Checker

Checker

Profile:
Checker Records is an inactive record label that was started in 1952 as a subsidiary of Chess Records in Chicago, Illinois. The label was founded by the Chess brothers, Leonard and Phil, who ran the label until they sold it to General Recorded Tape (GRT) in 1969, shortly before Leonard's death.
The label released recordings by mostly African American artists and groups. Checker's releases cover a wide range of genres including blues (Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson II), rhythm and blues (Sax Mallard, Jimmy McCracklin), doo-wop (The Flamingos, The Moonglows), gospel (Aretha Franklin, Five Blind Boys of Mississippi), rock and roll (Bo Diddley, Dale Hawkins), and soul (Gene Chandler).
The label was discontinued in 1971 following GRT's consolidation of the Chess catalogs. As with Cadet and Chess, the label's catalog is now owned by Universal Music Group and releases from the Checker catalog are released by Geffen Records and Chess.
Label code: LC 0155 / LC 00155
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2ACK-10096 The Fantastic Violinaires* The Whole World Is Watching(2xLP, Comp, RE) Checker 2ACK-10096 US 1977 Sell This Version
2CK 10065 The Violinaires Please Answer This Prayer(2xLP, Comp) Checker 2CK 10065 US Unknown Sell This Version
7-LPS-2979 Sugar Pie DeSanto Sugar Pie Desanto(7", EP) Checker 7-LPS-2979 US 1961 Sell This Version
7N.25191 Sonny Boy Williamson (2) Help Me / Bye Bye Bird(7", Single, Pus) Pye International 7N.25191 UK 1963 Sell This Version
7N.25268 Sonny Boy Williamson (2) Lonesome Cabin(7") Pye International 7N.25268 UK 1964 Sell This Version
45-HLM 8913 Bo Diddley The Great Grandfather / Crackin' Up (7", Single, RE) London American Recordings 45-HLM 8913 UK 1959 Sell This Version
541 Sugar Boy* Watch Her, Whip Her / You Call Everybody Sweetheart(7", Single) Checker 541 UK 2014 Sell This Version
750 Sax Mallard And His Orchestra* Darling Let's Give Love A Chance / Slow Caboose(Shellac, 10") Checker 750 US 1952 Sell This Version
751 Arbee Stidham Mr. Commissioner / Someone To Tell My Troubles To(Shellac, 10") Checker 751 US 1952 Sell This Version
753 Rocky Fuller soon one morning(Shellac) checker 753 1952 Sell This Version
754 Percy Lee Crudup Open Your Book (Daddy Wants To Read With You) / Tears In My Eyes(Shellac, 10") Checker 754 US 1952 Sell This Version
755 Sax Mallard And His Orchestra* Teen Town Strut! / I'm Yours(Shellac, 10") Checker 755 US 1952 Sell This Version
758 Little Walter And His Nightcaps* Little Walter And His Nightcaps* - Juke / Can't Hold Out Much Longer (Single) 758 US 1952 Sell This Version
760 The Encores (3) When I Look At You / Young Girls, Young Girls(Shellac, 10") Checker 760 US 1952 Sell This Version
762 Joe Williams Everyday I Have The Blues / They Don't Believe Me(Shellac, 10", Single, Mono) Checker 762 US 1952 Sell This Version
762 Joe Williams Everyday I Have The Blues / They Don't Believe Me(7", Single) Checker 762 US 1952 Sell This Version
764 Little Walter And His Nightcaps* Little Walter And His Nightcaps* - Mean Old World / Sad Hours (Single) 764 US 1952 Sell This Version
766 Morris Pejoe Gonna Buy Me A Telephone / Tired Of Crying Over You(Shellac, 10") Checker 766 US 1952 Sell This Version
767 Little Walter Don't Have To Hunt No More / Tonight With A Fool (7") Checker 767 US 1953 Sell This Version
768 Danny Overbea And His Combo* Train, Train, Train / I'll Wait (Single) 768 US 1953 Sell This Version
770 Little Walter And His Jukes* Tell Me Mama / Off The Wall 770 US 1953 Sell This Version
773 Mitzi Mars With Sax Mallard And Orchestra* Mitzi Mars With Sax Mallard And Orchestra* - I'm Glad / Roll 'Em (Single) 773 US 1953 Sell This Version
774 Danny Overbea With King Kolax And His Orchestra* Danny Overbea With King Kolax And His Orchestra* - 40 Cups Of Coffee / I'll Follow You(Shellac, 10") Checker 774 US 1953 Sell This Version
