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Chess/Checkers Group, Vol. 1

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A compilation (released in Spain) with 24, many hard-to-find, recordings from Leonard and Phil Chess' Chess and Checkers labels, based in Chicago, Illinois. This CD is loaded with rare nuggets like the Coronets' "It Would Be Heaven"; "Could It Be You," a pre-Motown Four Tops recording; "When I Look At You" by the Encores; the Ideals' "Knee Socks"; and two by the Students. The collection also features a hard-to-find early track by The Miracles, "Bad Girl", which Berry Gordy leased to Chess prior to Motown's commercial success.

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