by Various Artists
Released: Aug 1997
Chess's contribution to the world of soul music cannot be overstated. This set just touches on the brilliance the label was issuing almost weekly from 1961-1971. Deep soul numbers from the likes of Mitty Collier, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Etta James and Fontella Bass continue to epitomize the stripped-down, gut-wrenching power of soul (and that's just the women!).