King Records (3)

King Records (3)

Profile:
Also appears as "King" only.
A prominent midwestern American record label that operated in Cincinnati, Ohio from 1943 until 1968.

For the Japanese label of the same name, please see King Records.
For the UK label of the same name, please see King Records (4).
For counterfeit editions and other unofficial versions of King releases, please see King Records (19).

Founded by Syd Nathan, it initially focused on the midwestern country music market, but proceeded to expand to pop, rock, R&B, soul, and other genres while working closely with several sister labels, which included Bethlehem Records, DeLuxe (2), Federal Records (2), Queen (5), and several others. During this time, it operated alongside Royal Plastics Corporation, a pressing plant, and King Studios, a recording studio, from adjacent buildings on Brewster Avenue in Cincinnati. King has since become known for its work with James Brown, who joined the label in 1950 and remained for nearly two decades. The departure of Brown coupled with the death of Nathan in 1968 precipitated King's demise and culminated in the sale of its catalog to Starday Records during October of 1968.

The label was owned by King Records, Inc. (3) and operated in Cincinnati, Ohio until 1968 when it relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, where King Records, Inc. was reestablished as its owner. After King's sale to Starday Records, Starday-King Records, Inc. was formed and assumed ownership thereafter. In 1971, the Polydor label acquired James Brown's back catalog. The remaining catalog was ultimately acquired by King's present owner Gusto Records, Inc. in 1974. Collectables, a Pennsylvania reissue label, began to re-release some of King's recordings in 2001.

For its companies, please see:
King Records, Co.
King Records, Inc. (3) (pre-1968)
King Records, Inc. (post-1968)

Note:
- All 45rpms with the King crown logo are released in either blue or red color.
- All releases with cat. no. "45-KNG XXX" are reissues.
-According to Both Sides Now Publication, King used the record's price as the prefix for 10" LPs in the 1950s. For these releases, the prefix for the catalog number could be "295" ($2.95), "265" ($2.65), "219" ($2.19), or other values.
Sublabels
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
Gusto-King Records
1900 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37210
USA
(615) 889-8000
admin@gustorecords.com

Starday-King Records, Inc.
Box 8188
Nashville, TN 37207
USA (Contact info now obsolete)

1944 to 1968:
King Records, Inc.
1540 Brewster Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45207
USA (Contact info now obsolete)

