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Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell: His Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966 (2009)

Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell: His Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966 (2009)
Rock & Roll | 4cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Hip-O Select/Geffen B0012465-02 | rel: 2009 | 1890Mb

On the 1961 single "Go Go Go," a side that went nowhere on the charts, Chuck Berry sang that he was "Mixing Ahmad Jamal in my 'Johnny B. Goode'/Sneaking Erroll Garner in my 'Sweet Sixteen'/Now they tell me Stan Kenton is cutting 'Maybellene'" – as always, Chuck is stretching the truth to fit his story.
Etta James - Tell Mama (1968) [The Original Chess Masters, 1987]

Etta James - Tell Mama (1968) [The Original Chess Masters, 1987]
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 138 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 71 Mb | Scans included
Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Chess | # CHD-9269 | Time: 00:30:10

Leonard Chess dispatched Etta James to Muscle Shoals in 1967, and the move paid off with one of her best and most soul-searing Cadet albums. Produced by Rick Hall, the resultant album boasted a relentlessly driving title cut, the moving soul ballad "I'd Rather Go Blind," and sizzling covers of Otis Redding's "Security" and Jimmy Hughes' "Don't Lose Your Good Thing," and a pair of fine Don Covay copyrights. The skin-tight session aces at Fame Studios really did themselves proud behind Miss Peaches.
Etta James - The Very Best Of Etta James: The Chess Singles (3CD) (2005)

Etta James - The Very Best Of Etta James: The Chess Singles (3CD) (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 297.69 Mb + 290.37 Mb + 299.93 Mb | 02:41:53 | Covers
Soul-Jazz, Rock & Roll, Smooth Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Spectrum Music - 982 7041-4

Because of her blues-based comeback in the '90s, Etta James was thought of by the general public – if she was thought of at all – as a blues singer, but there was a good deal more to the picture than that, as this two-disc, 35-track set makes clear. In many ways, James resembled a female Ray Charles in her unerring ability to tackle (and sometimes combine) all of the strands of American popular music, from rock & roll to R&B, blues, country, gospel, jazz, and pure pop and soul, while still maintaining a distinct feel and sound that was all her own, and she did this throughout a five-decade career that is impressive for its consistency.
Little Walter - The Complete Chess Masters 1950-1967 (2009) 5 CD Box Set

Little Walter - The Complete Chess Masters 1950-1967 (2009) 5 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.46 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 828 Mb | Scans ~ 44 Mb | 06:01:43
Chicago Blues, Electric Harmonica Blues | Label: Geffen/Hip-O Select | # B0012636-02

It is no exaggeration to call Little Walter the Jimi Hendrix of the electric harp: he redefined what the instrument was and what it could do, pushing the instrument so far into the future that his music still sounds modern decades after it was recorded. Little Walter wasn't the first musician to amplify the harmonica but he arguably was the first to make the harp sound electric, twisting twitching, vibrant runs out of his instrument; nearly stealing the show from Muddy Waters on his earliest Chess recordings; and so impressing Leonard Chess that he made Muddy keep Walter as his harpist even after Waters broke up his band. Chess also made Walter into his studio's house harpist and started to release Little Walter solo records with the instrumental "Juke" in 1952. "Juke" became a smash hit and turned Little Walter into a star, making him a steady presence on the '50s R&B charts.

Chess Books Mega Collection  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by FenixN at Sept. 25, 2016
Chess Books Mega Collection

Chess Books Mega Collection
English | 546 PDF and 143 DJVU Books | 7.55 GB

Large collection of Chess books.
Etta James - At Last! (1960) [The Original Chess Masters, 1987]

Etta James - At Last! (1960) [The Original Chess Masters, 1987]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 162 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 67 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb
Soul, Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Chess, MCA | # CHD-9266 | Time: 00:28:55

