King Records (3)

King Records (3)

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

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
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Contact Info:
Gusto-King Records
1900 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37210
USA

Tel: #1 (615) 889-8000
E-Mail: 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:
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Label


Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year 
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 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
513 Steppin' Out Kind  album cover Grandpa Jones Steppin' Out Kind(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 513 US 1944 Sell This Version
517 Don't Sweet Talk Me / Maybe You Will Miss Me When I'm Gone  album cover Grandpa Jones Don't Sweet Talk Me / Maybe You Will Miss Me When I'm Gone(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 517 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
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
4110 Let's Go Upstairs / Where Is Your Husband At?  album cover Robie Kirk And His Orchestra Let's Go Upstairs / Where Is Your Husband At?(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 4110 1945 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
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
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
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 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 1946 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 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 Fast Express / I've Found An Angel  album cover Delmore Bros.* Fast Express / I've Found An Angel 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
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
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
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
536 There's A New Day Tomorrow / What A Line!  album cover Jimmy Widener There's A New Day Tomorrow / What A Line!(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 536 US 1946 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
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
540 Missouri / Get Yourself A Red Head  album cover Hank Penny Missouri / Get Yourself A Red Head(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 540 US 1946 Sell This Version
541 Dreamy Eyes / She Won't Be My Baby No More  album cover Carlisle Brothers Dreamy Eyes / She Won't Be My Baby No More(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 541 US 1946 Sell This Version
543 Workin' On A Buildin' / Mother's Only Sleeping  album cover J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers Workin' On A Buildin' / Mother's Only Sleeping 543 US 1946 Sell This Version
544 After All / The Way I Love You  album cover Hawkshaw Hawkins After All / The Way I Love You(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 544 US 1946 Sell This Version
545 East Bound Freight Train / Get Things Ready  album cover Grandpa Jones East Bound Freight Train / Get Things Ready(Shellac, 10", Single) King Records (3) 545 US 1946 Sell This Version
547 The Look In Her Eye / These Precious Love Letters  album cover Riley Shepard The Look In Her Eye / These Precious Love Letters(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 547 US 1946 Sell This Version
548 Midnight Train / Don't Forget Me  album cover Delmore Brothers* Midnight Train / Don't Forget Me(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 548 US 1946 Sell This Version
551 Time Will Tell / These Wild Wild Women  album cover Hank Penny Time Will Tell / These Wild Wild Women(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 551 US 1946 Sell This Version
553 You're Living A Lie / Sundown And Sorrow  album cover Cowboy Copas You're Living A Lie / Sundown And Sorrow(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 553 US 1946 Sell This Version
554 When He Reached Down His Hand / Just A Closer Walk With Thee  album cover Gurney Thomas And His Hillbilly Pals* When He Reached Down His Hand / Just A Closer Walk With Thee(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 554 US 1946 Sell This Version
555 Texahoma Boogie / There's Something Wrong  album cover Charlie Linville And The Fiddlin' Linvilles Texahoma Boogie / There's Something Wrong(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 555 US 1946 Sell This Version
557 I Ain't Goin' Honky Tonkin' No More / I'll Never Cry Over You  album cover Hawkshaw Hawkins I Ain't Goin' Honky Tonkin' No More / I'll Never Cry Over You(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 557 US 1946 Sell This Version
558 Soldier's Last Letter / There's A Little Bit Of Everything In Texas  album cover Hawkshaw Hawkins Soldier's Last Letter / There's A Little Bit Of Everything In Texas(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 558 US 1946 Sell This Version
560 Are You Just Waiting For Me? / You Nearly Lose Your Mind  album cover Hawkshaw Hawkins Are You Just Waiting For Me? / You Nearly Lose Your Mind(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 560 US 1946 Sell This Version
561 I Wonder Why You Said Goodbye / It's Been So Long, Darling  album cover Hawkshaw Hawkins I Wonder Why You Said Goodbye / It's Been So Long, Darling(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 561 US 1946 Sell This Version
