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A cultural history of chess-players: Minds, machines, and monsters  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by sasha82 at Dec. 30, 2017
A cultural history of chess-players: Minds, machines, and monsters

A cultural history of chess-players: Minds, machines, and monsters by John Sharples
October 30, 2017 | ISBN: 1784994200 | English | 232 pages | PDF | 3 MB

FCO: Fundamental Chess Openings  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AlexGolova at Jan. 28, 2019
FCO: Fundamental Chess Openings

FCO: Fundamental Chess Openings by Paul Van der Sterren
English | December 26, 2013 | ISBN: 1906454132 | 448 pages | AZW3 | 12 MB

Etta James - At Last! (1960) [The Original Chess Masters, 1987]  Music

Posted by Designol at March 9, 2020
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.

CHESS • Fred Reinfeld • The Complete Chess Course • 21st Century Edition (2016)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by chesskom at March 10, 2017
CHESS • Fred Reinfeld • The Complete Chess Course • 21st Century Edition (2016)

Fred Reinfeld Chess Classics
The Complete Chess Course
From Beginning to Winning Chess
21st Century Edition
Russell Enterprises | 2016 | English | ePUB, PDF | 58.18 MB

Generations of chess players have grown up on Fred Reinfeld’s books. He has a way of reducing the most intricate, complicated combinations to their basic components. After Reinfeld explains a combination, it makes sense.
Little Walter - The Complete Chess Masters 1950-1967 (2009) 5 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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
Label: Geffen/Hip-O Select | # B0012636-02 | Time: 06:01:43
Chicago Blues, Electric Harmonica Blues

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.

VA - Hoochie Coochie Man: The Chess Story (2012) 2CDs  Music

Posted by Designol at March 22, 2021
VA - Hoochie Coochie Man: The Chess Story (2012) 2CDs

VA - Hoochie Coochie Man: The Chess Story (2012) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 632 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 339 Mb | Scans included | 02:12:02
Chicago Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll, Doo Wop | Label: One Day Music | # DAY2CD157

Leonard and Phil Chess were the innovators behind Chess Records, the Illinois based label that specialised in blues, r'n'b and soul, all genres influential in the early sound of rock n' roll. This 2CD compilation includes 50 original recordings featuring some of the greatest artists of the time. Highlights include songs from John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Clarence 'Frogman' Henry, Bo Diddley, Etta James, Howlin' Wolf and more.
Bo Diddley - Road Runner: The Chess Masters, Vol. 2 - 1959-1960 (2008) {2CD Set Geffen--Hip-O Select B0011076-02}

Bo Diddley - Road Runner: The Chess Masters, Vol. 2 - 1959-1960 (2008) {2CD Set Geffen–Hip-O Select B0011076-02}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 987 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 360 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 36 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1959-60, 2008 Hip-O Select / Geffen Records / Universal | B0011076-02
Rock and Roll / Rhythm and Blues / Early R&B / Blues / Electric Chicago Blues

Road Runner, the second volume of Hip-O Select's ongoing chronicle of Bo Diddley's complete Chess/Checker master recordings, covers roughly one calendar year whereas its predecessor, I'm a Man, spanned four — a good indication that 1959 was an eventful year for Bo. During this one year, he had his biggest pop hit in the jive-talking "Say Man" and had another sizable R&B hit with "Crackin' Up," but both these sides were cut in 1958 and released as a single in 1959.
Mitty Collier - Shades Of Mitty Collier: The Chess Singles 1961-1968 (2008)

Mitty Collier - Shades Of Mitty Collier: The Chess Singles 1961-1968 (2008)
R&B, Soul, Northern Soul | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:09:05 | 456,99 Mb
Label: Kent Soul (UK & Europe) | Cat.# CDKEND 301 | Released: 2008-06-30 (1961-1968)

This glorious collection fearures the A-sides of all 15 of Ms. Collier's Chess 45s, plus the best of the B-sides. Quality 60s Chicago soul, spanning the whole of the 60s. Ten of her singles A and B-sides have never been on CD before, a further four have only ever been on Kent compilations. The only CD reissues on Mitty to date has been a now deleted reissue of her Chess album "Shades Of A Genius" with a few randomly selected bonus cuts - including the `wrong' version of her biggest hit, `I Had A Talk With My Man'.
Bo Diddley - I'm a Man: The Chess Masters, Vol. 1 - 1955-1958 (2007) {2CD Set Geffen--Hip-O Select B0009231-02}

Bo Diddley - I'm a Man: The Chess Masters, Vol. 1 - 1955-1958 (2007) {2CD Set Geffen–Hip-O Select B0009231-02}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 866 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 318 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 1955-58, 2007 Hip-O Select / Geffen Records / Universal | B0009231-02
Rock and Roll / Rhythm and Blues / Early R&B / Blues / Electric Chicago Blues

In May 1955, an unknown Mississippi-born blues singer stormed up the US R&B charts with a song called Bo Diddley, a mesmeric combination of chanted vocals, choppy tremolo guitar and pounding tom-tom drums. Raw, primal, and boasting a refrain as addictive as heroin, it was unlike anything that had been heard before. Record buyers may have been a tad perplexed by the fact that the artist’s name was also Bo Diddley, but that didn’t stop them buying enough copies to send it rocketing to No 1.

Chess For Dummies  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at March 13, 2017
Chess For Dummies

James Eade, "Chess For Dummies, 4th Edition"
ISBN: 111928001X | 2016 | EPUB | 408 pages | 16 MB