Chess

Chess

Profile:
Chess was one of the premier blues labels of the 1950s and 60s, also releasing R&B, soul, jazz, gospel and rock. They released records by every major blues artist in Chicago, including John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Little Walter and many others.
Brothers Leonard Chess and Phil Chess emigrated from Poland to the United States in 1928. In the 1940s they owned the upscale Macomba nightclub in Chicago's Southside neighborhood and several other bars. Blues artists performed regularly at The Macomba, and the Chess brothers realized they were not being recorded. They bought in to the small R&B label The Aristocrat Of Records in 1947, then bought out the remaining partners in 1949 and changed the name to Chess in 1950. On October, 16th, 1969 Leonard Chess dies and the label sold to General Recorded Tape (GRT) for $6.5 million.
Company: Chess Producing Corp. or sometimes Chess Records
Associated to the publishing company Arc Music (2) or Arc Music Corp., that was co-founded by Leonard Chess in 1953.
Labelcode: LC 0156
For Bootlegs/unofficial releases of Chess please use Chess (2)
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
000 Various The Chess Story Cd Rom(CD-ROM, Enh) Chess 000 Spain 1997 Sell This Version
002 John Lee Hooker More Real Folk Blues (The Missing Album)(CD, Album, RM) Universal, Chess 002 1997 Sell This Version
2ach-78 Reverend C.L. Franklin Double Sermon No.78 The Lord is Good Jesus and Nicodemus(2xLP, Album) Chess 2ach-78 US 1978 Sell This Version
2ACH-9001 Ramsey Lewis Solid Ivory: His Greatest Hits (Comp) 2ACH-9001 US 1976 Sell This Version
2ACMB 201 Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Chess 2ACMB 201 US 1976 Sell This Version
2ACMB-202 Little Walter Little Walter(2xLP, Comp, RE, Gat) Chess 2ACMB-202 US 1976 Sell This Version
2ACMB-203 Muddy Waters Muddy Waters(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Chess 2ACMB-203 US 1976 Sell This Version
2-ACMB-204 Little Milton Little Milton - Chess Blues Masters Series (Comp) 2-ACMB-204 US 1976 Sell This Version
2-ACMB-205 Lowell Fulson Lowell Fulson(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Chess 2-ACMB-205 US 1976 Sell This Version
2ACMB-206 Sonny Boy Williamson (2) Sonny Boy Williamson (Comp) 2ACMB-206 US 1976 Sell This Version
2ACMB-207 Jimmy Rogers Chess Blues Masters Series(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Chess 2ACMB-207 US 1976 Sell This Version
2ACMB-208 J.B. Lenoir J.B. Lenoir(2xLP, Comp) Chess 2ACMB-208 US 1976 Sell This Version
2ACMB-209 Sugarboy Crawford* Sugarboy Crawford(2xLP, Comp) Chess 2ACMB-209 US 1976 Sell This Version
2ACMJ-401 John Klemmer Magic Moments(2xLP, Comp) Chess 2ACMJ-401 US 1976 Sell This Version
2ACMJ-402 Woody Herman Double Exposure(2xLP, Comp) Chess, Chess 2ACMJ-402 US 1976 Sell This Version
2ACMJ-403 James Moody Moody's Mood(2xLP, Comp) Chess 2ACMJ-403 US 1984 Sell This Version
2ACMJ-404 Oliver Nelson / Lou Donaldson Oliver Nelson / Lou Donaldson - Back Talk(2xLP, Comp) Chess 2ACMJ-404 US 1976 Sell This Version
2ACMJ-405 Max Roach / Art Blakey Max Roach / Art Blakey - Percussion Discussion(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Chess 2ACMJ-405 US 1976 Sell This Version
2ACMJ-406 Sonny Stitt And Zoot Sims Sonny Stitt And Zoot Sims - Interaction(2xLP, Comp) Chess 2ACMJ-406 US 1976 Sell This Version
2ACMJ-407 Ahmad Jamal Sun Set(2xLP, Comp) Chess 2ACMJ-407 US 1976 Sell This Version
2ACMJ-408 Kenny Burrell Recapitulation(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Chess 2ACMJ-408 US 1976 Sell This Version
2ACMJ-409 Al Grey Basic Grey(2xLP, Comp) Chess 2ACMJ-409 US 1976 Sell This Version
2CA 60017 Jack McDuff* The Heatin' System(2xLP, Album, Promo) Cadet Records 2CA 60017 US 1972 Sell This Version
2CH-1514 Chuck Berry Chuck Berry's Golden Decade (Comp) 2CH-1514 US 1972 Sell This Version
2CH-9190 Chuck Berry The Great Twenty-Eight (Comp) 2CH-9190 US 1984 Sell This Version
2CH 50027 Sonny Boy Williamson (2) This Is My Story(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Chess 2CH 50027 US 1972 Sell This Version
