Various Artists

Chess Blues

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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.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:49 Amazon
2 2:57 Amazon
3 2:52 Amazon
4 2:36 Amazon
5 2:33 Amazon
6 2:43 Spotify
7 2:52 Amazon
8 3:11 Spotify
9 2:47 Amazon
10
2:56 Amazon
11 3:17 Amazon
12 3:10 Amazon
13
2:42 SpotifyAmazon
14
3:12 Amazon
15 2:57 Amazon
16 3:04
17 3:08
18 2:53 Amazon
19 2:43 Amazon
20 2:38 Amazon
21 2:41 Amazon
22 2:57
23 3:49 Amazon
24 3:14 Amazon
25 2:37 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:34
2 2:48
3
2:59 SpotifyAmazon
4 3:05 Spotify
5
2:59 Amazon
6
2:40 Amazon
7
3:16 SpotifyAmazon
8 2:32 SpotifyAmazon
9 3:19 SpotifyAmazon
10
3:13 SpotifyAmazon
11 2:49 SpotifyAmazon
12 2:39 Amazon
13 2:48 SpotifyAmazon
14 3:19 SpotifyAmazon
15 3:07 SpotifyAmazon
16
3:07 SpotifyAmazon
17
2:54 SpotifyAmazon
18
2:22 SpotifyAmazon
19 3:08 Amazon
20 2:53 Spotify
21 2:50 Amazon
22 3:08
23 2:56
24 3:11
25 2:19 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:44 Amazon
2 3:13
3 2:43
4
2:27 SpotifyAmazon
5 3:05 Amazon
6 2:36
7 3:09
8 2:11 Amazon
9 2:39 SpotifyAmazon
10 2:43 Amazon
11 2:42 SpotifyAmazon
12
2:47 SpotifyAmazon
13 3:33 SpotifyAmazon
14 2:51
15 2:49 Amazon
16 2:53
17 2:42 Amazon
18 3:04 SpotifyAmazon
19 2:35
20 2:24 Amazon
21 2:30
22 2:49 Amazon
23 3:31 SpotifyAmazon
24 2:39 SpotifyAmazon
25 2:23 Amazon
26 3:10 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:20
2 2:17 Amazon
3 2:27 Amazon
4 2:28 SpotifyAmazon
5 2:42 Amazon
6 3:06 Spotify
7 2:28 Amazon
8 3:29
9 4:04 Amazon
10 2:18 Amazon
11 2:49
12 2:38 Amazon
13 2:37
14 4:14 Amazon
15 2:51
16 3:05 Amazon
17 2:41 Amazon
18 3:02
19 2:47 Amazon
20 3:00 Spotify
21 2:06 SpotifyAmazon
22 2:58 SpotifyAmazon
23 2:31 Amazon
24 3:45 SpotifyAmazon
25 2:34
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