Muddy Waters The Chess Box (3-CD)

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  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2000
  • Label: Chess

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $0.991.Gypsy Woman
  • Buy for $0.992.Good Looking Woman
  • Buy for $0.993.Mean Disposition
  • Buy for $0.994.I Can't Be Satisfied
  • Buy for $0.995.I Feel Like Going Home
  • Buy for $0.996.Train Fare Home
  • Buy for $0.997.Mean Red Spider
  • Buy for $0.698.Streamline Woman
  • Buy for $0.999.Little Geneva
  • Buy for $0.9910.Rollin' And Tumblin', Part 1
  • Buy for $1.2911.Rollin' Stone
  • Buy for $0.9912.Walkin' Blues
  • Buy for $0.9913.Louisiana Blues
  • Buy for $0.9914.Evans Shuffle
  • Buy for $0.9915.Long Distance Call
  • Buy for $1.2916.Honey Bee
  • Buy for $0.9917.She Moves Me
  • Buy for $0.9918.Still A Fool
  • Buy for $0.9919.Stuff You Gotta Watch
  • Buy for $0.9920.Standing Around Crying
  • Buy for $0.9921.Flood
  • Buy for $0.9922.Baby, Please Don't Go
  • Buy for $0.9923.Blow Wind Blow
  • Buy for $1.2924.(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $0.991.I Just Want To Make Love To You
  • Buy for $0.992.I'm Ready
  • Buy for $0.993.Smokestack Lightnin'
  • Buy for $0.994.Young Fashioned Ways
  • Buy for $1.295.Mannish Boy
  • Buy for $0.996.Trouble No More
  • Buy for $0.997.Forty Days And Forty Nights
  • Buy for $0.998.Just To Be With You
  • Buy for $0.999.Don't Go No Farther
  • Buy for $0.9910.Diamonds At Your Feet
  • Buy for $0.9911.I Love The Life I Live (I Live The Life I Love)
  • Buy for $0.9912.Rock Me
  • Buy for $0.9913.Look What You've Done
  • Buy for $1.2914.Got My Mojo Working
  • Buy for $0.9915.Good News
  • Buy for $0.9916.Evil
  • Buy for $0.9917.She's Nineteen Years Old
  • Buy for $0.9918.Close To You
  • Buy for $0.9919.Walkin' Thru The Park
  • Buy for $0.9920.Blues Before Sunrise
  • Buy for $0.9921.Lonesome Road Blues
  • Buy for $0.9922.Take The Bitter With The Sweet
  • Buy for $0.9923.She's Into Something
  • Buy for $0.9924.Southbound Train
  • Buy for $0.9925.Double Trouble

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • Buy for $0.991.I Feel So Good
  • Buy for $0.992.You Shook Me
  • Buy for $0.993.You Need Love
  • Buy for $0.994.Twenty Four Hours
  • Buy for $0.995.Elevate Me Mama
  • Buy for $0.996.So Glad I'm Living
  • Buy for $0.997.My Love Strikes Like Lightning
  • Buy for $0.998.You Don't Have To Go
  • Buy for $0.999.Things That I Used To Do
  • Buy for $0.9910.My Home Is In The Delta
  • Buy for $0.9911.Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl
  • Buy for $0.9912.The Same Thing
  • Buy for $0.9913.You Can't Lose What You Never Had
  • Buy for $0.9914.Short Dress Woman
  • Buy for $0.9915.Making Friends
  • Buy for $0.9916.Black Night
  • Buy for $0.9917.Bird Nest On The Ground
  • Buy for $0.9918.Country Boy
  • Buy for $0.9919.Sugar Sweet
  • Buy for $0.9920.All Aboard
  • Buy for $0.9921.Going Down Slow
  • Buy for $0.9922.Who's Gonna Be Your Sweet Man When I'm Gone
  • Buy for $0.9923.Can't Get No Grindin'

Product Description:

