The Chess Box [2 CD Box Set]
 : The Chess Box [2 CD Box Set]

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by: Willie Dixon

Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: Audio CD
Brand: Dixon, Willie
EAN: 0076731650029
Format: Box set
Item Dimensions: 45550132494
Label: Chess
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Chess
Model: 2016910
MPN: CDCHD216500
Number Of Discs: 2
Number Of Items: 2
Publication Date: October 25, 1990
Publisher: Chess
Release Date: November 28, 1988
Studio: Chess

Disc 1:
  1. My Babe - Little Walter
  2. Violent Love - The Big Three
  3. Third Degree - Eddie Boyd
  4. Seventh Son - Willie Mabon
  5. Crazy For My Baby - Willie Dixon
  6. Pain In My Heart - Willie Dixon
  7. Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters
  8. Evil - Howlin' Wolf
  9. Mellow Down Easy - Little Walter
  10. When The Lights Go Out - Jimmy Witherspoon
  11. Young Fashioned Ways - Muddy Waters
  12. Pretty Thing - Bo Diddley
  13. I'm Ready - Muddy Waters
  14. Do Me Right - Lowell Fulson
  15. I Just Want To Make Love To You - Muddy Waters
  16. Tollin' Bells - Lowell Fulson
  17. 29 Ways - Willie Dixon
  18. Walkin' The Blues - Willie Dixon
Disc 2:
  1. Spoonful - Howlin' Wolf
  2. You Know My Love - Otis Rush
  3. You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover - Bo Diddley
  4. I Ain't Superstitious - Howlin' Wolf
  5. You Need Love - Muddy Waters
  6. Little Red Rooster - Howlin' Wolf
  7. Back Door Man - Howlin' Wolf
  8. Dead Presidents - Little Walter
  9. Hidden Charms - Howlin' Wolf
  10. You Shook Me - Muddy Waters
  11. Bring It On Home - Sonny Boy Williamson
  12. 300 Pounds Of Joy - Howlin' Wolf
  13. Weak Brain, Narrow Mind - Willie Dixon
  14. Wang Dang Doodle - Koko Taylor
  15. The Same Thing - Muddy Waters
  16. Built For Comfort - Howlin' Wolf
  17. I Can't Quit You Baby - Little Milton
  18. Insane Asylum - Koko Taylor
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Editorial Review:

Product Description:
Fittingly enough for a set profiling the songwriter in Chicago blues, this not only features Willie performing some of his best-known tunes, but also has the performances by the artists-Bo Diddley ( Pretty Thing ); Muddy Waters ( Hoochie Coochie Man ) and Howlin' Wolf ( Spoonful )-that make them famous! 36 songs, 8 unavailable in the U.S., with booklet.
Best known for his work as a songwriter, producer, and talent scout, singer-bassist Willie Dixon essentially built Chicago's Cobra and Chess labels with his sweat. Although this double-disc set does include five performances by the man from Vicksburg, Mississippi, himself, it's really a testament to his songwriting prowess, packed with recordings that made his tunes classics of blues and early rock & roll. There's Howlin' Wolf tearing through "Spoonful," "Little Red Rooster," "Evil," and "Back Door Man." There's Muddy Waters belting "You Shook Me," "Hoochie Coochie Man," and "I'm Ready." There's Bo Diddley delivering "You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover" and Koko Taylor launching her career with "Wang Dang Doodle." The set features excellent liner notes, and its only disappointment is that its label-centricity excludes Dixon's work for Cobra with then-youngsters Otis Rush and Buddy Guy. --Ted Drozdowski

Average Rating: none

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