1944 to unknown date:
King Records, Co.
1540 Brewster Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 7
USA (Contact info now obsolete)
Sites:
[l47558]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
The Platters  album cover The Platters The Platters(LP, Album, RE) King Records (3) US Unknown Sell This Version
00001 The Dream Girl Of Pi Kappa Alpha  album cover Dick Noel with Dorrance Stalvey and His Orchestra* Dick Noel with Dorrance Stalvey and His Orchestra* - The Dream Girl Of Pi Kappa Alpha(7") Fraternity Records 00001 US 1954 Sell This Version
001 Trust The Gentle Love / Noonday Sun  album cover The Vienna Boys Choir (2) Trust The Gentle Love / Noonday Sun(7", Single) New Colony 001 US 1967 Sell This Version
2 4 Ident. Open End I.D.'S  album cover James Brown 4 Ident. Open End I.D.'S(7", Promo) King Records (3) 2 US 1968 Sell This Version
3 Neuf Negro Spirituals (Gospel Songs)  album cover Various Neuf Negro Spirituals (Gospel Songs)(10") Le Club Français Du Disque 3 France 1953 Sell This Version
6T 17 Ain't You Glad / I'm The One Who Loves You  album cover 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
7N.25379 Money Won't Change You (Parts 1 & 2)  album cover James Brown And The Famous Flames* Money Won't Change You (Parts 1 & 2)(7") Pye International 7N.25379 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7 SO 10037 Bonsoir Cherie (Goodnight Sweetheart)  album cover Earl Bostic Bonsoir Cherie (Goodnight Sweetheart)(7", Single) Odeon 7 SO 10037 France Unknown Sell This Version
7SO 10051 Skitchy / Blue Lady  album cover Clifford Scott Skitchy / Blue Lady(7", Single, Jukebox) Odeon 7SO 10051 France 1962 Sell This Version
28CD-4106 28 Big Ones  album cover 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-B6630 Faded Gardenia  album cover Dalion & Dalian Faded Gardenia(7") Bethlehem Records 45-B6630 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-B6759 I'm Crying On The Inside / I Never See Maggie Alone  album cover Kenny Roberts (2) I'm Crying On The Inside / I Never See Maggie Alone(7", Single) King Records (3) 45-B6759 US Unknown Sell This Version
45/BB 21 Shocking / Blue And Sentimental  album cover Lynn Hope* Shocking / Blue And Sentimental(7", Single) Blue Beat 45/BB 21 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-K4166 Mac Curtis You Are My Very Special Baby(7", Promo) King Records (3) 45-K4166 US 1958 Sell This Version
45-K-6001 Do It "Zula" Style  album cover Hank Ballard Do It "Zula" Style (Single) 45-K-6001 US 1965 Sell This Version
45-K-6003 Talk To Me,Talk To Me  album cover Little Willie John Talk To Me,Talk To Me (Single) 45-K-6003 US 1965 Sell This Version
45-K8570 Mail Order Woman / Big Leg Emma's  album cover Champion Jack Dupree Mail Order Woman / Big Leg Emma's(7", Single, Mono) King Records (3) 45-K8570 US 1956 Sell This Version
45-K8811 Low Down  album cover Sonny Thompson Low Down(7", Single, Promo, S/Edition) King Records (3) 45-K8811 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-K9031 Wynonie Harris Good Morning Judge / Bloodshot Eyes(7", Single, Promo, W/Lbl) King Records (3) 45-K9031 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-K9562 Complimentary King  album cover Bull Moose Jackson Complimentary King(7", EP) King Records (3) 45-K9562 USA & Canada 1955 Sell This Version
45 K10920 Posin'  album cover Johnny Guitar Watson Posin'(7", Single, RE) King Records (3) 45 K10920 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
45-KING-6033 I've Got To Cut You Loose  album cover Jeb Stuart & The Reflextions Jeb Stuart & The Reflextions - I've Got To Cut You Loose(7") King Records (3) 45-KING-6033 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-KNG 002 Unwind Yourself / What Do I Have To Do To Prove My Love To You  album cover Marva Whitney Unwind Yourself / What Do I Have To Do To Prove My Love To You 45-KNG 002 US 2004 Sell This Version
45-KNG 004 The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow / I Can Remember  album cover 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 Shhhhhhhhh (For A Little While) / I've Got Money  album cover 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-O 29156 Think  album cover The 5 Royales Think(7", Single, Mono) Odeon 45-O 29156 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
45-P-6359 Talkin' Loud And Saying Nothin'  album cover James Brown Talkin' Loud And Saying Nothin' (Single) 45-P-6359 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-RFPS I Detest Violence  album cover Redd Foxx I Detest Violence(7", EP, Promo) King Records (3) 45-RFPS US 1976 Sell This Version
45-S-5205 Firm Foundation / What A Night  album cover Teddy Humphries Firm Foundation / What A Night(7") King Records (3) 45-S-5205 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-S-5209 La Cucaracha Cha Cha / Dancing In The Dark  album cover Earl Bostic And His Orchestra La Cucaracha Cha Cha / Dancing In The Dark(7", Single) King Records (3) 45-S-5209 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-S-5215 Sugaree / Rain Down Tears  album cover Hank Ballard And The Midnighters* Sugaree / Rain Down Tears(7", Single) King Records (3) 45-S-5215 US 1959 Sell This Version
45-S-5219 Leave My Kitten Alone / Let Nobody Love You  album cover Little Willie John Leave My Kitten Alone / Let Nobody Love You(7", Single) King Records (3) 45-S-5219 US 1959 Sell This Version
