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Chess (Ill.)

Chicago, Ill.  [source: an original label)

4800 series annotated discography in issue 4 (1983) of Roll Street Journal.


 Records 1-223 of 223

Number Date Artist Image Title & Credits Matrix Comps
Chess (Ill.)     [unissued]1951
(Sun Rec.)
Gordon, RoscoNo rating T-Model Boogie — Rosco Gordon   Bullet Charly LP 100 (#2)
Bullet Charly CD 713 (#6)
Bullet Charly LP 30101 (#3)
Bullet Charly/Instant CD 5039 (#2)
Bullet Lotus CD [1] (#7)
Chess (Ill.)     [unissued] 
 
Simmons, GeneNo rating Goin' Back To Memphis [alt. vers.] — Gene Simmons   Bullet Bopcat LP 400 (#1)
Bullet Hi (England) CD 127 (#11)
Bullet Hi (England) LP 434 (#17)
     No rating The Shape You Left Me In [alt. vers.] — Gene Simmons
(from Chess (England) LP 9124 213)
  Bullet Chess LP 6025/6 (#28)
Bullet Chess (England) LP 9124 213 (#18)
Chess (Ill.)     [unissued] 
 
Barrix, BillyPertinent Cool Off Baby [alt. vers.] — Billy Barrix
(from Chess (England) LP 9124 213)
  Bullet Ace CD 496 (#10)
Bullet Chess (England) LP 9124 213 (#13)
Bullet Detour LP 204 (#4)
Bullet Vogue LP 522016 (#3)
Bullet Vogue CD 670076 (#3)
Chess (Ill.)  916  [45] 
 
Hawkins, DaleLabel shot
No rating Class Cutter — Dale Hawkins 9225  
     Label shot
No rating Lonely Nights — Dale Hawkins 9224  
Chess (Ill.) LP-1429  [LP]
Oh! Suzy-Q [mono]
Cover shot
1958
(BSN est.)
Hawkins, DaleLabel shot
No rating Suzie Q — Dale Hawkins 8675  
     No rating Don't Treat Me This Way — Dale Hawkins 8675  
     Pertinent Juanita — Dale Hawkins
(from Chess (U.S.) CD 9356)
8675 Bullet Bear Family CD 16826 (#8)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5712 (#3)
Bullet Checker LP 6467 301 (#3)
Bullet Chess (U.S.) LP 1429 (#3)
Bullet Chess (U.S.) CD 9356 (#8)
Bullet MCA (Germany) CD 30693 (#3)
     No rating Tornado — Dale Hawkins 8675  
     No rating Little Pig — Dale Hawkins 8675  
     Borderline Heaven — Dale Hawkins
(from Chess (U.S.) CD 9356)
8675 Bullet Ace CD 693 (#25)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5712 (#7)
Bullet Checker LP 6467 301 (#6)
Bullet Chess (U.S.) LP 1429 (#6)
Bullet Chess (U.S.) CD 9356 (#12)
Bullet MCA (Germany) CD 30693 (#6)
     Label shot
No rating Baby, Baby — Dale Hawkins 8676  
     No rating Mrs. Mergritory's Daughter — Dale Hawkins   Bullet Bear Family CD 16826 (#7)
     No rating Take My Heart — Dale Hawkins    
     Pertinent Wild Wild World — Dale Hawkins
(from Chess (U.S.) LP 1429)
  Bullet Ace CD 693 (#24)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16826 (#20)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5712 (#20)
Bullet Chess (U.S.) LP 1429 (#10)
Bullet MCA (Germany) CD 30693 (#10)
Bullet Rocket 88 LP 5002 (#8)
     No rating See You Soon Baboon — Dale Hawkins    
     No rating Four Letter Word (Rock) — Dale Hawkins   Bullet Bear Family CD 16826 (#3)
Chess (Ill.)  1475  [78] 
 
Floyd, FrankLabel shot
Non-pertinent Swamp Root — Harmonica Frank
(from Bark Log CD 1)
U-80  
     No rating Goin' Away Walkin' — Harmonica Frank   Bullet Puritan LP 3003 (#5)
Chess (Ill.)  1475-A [78] 
 
Floyd, FrankLabel shot
Non-pertinent Swamp Root — Harmonica Frank
(from Bark Log CD 1)
U-80 Bullet Bark Log CD 1 (#16)
Bullet Bark Log LP 1 (#16)
Bullet Puritan LP 3003 (#1)
Bullet Rhino CD 1211 (#4)
     Label shot
No rating Step It Up And Go — Harmonica Frank U-82 Bullet Proper CD 143 (#36)
Bullet Puritan LP 3003 (#2)
Chess (Ill.)  1494  [78] 
 