2 CH 50 030 Bo Diddley Got My Own Bag Of Tricks(2xLP, Comp) Chess 2 CH 50 030 France 1972 Sell This Version
2CH 50030 Various The Golden Age Of Rhythm & Blues (Comp) 2CH 50030 US 1972 Sell This Version
2CH 50033 Muddy Waters / Otis Spann / Michael Bloomfield* / Paul Butterfield / Donald "Duck" Dunn / Sam Lay / Buddy Miles Muddy Waters / Otis Spann / Michael Bloomfield* / Paul Butterfield / Donald "Duck" Dunn / Sam Lay / Buddy Miles - Fathers And Sons (Album) 2CH 50033 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
2CH 60004 Etta James Peaches(2xLP, Comp) Chess 2CH 60004 US 1971 Sell This Version
2CH60005 Bo Diddley Got My Own Bag Of Tricks (Comp) 2CH60005 US 1972 Sell This Version
2CH-60006 McKinley Morganfield A.K.A. Muddy Waters(2xLP, Comp, Mono) Chess 2CH-60006 US 1971 Sell This Version
2CH 60011 John Lee Hooker Mad Man Blues 2CH 60011 US 1973 Sell This Version
2CH 60014 Little Walter Boss Blues Harmonica (Comp) 2CH 60014 US 1972 Sell This Version
2CH 60015 Various Blues/Rock Avalanche (Comp) 2CH 60015 US 1972 Sell This Version
2CH-60016 Howlin' Wolf Chester Burnett A.K.A. Howlin' Wolf (Comp) 2CH-60016 US 1972 Sell This Version
2CH 60023 Chuck Berry Chuck Berry's Golden Decade Vol.2 (Comp) 2CH 60023 US 1972 Sell This Version
2CH 60028 Chuck Berry Golden Decade Volume 3(2xLP, Comp) Chess 2CH 60028 US 1974 Sell This Version
2CH 50027/2 Sonny Boy Williamson (2) This Is My Story(2xLP, Comp) Chess 2CH 50027/2 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
2CHLS 001 Muddy Waters / Otis Spann / Michael Bloomfield* / Paul Butterfield / Donald "Duck" Dunn / Sam Lay Muddy Waters / Otis Spann / Michael Bloomfield* / Paul Butterfield / Donald "Duck" Dunn / Sam Lay - Fathers And Sons(2xLP, Album) Chess 2CHLS 001 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
2CHLS 002 Chuck Berry Chuck Berry's Golden Decade (The Original Two Albums)(2xLP, Comp) Chess 2CHLS 002 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
2CHLS 003 Bo Diddley Got My Own Bag Of Tricks(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Chess 2CHLS 003 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
0006 Woody Herman And His Thundering Herd* Keep On Keepin' On: 1968-1970(CD, Comp, RM) Chess, GRP 0006 US 1998 Sell This Version
7-LPS-1469 Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf(7", EP) Chess 7-LPS-1469 US 1963 Sell This Version
019 Little Milton If Walls Could Talk(CD, Album, RE) Chess, Universal, folio 019 Spain 1997 Sell This Version
024 Buddy Guy Buddy's Blues(CD, Comp) Folio 024 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
30 CV 1292 Chuck Berry Le Roi Du Rock (Comp) 30 CV 1292 France 1973 Sell This Version
30 CV 1394 Paul Anka Live(LP, Album, RE) Chess, Musidisc 30 CV 1394 France Unknown Sell This Version
40 CH 501 Etta James All The Way Down / Leave Your Hat On(7", Single) Chess 40 CH 501 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
041 Howlin' Wolf Live & Cookin' At Alice's Revisited(CD, Album, RM, RE) Universal, Chess, Folio 041 Spain 1998 Sell This Version
049 Howlin' Wolf His Best(CD, Comp, RM) Chess, Folio, Universal Records 049 Spain 1997 Sell This Version
76 The Kenny Burrell Trio Live At The Vanguard(CD) Chess 76 UK 1987 Sell This Version
104 Bo Diddley Bo Diddley / I'm A Man(7", RE, Mono) Chess 104 US Unknown Sell This Version
131 Bobby Charles / Rod Bernard Bobby Charles / Rod Bernard - See You Later, Alligator / This Should Go On Forever(7") Chess 131 US Unknown Sell This Version
311 Cash McCall You Mean Everything To Me / That Lucky Old Sun(7") Thomas Records 311 US 1967 Sell This Version
000365 Various Original Rhythm 'N' Blues Hits(3xLP, Comp + Box) Mode (4) 000365 France 1983 Sell This Version
401 Solomon Burke I'll Never Stop Loving You (Never Ever Song)(7", Promo) Chess 401 US 1976 Sell This Version
407 Jimmy Rogers Chicago Bound (Album) 407 US 1970 Sell This Version
408 Lowell Fulson Hung Down Head (Comp) 408 US 1970 Sell This Version
409 Buddy Guy I Was Walking Through The Woods (Comp) 409 US 1970 Sell This Version
410 J.B. Lenoir Natural Man (Comp) 410 US 1970 Sell This Version
411 Various Drop Down Mama(LP) Chess 411 US 1970 Sell This Version