179-7 Typical Latin American Melodies  album cover Los Adrinis Typical Latin American Melodies(10") King Records (3) 179-7 US Unknown Sell This Version
219-5 Original Compositions  album cover The Noblemen (14) Original Compositions(10") King Records (3) 219-5 US Unknown Sell This Version
265-3 Favorite Organ Solos  album cover George Wright (2) Favorite Organ Solos(10") King Records (3) 265-3 US Unknown Sell This Version
289 Mother Popcorn (You Got To Have A Mother For Me)  album cover James Brown Mother Popcorn (You Got To Have A Mother For Me)(7", Single) International Polydor Production 289 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
292A 82 The Greatest World Hits Vol. 1  album cover Nokie Edwards The Greatest World Hits Vol. 1(CD) King Records (3) 292A 82 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
292E-2020 The Music Of His Films   album cover Charlie Chaplin The Music Of His Films (CD, Album, Comp) Vogue 292E-2020 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
295-1 Concert Of Cool Jazz  album cover Cecil Young Quartet Concert Of Cool Jazz(10") King Records (3) 295-1 US 1952 Sell This Version
500 The Best Of Bostic  album cover Earl Bostic The Best Of Bostic (Comp) 500 US 1969 Sell This Version
500 The Best Of Earl Bostic  album cover Earl Bostic The Best Of Earl Bostic (Comp, Album) 500 US 1956 Sell This Version
502 Moondust for Dancers in Love  album cover Bill Doggett Moondust for Dancers in Love(LP, Album, Mono) King Records (3) 502 US 1957 Sell This Version
502 It's Raining Here This Morning / I'll Be Around If You Need Me  album cover 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 Bostic For You  album cover Earl Bostic Bostic For You(LP, Album, RE) King Records (3) 503 US 1958 Sell This Version
503 Earl Bostic Bostic For You (Album) 503 US 1956 Sell This Version
503 Sweet Sweet Thing / Prisoner's Farewell  album cover Delmore Brothers* Sweet Sweet Thing / Prisoner's Farewell(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 503 US 1944 Sell This Version
504 I Paid With A Broken Heart / Maggie Get The Hammer  album cover Carlisle Brothers I Paid With A Broken Heart / Maggie Get The Hammer(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 504 US 1944 Sell This Version
505 Filipino Baby / I Don't Blame You  album cover Cowboy (Pappy) Copas* Filipino Baby / I Don't Blame You 505 US 1944 Sell This Version
506 Modern Jazz  album cover Eddie Davis* Modern Jazz(CD, Album, RE) King Records (3) 506 US 1987 Sell This Version
506 Won't You Take Me Back Into Your Heart / Good-Bye Booze  album cover 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 Tear Stains On Your Letter / Last Night  album cover Hank Penny Tear Stains On Your Letter / Last Night(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 507 US 1944 Sell This Version
508 There's A Grave In The Wave Of The Ocean / I'll Never Lose That Loneliness For You  album cover Grandpa Jones There's A Grave In The Wave Of The Ocean / I'll Never Lose That Loneliness For You 508 US 1945 Sell This Version
509 The Last Old Shovel / Remember I Feel Lonesome Too  album cover Delmore Bros.* The Last Old Shovel / Remember I Feel Lonesome Too(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 509 US 1945 Sell This Version
510 Roll On Your Weary Way / Baby You Done Flubbed Your Dub With Me  album cover Carlisle Brothers Roll On Your Weary Way / Baby You Done Flubbed Your Dub With Me(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 510 US 1945 Sell This Version
511 There Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me / You Live In A World All Your Own  album cover 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
512 Talkin' Bout You / Hope You're Satisfied  album cover Hank Penny Talkin' Bout You / Hope You're Satisfied(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 512 US 1945 Sell This Version
513 Steppin' Out Kind  album cover Grandpa Jones Steppin' Out Kind(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 513 US 1944 Sell This Version
514 Hot Doggett  album cover Bill Doggett Hot Doggett (Album) 514 US 1957 Sell This Version
514 Midnight Special / Why Did You Leave Me, Dear  album cover Delmore Bros.* Midnight Special / Why Did You Leave Me, Dear(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 514 US 1946 Sell This Version
515 Alto-tude  album cover Earl Bostic Alto-tude(LP, Album, Mono, RE) King Records (3) 515 US Unknown Sell This Version
515 Alto-tude  album cover Earl Bostic Alto-tude(LP, Album, RE) King Records (3) 515 US 1960 Sell This Version
516 Gun Totin' Mama / Please Answer My Letter  album cover Cowboy Copas Gun Totin' Mama / Please Answer My Letter(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 516 US 1946 Sell This Version
517 Grandpa Jones Don't Sweet Talk Me(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 517 US 1944 Sell This Version
518 Be My Little Pet / Lonely Moon  album cover Delmore Bros.* Be My Little Pet / Lonely Moon(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 518 US 1946 Sell This Version
519 Amen  album cover Wings Over Jordan Choir Amen(LP, Album, RE) King Records (3) 519 US Unknown Sell This Version
