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 02:49 Amazon
2 02:57 Amazon
3 02:52 Amazon
4 02:36 Amazon
5 02:33 Amazon
6 02:43 Spotify
7 02:52 Amazon
8 03:11 Spotify
9 02:47 Amazon
10
02:56 Amazon
11 03:17 Amazon
12 03:10 Amazon
13
02:42 SpotifyAmazon
14
03:12 Amazon
15 02:57 Amazon
16 03:04
17 03:08
18 02:53 Amazon
19 02:43 Amazon
20 02:38 Amazon
21 02:41 Amazon
22 02:57
23 03:49 Amazon
24 03:14 Amazon
25 02:37 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:34
2 02:48
3
02:59 SpotifyAmazon
4 03:05 Spotify
5
02:59 Amazon
6
02:40 Amazon
7
03:16 SpotifyAmazon
8 02:32 SpotifyAmazon
9 03:19 SpotifyAmazon
10
03:13 SpotifyAmazon
11 02:49 SpotifyAmazon
12 02:39 Amazon
13 02:48 SpotifyAmazon
14 03:19 SpotifyAmazon
15 03:07 SpotifyAmazon
16
03:07 SpotifyAmazon
17
02:54 SpotifyAmazon
18
02:22 SpotifyAmazon
19 03:08 Amazon
20 02:53 Spotify
21 02:50 Amazon
22 03:08
23 02:56
24 03:11
25 02:19 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:44 Amazon
2 03:13
3 02:43
4
02:27 SpotifyAmazon
5 03:05 Amazon
6 02:36
7 03:09
8 02:11 Amazon
9 02:39 SpotifyAmazon
10 02:43 Amazon
11 02:42 SpotifyAmazon
12
02:47 SpotifyAmazon
13 03:33 SpotifyAmazon
14 02:51
15 02:49 Amazon
16 02:53
17 02:42 Amazon
18 03:04 SpotifyAmazon
19 02:35
20 02:24 Amazon
21 02:30
22 02:49 Amazon
23 03:31 SpotifyAmazon
24 02:39 SpotifyAmazon
25 02:23 Amazon
26 03:10 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:20
2 02:17 Amazon
3 02:27 Amazon
4 02:28 SpotifyAmazon
5 02:42 Amazon
6 03:06 Spotify
7 02:28 Amazon
8 03:29
9 04:04 Amazon
10 02:18 Amazon
11 02:49
12 02:38 Amazon
13 02:37
14 04:14 Amazon
15 02:51
16 03:05 Amazon
17 02:41 Amazon
18 03:02
19 02:47 Amazon
20 03:00 Spotify
21 02:06 SpotifyAmazon
22 02:58 SpotifyAmazon
23 02:31 Amazon
24 03:45 SpotifyAmazon
25 02:34
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