Tag Archives: Chess Records

TERRY CALLIER-TURN YOU TO LOVE-VINYL.

Terry Callier-Turn You To Love-Vinyl. Label: Speaker’s Corner. Talent alone sadly, is no guarantee of success. If it was, the late, great, Terry Callier would’ve enjoyed  a long and successful career. Sadly, for much of his career, he was one of music’s best kept secrets whose music was appreciated more in Britain than it was …

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THE FIFTY-FIVE BEST COMPILATIONS OF 2015-PART 5.

THE FIFTY-FIVE BEST COMPILATIONS OF 2015-PART 5. PRIVATE WAX VOLUME TWO. Private Wax Volume Two was released on BBE Music in October 2015. This is another compilation of “Super Rare Boogie and Disco Compiled By Zaflovevinyl.” Given their rarity, it’s no wonder it’s taken three years to compile Private Wax Volume Two. However, if anyone …

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REACHING OUT! CHESS RECORDS AT FAME STUDIOS.

REACHING OUT! CHESS RECORDS AT FAME STUDIOS.  There aren’t many recording studios that play such an important part in their town’s history, that they’re added to the list of local landmarks and designated part of the town’s heritage. That’s what happened to the Fame Recording Studios in December 1997, when the recording studios were added …

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CLARENCE “FROGMAN” HENRY-BABY AIN’T THAT LOVE-TEXAS AND TENNESSEE SESSIONS 1964-1974.

CLARENCE “FROGMAN” HENRY-BABY AIN’T THAT LOVE-TEXAS AND TENNESSEE SESSIONS 1964-1974.  New Orleans is one of America’s great musical cities. It always has been. That’s always been the case for just over a hundred years. Back then, blues and gospel provided Big Easy’s soundtrack. Next came Dixieland and swing. By then, New Orleans lived and breathed …

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ETTA JAMES-AT LAST!

ETTA JAMES-AT LAST! Etta James had one of the most recognizable, charismatic and soulful voices you’ll ever have privilege of hearing. From her 1960 debut album At Last, until her final album The Dreamer,which was  released in November 2011, Miss Peaches’ music touched the hearts of millions of people. That was throughout a career that …

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ONCE IN A MILLION-THE SONGS OF SAM DEES.

ONCE IN A MILLION-THE SONGS OF SAM DEES. Sam Dees is described as: “a prolific songwriter and occasional performer.” That’s true. While Sam has written nearly four-hundred songs, he’s only released three albums. Clearly, Sam believes in quality over quantity. Anyone whose heard Sam’s 1975 debut album The Show Must Go On will be forced …

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ETTA JAMES-AT LAST!

ETTA JAMES-AT LAST! As someone who has always loved soul music, I’ve long been a fan of Etta James music. Miss Peaches had one of the most recognizable, charismatic and soulful voices you’ll ever have privilege of hearing. From 1954, until her final album The Dreamer, released in November 2011, her music touched the hearts …

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MITTY COLLIER-SHADES OF A GENIUS.

MITTY COLLIER-SHADES OF A GENIUS. When I was writing my review of The Fame Records Story-1961-1973, one of the tracks I mentioned was Mitty Collier’s Take Me Just As I Am which she recorded at the legendary Fame Studios in 1968. Until the box set was released last year in 2011, this excellent track had …

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