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Black Gold - Samples Breaks & Rare Grooves From Chess Records

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Word about a recent comp release which has picked up some good reviews. As the title says the main focus of this album is featuring Chess related tracks that have been sampled over the years. Double Cd with 42 tracks  at what appears to be an affordable price
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Black Gold: Samples, Breaks & Rare Grooves From The Chess Records Archives

Featuring a wealth of irresistible funky floorshakers and sumptuous, sought-after sample cuts,including certified classics such as Marlena Shaw’s California Soul,  I Am the Black Gold of the Sun by the New Rotary Connection, as well as rarities such as the never-before-reissued UK mix of In The Basement by Etta James and Sugar Pie DeSanto and Shake It Up by The Vibrations.

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Disc: 1
  1. Les Fleur - Ramsey Lewis
  2. California Soul - Marlena Shaw
  3. Rotary Connection - The Memory Band
  4. The Getaway - Alvin Cash
  5. Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters
  6. Funky Breeze/Ghetto Scene - The Dells
  7. Black Gold - Phil Upchurch
  8. Out On the Street Again - Etta James
  9. The Electric Surfboard - Brother Jack McDuff
  10. Bad Moon Rising - Bo Diddley
  11. Up Above the Rock - Ray Bryant
  12. Go Go Power - Sugar Pie Desanto
  13. In My Body's House - Gene Chandler
  14. Cross Country - Archie Whitewater
  15. You Don't Care - Terry Callier
  16. Free Soul - John Klemmer
  17. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Jimmy Ponder
  18. Inside Out - American Gypsy
  19. The Moving Finger - Dorothy Ashby
  20. Julia - Ramsey Lewis

Disc: 2
  1. I Am the Black Gold of the Sun - The New Rotary Connection
  2. Jelly Jam - Brother Jack McDuff
  3. In the Basement - Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto
  4. Humpin', Bumpin' and Thumping - Andre Williams
  5. Shoo-be-doo-be-doo-da-day - Eddie Fisher Quintet
  6. Liberation Conversation - Marlena Shaw
  7. The Look of Love - Monk Higgins
  8. Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey - Ramsey Lewis
  9. The Windmills of Your Mind - Dorothy Ashby
  10. Fonky Thang, Diamon' Rang - The Dells
  11. Who Got the Number - Pigmeat Markham
  12. Think About It - Odell Brown & The Organizers
  13. Little Bitty Pretty One - Wayne Cochran
  14. Walk On By - Jo Ann Garrett
  15. Chocolate Candy - The Soulful Strings
  16. Hit Or Miss - Bo Diddley
  17. Andalusian Nights - Ray Bryant
  18. Got to Get Your Own - Reuben Wilson and The Cost of Living
  19. Shake It Up - The Vibrations
  20. Hanky's Panky - Shirley Scott
  21. Hulk - Archie Whitewater
  22. Spinning Wheel - Phil Upchurch


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Got this a few weeks ago at Head in Leamington. Very pleasantly surprised and a very good booklet with it too, very similar to the ones Kent do - colour images, good layout, covering each track/artist, written by Dean Rudland.

Good price too, which was part of my thinking I'd give it a go.

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