562 I'll Get Along Somehow / Walking The Floor Over You  album cover Hawkshaw Hawkins I'll Get Along Somehow / Walking The Floor Over You(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 562 US 1946 Sell This Version
567 Rockin' Chair Money / When Snowflakes Fall  album cover Bill Carlisle Rockin' Chair Money / When Snowflakes Fall(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 567 US 1946 Sell This Version
568 Linville Schottiche / What A Shame  album cover Charlie Linville And The Fiddlin' Linvilles Linville Schottiche / What A Shame(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 568 US 1946 Sell This Version
569 Crazy 'Cause I Love You / Hide Your Face  album cover Red Egner Crazy 'Cause I Love You / Hide Your Face(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 569 US 1946 Sell This Version
570 Freight Train Boogie / Somebody Else's Darling  album cover Delmore Brothers* Freight Train Boogie / Somebody Else's Darling(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 570 US 1946 Sell This Version
571 Five Minutes More  album cover Homer And Jethro Five Minutes More(Shellac, 10", Single) King Records (3) 571 US 1946 Sell This Version
572 Three Miles South Of Cash / Singing On The Trail  album cover Carolina Cotton Three Miles South Of Cash / Singing On The Trail(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 572 US 1946 Sell This Version
574 Dust On The Bible  album cover Wade Mainer's Mountaineers Dust On The Bible(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 574 US 1946 Sell This Version
575 Heart Stealin' Mama / Darling Won't You Love Me Now  album cover Grandpa Jones Heart Stealin' Mama / Darling Won't You Love Me Now(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 575 US 1946 Sell This Version
576 I Wish / I Hear You Knockin'	  album cover Jimmie Widener* I Wish / I Hear You Knockin' (Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 576 US 1946 Sell This Version
577 Rockin' On The Waves / If We Never Meet Again  album cover Brown's Ferry Four Rockin' On The Waves / If We Never Meet Again(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 577 US 1946 Sell This Version
578 New Pretty Blonde (New Jole Blon) / When A Soldier Knocks And Finds Nobody Home  album cover Moon Mullican And The Showboys New Pretty Blonde (New Jole Blon) / When A Soldier Knocks And Finds Nobody Home (Single) 578 US 1946 Sell This Version
581 Texas In My Soul / Merle’s Buck Dance  album cover Hank Penny Texas In My Soul / Merle’s Buck Dance(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 581 US 1946 Sell This Version
586 Turn My Picture Upside Down  album cover Red Egner Turn My Picture Upside Down(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 586 US 1946 Sell This Version
588 Yes You Did / Snow Deer  album cover Charlie Linville And The Fiddlin' Linvilles Yes You Did / Snow Deer(Shellac, 10", Single) King Records (3) 588 US 1946 Sell This Version
593 There's A Light Guiding Me / Old Camp Meeting  album cover Brown's Ferry Four There's A Light Guiding Me / Old Camp Meeting(Shellac, 10", Single) King Records (3) 593 US 1946 Sell This Version
598 Kentucky Waltz / Heartaches  album cover Cowboy Copas Kentucky Waltz / Heartaches(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 598 US 1946 Sell This Version
602 You're Gonna Be Sorry Some Of These Days  album cover Charlie Linville And The Fiddlin' Linvilles You're Gonna Be Sorry Some Of These Days(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 602 US 1946 Sell This Version
639 Steel Guitar Polka / Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon  album cover Hank Penny Steel Guitar Polka / Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 639 US 1946 Sell This Version
661 Gathering Flowers From The Hillside / Lonely Tombs  album cover J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers Gathering Flowers From The Hillside / Lonely Tombs 661 US 1946 Sell This Version
676 Fox Chase/Green Valley Waltz  album cover Wayne Raney Fox Chase/Green Valley Waltz(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 676 US 1946 Sell This Version
724 I'm Not Turning Backward  album cover J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers I'm Not Turning Backward 724 US 1946 Sell This Version
796 You Had Your Way / What Have I Done That Made You Go Away  album cover Moon Mullican You Had Your Way / What Have I Done That Made You Go Away(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 796 US 1946 Sell This Version
4133 Blue Flame / Mean, Bad And Evil Blues  album cover Lennie Lewis And His Orchestra* Blue Flame / Mean, Bad And Evil Blues(Shellac, 10") Queen (5) 4133 US 1946 Sell This Version
4151 Yum Yum Yum / I Believe I'll Go Downtown Again  album cover Johnny Temple (2) Yum Yum Yum / I Believe I'll Go Downtown Again(Shellac, 10") Queen (5) 4151 US 1946 Sell This Version
4246 Make Me Strong As Samson / When The Roll Be Called In Heaven  album cover Brother Joshua Make Me Strong As Samson / When The Roll Be Called In Heaven(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 4246 US 1946 Sell This Version
15037 Milton DeLugg Hoop-De-Doo Polka / Zone Twenty-eight(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 15037 US 1946 Sell This Version
