King Records (3)

King Records (3)

Profile:
The King label was founded in 1943 by Syd Nathan in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company was an early pioneer in the cultural and racial integration of American music, from blues and R&B to rockabilly, bluegrass, western swing, and country, creating a unique discography spanning up to 1968 on Nathan's death.

This is the US King Label do not confuse this label with the UK King Label King Records (4)

Out of Cincinnati's 'Queen City' came King's first label, Queen in 1945, surviving a number of years before the formation of Federal Records- launched with the legendary Ralph Bass on King's signing of James Brown in 1950. Along with Henry Glover's multi-talented input in the business, DeLuxe Records and Bethlehem Records were acquired by 1960. On Nathan's demise the labels were sold to Starday Records, and a new parent company was formed, Starday-King Records, Inc., but both labels continued to release records under their own names. From 1970 a series of sales ensued, with Brown's back-catalog going to Polydor in 1971 and the remaining catalog finally ending in the hands of Gusto Records in 1974.

In 1975 Gusto, owned by George Massenburg's GML Inc., began reissuing King releases, all with original artwork and logos. They also revived the Federal label and DeLuxe sub-labels in the process. In 2001 King recordings began to be reissued by the Collectables label.

James Brown's most known 45's were released on King and Brown himself pretty much WAS the King label and the artist that grossed the most money.

All 45rpm's with the King crown logo are released in either blue or red color.

All releases with cat.No 45-KNG XXX are reissues
Sublabels
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
Gusto-King Records
1900 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 889-8000
admin@GustoRecords.com