777 Elmore James Country Boogie / She Just Won't Do Right (Single) 777 US 1953 Sell This Version
780 Little Walter & His Jukes Blues With A Feeling / Quarter To Twelve (Single) 780 US 1953 Sell This Version
782 The Blue Jays (5) White Cliffs Of Dover / Hey Pappa (Single) 782 US 1953 Sell This Version
783 Sugar Boy And His Cane Cutters* i Don't Know What I'll Do / Overboard(7", Single) Checker 783 US 1953 Sell This Version
785 Rev. Utah Smith* Two Wings / Take A Trip (Single) 785 US 1953 Sell This Version
786 Little Walter & His Jukes You're So Fine / Lights Out (Single) 786 US 1953 Sell This Version
786 Little Walter Lights Out / You're So Fine (7", RE) Checker 786 US Unknown Sell This Version
787 Sugar Boy And His Cane Cutters* Jock-A-Mo / You, You, You(10", Single) Checker 787 US 1954 Sell This Version
788 Danny Overbea With King Kolax & Orch.* Danny Overbea With King Kolax & Orch.* - Stomp And Whistle / Ebony Chant(Shellac, 10") Checker 788 US 1954 Sell This Version
789 Jimmy Binkley Wine Wine Wine / Boogie On The Hour(7") Checker 789 US 1955 Sell This Version
790 Big Ed And His Combo* Superstition / Biscuit Baking Mama(10") Checker 790 US 1954 Sell This Version
791 Leon D. Tarver & The Chordones Ooh-Wee What's Wrong With Me / I'm A Young Rooster(Shellac, 10") Checker 791 US Unknown Sell This Version
792 Eugene Fox Sinners Dream / Stay At Home (Single) 792 US 1954 Sell This Version
793 Little Walter & His Jukes Rocker / Oh Baby 793 US 1954 Sell This Version
794 El Rays* with Willie Dixon And Orchestra* El Rays* with Willie Dixon And Orchestra* - Darling I Know / Christine(7", RE) Checker 794 US Unknown Sell This Version
795 Sugar Boy* I Bowed On My Knees / No More Heartaches(7") Checker 795 US Unknown Sell This Version
796 Danny Overbea Roamin' Man / You're Mine(Shellac, 10") Checker 796 US 1954 Sell This Version
797 Jessie Knight And His Combo Nothing But Money / Nobody Seems To Want Me (Single) 797 US 1954 Sell This Version
798 Jimmy Witherspoon When the lights go out(7", Single) Checker 798 US 1954 Sell This Version
799 Little Walter And His Jukes* You'd Better Watch Yourself / Blue Night (Single) 799 US 1954 Sell This Version
803 Sax Kari And Orchestra* Mama Took The Baby / Disc Jockey Jamboree (Single) 803 US 1954 Sell This Version
804 Lowell Fulson Reconsider Baby / I Believe I'll Give It Up (Single) 804 US 1954 Sell This Version
804 Lowell Fulson Reconsider Baby / I Believe I'll Give It Up(7", Single, RE) Checker 804 Unknown Sell This Version
805 Little Walter & His Jukes Last Night / Mellow Down Easy (Single) 805 US 1954 Sell This Version
806 Bobby Lester And The Moonlighters (4) Bobby Lester And The Moonlighters (4) - Shoo Doo-Be Doo / So All Alone (Single) 806 US 1954 Sell This Version
807 Otis Spann It Must Have Been The Devil / Five Spot (Single) 807 US 1954 Sell This Version
808 Danny Overbea A Toast To Lovers 808 US 1954 Sell This Version
810 Jimmy Witherspoon Waiting For Your Return / Time Brings About A Change(7", Promo) Checker 810 US 1955 Sell This Version
811 Little Walter & His Jukes My Babe / Thunder Bird (Single) 811 US 1955 Sell This Version
811 Little Walter & His Jukes My Babe / Roller Coaster (Single) 811 US 2013 Sell This Version
812 Lowell Fulson Check Yourself / Loving You (Single) 812 US 1955 Sell This Version
813 Bobby Lester And The Moonlighters (4) Bobby Lester And The Moonlighters (4) - Hug And A Kiss / New Gal(Shellac, 10") Checker 813 US 1954 Sell This Version
814 Bo Diddley Bo Diddley / I'm A Man (Single) 814 US 1955 Sell This Version
815 Flamingos* That's My Baby (Chick-A-Boom) / When(7", Single) Checker 815 US 1955 Sell This Version
816 Danny Overbea Hey Pancho / Do You Love Me(7", Single) Checker 816 US 1955 Sell This Version
817 Little Walter Roller Coaster / I Got To Go (Single) 817 US 1955 Sell This Version
817 Little Walter & His Jukes Roller Coaster(7", Single) Checker 817 US 1955 Sell This Version
