Chess Soul: A Decade of Chicago's Finest

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
While Chess made numerous legendary contributions to the fields of blues and rock & roll, its reputation as a major mover and shaker in the soul field from 1961 to 1971 is unassailed. This 2-CD, 45-track compilation is another excellent entry in the Chess 50th Anniversary Series and shows why the label had the Windy City almost sewn up when it came to brand-name artists and material. Whether the tracks were master purchases from a smaller Chicago or Southern label Jan Bradley's "Mama Didn't Lie," Cookie and the Cupcakes' "I've Been So Lonely," the Kolettes' "Who's That Girl?," Big Maybelle's "Don't Pass Me By" or Denise LaSalle's "A Love Reputation" or in-house productions...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (2) from $74.16   
  • New (1) from $74.16   
  • Used (1) from $89.95   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$74.16
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(224)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
AUDIO CD New 076732938829 NEW/SEALED & Perfect 4 Gift Giving-ADD TO CART ~~~ and Make Someone's Day a Special One: -)

Ships from: Geneva, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
While Chess made numerous legendary contributions to the fields of blues and rock & roll, its reputation as a major mover and shaker in the soul field from 1961 to 1971 is unassailed. This 2-CD, 45-track compilation is another excellent entry in the Chess 50th Anniversary Series and shows why the label had the Windy City almost sewn up when it came to brand-name artists and material. Whether the tracks were master purchases from a smaller Chicago or Southern label Jan Bradley's "Mama Didn't Lie," Cookie and the Cupcakes' "I've Been So Lonely," the Kolettes' "Who's That Girl?," Big Maybelle's "Don't Pass Me By" or Denise LaSalle's "A Love Reputation" or in-house productions from Billy Davis and Leonard Caston, next to Stax or Atlantic, no one stood for soul music in the 1960s like Chess Records. Featuring the label's strong hitmakers and soul shouters Etta James the devastating "Only Time Will Tell", Billy Stewart the scat classic "Summertime", Fontella Bass "Rescue Me", Gene Chandler "I Fooled You This Time", Mitty Collier "I'm Satisfied" and Sugar Pie DeSanto "Soulful Dress" alongside isolated moments of Chi-Town brilliance the Radiants' "Voice Your Choice," the Knight Brothers' "Temptation 'Bout to Get Me" and Tony Clarke's "The Entertainer" with early Muscle Shoals productions thrown in to give the big picture Laura Lee's "Dirty Man," Maurice and Mac's "You Left the Water Running", this is one very potent two-disc anthology and an essential addition to anyone's soul collection.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/1997
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 076732938829
  • Catalog Number: 9388

