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Muddy Waters - The Chess Box Album

  • Performer: Muddy Waters
  • Title: The Chess Box
  • Size MP3 ver: 2731 mb
  • Size FLAC ver: 2131 mb
  • Country: US
  • Date of release: 1989
  • Style: Delta Blues, Chicago Blues
  • # Catalog: CH6 - 80002
  • Label: MCA Records, Chess
  • Rating: 4.9 of 5
  • Genre: Blues
Muddy Waters - The Chess Box Album


1You Shook Me
2Diamonds At Your Feet
3Making Friends
Producer – Ralph Bass
4Baby Please Don't Go
5Hoochie Coochie Man
7Walkin' Thru The Park
8Little Geneva
9The Same Thing
10I Can't Be Satisfied
11Bird Nest On The Ground
12Things That I Used To Do
13I Love The Life I Live, I Live The Life I Love
14Forty Days And Forty Nights
15Twenty Four Hours
16Gypsy Woman
17You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had
18I Feel So Good
19Got My Mojo Working
20Train Fare Home Blues
21I Just Want To Make Love To You
22Take The Bitter With The Sweet
23You Don't Have To Go
24Lonesome Road Blues
25Sugar Sweet
Bass – Donald "Duck" DunnDrums – Sammy LayGuitar – Michael BloomfieldHarmonica – Paul ButterfieldProducer – Norman DayronRhythm Guitar – Paul Asbell
26Walkin' Blues
27You Need Love
28Streamline Woman
29Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
30Can't Get No Grindin' (What's The Matter With The Meal)
Producer – Ralph Bass
31Look What You Done
32Short Dress Woman
Clarinet – J.T. Brown
33Mannish Boy
34Blow Wind Blow
Harmonica – Walter "Shakey" Horton
35Louisiana Blues
Washboard – Elgin Evans
36Just To Be With You
37Standing Around Crying
39Trouble No More
40All Aboard
Bass – Phil UpchurchDrums – Sammy LayGuitar – Michael BloomfieldHarmonica [Chromatic] – Jeff CarpProducer – Norman Dayron
41Young Fashioned Ways
42Southbound Train
43Long Distance Call
44Evans Shuffle
45I'm Ready
46Who's Gonna Be Your Sweet Man When I'm Gone
Bass – Rik GrechDrums – Mitch MitchellGuitar – Rory GallagherHarmonica – Carey Bell HarringtonKeyboards – Georgie FortuneProducer – Esmond Edward, Ian Green
47Mean Red Spider
48Black Night
49So Glad I'm Living
50Country Boy
Bass – Sonny WimberlyDrums – S. P. Leary
51Rock Me
52Blues Before Sunrise
53She Moves Me
54She's Into Something
55Good Looking Woman
56Stuff You Gotta Watch
Vocals – Jimmy Rogers, Little Walter
57Rolling Stone
58Elevate Me Mama
59Good News
Tenor Saxophone – Marcus Johnson
60Close To You
61My Home Is In The Delta
62Honey Bee
63She's Nineteen Years Old
64I Feel Like Going Home
65Smokestack Lightnin'
66Double Trouble
67Don't Go No Farther
68Rollin' And Tumblin', Part 1
69Going Down Slow
Harmonica – Paul OscherProducer – Ralph Bass
70My Love Strikes Like Lightning
71Still A Fool
72Mean Disposition


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
CHD3-80002, CHD-80002A, CHD-80002B, CDD-80002CMuddy Waters The Chess Box ‎(3xCD + Box, Comp)Chess, MCA Records, Chess, Chess, ChessCHD3-80002, CHD-80002A, CHD-80002B, CDD-80002CUSUnknown
CHD3-80002Muddy Waters The Chess Box ‎(3xCD, Comp, RP)ChessCHD3-80002USUnknown
CHD3-80002Muddy Waters The Chess Box ‎(3xCD, Comp)Chess, MCA RecordsCHD3-80002US1989
CHC6-80002Muddy Waters The Chess Box ‎(3xCass, Comp)MCA Records, ChessCHC6-80002US1989
CHD3-80002Muddy Waters The Chess Box ‎(3xCD, Comp, RP)ChessCHD3-80002US1998


  • Alto SaxophoneAlex Atkins (tracks: A2, A3)
  • BassAndrew Stephens (tracks: G7 to J1), Calvin Jones (tracks: L2 to L5, M3), Big Crawford (tracks: A1 to C4, D4), Willie Dixon (tracks: D6 to G6, J2 to L1)
  • DrumsCasey Jones (tracks: J2, J3), Clifton James (tracks: K4, K5), Elgin Evans (tracks: D1 to E1), Francis Clay (tracks: E4 to J1, K6, L1), Fred Below (tracks: E2, E3), Willie Smith (tracks: J4 to K3, L2 to L5, M3, M5)
  • Featuring [Drum Bass]Leonard Chess (tracks: C5, C6)
  • GuitarBuddy Guy (tracks: K4, K5), Earl Hooker (tracks: J2, J3), Jimmy Rogers (tracks: D1 to F4), Leroy Foster (tracks: B1, B2), Little Walter (tracks: C4, C6), Luther Tucker (tracks: G5, G6, J4 to K3), Auburn "Pat" Hare (tracks: G3 to H6, J1), Pee Wee Madison (tracks: K6 to L6, M3, M5), Sammy Lawhorn (tracks: K6 to L5, M3 to M5)
  • HarmonicaJames Cotton (tracks: F5 to G2, G4, H1 to J1, J4 to K3, L2 to L4, M5), Little Walter (tracks: C1 to C3, C5, D1 to D4, D6 to F4, G5 to G7)
  • OrganPinetop Perkins (tracks: L5, M3, M5)
  • Organ, PianoJohn "Big Moose" Walker (tracks: J2, J3)
  • PianoOtis Spann (tracks: D2, D5 to E4, E6, F2 to J1, J4, J5, K6 to M2), Sunnyland Slim (tracks: A1 to A3)
  • Tenor SaxophoneA. C. Reed (tracks: J2, J3), Ernest Cotton (tracks: J2, J3)


Comments (3)

Has this box ever been remastered since its 1989 release? Or any of the Chess Boxes for that matter?
Golden freddi
Absolutely essential blues! THIS is the one to get if you want to explore Muddy's music. It's a great place to start if you're not familiar with his wonderful blues. There are 72 of his best recordings he made for Chess on this fantastic box set. Everything about this release is top notch. The packaging, booklet and of course, the music, are just wonderful. Pick this one up, you'll be VERY happy you did!
McKinley Morganfield was born in Mississippi in 1913. He was given the name of Muddy Waters by his grandmother at an early age.

Muddy Waters was one of the Blues musicians who was deftly able to make the transition from the cotton field, delta, acoustic blues, to the electric sound which has remained with us since. He not only made the transition, but set an example for others.

LP one and two of the box set covers the period 1947-1954. LP three and four covers the hits of the 1950's, many of which inspired English rockers who were preparing to hit the shores. And LP five and six covers the latter period from 1960 through 1972. Not covered are the very early years of Muddy's singing, as covered by The Complete Plantation Recordings. And the Blue Sky recordings (I'm Ready; Hard Again; King Bee) of the 1980's cover the latter part of his career. This box set covers the meaty, main portion of his career and are definitely the set to get if you are going to get just one for your collection. The book that comes with this 6 LP set also gives a very nice overview of Muddy's life and career, something that the mp3 downloads cannot do.

Muddy Waters was one of the most influential blues singers of all time and influenced generations of singers who came after him. If you plan on getting only one collection of Muddy Waters, I would strongly recommend this 6 LP beautiful set.

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