818 The Fortunes (13) Believe In Me / My Baby Is Fine(7", Promo) Checker 818 US 1955 Sell This Version
819 Bo Diddley Diddley Daddy (Single) 819 US 1955 Sell This Version
820 Lowell Fulson Lonely Hours / Do Me Right 820 US 1955 Sell This Version
821 The Flamingos Please Come Back Home / I Want To Love You(7") Checker 821 US 1955 Sell This Version
822 Willie Dixon And The All Stars* Walking The Blues / If You're Mine (Single) 822 US 1955 Sell This Version
822 Willie Dixon If You're Mine / Walking The Blues(Shellac, Single) Checker 822 US 1955 Sell This Version
823 Bobby Tuggle The $64,000 Question / Too Late Old Man 823 US 1955 Sell This Version
824 "Sonny Boy" Williamson* Don't Start Me Talkin' / All My Love In Vain (Single) 824 US 1955 Sell This Version
825 Little Walter And His Jukes* Too Late (Single) 825 US 1955 Sell This Version
826 Jimmy Witherspoon Why Do I Love You Like I Do? / It Ain't No Secret (What A Baby Can Do)(7") Checker 826 US 1955 Sell This Version
827 Bo Diddley Pretty Thing / Bring It To Jerome (Single) 827 US 1955 Sell This Version
828 Willie Dixon Crazy For My Baby / I Am The Lover Man (Single) 828 US 1955 Sell This Version
829 Lowell Fulson I Still Love You Baby / Trouble, Trouble (Single) 829 US 1955 Sell This Version
830 The Flamingos Need Your Love / I'll Be Home 830 US 1956 Sell This Version
832 Bo Diddley Diddy Wah Diddy (Single) 832 US 1956 Sell This Version
833 Little Walter And His Jukes* Who / It Ain't Right (Single) 833 US 1956 Sell This Version
833 Little Walter Who / It Ain't Right(7", RE) Checker 833 US Unknown Sell This Version
834 Sonny Boy Williamson (2) Let Me Explain / Your Imagination (Single) 834 US 1956 Sell This Version
835 Jimmy Binkley You Made A Boo Boo(7", Single, Mono) Checker 835 US Unknown Sell This Version
837 Flamingos* A Kiss From Your Lips / Get With It(7", Single) Checker 837 US 1956 Sell This Version
838 Little Walter And His Jukes* One More Chance With You / Flying Saucer (Single) 838 US 1956 Sell This Version
839 Gene Barge And His Band Country(7", Single) Checker 839 US 1956 Sell This Version
840 Bobby Tuggle I Wonder(7", Single) Checker 840 US Unknown Sell This Version
841 Lowell Fulson It's Your Fault, Baby (Single) 841 US 1956 Sell This Version
842 Bo Diddley Who Do You Love? / I'm Bad (Single) 842 US 1956 Sell This Version
842 Bo Diddley Who Do You Love? / Mona(7", Single, Promo, RE) Checker, Checker 842 US 2012 Sell This Version
843 Dale Hawkins Four Letter Word / See You Soon Baboon(7", Single, Promo) Checker 843 US 1956 Sell This Version
844 J. B. Lenore* What About Your Daughter? / 5 Years(7") Checker 844 US Unknown Sell This Version
845 Little Walter Teenage Beat / Just A Feeling 845 US 1956 Sell This Version
846 The Flamingos The Vow / Shilly Dilly (Single) 846 US 1959 Sell This Version
847 Sonny Boy Williamson (2) Keep It To Yourself 847 US 1956 Sell This Version
848 Daddyo Gibson Night Train / Behind The Sun 848 USA & Canada 1956 Sell This Version
850 Bo Diddley And His Band* Cops And Robbers / Down Home Train (Single) 850 US 1956 Sell This Version
851 Willie Dixon 29 Ways / The Pain In My Heart (Single) 851 US 1956 Sell This Version
852 Little Walter It's Too Late Brother / Take Me Back 852 US 1956 Sell This Version
853 The Flamingos Just For A Kick / Would I Be Crying 853 US 1957 Sell This Version
854 Lowell Fulson Blues Rhumba / Please Don't Go 854 US 1957 Sell This Version
855 Eddie Jefferson With James Moody And His Orch.* Eddie Jefferson With James Moody And His Orch.* - Billie's Bounce / I'm In The Mood For Love(7", Single) Checker 855 US 1957 Sell This Version
858 The Dream Kings (2) Oh What A Baby / M.T.Y.L.T.T.(7", Single) Checker 858 US 1957 Sell This Version
859 Little Walter & His Jukes / Little Walter Little Walter & His Jukes / Little Walter - Nobody But You / Everybody Needs Somebody (Single) 859 US 1957 Sell This Version