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We have decided to include details of CDs which are now starting to be phased out and are increasing in value. The Chess catalogue has been extensively reissued on CD over the last two decades. Many of the CDs are also available to download as mp3 files from the usual suppliers. It is impossible to list all of them – there are more than 70 CDs of Chuck Berry, for instance – so we are going for the ones which appear to still be readily available. Click on the link to view the complete data record for each CD. CDs are understood to be of Chess origin or of Chess artistes. Please advise us of any errors found. Thankyou! (The numbers after each listed entry are internal reference numbers).

Fontella Bass – The Very Best of Fontella Bass CD-1001

Fontella Bass – Rescued: The Very Best Of CD-1002

Chuck Berry – The Ultimate Chuck Berry CD-1003

Chuck Berry – The best of Chuck Berry CD-1004

Chuck Berry – On the blues side CD-1005

Chuck Berry – Rockin’ at the hops CD-1006

Chuck Berry – San Francisco Dues CD-1007

Chuck Berry – Greatest Hits (Red box) CD-1008

Chuck Berry in the 50s CD-1009

Chuck Berry – Johnny B Goode, his complete 50s Chess recordings 4 CD Set CD-1010

Chuck Berry – The best of Chuck Berry CD-1011

Chuck Berry – His best Volume 1 CD-1012

Chuck Berry – His best Volume 2 CD-1013

Chuck Berry – Live at the Fillmore CD-1014

Chuck Berry – Let it rock: As good as it gets CD-1015

Chuck Berry – The best of the Chess Years CD-1016

Chuck Berry – Greatest Hits (Platinum) CD-1017

Chuck Berry – Reeling and Rocking: the Very best of Chuck Berry CD-1018

Chuck Berry – Chuck Berry is on top CD-1019

Chuck Berry – St Louis to Liverpool CD-1020

Chuck Berry – Five Classic Albums CD-1021

Jan Bradley – Mama didn’t lie CD-1094

Gene Chandler – Soul Master CD-1022

Mitty Collier – Shades of Mitty Collier CD-1023

The Dells – Sing Dionne Warwicke’s greatest hits CD-1024

The Dells – Oh what a night: The great ballads CD-1025

The Dells – Anthology CD-1026

The Dells – Standing Ovation: The very best of 1966-1981 CD-1027

Bo Diddley – The story of Bo Diddley CD-1028

Bo Diddley – His Best CD-1029

Bo Diddley – Road Runner CD-1030

Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley’s a Twister CD-1031

Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley’s a gunslinger CD-1032

Bo Diddley: Beach Party CD-1033

Buddy Guy – Complete Chess studio recordings CD-1034

Etta James – At Last CD-1035

Etta James – The best of Etta James CD-1036

Albert King and Otis Rush – Door To Door CD-1097

Laura Lee and Irma Thomas – Muscle Shoals Soul CD-1039

Laura Lee – The Chess Collection

Laura Lee – Love more than Pride

Little Milton – The complete Checker hit singles CD-1037

Little Milton – If walls could talk – earlier version CD-1065

Little Milton – If walls could talk (Kent version) CD-1038

Ramsey Lewis – Greatest Hits CD-1040

Ramsey Lewis Trio – The In Crowd CD-1041

The Moonglows – Their greatest hits CD-1066

Bobby Moore and The Rhythm Aces – Go ahead and burn CD-1042

Minnie Ripperton – Her Chess years CD-1043

Billy Stewart – Unbelievable/Cross my heart CD-1044

Billy Stewart – One more time CD-1045

Billy Stewart – The Millennium Collection CD-1046

Ko Ko Taylor – What it takes CD-1047

Little Walter – His best CD-1048

Muddy Waters – Hard again CD-1049

Muddy Waters – His best 1947 to 1955 CD-1050

Muddy Waters – You shook me CD-1051

Muddy Waters – The anthology CD-1052

Muddy Waters – The Chess Box CD-1053

Muddy Waters – Electric Mud CD-1054

Muddy Waters – The complete Plantation recordings CD-1055

Muddy Waters – I’m ready CD-1056

Muddy Waters – The Woodstock Album CD-1057

Sonny Boy Williamson – His best CD-1058

Howlin’ Wolf – Millennium Collection – CD CD-1059

Howlin’ Wolf – The collection CD-1060

Howlin’ Wolf – The complete Chess Masters CD-1061

Howlin’ Wolf – Moanin’ in the moonlight CD-1062

Howlin’ Wolf – The genuine article CD-1063

Howlin’ Wolf – Blues from Hell CD-1064

Various Artists: The Aristocrat of the blues CD-1067

Various Artists – The Chess 50th anniversary collection CD-1068

Various Artists – Chess Blues Guitar CD-1069

Various Artists – Chess Soul – a decade of Chicago’s finest CD-1070

Various Artists – Chess Blues Classics 1957 to 1967 CD-1071

Various Artists – Chess Blues CD-1072

Various Artists – Hoochie Coochie Man – The Chess Story CD-1073

Various Artists – Chess Club Rhythm and Soul CD-1074

Various Artists – Chess Pieces – The very best of Chess Records CD-1075

Various Artists – Chess Northern Soul CD-1076

Various Artists – Chess soul sisters CD-1077

Various Artists – Chess Classics CD-1078

Various Artists – Chess tear jerkers CD-1079

Various Artists – Just Keep on Dancing – Chess Northern Soul CD-1080

Various Artists – Chess Uptown Soul CD-1081

Various Artists – Where the girls are CD-1082

Various Artists – The Chess Story: From R%B to Soul CD-1083

Various Artists – The Chess Story: From blues to doo-wop CD-1084

Various Artists – Chess: The rhythm and the blues CD-1085

Various Artists – Essential Chess blues CD-1086

Various Artists – Chess Chartbusters Vol 1 CD-1087

Various Artists – Chess Chartbusters Vol 2 CD-1088

Various Artists – Chess Chartbusters Vol 3 CD-1089

Various Artists – Chess Chartbusters Vol 4 CD-1090

Various Artists – Chess Chartbusters Vol 5 CD-1091

Various Artists – Chess Chartbusters Vol 6 CD-1092

Various Artists – Chess Rhythm and Roll CD-1093

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CD-1094 Jan Bradley

Singles | EPs | LPs

Page amended 4 December 2017



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