550 John Henry / I'll Remember You Love (In My Prayers)  album cover J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers* John Henry / I'll Remember You Love (In My Prayers)(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 550 US 1947 Sell This Version
579 A Mother's Prayer  album cover Cowboy Jack Derrick* A Mother's Prayer(Shellac, 10", Single) King Records (3) 579 US 1947 Sell This Version
580 Song Of The Islands / Echoes Of Hawaii  album cover Eddie Martin And His King Serenaders Song Of The Islands / Echoes Of Hawaii(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 580 US 1947 Sell This Version
582 Air Mail Special On The Fly / Though I Cry  album cover Leon Rusk Air Mail Special On The Fly / Though I Cry(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 582 US 1947 Sell This Version
583 Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die  album cover Homer And Jethro Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 583 US 1947 Sell This Version
585 Soldier's Grave / He's Coming To Us Dead  album cover Wade Mainer's Mountaineers Soldier's Grave / He's Coming To Us Dead(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 585 US 1947 Sell This Version
587 Ridin' On That Train / Are There Tears Behind Your Smiles  album cover Grandpa Jones Ridin' On That Train / Are There Tears Behind Your Smiles(Shellac, 10", Single) King Records (3) 587 US 1947 Sell This Version
591 Breeze / In My Merry Oldsmobile  album cover Cowboy Copas Breeze / In My Merry Oldsmobile(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 591 US 1947 Sell This Version
592 Brown's Ferry Blues / Mississippi Shore  album cover Delmore Brothers* Brown's Ferry Blues / Mississippi Shore(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 592 US 1947 Sell This Version
594 I Lost Again / I Don't Mean To Be Mean  album cover Rex Griffin I Lost Again / I Don't Mean To Be Mean(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 594 US 1947 Sell This Version
596 Over The Rainbow  album cover Homer & Jethro* Over The Rainbow(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 596 US 1947 Sell This Version
597 Wildcat Mama / Here Today And Gone Tomorrow  album cover Hank Penny Wildcat Mama / Here Today And Gone Tomorrow(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 597 US 1947 Sell This Version
599 Boogie Woogie Baby / Born To Be Blue  album cover Delmore Brothers* Boogie Woogie Baby / Born To Be Blue(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 599 US 1947 Sell This Version
600 Twin Guitar Polka / O.P.A. Blues  album cover Ocie Stockard And His Wanderers Twin Guitar Polka / O.P.A. Blues 600 US 1947 Sell This Version
601 Get Back On The Glory Road / She's Gone And Left Another Broken Heart  album cover Grandpa Jones Get Back On The Glory Road / She's Gone And Left Another Broken Heart(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 601 US 1947 Sell This Version
603 Little Pal / Mother's Prayers Have Followed Me  album cover Wade Mainer Little Pal / Mother's Prayers Have Followed Me(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 603 US 1947 Sell This Version
604 You Never Miss The Water Till The Well Runs Dry / Baby I'm So Doggon Tired  album cover Red Egner You Never Miss The Water Till The Well Runs Dry / Baby I'm So Doggon Tired(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 604 US 1947 Sell This Version
605 Three Strikes And You're Out / Things Are Gonna' Be Different  album cover Cowboy Copas Three Strikes And You're Out / Things Are Gonna' Be Different(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 605 US 1947 Sell This Version
606 Open the Door Richard / The Freckle Song  album cover Hank Penny Open the Door Richard / The Freckle Song(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 606 US 1947 Sell This Version
611 When They Found The Atomic Power / Since You Went Away  album cover Hawkshaw Hawkins When They Found The Atomic Power / Since You Went Away(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 611 US 1947 Sell This Version
612 Keep Them Cold Icey Fingers Off Of Me  album cover Fairley Holden And His Six Ice Cold Papas Keep Them Cold Icey Fingers Off Of Me(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 612 US 1947 Sell This Version
614 Let Me Play With Your Poodle / The Freckle Song  album cover Hank Penny Let Me Play With Your Poodle / The Freckle Song(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 614 US 1947 Sell This Version
615 For Sentimental Reasons  album cover Homer & Jethro* For Sentimental Reasons(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 615 US 1947 Sell This Version
618 Breeze / Dolly Dear  album cover Cowboy Copas Breeze / Dolly Dear(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 618 US 1947 Sell This Version
619 Shenandoah Waltz / There's A Big Rock In The Road  album cover Clyde Moody Shenandoah Waltz / There's A Big Rock In The Road(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 619 US 1947 Sell This Version
620 Managua, Nicaragua / Bill Bailey  album cover Homer And Jethro Managua, Nicaragua / Bill Bailey(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 620 US 1947 Sell This Version
622 Big Ball's In Town / Johnson County Blues  album cover J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers* Big Ball's In Town / Johnson County Blues(Shellac, 10") King Records (3) 622 US 1947 Sell This Version