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.