Floyd, FrankLabel shot
No rating She's Done Moved — Harmonica Frank    
     Label shot
No rating Howlin' Tomcat — Harmonica Frank 1504-A  
Chess (Ill.)  1650  [78]1957/Feb.
(Bb est.)
Sisco, BobbyNo rating Go, Go, Go — Bobby Sisco    
     No rating Tall, Dark & Handsome Man — Bobby Sisco    
Chess (Ill.)  1650  [45]1957/Feb.
(Bb est.)
Sisco, BobbyLabel shot
Pertinent Go, Go, Go — Bobby Sisco
(from Bear Family CD 16123)
8133 Bullet Bear Family CD 16123 (#4)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#54)
Bullet Chess LP 9173 (#2)
Bullet Chess (England) LP 9124 213 (#5)
Bullet Collector LP 2304 (#13)
Bullet Detour LP 204 (#2)
Bullet GVC CD 2003 (#32)
Bullet Mustang CD 6 (#25)
Bullet Pan American CD 56002 (#19)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1145 (#41)
Bullet Vogue LP 522016 (#14)
Bullet Vogue CD 670076 (#14)
     Label shot
Pertinent Tall, Dark & Handsome Man — Bobby Sisco
(from Bear Family CD 16123)
8134 Bullet Bear Family CD 16123 (#11)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#40)
Bullet Bop CD 010 (#6)
Bullet Chess LP 6025/6 (#12)
Bullet Chess LP 9173 (#1)
Bullet Chess (England) LP 9124 213 (#11)
Bullet Club PR LP 009 (#3)
Bullet Collector LP 2304 (#14)
Bullet Detour LP 204 (#1)
Bullet GVC CD 2003 (#18)
Bullet MCA (Japan) CD 22017 (#23)
Bullet Pan American CD 56004 (#3)
Bullet Presto CD 8 (#1)
Bullet Sleazy CD 05 (#10)
Bullet Vogue LP 522016 (#1)
Bullet Vogue CD 670076 (#1)
Chess (Ill.)  1662  [78]1957/June
(Bb est.)
Barrix, BillyNo rating Cool Off Baby — Billy Barrix    
     No rating Almost — Billy Barrix    
Chess (Ill.)  1662  [45]1957/June
(Bb est.)
Barrix, BillyLabel shot
Pertinent Cool Off Baby — Billy Barrix
(from Bear Family CD 16123)
8496 Bullet Bear Family CD 16123 (#14)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#59)
Bullet Chess LP 6025/6 (#1)
Bullet Chess LP 9173 (#4)
Bullet Chief CD 1156503 (#1)
Bullet Classics CD 733 (#30)
Bullet Eagle CD 90207 (#8)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 173 (#16)
Bullet GVC CD 2003 (#2)
Bullet Lucky CD 801 (#15)
Bullet MCA (Japan) CD 22017 (#22)
Bullet Memphis CD 7033 (#3)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1145 (#5)
Bullet Vladimir Twist LP 6909 (#17)
     Label shot
Pertinent Almost — Billy Barrix
(from Bear Family CD 16123)
8497 Bullet Bear Family CD 16123 (#25)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#52)
Bullet Chess LP 6025/6 (#3)
Bullet Club LP 006 (#16)
Bullet GVC CD 2003 (#34)
Bullet Lucky CD 802 (#16)
Bullet Mustang CD 9 (#25)
Bullet Presto CD 3 (#44)
Chess (Ill.)  1666  [78]1957/July
(Bb est.)
Laine, BetteNo rating Rock A Bye Rock — Bette Laine    
     No rating A Broken Heart — Bette Laine    
Chess (Ill.)  1666  [45]1957/July
(Bb est.)
Laine, BetteLabel shot
No rating Rock A Bye Rock — Bette Laine
(from 45)
8495 Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55192 (#24)
     Label shot
No rating A Broken Heart — Bette Laine 8494  
Chess (Ill.)  1673  [78]1957/Nov. 4
Bb c&w rev.
Dean, BobbyNo rating Dime Store Pony Tail — Bobby Dean    
     No rating Just Go Wild Over Rock And Roll — Bobby Dean    
Chess (Ill.)  1673  [45]1957/Nov. 4
Bb c&w rev.
Dean, BobbyLabel shot
Borderline Dime Store Pony Tail — Bobby Dean
(from 45)
8493 Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#44)
Bullet Blend LP 82017 (#11)
Bullet Pan American CD 56031 (#10)
     Label shot
Borderline Just Go Wild Over Rock And Roll — Bobby Dean
(from Bear Family CD 16123)
8492 Bullet Bear Family CD 16123 (#30)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#65)
Bullet Chess LP 6025/6 (#9)