535 Billy Stewart Summertime(7") Chess 535 Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
610 Ahmad Jamal Trio Count 'Em 88(LP, Album, Mono) Argo Records, Chess 610 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
649 Various Remember The Oldies(LP, Comp, Mono) Chess 649 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
0821 Buddy Guy Chess Masters(LP, Comp) Chess 0821 Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
00872 Howlin' Wolf The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions(LP, Album, RE) Chess, MCA Records 00872 Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
916 Dale Hawkins Class Cutter (7", Single) Chess 916 US 1959 Sell This Version
1023 Various Blues Rarities - Rare And Unissued Recordings(CD, Comp) Chess 1023 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
1028 Howlin' Wolf Saddle My Pony / Worried All The Time(Shellac, 10", Single) Chess 1028 US 1952 Sell This Version
01203 John Lee Hooker House Of The Blues(CD, Album) Chess, MCA Records 01203 Spain 1995 Sell This Version
01204 Muddy Waters They Call Me Muddy Waters(CD, Comp) Altaya, Chess 01204 Spain 1995 Sell This Version
01210 Bo Diddley Go Bo Diddley(CD, Album) MCA Records, Inc., Chess, Altaya 01210 Spain 1995 Sell This Version
1416 Eddy Ware (and his Band) Wandering Lover/Lima Beans(10") Chess 1416 US 1951 Sell This Version
1425 Gene Ammons And His Sextet* My Foolish Heart / Bless You(10") Chess 1425 US 1950 Sell This Version
1426 Muddy Waters Rollin' Stone / Walking Blues(Shellac, 10") Chess 1426 US 1950 Sell This Version
1431 Gene Ammons And His Orchestra Pennies From Heaven / The Last Mile(Shellac) Chess 1431 US 1950 Sell This Version
1432 Claude McLin And His Sextet Mona Lisa / Benny's Bounce(Shellac, 10") Chess 1432 US 1950 Sell This Version
1434 Muddy Waters Sad Letter Blues / You're Gonna Need My Help(10") Chess 1434 US 1950 Sell This Version
1436 The Dozier Boys You Got To Get It / Pretty Eyes(7") Chess 1436 US 1950 Sell This Version
1442 Jimmy Rogers Going Away Baby / Today, Today, Blues(Shellac, 10") Chess 1442 US 1950 Sell This Version
1444 Muddy Waters BIG BILL(12", Album, Mono) Chess 1444 France 1960 Sell This Version
1447 Moms Mabley On Stage(Cass) Chess 1447 US Unknown Sell This Version
1448 Chuck Berry Rockin' At The Hops(LP, Album, Mono) Chess, Chess 1448 US 1960 Sell This Version
1449 J. B. And His Bayou Boys My Baby Told Me / Korea Blues(10", Single) Chess 1449 US 1951 Sell This Version
1452 Muddy Waters And His Guitar* Long Distance Call / Too Young To Know(Shellac, 10") Chess 1452 US 1951 Sell This Version
1453 Jimmy Rogers And His Rocking Four The World Is In A Tangle / She Loves Another Man(Shellac, 10") Chess 1453 US 1951 Sell This Version
1458 Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats* Rocket "88" (Single) 1458 US 1951 Sell This Version
1458 Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats* Rocket "88"(7", Single, RE, Unofficial) Chess 1458 UK 2010 Sell This Version
1461 Eddy Ware Wandering Lover / Lima Beans(7", Single) Chess 1461 US Unknown Sell This Version
1463 J. B. Lenore* Deep In Debt Blues / Carrie Lee(Shellac, 10") Chess 1463 US 1951 Sell This Version
1464 Gene Ammons Baby Won't You Please Say Yes / Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe(Shellac, 10") Chess 1464 US Unknown Sell This Version
1465 Chuck Berry Rhythm & Blues Rendez-Vous(LP, Comp, RE) Funckler, Chess 1465 Netherlands 1964 Sell This Version
1469 Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats* My Real Gone Rocket / "Tuckered Out"(10") Chess 1469 US 1951 Sell This Version
1472 Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats* Juiced / Independent Woman (Single) 1472 US 1951 Sell This Version
1472 Moms Mabley Breaks It Up(LP, Album) Chess 1472 US 1962 Sell This Version
1475 Harmonica Frank* Swamp Root / Step It Up And Go(7", Ltd, RE) Chess 1475 US 2010 Sell This Version
1475-A Harmonica Frank* Swamp Root / Step It Up And Go 1475-A US 1951 Sell This Version
1477 Leo Parker Candlelight Serenade / Reed Rock(Shellac, 10") Chess 1477 US Unknown Sell This Version
1479 The Howlin' Wolf* Moanin' At Midnight / How Many More Years(10", Single) Chess 1479 US 1951 Sell This Version