After spending a few years in limbo after scoring her first R&B hits "Dance With Me, Henry" and "Good Rocking Daddy," Etta James returned to the spotlight in 1961 with her first Chess release, At Last. James made both the R&B and pop charts with the album's title cut, "All I Could Do Was Cry," and "Trust in Me." What makes At Last a great album is not only the solid hits it contains, but also the strong variety of material throughout. James expertly handles jazz standards like "Stormy Weather" and "A Sunday Kind of Love," as well as Willie Dixon's blues classic "I Just Want to Make Love to You." James demonstrates her keen facility on the title track in particular, as she easily moves from powerful blues shouting to more subtle, airy phrasing; her Ruth Brown-inspired, bad-girl growl only adds to the intensity. James would go on to even greater success with later hits like "Tell Mama," but on At Last one hears the singer at her peak in a swinging and varied program of blues, R&B, and jazz standards.

Chess: Learn to Play the Sicilian Defense  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by naag at June 6, 2018
Chess: Learn to Play the Sicilian Defense

Chess: Learn to Play the Sicilian Defense
MP4 | Video: AVC 1280x720 | Audio: AAC 44KHz 2ch | Duration: 3 Hours | Lec: 15 | 507 MB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English

Improve your chess opening skills to defeat strong players!
Howlin' Wolf - The Complete RPM & Chess Singles As & Bs, 1951-62 (2014) 3CD Set

Howlin' Wolf - The Complete RPM & Chess Singles As & Bs, 1951-62 (2014) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 869 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 502 Mb | Scans ~ 45 Mb
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Acrobat Music | # ATCRCD9039 | 03:39:10

Chester Burnett, better known as Howlin' Wolf, was one of the most important and influential figures in Chicago Blues through the 1950s, and along with Muddy Waters helped to establish the electric blues style that laid the foundations for rock music in subsequent decades. With his imposing physical presence and loud, almost fearsome voice, he was a powerful and impressive performer, who wrote and popularised songs which have become classic standards of the genre, like "Spoonful", "Smokestack Lightning", "Killing Floor" and "Red Rooster", which became fixtures in the repertoire of bands like The Rolling Stones, who very much championed his cause and widened his reputation in the latter years of his career. This collection brings together both sides of all the singles he released through the RPM and Chess labels during the first hugely important decade of his career, along with bonus tracks comprising recordings made at sessions during this period which were not released as singles at the time. It's a great-value 80-track 3-CD set, which showcases one of the major personalities of the blues.

Battle Chess Special Edition (1994)  Games

Posted by Lebedev30 at June 15, 2017
Battle Chess Special Edition (1994)

Battle Chess Special Edition (1994)
PC Game | Developer: Interplay | 54 MB
Languages: English
Version GOG: 2.1.0.26
Genre: Strategy - Turn-based - Chess
VA - Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades Of Killer Fretwork 1949-1969 (1998) 2CD Set [Re-Up]

VA - Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades Of Killer Fretwork 1949-1969 (1998) 2CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 627 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 297 Mb | Scans ~ 97 Mb
Label: Chess/Universal | # 329 393-2, MCD 09393 | Time: 02:09:28
Blues, Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll, Soul-Blues

This 45-song, two-disc collection is subtitled "two decades of killer fretwork", and never was a set so aptly described. Chess Records was the home to seemingly every hot guitar player in the Chicago area, and many of them make their appearance here. Besides the usual label guitar hotshots (Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Lowell Fulson, Earl Hooker, Otis Rush, Robert Nighthawk, Little Milton), space is given to sideman work from legends like Hubert Sumlin and Robert Jr. Lockwood and great one-offs by lesser-known artists like Jody Williams, Danny Overbea, Eddie Burns, Joe Hill Louis, Morris Pejoe, Lafayette Thomas and others. It seems as if everyone recorded for Chess at one time or another, also explaining the inclusion of tracks by John Lee Hooker, Albert King, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Lonnie Brooks, Hound Dog Taylor and Elmore James. If electric blues guitar's your thing, then look no further than this fine two-disc compilation.