519 When You Cry, You Cry Alone/I'm Singing The Blues  album cover Hank Penny When You Cry, You Cry Alone/I'm Singing The Blues(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 519 US Unknown Sell This Version
520 Honky Tonk  album cover Bill Doggett Honky Tonk(Shellac, 10") Regency (2) 520 Canada 1956 Sell This Version
520X Bill Doggett Honky Tonk(7", Single, Yel) Regency (2) 520X Canada Unknown Sell This Version
522 My Conscience Never Bothers Me / Hey! Bartender  album cover Curt Barrett And "The Trailsmen" My Conscience Never Bothers Me / Hey! Bartender(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 522 US 1946 Sell This Version
523 As You Desire Me  album cover Bill Doggett As You Desire Me (Album) 523 US 1957 Sell This Version
523 Silver Dew On The Blue Grass Tonight / The Blue Tail Fly  album cover Riley Shepard Silver Dew On The Blue Grass Tonight / The Blue Tail Fly(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 523 US 1946 Sell This Version
524 I've Been All Around This World / Our Worlds Are Not The Same  album cover Grandpa Jones I've Been All Around This World / Our Worlds Are Not The Same(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 524 US 1946 Sell This Version
525 Dance Time  album cover Earl Bostic And His Alto Sax* Dance Time 525 US 1957 Sell This Version
525 Dance Time  album cover Earl Bostic His Alto Sax* Dance Time (Album) 525 US 1957 Sell This Version
525 Fast Express / I've Found An Angel  album cover Delmore Bros.* Fast Express / I've Found An Angel(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 525 US 1946 Sell This Version
526 There's No Use To Pretend / How Many Tears (Must I Shed Over You)  album cover Roy Starkey There's No Use To Pretend / How Many Tears (Must I Shed Over You) 526 US 1946 Sell This Version
527 Hillbilly Boogie / I'm Sorry I Caused You To Cry  album cover Delmore Brothers* Hillbilly Boogie / I'm Sorry I Caused You To Cry 527 US 1946 Sell This Version
528 After Hours  album cover Various After Hours(LP, Album, Comp) King Records (3) 528 US Unknown Sell This Version
528 Steel Guitar Stomp / I'm Counting The Days  album cover Hank Penny Steel Guitar Stomp / I'm Counting The Days 528 US 1945 Sell This Version
529 Let's Dance  album cover Earl Bostic Let's Dance (Comp) 529 US Unknown Sell This Version
529 Indiana / Bubbins Rock  album cover Earl Bostic And Bill Doggett Earl Bostic And Bill Doggett - Indiana / Bubbins Rock(Shellac, 10", Single) Regency (2) 529 Canada 1956 Sell This Version
529 It's All Over Now / Stay Away! Don't Bother Me!  album cover Cliff Carlisle It's All Over Now / Stay Away! Don't Bother Me!(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 529 US 1946 Sell This Version
529 Let's Dance  album cover Earl Bostic Let's Dance(LP, Comp, RE) King Records (3) 529 US Unknown Sell This Version
530 Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Just A Little Talk With Jesus  album cover Brown's Ferry Four Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Just A Little Talk With Jesus 530 US 1946 Sell This Version
530X My Nerves / Do Something For Me  album cover Little Willie John My Nerves / Do Something For Me(7", Single) Regency (2) 530X Canada 1956 Sell This Version
531 Everybody Dance The Honky Tonk  album cover Bill Doggett Everybody Dance The Honky Tonk (Album) 531 US 1956 Sell This Version
532 8 More Miles To Louisville / Tears That Make Believe  album cover "Grandpa" Jones* 8 More Miles To Louisville / Tears That Make Believe (Single) 532 US 1946 Sell This Version
532 Dame Dreaming  album cover Bill Doggett Dame Dreaming(LP, Album, Mono) King Records (3) 532 US 1957 Sell This Version
532 Bill Doggett Dame Dreaming(LP, Album, Mono, RE) King Records (3) 532 US 1988 Sell This Version
533 A Salute To Ellington  album cover Bill Doggett A Salute To Ellington(LP) King Records (3) 533 US 1957 Sell This Version
533 A Salute To Ellington  album cover Bill Doggett A Salute To Ellington(LP, Album, Mono) King Records (3), King Records (3) 533 Japan 1958 Sell This Version
535 Something Old - Something New  album cover The Ink Spots Something Old - Something New(LP, Album, Mono) King Records (3) 535 US 1956 Sell This Version
535 Rainbow At Midnight / Don't Tell Me Your Worries  album cover Carlisle Brothers Rainbow At Midnight / Don't Tell Me Your Worries(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 535 US Unknown Sell This Version
536 Rock'N Roll Dance Party  album cover Various Rock'N Roll Dance Party(LP, Comp) King Records (3) 536 US 1958 Sell This Version
537 Tragic Romance / You Will Find Me Here  album cover Cowboy Copas Tragic Romance / You Will Find Me Here 537 US 1946 Sell This Version
537 All-Time Country And Western Hits  album cover Various All-Time Country And Western Hits (Comp) 537 US 1957 Sell This Version
538 What'll I Do With The Baby-O / The Yodelin' Mountaineer  album cover J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers* What'll I Do With The Baby-O / The Yodelin' Mountaineer 538 US 1946 Sell This Version
539 Triple Threat  album cover Roland Kirk Triple Threat(LP, Album, Mono) King Records (3) 539 US 1957 Sell This Version
540 Piano Variations  album cover Erroll Garner / Marian McPartland / Mary Lou Williams Erroll Garner / Marian McPartland / Mary Lou Williams - Piano Variations(LP, Comp, Mono) King Records (3) 540 US 1958 Sell This Version