HE CHESS BOX covers Muddy Waters' career from 1947 through 1972. It features some previously-unreleased tracks, and many others previously unreleased in the U.S. The box includes a 32-page book with a complete discography of Waters' Chess recordings, track-by-track recording information and black-and-white photos.
Personnel includes: Muddy Waters (vocals, guitar); Little Walter (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Jimmy Rogers (vocals, guitar); Leroy Foster, Auburn "Pat" Hare, Luther Tucker, Earl Hooker, Buddy Guy, Sammy Lawhorn, Pee Wee Madison, Michael Bloomfield, Paul Asbell, Rory Gallagher (guitar); Walter "Shakey" Horton, James Cotton, Paul Oscher, Paul Butterfield, Jeff Carp, Carey Bell Harrington (harmonica); Alex Atkins (alto saxophone); Marcus Johnson, A.C. Reed, Ernest Cotton (tenor saxophone); Pinetop Perkins (piano, harpsichord, organ); John "Big Moose" Walker (piano, organ); Sunnyland Slim, Otis Spann (piano) Willie Dixon, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Phil Upchurch, Ric Grech (bass); Fred Below, Francis Clay, Sam Lay, Mitch Mitchell (drums).
Producers include: Leonard Chess, Phil Chess, Ralph Bass, Gene Barge, Norman Dayron.
Compilation producer: Andy McKaie.
Principally recorded in Chicago, Illinois between 1947 and 1972. Includes liner notes by Mary Katherine Aldin and Robert Palmer.
Personnel: Muddy Waters (vocals, guitar); Jimmy Rogers (vocals, guitar); Little Walter (guitar, harmonica); James "Pee Wee" Madison, Earl Hooker, Auburn Hare, Leroy Foster, Luther Tucker, Michael Bloomfield, Rory Gallagher, Sammy Lawhorn, Buddy Guy (guitar); Carey Bell Harrington, James Cotton , Paul Butterfield, Paul Oscher, Big Walter Horton, Junior Wells (harmonica); Alex Atkins (alto saxophone); Marcus Johnson , J.T. Brown, A.C. Reed (tenor saxophone); Johnny "Big Moose" Walker (piano, organ); Otis Spann, Sunnyland Slim (piano); Elgin Evans (drums, washboard); Clifton James, Francis Clay, Fred Below, S.P. Leary, Sam Lay, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Mitch Mitchell, Casey Jones (drums); Leonard Chess (bass drum).
Audio Remixers: John Strother; Bill Inglot.
Liner Note Authors: Mary Katherine Aldin; Robert Palmer .
Recording information: Chicago, IL (??/1947-03/1972); London, England (??/1947-03/1972); Mister Kelly's (??/1947-03/1972); Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland (??/1947-03/1972); Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI (??/1947-03/1972).
Photographers: Ray Flerlage; David Gahr; Jacques DemĖ†tre; Don Bronstein; Valerie Wilmer; Frank Driggs; George Adins; Brian Smith ; Paul Natkin; James Bland; Jim O'Neal; Mary Katherine Aldin.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Mike Leadbitter; Michel Ruppli; Tom Lofgren.
During the '40s and '50s, Chicago's Chess Records recorded a legion of blues legends. But none were greater than McKinley Morganfield, professionally known as Muddy Waters. Though born and raised on the Mississippi delta, Waters came to personify the brash, confident blues that blossomed in Chicago and Memphis in the post-war era. Between 1947 and 1972, Waters cut an uninterrupted stream of brilliant sides for Chess, the best of which are included on the three-disc CHESS BOX.
To call these recordings indispensable is merely to state the obvious. Any one of the following would place these records among the most important in blues history--Waters' deft slide guitar playing and intense vocals; stellar instrumental support from the legendary Little Walter; Otis Spann, James Cotton, and Buddy Guy, to name but a few of the blues greats who first worked with Waters; and a repertoire of classics that includes "Hoochie Coochie Man," "Rolling Stone," and "I Just Want to Make Love to You." The length and cost of this set may intimidate some (the single-disc HIS BEST is a less overwhelming alternative), but true blues lovers should consider investing in THE CHESS BOX, the best career overview of this undisputed giant of the blues.
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  • UPC: 076741080229
  • Shipping Weight: 1.61/lbs (approx)
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