Bullet Chess LP 9173 (#12)
Bullet Crown LP 100 (#6)
Bullet Detour LP 204 (#12)
Bullet GVC CD 2003 (#51)
Bullet MCA (Japan) CD 22017 (#19)
Bullet Vladimir Twist LP 6906 (#1)
Bullet Vogue LP 522016 (#17)
Bullet Vogue CD 670076 (#8)
Chess (Ill.)  1696  [78]1958/June
(Bb est.)
Terry & The PiratesNo rating Talk About The Girl — Terry & The Pirates    
     No rating What Did He Say — Terry & The Pirates    
Chess (Ill.)  1696  [45]1958/June
(Bb est.)
Terry & The PiratesLabel shot
No rating Talk About The Girl — Terry & The Pirates 8792  
     No rating What Did He Say — Terry & The Pirates    
Chess (Ill.)  1710  [78]1959/Jan. 26
Bb pop rev.
Dean, BobbyNo rating Go Mr. Dillon — Bobby Dean    
     No rating I'Am Ready — Bobby Dean    
Chess (Ill.)  1710  [45]1959/Jan. 26
Bb pop rev.
Dean, BobbyLabel shot
No rating Go Mr. Dillon — Bobby Dean 8705 Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#34)
     Label shot
No rating I'Am Ready — Bobby Dean 9110  
Chess (Ill.)  1720  [78]1959/Mar. 9
Bb pop rev.
Brannon, LindaNo rating Just Another Lie — Linda Brannon    
     No rating Wherever You Are — Linda Brannon    
Chess (Ill.)  1720  [45]1959/Mar. 9
Bb pop rev.
Brannon, LindaLabel shot
Pertinent Just Another Lie — Linda Brannon
(from 45)
MS-129  
     Label shot
Non-pertinent Wherever You Are — Linda Brannon MS-130  
Chess (Ill.)  1723  [78]1959/Mar. 30
Bb pop rev.
Jet TonesNo rating Jet Tone Boogie — Jet Tones    
     No rating Kansas City — Rocky Olson    
Chess (Ill.)  1723  [45]1959/Mar. 30
Bb pop rev.
Jet TonesLabel shot
Pertinent Jet Tone Boogie — Jet Tones – (instr.)
(from Bear Family CD 16123)
9271 Bullet Bear Family CD 16123 (#3)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#53)
Bullet Chess LP 6025/6 (#19)
Bullet Chess LP 9173 (#15)
Bullet Chess (England) LP 9124 213 (#3)
Bullet Detour LP 204 (#14)
Bullet Mustang CD 6 (#24)
Bullet Presto CD 6 (#60)
Bullet Vladimir Twist LP 6902 (#18)
Bullet Vogue LP 522016 (#12)
Bullet Vogue CD 670076 (#12)
     Label shot
Borderline Kansas City — Rocky Olson
(from 45)
9270  
Chess (Ill.)  1730  [45]1959/June 22
Bb pop rev.
York, RustyLabel shot
Pertinent Sugaree — Rusty York
(from 45)
U-9527 Bullet Ace CD 850 (#24)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16123 (#2)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#27)
Bullet Chess LP 6025/6 (#14)
Bullet Chess LP 9173 (#7)
Bullet Chess (England) LP 2002 (#10)
Bullet Chess (England) LP 9124 213 (#2)
Bullet Detour LP 204 (#7)
Bullet Fed CD 04 (#18)
Bullet Hip-O CD 40128 (#12)
Bullet Jewel LP 917 (#3)
Bullet Lucky CD 601 (#25)
Bullet MCA (Japan) CD 22017 (#21)
Bullet NPR LP 7304 (#4)
Bullet Presto CD 6 (#38)
Bullet Vogue LP 522016 (#11)
Bullet Vogue CD 670076 (#11)
     Label shot
Pertinent Red Rooster — Rusty York – (instr.) U-9528 Bullet Canadian CD 4530 (#23)
Chess (Ill.)  1757  [45]1960/June
(Bb est.)
GalaxiesLabel shot
Pertinent This Rock And Roll — Galaxies
(from Collector CD 4433)
10083 Bullet Collector CD 4433 (#13)
Bullet Cornball LP 1958 (#15)
     Label shot
Borderline 6:15 — Galaxies
(from Collector CD 4433)
10084 Bullet Collector CD 4433 (#12)
Chess (Ill.)  1773  [45]1960/Dec.
(Bb est.)
Bradley, JamesLabel shot
No rating Lonely — James Bradley And The Caravells With Bill Smith Combo 10546  
     Label shot
No rating Heartbreak Hotel — Bill Smith Combo – (instr.) 10545  
Chess (Ill.)  1780  [45]1961/Feb.
(Bb est.)
Smith, BillLabel shot
No rating Raunchy — Bill Smith Combo U-10620  
     Label shot
No rating Loco — Bill Smith Combo U-10615  
Chess (Ill.)  1807  [45]1961/Nov. 20
Bb pop rev.
Cannon, JackieLabel shot
