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Chess Uptown Soul
Chess Uptown Soul
Chess Uptown Soul
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Chess Uptown Soul
Title: Chess Uptown Soul
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Kent Records UK
Original Release Date: 3/25/1997
Re-Release Date: 12/27/2004
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Soul-Jazz & Boogaloo, By Decade, 1960s
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 029667214025

CD Reviews

Another classic from the inexhaustable vaults of Chess... | 01/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Man, I can't get enough of sixties Chicago soul, and no one did it better than Chess. Sure, they had Etta James, but the story doesn't end there. They issued many records that didn't get the exposure they deserved when they were released, but they sure sound great today. This collection, only available as an import, is a great sounding, seminal collection of mostly obscure Chess soul. Don't miss it."
More greatest hits you've never heard
Andre M. | Mt. Pleasant, SC United States | 01/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This collection is filled with breathtakingly beautiful tunes (even the uptempo ones) from Chess records during the 1960s. One can only wonder why these songs were not better known, but the good folks at England's Kent records have justly brought them to light.

"Ain't No Big Thing" by the Radiants is a sweet midtempo groove featuring the lovely leads of each of the singers. I recall hearing this one once on a late-night radio show as a child, but not since then. Jackie Ross' "Jerk and Twine" is one of those wonderful songs that you could sit and listen to as well as dance to. Andy Mack's "Do You Wanna Go" is a nice late-doo-wopper and Etta James does a lesser-known number that's more R&b than her typical barrelhouse blues (as is also the case with the Little Milton number).

But the truly breathtaking tune that makes you wonder where it's been all your life is "Temptation About to Get Me" by the (actually unrelated) Knight Brothers. You will listen in awe at this number and like much of this CD, you will not be able to listen to it just once.

It says much about the quality of Soul Music in it's prime years that wonderful records like this (mostly regional hits that you would not likely have heard if you didn't have access to Chicago's WVON-AM or at British dance clubs) were often lost in the shuffle in the midst of other really good songs. As Jay Butler, the "Pied Piper" of Charleston's WPAL-AM used to say, "God Bless Rhythm and Blues!" After hearing this CD, you'll agree."
When r&b was r&b!!
J. Hoffman | dover, pa. United States | 07/06/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this small collection of soul gems is a great example of when r&b was r&b. this socalled digittal music today could not even hold a candle up to one of these great tunes & even their not so great tunes.with fabulous hits like, the entertainer by:tony clarke,temptation bout to get me by:the knight brothers,ain't no big thing by:the radiants,searching for my love by:bobby moore & the rhythm aces,sitting in the park by:billy stewart,everthing to me by:donnie elbert,hurt so bad by: ramsey lewis,mama didn't lie by:jan bradley,go away little boy by:marlena shaw,soul of the man by::fontella bass,i had a talk with my man by:mitty collier,two in the morning by:spooner's crowd.keep up the fabulous work chess records!! love,peace&soul,j.h.52757 god bless!!"