Update 102 | 5 January 2019

Please read this!

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).

Bass, Fontella

Fontella Bass – The Very Best of Fontella Bass CD-1001
Fontella Bass – Rescued: The Very Best Of CD-1002

Berry, Chuck

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

Bradley, Jan

Jan Bradley – Mama didn’t lie CD-1094

Chandler, Gene

Gene Chandler – Soul Master CD-1022

Collier, Mitty

Mitty Collier – Shades of Mitty Collier CD-1023
Mitty Collier – Shades of a genius CD-1101

Dells, The

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

Diddley, Bo

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

Guy, Buddy

Buddy Guy – Complete Chess studio recordings CD-1034

James, Etta

Etta James – At Last CD-1035
Etta James – The best of Etta James CD-1036

King, Albert, and Rush, Otis

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

Lee, Laura, and Thomas, Irma

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

Lee, Laura

Laura Lee – The Chess Collection
Laura Lee – Love more than Pride

Lewis, Ramsey

Ramsey Lewis – Greatest Hits CD-1040
Ramsey Lewis Trio – The In Crowd CD-1041

Milton, Little

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

The Moonglows – Their greatest hits CD-1066
The Moonglows – The complete singles CD-1098
The Moonglows – The Millennium Collection

Moore, Bobby, and Rhythm Aces, The

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

Ripperton, Minnie

Minnie Ripperton – Her Chess years CD-1043

Rush, Otis, and King, Albert

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

Stewart, Billy

Billy Stewart – Unbelievable/Cross my heart CD-1044
Billy Stewart – One more time CD-1045
Billy Stewart – The Millennium Collection CD-1046

Taylor, Ko Ko

Ko Ko Taylor – What it takes CD-1047

Thomas, Irma, and Lee, Laura

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

Walter, Little

Little Walter – His best CD-1048

Waters, Muddy

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

Williamson, Sonny Boy

Sonny Boy Williamson – His best CD-1058

Wolf, Howling

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

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
Jan Bradley, Nella Dodds, Jackie Ross, Mitty Collier: Soul boppin’ Ladies

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CD-1094 Jan Bradley

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