Pertinent Proof Of Your Love — Jackie Cannon
(from 45)
U-11282 Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#42)
Bullet Chess LP 6025/6 (#4)
Bullet Hero CD 002 (#6)
     Label shot
Pertinent Chill Bumps — Jackie Cannon
(from 45)
U-11283 Bullet Bear Family CD 16123 (#27)
Chess (Ill.)  1817  [45]1962/Mar.
(Bb est.)
Downing, Big AlLabel shot
Borderline The Story Of My Life — "Big" Al Downing U-11520 Bullet Jumble LP 1111 (#7)
     Label shot
Non-pertinent I'd Love To Be Loved — "Big" Al Downing U-11521  
Chess (Ill.)  1841  [45]1962/Nov.
(Bb est.)
Morgan, BillLabel shot
Pertinent I Need Your Love — Bill Morgan U-11983 GC-1001  
     Label shot
No rating My Life — Bill Morgan U-11982 GC-1002  
Chess (Ill.)  1843  [45]1962/Dec. 15
Bb c&w rev.
Donley, JimmyLabel shot
No rating Think It Over — Jimmy Donley U-12022  
     Label shot
No rating Forever Lilymae — Jimmy Donley U-12078  
Chess (Ill.)  4859  [78]1954/Sept. 4
Bb c&w rev.
Jimmy & JohnnyLabel shot
No rating If You Don't Somebody Else Will — Jimmy Lee & Johnny Mathis U-7672  
     No rating I'm Beginning To Remember — Jimmy Lee & Johnny Mathis U-7671  
Chess (Ill.)  4859  [45]1954/Sept. 4
Bb c&w rev.
Jimmy & JohnnyLabel shot
Non-pertinent If You Don't Somebody Else Will — Jimmy Lee & Johnny Mathis
(from 45)
U-7672 Bullet Bear Family CD 15771 (#3)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15771 (#30)
Bullet Chess LP 6025/6 (#7)
     Label shot
No rating I'm Beginning To Remember — Jimmy Lee & Johnny Mathis U-7671 Bullet Bear Family CD 15771 (#4)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15771 (#31)
Chess (Ill.)  4859  [45]1954/Sept. 4
Bb c&w rev.
Jimmy & JohnnyLabel shot
No rating If You Don't Somebody Else Will — Jimmy & Johnny U-7672  
     Label shot
No rating I'm Beginning To Remember — Jimmy & Johnny U-7671  
Chess (Ill.)  4862  [45]1955/Mar.
(Bb est.)
Jimmy & JohnnyLabel shot
No rating Can't You-Won't You — Jimmy Lee & Johnny Mathis
(from 45)
7713 Bullet Bear Family CD 15771 (#7)
     Label shot
No rating The Fun Is Over — Jimmy Lee & Johnny Mathis 7714 Bullet Bear Family CD 15771 (#8)
Chess (Ill.)  4863  [45]
[promo]
1955/Apr.
(Bb est.)
Jimmy Lee & Wayne WalkerLabel shot
Pertinent Love Me — Jimmy Lee And Wayne Walker
(from Bear Family CD 15771)
7769 Bullet Bear Family CD 15771 (#10)
Bullet El Toro CD 1010 (#33)
     Label shot
No rating Lips That Kiss So Sweetly — Jimmy Lee And Wayne Walker
(from 45)
7768 Bullet Bear Family CD 15771 (#11)
Chess (Ill.)  4863  [78]1955/Apr. 9
Bb c&w rev.
Jimmy Lee & Wayne WalkerLabel shot
No rating Love Me — Jimmy Lee And Wayne Walker 7769  
     No rating Lips That Kiss So Sweetly — Jimmy Lee And Wayne Walker    
Chess (Ill.)  4863  [45]1955/Apr. 9
Bb c&w rev.
Jimmy Lee & Wayne WalkerLabel shot
Pertinent Love Me — Jimmy Lee And Wayne Walker
(from Bear Family CD 16123)
7769 Bullet Bear Family CD 15771 (#33)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16123 (#10)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#57)
Bullet Bop-A-Rama LP 004 (#1)
Bullet CRH LP 6 (#5)
Bullet Chess LP 6025/6 (#27)
Bullet Chess LP 9173 (#19)
Bullet Chess (England) LP 9124 213 (#10)
Bullet Detour LP 204 (#17)
Bullet El Toro CD 1010 (#17)
Bullet Folkline CD 164 (#14)
Bullet Luxel CD 7102 (#9)
Bullet Mustang CD 5 (#9)
Bullet Presto CD 10 (#38)
Bullet Proper CD 103 (#99)
Bullet Vogue LP 522016 (#19)
Bullet Vogue CD 670076 (#19)
     Label shot
Non-pertinent Lips That Kiss So Sweetly — Jimmy Lee And Wayne Walker
(from 45)
7768 Bullet Bear Family CD 15771 (#32)

 Records 1-223 of 223

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