshall Chess) and a CD-ROM disc…
Various Artists - Chess Rhythm & Roll (1994) [4 CDs Box Set]  Re-uploaD

Various Artists - Chess Rhythm & Roll (1994) [4 CDs Box Set]
EAC-FLAC(tracks)+CUEs+LOGs - 940 MB | Artwork - 202 MB | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps - 625 MB
Rock & Roll / Early Rhythm & Blues and similar | 254:14 minutes | Chess / MCA Records #CHD4-9352

99-Songs Retrospective of Chess Rock 'N' Roll and Rhythm & Blues from 1947 to 1967. Classic Hits and 39 Rarities, including 14 previously unreleased gems. 60-page book with complete credits, liner notes and historic photos is available!
VA - Wilko Johnson Presents: The First Time I Met The Blues (2016)

VA - Wilko Johnson Presents: The First Time I Met The Blues (2016)
Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:50:53 | 270 MB
Label: UMC | Release Year: 2016

This is a 40-track collection of classic Chess Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll sides, compiled by Wilko Johnson. The collection includes tracks by Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry and other greats on the Chess label, home to a host of the most influential artists of the 20th century, which helped shape not only the futures of Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll, R&B and Soul, but popular music as a whole.

The Sam Lay Blues Band - I'm The One (2009)  Music

Posted by countryfreak at Feb. 8, 2012
The Sam Lay Blues Band - I'm The One (2009)

The Sam Lay Blues Band - I'm The One (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) + CUE + LOG | Covers | 398 MB
Genre: Blues/Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Superbird | Catalog Number: SBIRD 0001CD
RAR 5% Rec. | Rapidshare + FilePost | Release Date: Nov 17, 2009

When you talk about Blues drumming you have to talk about Sam Lay the man who put the beat behind the Blues, truly a living legend. He worked with Howlin' Wolf, with whom he played both live and on countless hit records. He was with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and while with Butterfield backed Bob Dylan on his first electric gigs, including the infamous 1965 Newport Folk Festival. He also played drums on the Dylan's "Highway 61".

Sam Lay Chicago Blues Band - Rush Hour Blues  Music

Posted by georgebukki at Dec. 19, 2008
Sam Lay Chicago Blues Band - Rush Hour Blues

Sam Lay Chicago Blues Band - Rush Hour Blues
2000 | Blues | Telarc | MP3 320kbps | 114MB

Rush Hour Blues is the latest installment of a remarkable music career that started when Lay became a mainstay of the Howlin’ Wolf Band during their late ’50s heyday. He was a charter member of the original Paul Butterfield Blues Band (a great band by any standard which laid the foundation for much of the rock experimentation of the mid-’60s) and went on to record their classic first album. He then launched a career as a solo artist, fronting the Sam Lay Blues Band over 30 years ago. Lay has also worked with Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon, Hound Dog Taylor and James Cotton, and his playing can be heard on more than 40 classic Chess blues recordings.