(Following contact info now obsolete)
Starday-King Records, Inc.
Box 8188
Nashville Tennessee
37207 USA
Sites:
[l47558]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Mac Curtis Little Miss Linda(7", RE) King Records (3) Unknown Sell This Version
2 James Brown 4 Ident. Open End I.D.'S(7", Promo) King Records (3) 2 US 1968 Sell This Version
3 Various Neuf Negro Spirituals (Gospel Songs)(10") Le Club Français Du Disque 3 France 1953 Sell This Version
6T 17 Mill Evans / The Millionaires (9) Mill Evans / The Millionaires (9) - Ain't You Glad / I'm The One Who Loves You(7", Single, Ltd) Kent Records 6T 17 UK 2001 Sell This Version
28CD-4106 Bill Doggett 28 Big Ones(CD, Comp) King Records (3) 28CD-4106 US 2000 Sell This Version
28CD-4119 The Stoneman Family 28 Big Ones(CD, Comp) King Records (3) 28CD-4119 US 2000 Sell This Version
45/BB 21 Lynn Hope* Shocking / Blue And Sentimental(7", Single) Blue Beat 45/BB 21 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-K-4777 Hank Ballard And The Midnighters* If You'd Forgive Me(7") King Records (3), Parlophone 45-K-4777 Australia 1960 Sell This Version
45-K-6001 Hank Ballard Do It Zulu Style(7", Single) King Records (3) 45-K-6001 US 1965 Sell This Version
45-K-6003 Little Willie John Talk To Me,Talk To Me (Single) 45-K-6003 US 1965 Sell This Version
45-K8502 Earl Bostic And His Orchestra Remember(7", Single, Promo) King Records (3) 45-K8502 US 1955 Sell This Version
45-K8570 Champion Jack Dupree Mail Order Woman / Big Leg Emma's(7", Single, Mono) King Records (3) 45-K8570 US 1956 Sell This Version
45-K8723 Monica Lewis Stay After School (Scalintella) / I Wish You Love(7", Promo) King Records (3) 45-K8723 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-K9737 The Gum Drops I Wonder And Wonder And Wonder / I'll Follow You(7", Promo) King Records (3) 45-K9737 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-KING-6033 Jeb Stuart & The Reflextions Jeb Stuart & The Reflextions - I've Got To Cut You Loose(7") King Records (3) 45-KING-6033 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-KNG 002 Marva Whitney Unwind Yourself / What Do I Have To Do To Prove My Love To You(7", RP) King Records (3) 45-KNG 002 US 2004 Sell This Version
45-KNG 004 Kay Robinson / Wendy Lynn Kay Robinson / Wendy Lynn - The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow / I Can Remember(7", RP) King Records (3) 45-KNG 004 US 2006 Sell This Version
45-KNG-005 James Brown Shhhhhhhhh (For A Little While) / I've Got Money(7", Single, RE) King Records (3) 45-KNG-005 US 2007 Sell This Version
45-P-6359 James Brown Talkin' Loud And Saying Nothin' (Single) 45-P-6359 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-RFPS Redd Foxx I Detest Violence(7", EP, Promo) King Records (3) 45-RFPS US 1976 Sell This Version
179-7 Los Adrinis Typical Latin American Melodies(10") King Records (3) 179-7 US Unknown Sell This Version
295-1 Cecil Young Quartet Concert Of Cool Jazz(10") King Records (3) 295-1 US 1952 Sell This Version
500 Earl Bostic The Best Of Earl Bostic (Comp) 500 US 1987 Sell This Version
502 Bill Doggett Moondust for Dancers in Love(LP, Album, Mono) King Records (3) 502 US 1957 Sell This Version
502 Carlisle Brothers I Paid With A Broken Heart / Maggie Get The Hammer(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 502 US 1944 Sell This Version
502 Grandpa Jones It's Raining Here This Morning / I'll Be Around If You Need Me(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 502 US 1946 Sell This Version
503 Earl Bostic Bostic For You (Album) 503 US 1956 Sell This Version
503 Delmore Brothers* Sweet Sweet Thing / Prisoner's Farewell(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 503 US 1944 Sell This Version
505 Cowboy (Pappy) Copas* Filipino Baby / I Don't Blame You 505 US 1944 Sell This Version
506 Eddie Davis* Modern Jazz(CD, Album, RE) King Records (3) 506 US 1987 Sell This Version
506 Bill & Evalina Won't You Take Me Back Into Your Heart / Good-Bye Booze(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 506 US 1944 Sell This Version
507 Earl Bostic Alto Magic In Hi-Fi A Dance Party With Bostic(LP, Album) King Records (3) 507 US Unknown Sell This Version
508 Grandpa Jones There's A Grave In The Wave Of The Ocean / I'll Never Lose That Loneliness For You(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 508 US 1946 Sell This Version
509 Delmore Bros.* The Last Old Shovel / Remember I Feel Lonesome Too(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 509 US 1945 Sell This Version
510 Carlisle Brothers Roll On Your Weary Way / Baby You Done Flubbed Your Dub With Me(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 510 US Unknown Sell This Version
511 Cowboy Copas There Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me / You Live In A World All Your Own(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 511 US 1945 Sell This Version
513 Grandpa Jones Steppin' Out Kind(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 513 US 1944 Sell This Version
514 Bill Doggett Hot Doggett(LP, Mono) King Records (3) 514 US 1957 Sell This Version
514 Delmore Bros.* Midnight Special / Why Did You Leave Me, Dear(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 514 US 1946 Sell This Version
515 Earl Bostic Alto-tude (Album) 515 US 1960 Sell This Version
517 Grandpa Jones Don't Sweet Talk Me(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 517 US 1944 Sell This Version
518 Delmore Bros.* Be My Little Pet / Lonely Moon(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 518 US 1946 Sell This Version
519 Wings Over Jordan Choir Amen(LP, Album, RE) King Records (3) 519 US Unknown Sell This Version
523 Bill Doggett As You Desire Me (Album) 523 US 1957 Sell This Version
525 Earl Bostic His Alto Sax* Dance Time 525 US 1957 Sell This Version
525 Delmore Bros.* Fast Express / I've Found An Angel(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 525 US 1946 Sell This Version
526 Roy Starkey There's No Use To Pretend / How Many Tears (Must I Shed Over You)(10") King Records (3) 526 US Unknown Sell This Version
527 Delmore Brothers* Hillbilly Boogie / I'm Sorry I Caused You To Cry 527 US Unknown Sell This Version
528 Hank Penny Steel Guitar Stomp / I'm Counting The Days(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 528 US 1945 Sell This Version
529 Earl Bostic Let's Dance(LP, Comp, RE) King Records (3) 529 Unknown Sell This Version
529 Earl Bostic Let's Dance(LP, Comp) King Records (3) 529 Unknown Sell This Version
530 Brown's Ferry Four Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Just A Little Talk With Jesus(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 530 US Unknown Sell This Version
531 Bill Doggett Everybody Dance The Honky Tonk(LP, Album, Mono) King Records (3), King Records (3) 531 US 1956 Sell This Version
532 Bill Doggett Dame Dreaming(LP) King Records (3) 532 US 1957 Sell This Version
532 "Grandpa" Jones* 8 More Miles To Louisville / Tears That Make Believe(Shellac, 10", Single) King Records (3) 532 US 1946 Sell This Version
532 Louis Marshall* 8 More Miles To Louisville / Tears That Make Me Believe(10") King Records (3) 532 US Unknown Sell This Version
533 Bill Doggett A Salute To Duke Ellington 533 US 1958 Sell This Version
535 Carlisle Brothers Rainbow At Midnight / Don't Tell Me Your Worries(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 535 US Unknown Sell This Version
536 Various Rock'N Roll Dance Party(LP, Comp) King Records (3) 536 US 1958 Sell This Version
537 Various All-Time Country And Western Hits(LP, Comp) King Records (3) 537 US 1957 Sell This Version
537 Cowboy Copas Tragic Romance / You Will Find Me Here(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 537 US 1946 Sell This Version
539 Roland Kirk Triple Threat(LP, Album, Mono) King Records (3) 539 US 1957 Sell This Version
540 Erroll Garner / Marian McPartland / Mary Lou Williams Erroll Garner / Marian McPartland / Mary Lou Williams - Piano Variations(LP, Album, Mono) King Records (3) 540 US 1958 Sell This Version
540 Hank Penny Missouri / Get Yourself A Red Head(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 540 Unknown Sell This Version
541 Hank Ballard And The Midnighters* Their Greatest Hits (Comp) 541 US 1958 Sell This Version
542 Lorez Alexandria And The King Fleming Quintet Lorez Alexandria And The King Fleming Quintet - This Is Lorez!(LP, Album, Mono) King Records (3) 542 US 1957 Sell This Version
543 J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers Workin' On A Buildin'(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 543 US Unknown Sell This Version
543 J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers Mother's Only Sleeping/Workin' On A Building(Shellac, 10", Single, Mono) King Records (3) 543 Unknown Sell This Version
545 Paul Renard Dance Music For Mom And Dad(LP) King Records (3) 545 US 1957 Sell This Version
545 Grandpa Jones East Bound Freight Train / Get Things Ready(Shellac, 10", Single) King Records (3) 545 US 1946 Sell This Version
547 Earl Bostic Invitation To Dance (Album) 547 US 1957 Sell This Version
548 Billy Ward And His Dominoes Billy Ward And His Dominoes Featuring Clyde McPhatter(LP, Album, RE) King Records (3) 548 US 1961 Sell This Version
548 Delmore Brothers* Midnight Train / Don't Forget Me(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 548 US 1946 Sell This Version
549 The Platters The Platters(LP) Federal Records (2) 549 US 1957 Sell This Version
550 Don Reno And Red Smiley* Sacred Songs 550 US 1958 Sell This Version
550 J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers* John Henry / I'll Remember You Love (In My Prayers)(10") King Records (3) 550 US Unknown Sell This Version
552 Reno And Smiley And The Tennessee Cutups* Instrumentals (Album) 552 US 1958 Sell This Version
553 Cowboy Copas Sings His All-Time Hits (Comp) 553 US 1958 Sell This Version
554 Etta Jones The Jones Girl.... Etta... Sings, Sings, Sings(LP, Album, Mono) King Records (3) 554 US 1958 Sell This Version
554 Grandpa Jones Grandpa Jones Sings His Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) King Records (3) 554 US 1958 Sell This Version
555 Moon Mullican Sings His All-Time Hits (Album, Comp) 555 US 1955 Sell This Version
557 Bill Doggett Doggett Beat For Dancing Feet(LP, Mono) King Records (3) 557 US 1958 Sell This Version
558 Earl Bostic C'mon And Dance With Earl Bostic (Album) 558 US 1956 Sell This Version
559 Billy Ward And His Dominoes Billy Ward And His Dominoes Featuring Clyde McPhatter(LP, Album, RE) King Records (3) 559 US 1987 Sell This Version
559 Clyde McPhatter With Billy Ward And His Dominoes Clyde McPhatter With Billy Ward And His Dominoes - Clyde McPhatter With Billy Ward And His Dominoes (Album) 559 US 1958 Sell This Version
559 Hawkshaw Hawkins Blue-Eyed Elaine / Try Me One More Time(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 559 US Unknown Sell This Version
560 Wings Over Jordan Choir An Outstanding Collection Of Traditional Negro Spirituals(LP, Comp) King Records (3) 560 US 1958 Sell This Version
560 Hawkshaw Hawkins Are You Just Waiting for Me?/You Nearly Lose Your Mind(Shellac, 10", Single) King Records (3) 560 US 1946 Sell This Version
561 Johnnie Pate Trio Plus Three* Jazz Goes Ivy League(LP, Album) King Records (3) 561 US 1956 Sell This Version
561 Hawkshaw Hawkins I Wonder Why You Said Goodbye / It's Been So Long, Darling(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 561 US Unknown Sell This Version
562 Hawkshaw Hawkins I'll Get Along Somehow / Walking The Floor Over You(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 562 Unknown Sell This Version
563 Bill Doggett Candle Glow(LP, Mono) King Records (3) 563 US 1958 Sell This Version
564 Little Willie John Fever(LP, Album) King Records (3) 564 US 1956 Sell This Version
565 Lorez* Lorez Sings Pres - A Late Session At An Intimate Club (A Tribute To Lester Young)(LP, Album) King Records (3) 565 US 1958 Sell This Version
566 Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Jazz With A Beat(LP, Mono) King Records (3) 566 US 1957 Sell This Version
567 The Swanee River Boys Sacred Songs(LP) King Records (3) 567 US Unknown Sell This Version
567 Bill Carlisle Rockin' Chair Money / When Snowflakes Fall(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 567 US 1946 Sell This Version
568 Sonny Thompson Moody Blues Play Only After Midnight(LP, Album) King Records (3) 568 US 1958 Sell This Version
569 Bubber Johnson Come Home(LP, RE) King Records (3) 569 US Unknown Sell This Version
569 Red Egner Carzy 'Cause I Love You / Hide Your Face(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 569 US Unknown Sell This Version