The Checkmates LTD.

Profile:
Soul group

Hailed from Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Discovered by Nancy Wilson
Comprised of mixed black and white members.
Their biggest hits are 1969's "Black Pearl", produced by Phil Spector and their cover on Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Proud Mary".
Broke up in 1970 - reformed in 1974.
In 1974 they starred in the blaxploitation movie "The Black Connection" (or "Run Nigger Run") with first leading role given to their, then, lead singer Bobby Stevens.
Their "F.S.O." album is actually the soundtrack of this movie.
Last recorded in 1977.
Released four albums in ten year's time.
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Albums

IER 121 S / IER 122 S / IER 123 S / IER 124 S The Checkmates LTD. - Live At Harvey's -- Too Much! album art The Check-Mates, Inc.* Live At Harvey's -- Too Much!(2xLP, Album) Ikon Records (2) IER 121 S / IER 122 S / IER 123 S / IER 124 S US 1965 Sell This Version
ST 2840, ST-2840 The Checkmates LTD. - Live! At Caesar's Palace album art The Checkmates Ltd. Live! At Caesar's Palace (Album) Capitol Records ST 2840, ST-2840 US 1967 Sell This Version
AML-40 The Checkmates LTD. - Love Is All We Have To Give album art The Checkmates Ltd. Love Is All We Have To Give (Album) A&M Records, A&M Records AML-40 Japan 1969 Sell This Version
RR2001 The Checkmates LTD. - Life album art Bobby Stevens (3) And The Checkmates Ltd. Bobby Stevens (3) And The Checkmates Ltd. - Life (Album) Rustic Records RR2001 US 1971 Sell This Version
RR-2004 The Checkmates LTD. - F/S/O album art The Checkmates Ltd. F/S/O (Album) Rustic Records RR-2004 US 1974 Sell This Version
F-9541 The Checkmates LTD. - We Got The Moves album art The Checkmates Ltd* We Got The Moves (Album) Fantasy F-9541 US 1977 Sell This Version
G301 The Checkmates LTD. - Sould Out album art The Checkmates* Sould Out(LP) Gucci Records (2) G301 US 1977 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

101 The Checkmates LTD. - Searchin For Love / Perfect Fifth album art Check-Mates Inc.* Searchin For Love / Perfect Fifth(7", Single, Mono) I. R. P. Records 101 US 1965 Sell This Version
5603 The Checkmates LTD. - Do The Walk (The Temptation Walk) / Glad For You album art The Checkmates, LTD.* Do The Walk (The Temptation Walk) / Glad For You (Single) Capitol Records 5603 US 1966 Sell This Version
5753 The Checkmates LTD. - I Can Hear The Rain album art The Checkmates, Ltd.* I Can Hear The Rain(7") Capitol Records 5753 US 1966 Sell This Version
P 5922 The Checkmates LTD. - A & I album art The Checkmates LTD. A & I (Single) Capitol Records P 5922 US 1967 Sell This Version
P5814 The Checkmates LTD. - Please Don't Take My World Away / Mastered The Art Of Love album art The Checkmates* Featuring Sonny Charles The Checkmates* Featuring Sonny Charles - Please Don't Take My World Away / Mastered The Art Of Love(7", Promo) Capitol Records P5814 US 1967 Sell This Version
H 536 The Checkmates LTD. - Proud Mary / Love Is All I Have To Give album art The Checkmates LTD. Proud Mary / Love Is All I Have To Give (Single) A&M Records, Hispavox H 536 Spain 1969 Sell This Version
1130X The Checkmates LTD. - Proud Mary / Do You Love Your Baby album art The Checkmates Ltd. Featuring Sonny Charles The Checkmates Ltd. Featuring Sonny Charles - Proud Mary / Do You Love Your Baby (Single) A&M Records 1130X Canada 1969 Sell This Version
1116 The Checkmates LTD. - Love Is All I Have To Give / Never Should Have Lied album art The Checkmates Ltd. Love Is All I Have To Give / Never Should Have Lied (Single) A&M Records 1116 Argentina 1969 Sell This Version
AMS 769 The Checkmates LTD. - Proud Mary  /  Spanish Harlem album art The Checkmates Ltd. Featuring Sonny Charles The Checkmates Ltd. Featuring Sonny Charles - Proud Mary / Spanish Harlem (Single) A&M Records AMS 769 UK 1969 Sell This Version
AMK-2985 The Checkmates LTD. - Black Pearl album art Sonny Charles And The Checkmates, Ltd.* Sonny Charles And The Checkmates, Ltd.* - Black Pearl (Single) A&M Records, Phil Spector Productions AMK-2985 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
SDJBH 138 The Checkmates LTD. - Addio / Love Is All I Have To Give album art Johnny Dorelli / The Checkmates LTD. Johnny Dorelli / The Checkmates LTD. - Addio / Love Is All I Have To Give(7", Jukebox) CGD, A&M Records SDJBH 138 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
1140 The Checkmates LTD. - Perla Negra album art Sonny Charles And The Checkmates, Ltd.* Perla Negra(7", Single, Styrene, Pit) EMI 1140 Argentina 1969 Sell This Version
AMS 780 The Checkmates LTD. - I Keep Forgettin' / Do You Love Your Baby album art The Checkmates Ltd. Ftrg. Sonny Charles The Checkmates Ltd. Ftrg. Sonny Charles - I Keep Forgettin' / Do You Love Your Baby (Single) A&M Records AMS 780 UK 1970 Sell This Version
49.706, 49706 The Checkmates LTD. - Black Pearl / Proud Mary album art Sonny Charles & The Checkmates* Sonny Charles & The Checkmates* - Black Pearl / Proud Mary(7", Single) A&M Records, A&M Records 49.706, 49706 France 1970 Sell This Version
8560 The Checkmates LTD. - Black Pearl / Half As Much album art Sonny Charles & The Checkmates Ltd. / Sonny Charles Sonny Charles & The Checkmates Ltd. / Sonny Charles - Black Pearl / Half As Much(7", Single, RE) A&M Records 8560 US 1973 Sell This Version
501 The Checkmates LTD. - Got To See "U" Soon / Might Get Betta album art The Checkmates Ltd* Got To See "U" Soon / Might Get Betta Rustic Records 501 US 1974 Sell This Version
RR-502 The Checkmates LTD. - Sexy Ways album art The Checkmates Ltd. Sexy Ways Rustic Records RR-502 US 1974 Sell This Version
PD 14313 The Checkmates LTD. - All Alone By The Telephone / Body Language album art Checkmates Ltd.* All Alone By The Telephone / Body Language Polydor, Polydor PD 14313 US 1976 Sell This Version