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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 - 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.
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 Duels: My Games with the World Champions  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at April 25, 2018
Chess Duels: My Games with the World Champions

Yasser Seirawan, "Chess Duels: My Games with the World Champions"
2010 | pages: 435 | ISBN: 1857445872 | DJVU | 2,8 mb

The Chess Player's Bible: Illustrated Strategies for Staying Ahead of the Game  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at April 23, 2018
The Chess Player's Bible: Illustrated Strategies for Staying Ahead of the Game

James Eade, "The Chess Player's Bible: Illustrated Strategies for Staying Ahead of the Game"
2004 | pages: 257 | ISBN: 0764157876 | PDF | 14,5 mb

Combat Chess (1997)  Games

Posted by Lebedev30 at April 4, 2018
Combat Chess (1997)

Combat Chess (1997)
PC Game | Developer: Mind's Eye / Strategy First | 554.8 MB
Languages: Audio and text: English
Version GOG: 3.0 (19162)
Genre: Strategy - Turn-based - Chess

Muddy Waters - Electric Mud (1968) {1996 Chess MCA} **[RE-UP]**  Music

Posted by TestTickles at March 21, 2018
Muddy Waters - Electric Mud (1968) {1996 Chess MCA} **[RE-UP]**

Muddy Waters - Electric Mud (1968) {1996 Chess MCA}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 256 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 88 mb
Genre: blues, blues rock

Electric Mud is the 1968 album by Muddy Waters. This is from the 1996 CD pressing made by Chess/MCA.

International Chess School • Grandmaster Package • Years 1-2-3  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by chesskom at Feb. 14, 2018
International Chess School • Grandmaster Package • Years 1-2-3

International Chess School • Grandmaster Package • Years 1-2-3
2012 | English | CB, FLV, MP4, MPEG, PDF | 334.88 MB/2.09 GB/1.32 GB

When you study at International Chess School, you are ensured high-quality chess lessons and world-class chess teachers. We have been online for more than 12 years and continue to be the #1 website for professional chess training. We are proud to have created a World Chess Champion at the scholastic world championship, several national champions (from more countries around the World) and many FIDE titled players. You can become student of our chess school by subscribing to our core chess course, Grandmaster Package.
Little Milton - Grits Ain't Groceries (1969) {2007, Limited Edition, Remastered, Chess 60th Anniversary Collection}

Little Milton - Grits Ain't Groceries (1969) {2007, Limited Edition, Remastered, Chess 60th Anniversary Collection}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + Log + m3u ~ 200 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 77 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 600 dpi) ~ 55 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Rhythm & Blues, Blues, Soul | Chess / Universal Music #UICY-93299

Little Milton may not have been the greatest R&B artist or the greatest blues artist or the greatest soul artist of all time, but he and Bobby Bland were easily the two best ever at incorporating all three genres into all their work for many decades. "Grits Ain't Groceries" is sheer late-'60s R&B greatness - an exciting, rollicking remake of the Titus Turner tune that turned out to be Little Willie John's début hit [#5 R&B] in 1955 (then titled "All Around the World"). Little Milton scored a #13 soul / # 73 pop hit with it. I thought its passionately powerful and smoldering Chicago blues B-side "I Can't Quit You Baby" (co-written by Milton, and with that dazzling guitar I mentioned) made it an unbeatable combination, worthy of of #1 - at least on the soul charts…