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mama Didn't Lie (2:04)
  2. 2 Strange Feeling - Billy Stewart (2:10)
  3. 3 I've Been So Lonely (2:16)
  4. 4 Soulful Dress (2:52)
  5. 5 Love Ain't Nothin' (But a Monkey on Your Back) (2:16)
  6. 6 Who's That Guy? - The Kolettes (2:54)
  7. 7 Ain't Love Good, Ain't Love Proud (3:15)
  8. 8 I Had a Talk with My Man (3:43)
  9. 9 I Can't Help Myself (2:59)
  10. 10 Don't Mess up a Good Thing (3:02)
  11. 11 Voice Your Choice (2:35)
  12. 12 Selfish One (3:20)
  13. 13 The Entertainer (2:35)
  14. 14 I Do Love You - Billy Stewart (3:01)
  15. 15 Love Is a Five Letter Word (3:30)
  16. 16 The Soul of a Man (3:34)
  17. 17 Temptation 'Bout to Get Me - The Knight Brothers (3:27)
  18. 18 Do I Make Myself Clear? (3:02)
  19. 19 Take Me for a Little While (2:34)
  20. 20 What About Me? - The Valentinos (2:48)
  21. 21 I'm Satisfied (2:03)
  22. 22 Searching for My Love - Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces (2:32)
  23. 23 Only Time Will Tell (3:24)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Rescue Me (2:56)
  2. 2 I'm Not Ashamed (2:55)
  3. 3 Stay by My Side (2:59)
  4. 4 Have Pity on Me (2:32)
  5. 5 Wade in the Water (3:29)
  6. 6 I Fooled You This Time (2:53)
  7. 7 Don't Pass Me By (3:11)
  8. 8 Lonely Girl - Andrea Davis (3:06)
  9. 9 To Be a Lover (2:57)
  10. 10 Don't Knock Love (2:27)
  11. 11 I Believe She Will - Eddie & Ernie (3:00)
  12. 12 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (3:06)
  13. 13 A Love Reputation (2:47)
  14. 14 Dirty Man (2:55)
  15. 15 I Can't Make It Without You (2:44)
  16. 16 Hold On (2:58)
  17. 17 Good to Me (2:36)
  18. 18 You Left the Water Running (2:44)
  19. 19 Oh What a Day (2:49)
  20. 20 Baby I Love You (2:49)
  21. 21 Losers Weepers (3:01)
  22. 22 Give Your Baby a Standing Ovation (4:34)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Big Maybelle Track Performer
Etta James Track Performer
Cash McCall Guitar
Gene Chandler Vocals, Track Performer
The Dells Track Performer
Sugar Pie DeSanto Vocals, Track Performer
Donny Hathaway Piano
Laura Lee Vocals, Track Performer
Curtis Mayfield Guitar
Minnie Riperton Vocals
Irma Thomas Track Performer
Maurice White Drums
Paul Serrano Trumpet
Marlena Shaw Track Performer
Richard Evans Conductor
Gene Barge Tenor Saxophone
Cookie & the Cupcakes Track Performer
Cleveland Eaton Bass
Denise LaSalle Track Performer
Oliver Sain Piano, Tenor Saxophone
David Hines Trumpet
Jackie Ross Track Performer
Mitty Collier Track Performer
Bobby McClure Vocals, Track Performer
Ramsey Lewis Piano, Track Performer
Sonny Thompson Organ
Fontella Bass Vocals, Track Performer
Ben Branch Tenor Saxophone
Little Milton Track Performer
Milton Campbell Vocals
Barbara Carr Track Performer
Leonard Caston Organ, Piano
Charles Chalmers Tenor Saxophone
Pete Cosey Guitar
Shelton Dunaway Alto Saxophone, Vocals
Roger Hawkins Drums
Morris Jennings Drums
Jimmy Johnson Guitar
Gene Miller Trumpet
Larry Moore Alto Saxophone
Floyd Morris Piano
Johnny Nash Track Performer
Spooner Oldham Keyboards
Soko Richardson Drums
Louis Satterfield Bass, Guitar
Gerald Sims Guitar
Charles Stepney Conductor
Billy Stewart Track Performer
The Valentinos Track Performer
John Watson Trombone
Murray Watson Trumpet
Phil Westmoreland Guitar
Billy Young Track Performer
John Baldwin Jr. Drums
Rubin Cooper Baritone Saxophone
Fred Hughes Track Performer
Joe Landry Bass
Sidney Reynaud Tenor Saxophone
Marlon Sledge Piano
Jerry Walker Drums
Jan Bradley Vocals, Track Performer
Jessica Collins Vocals
Richard Dunbar Vocals
Cleo Griffin Trumpet
Arthur Hall Trumpet
Chico Jenkins Guitar, Vocals
Clifford Laws Organ
Raynard Miner Piano
Huey Thierry Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Theresa Washburn Vocals
Bertha Watts Vocals
Freddy Young Bass
The Gems Track Performer
James Phelps Track Performer
The Radiants Track Performer
Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces Track Performer
Andrea Davis Track Performer
Joanne Garrett Track Performer
The Knight Brothers Track Performer
Maurice & Mac Track Performer
Tony Clarke Track Performer
Bobby Moore Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
William Bell Composer
Sam Cooke Composer
The Dells Vocal Arrangements
Sugar Pie DeSanto Composer
Curtis Mayfield Producer
Bobby Womack Contributor
James W. Alexander Composer
The Memphis Horns Contributor
Oliver Sain Arranger, Producer
Ramsey Lewis Composer
Chuck Barksdale Contributor
Calvin Carter Producer
Leonard Caston Producer
Leonard Chess Producer
Phil Chess Producer
Don Davis Producer
Esmond Edwards Producer
Rick Hall Producer
Bill Inglot Remixing
Booker T. Jones Composer
Marvin Junior Contributor
Michael McGill Contributor
Gerald Sims Arranger
Charles Stepney Arranger
Cecil Womack Contributor
Curtis Womack Contributor
Harry Womack Contributor
David Nathan Liner Notes
Bobby Miller Producer
Wallace Sampson Contributor
Julius Green Composer
Maurice McAlister Contributor
The Radiants Contributor
Phil Wright Arranger
Billy Davis Producer
Shena DeMell Composer
Friendly Womack Jr. Contributor
B.B. Davis Composer
Traditional Composer
Bobby Moore Composer
Peylia Parham Composer
Carl Davis Producer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously