Checker

Checker

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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
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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 Please Answer This Prayer  album cover The Violinaires Please Answer This Prayer(2xLP, Comp) Checker 2CK 10065 US Unknown Sell This Version
7-LPS-2979 Sugar Pie Desanto  album cover Sugar Pie DeSanto Sugar Pie Desanto(7", EP) Checker 7-LPS-2979 US 1961 Sell This Version
7N.25191 Help Me / Bye Bye Bird  album cover Sonny Boy Williamson (2) Help Me / Bye Bye Bird(7", Single, Pus) Pye International 7N.25191 UK 1963 Sell This Version
7N.25268 Lonesome Cabin  album cover Sonny Boy Williamson (2) Lonesome Cabin(7") Pye International 7N.25268 UK 1964 Sell This Version
45-HLM 8913 The Great Grandfather / Crackin' Up   album cover Bo Diddley The Great Grandfather / Crackin' Up (7", Single, RE) London American Recordings 45-HLM 8913 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-HLM 9060 Hot Dog   album cover Dale Hawkins Hot Dog (7", Single) London American Recordings, London Records 45-HLM 9060 UK 1959 Sell This Version
541 Watch Her, Whip Her / You Call Everybody Sweetheart  album cover Sugar Boy* Watch Her, Whip Her / You Call Everybody Sweetheart(7", Single) Checker 541 UK 2014 Sell This Version
750 Slow Caboose / Darling Let's Give Love A Chance  album cover Sax Mallard And His Orchestra* Slow Caboose / Darling Let's Give Love A Chance(Shellac, 10") Checker 750 US 1952 Sell This Version
751 Someone To Tell My Troubles To / Mr. Commissioner  album cover Arbee Stidham And His Orchestra Someone To Tell My Troubles To / Mr. Commissioner(Shellac, 10") Checker 751 US 1952 Sell This Version
753 Rocky Fuller Soon One Morning(Shellac, 10") Checker 753 US 1952 Sell This Version
754 Open Your Book (Daddy Wants To Read With You) / Tears In My Eyes  album cover 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 Teen Town Strut! / I'm Yours  album cover Sax Mallard And His Orchestra* Teen Town Strut! / I'm Yours(Shellac, 10") Checker 755 US 1952 Sell This Version
758 Juke / Can't Hold Out Much Longer  album cover Little Walter And His Night Cats* Juke / Can't Hold Out Much Longer (Single) 758 US 1952 Sell This Version
760 When I Look At You / Young Girls, Young Girls  album cover The Encores (3) When I Look At You / Young Girls, Young Girls(Shellac, 10") Checker 760 US 1952 Sell This Version
762 Every Day I Have The Blues / They Didn't Believe Me  album cover Joe Williams / King Kolax And His Orchestra* Joe Williams / King Kolax And His Orchestra* - Every Day I Have The Blues / They Didn't Believe Me 762 US 1952 Sell This Version
763 Joe Hill Louis Dorothy Mae / When I Am Gone(Shellac, 10") Checker 763 US 1952 Sell This Version
764 Mean Old World / Sad Hours  album cover Little Walter And His Nightcaps* Little Walter And His Nightcaps* - Mean Old World / Sad Hours (Single) 764 US 1952 Sell This Version
764 Sad Hours / Mean Old World  album cover Little Walter And His Night Caps* Sad Hours / Mean Old World(Shellac, 10") Checker 764 US 1952 Sell This Version
766 Gonna Buy Me A Telephone / Tired Of Crying Over You  album cover Morris Pejoe And His Band Gonna Buy Me A Telephone / Tired Of Crying Over You(Shellac, 10") Checker 766 US 1952 Sell This Version
767 Don't Have To Hunt No More / Tonight With A Fool   album cover Little Walter Don't Have To Hunt No More / Tonight With A Fool (7") Checker 767 US 1953 Sell This Version
768 Train, Train, Train / I'll Wait  album cover Danny Overbea And His Combo Train, Train, Train / I'll Wait 768 US 1953 Sell This Version
770 Tell Me Mama / Off The Wall  album cover Little Walter And His Jukes* Tell Me Mama / Off The Wall 770 US 1953 Sell This Version
773 I'm Glad / Roll 'Em  album cover 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 40 Cups Of Coffee / I'll Follow You  album cover 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 777 US 1953 Sell This Version
779 Watermelon Man / You Look Good to Me  album cover Browley Guy And The Skyscrapers Watermelon Man / You Look Good to Me(Shellac, 10") Checker 779 US 1953 Sell This Version
780 Blues With A Feeling / Quarter To Twelve  album cover Little Walter & His Jukes Blues With A Feeling / Quarter To Twelve (Single) 780 US 1953 Sell This Version
781 Can't Get Along  album cover Morris Pejoe And His Band Can't Get Along(7", Single) Checker 781 US 1953 Sell This Version
781 Can't Get Along / It'll Plumb Get It  album cover Morris Pejoe And His Band Can't Get Along / It'll Plumb Get It(Shellac, 10") Checker 781 US 1953 Sell This Version
782 White Cliffs Of Dover / Hey Pappa  album cover The Blue Jays (5) White Cliffs Of Dover / Hey Pappa (Single) 782 US 1953 Sell This Version
783 i Don't Know What I'll Do / Overboard  album cover Sugar Boy And His Cane Cutters* i Don't Know What I'll Do / Overboard (Single) 783 US 1953 Sell This Version
784 I Could, But I Won't / Sorrento  album cover Danny Overbea With King Kolax & Orch.* Danny Overbea With King Kolax & Orch.* - I Could, But I Won't / Sorrento(Shellac, 10") Checker 784 US 1953 Sell This Version
785 Two Wings / Take A Trip  album cover Rev. Utah Smith* Two Wings / Take A Trip (Single) 785 US 1953 Sell This Version
786 You're So Fine / Lights Out  album cover Little Walter & His Jukes You're So Fine / Lights Out (Single) 786 US 1953 Sell This Version
787 Jock-A-Mo / You, You, You  album cover Sugar Boy And His Cane Cutters* Jock-A-Mo / You, You, You(10", Single) Checker 787 US 1954 Sell This Version
788 Stomp And Whistle / Ebony Chant  album cover Danny Overbea With King Kolax & Orch.* Danny Overbea With King Kolax & Orch.* - Stomp And Whistle / Ebony Chant 788 US 1954 Sell This Version
789 Wine Wine Wine / Boogie On The Hour  album cover Jimmy Binkley Wine Wine Wine / Boogie On The Hour(7") Checker 789 US 1955 Sell This Version
790 Superstition / Biscuit Baking Mama  album cover Big Ed And His Combo* Superstition / Biscuit Baking Mama(10") Checker 790 US 1954 Sell This Version
791 I'm A Young Rooster / Ooh-Wee What's Wrong With Me?  album cover Leon D. Tarver And The Chordones* I'm A Young Rooster / Ooh-Wee What's Wrong With Me? (Single) 791 US 1954 Sell This Version
792 Sinners Dream / Stay At Home  album cover Eugene Fox Sinners Dream / Stay At Home 792 US 1954 Sell This Version
793 Rocker / Oh Baby  album cover Little Walter And His Jukes* Rocker / Oh Baby (Single) 793 US 1954 Sell This Version
794 Darling I Know / Christine  album cover 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 I Bowed On My Knees / No More Heartaches  album cover Sugar Boy* I Bowed On My Knees / No More Heartaches 795 US 1954 Sell This Version
796 Roamin' Man / You're Mine  album cover Danny Overbea Roamin' Man / You're Mine (Single) 796 US 1954 Sell This Version
797 Nothing But Money  album cover Jessie Knight And His Combo Nothing But Money (Single) 797 US 1954 Sell This Version
798 When The Lights Go Out / Big Daddy  album cover Jimmy Witherspoon And His Orchestra When The Lights Go Out / Big Daddy (Single) 798 US 1954 Sell This Version
799 You'd Better Watch Yourself   album cover Little Walter And His Jukes* You'd Better Watch Yourself (Single) 799 US 1954 Sell This Version
803 Mama Took The Baby / Disc Jockey Jamboree  album cover Lena Gordon, Sax Kari And Orch.* / Sax Kari And Orchestra* Lena Gordon, Sax Kari And Orch.* / Sax Kari And Orchestra* - Mama Took The Baby / Disc Jockey Jamboree (Single) 803 US 1954 Sell This Version
804 Reconsider Baby / I Believe I'll Give It Up  album cover Lowell Fulson Reconsider Baby / I Believe I'll Give It Up (Single) 804 US 1954 Sell This Version
805 Last Night   album cover Little Walter And His Jukes* Last Night (Single) 805 US 1954 Sell This Version
806 Shoo Doo-Be Doo / So All Alone  album cover 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 It Must Have Been The Devil / Five Spot  album cover Otis Spann It Must Have Been The Devil / Five Spot 807 US 1954 Sell This Version
808 A Toast To Lovers  album cover Danny Overbea A Toast To Lovers 808 US 1954 Sell This Version
809 Rib Tips / Hi Fi  album cover Jon Thomas And His Orch.* Rib Tips / Hi Fi (Single) 809 US 1955 Sell This Version
810 Waiting For Your Return / Time Brings About A Change  album cover Jimmy Witherspoon Waiting For Your Return / Time Brings About A Change (Single) 810 US 1955 Sell This Version
811 My Babe / Thunder Bird  album cover Little Walter & His Jukes My Babe / Thunder Bird (Single) 811 US 1955 Sell This Version
811 My Babe / Roller Coaster  album cover Little Walter & His Jukes My Babe / Roller Coaster(7", Single) Checker, Checker 811 US 2013 Sell This Version
812 Check Yourself / Loving You  album cover Lowell Fulson Check Yourself / Loving You (Single) 812 US 1955 Sell This Version
813 Hug And A Kiss / New Gal  album cover Bobby Lester And The Moonlighters (4) Bobby Lester And The Moonlighters (4) - Hug And A Kiss / New Gal 813 US 1954 Sell This Version
814 Bo Diddley / I'm A Man  album cover Bo Diddley Bo Diddley / I'm A Man (Single) 814 US 1955 Sell This Version
815 That's My Baby (Chick-A-Boom) / When  album cover The Flamingos That's My Baby (Chick-A-Boom) / When (Single) 815 US 1955 Sell This Version
816 Hey Pancho / Do You Love Me  album cover Danny Overbea Hey Pancho / Do You Love Me(7", Single) Checker 816 US 1955 Sell This Version
817 Roller Coaster / I Got To Go  album cover Little Walter And His Jukes* Roller Coaster / I Got To Go (Single) 817 US 1955 Sell This Version
818 The Fortunes (13) Believe In Me / My Baby Is Fine(7") Checker 818 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 Diddley Daddy  album cover Bo Diddley Diddley Daddy (Single) 819 US 1955 Sell This Version
820 Lonely Hours / Do Me Right  album cover Lowell Fulson Lonely Hours / Do Me Right 820 US 1955 Sell This Version
821 Please Come Back Home / I Want To Love You  album cover The Flamingos Please Come Back Home / I Want To Love You 821 US 1955 Sell This Version
822 Walking The Blues / If You're Mine  album cover Willie Dixon And The Allstars Walking The Blues / If You're Mine (Single) 822 US 1955 Sell This Version
823 The $64,000 Question / Too Late Old Man  album cover Bobby Tuggle The $64,000 Question / Too Late Old Man 823 US 1955 Sell This Version
824 Don't Start Me Talkin' / All My Love In Vain  album cover "Sonny Boy" Williamson* Don't Start Me Talkin' / All My Love In Vain (Single) 824 US 1955 Sell This Version
825 Too Late / I Hate To See You Go  album cover Little Walter And His Jukes* Too Late / I Hate To See You Go (Single) 825 US 1955 Sell This Version
826 Why Do I Love You Like I Do? / It Ain't No Secret (What A Baby Can Do)  album cover 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 Pretty Thing / Bring It To Jerome  album cover Bo Diddley Pretty Thing / Bring It To Jerome (Single) 827 US 1955 Sell This Version
828 Crazy For My Baby / I Am The Lover Man  album cover Willie Dixon Crazy For My Baby / I Am The Lover Man (Single) 828 US 1955 Sell This Version
829 I Still Love You Baby / Trouble, Trouble  album cover Lowell Fulson I Still Love You Baby / Trouble, Trouble (Single) 829 US 1955 Sell This Version
830 Need Your Love / I'll Be Home  album cover The Flamingos Need Your Love / I'll Be Home (Single) 830 US 1955 Sell This Version
831 Charles Williams (7) With Paul Gayten Orch.* Charles Williams (7) With Paul Gayten Orch.* - So Glad She's Mine / Mary, Don't You Weep, Mary Don't You Moan (Single) 831 US 1956 Sell This Version
832 Diddy Wah Diddy  album cover Bo Diddley Diddy Wah Diddy (Single) 832 US 1956 Sell This Version
833 Who / It Ain't Right  album cover Little Walter And His Jukes* Who / It Ain't Right (Single) 833 US 1956 Sell This Version
834 Let Me Explain / Your Imagination  album cover Sonny Boy Williamson (2) Let Me Explain / Your Imagination (Single) 834 US 1956 Sell This Version
835 You Made A Boo Boo  album cover Jimmy Binkley You Made A Boo Boo(7", Single, Mono) Checker 835 US 1956 Sell This Version
836 You Better Believe it / Mother Roux  album cover Paul Gayten You Better Believe it / Mother Roux(7", Single, DJ ) Checker 836 US 1956 Sell This Version
837 A Kiss From Your Lips / Get With It  album cover Flamingos* A Kiss From Your Lips / Get With It (Single) 837 US 1956 Sell This Version
838 One More Chance With You / Flying Saucer  album cover Little Walter And His Jukes* One More Chance With You / Flying Saucer (Single) 838 US 1956 Sell This Version
839 Country  album cover Gene Barge And His Band Country (Single) 839 US 1956 Sell This Version
840 I Wonder  album cover Bobby Tuggle I Wonder (Single) 840 US 1955 Sell This Version
841 It's Your Fault, Baby  album cover Lowell Fulson It's Your Fault, Baby (Single) 841 US 1956 Sell This Version
842 Who Do You Love? / I'm Bad  album cover Bo Diddley Who Do You Love? / I'm Bad (Single) 842 US 1956 Sell This Version
842 Who Do You Love? / Mona  album cover Bo Diddley Who Do You Love? / Mona(7", Single, Promo, RE) Checker, Checker 842 US 2012 Sell This Version
843 See You Soon Baboon / Four Letter Word  album cover Dale Hawkins See You Soon Baboon / Four Letter Word (Single) 843 US 1956 Sell This Version
844 Let Me Die With The One I Love / If I Give My Love To You?  album cover J. B. Lenore* Let Me Die With The One I Love / If I Give My Love To You?(7", Single) Checker 844 US 1956 Sell This Version
845 Teenage Beat / Just A Feeling  album cover Little Walter Teenage Beat / Just A Feeling 845 US 1956 Sell This Version
846 The Vow / Shilly Dilly  album cover The Flamingos The Vow / Shilly Dilly (Single) 846 US 1956 Sell This Version
847 Keep It To Yourself  album cover Sonny Boy Williamson (2) Keep It To Yourself 847 US 1956 Sell This Version
848 Night Train / Behind The Sun  album cover Daddyo Gibson Night Train / Behind The Sun 848 USA & Canada 1956 Sell This Version
849 Ding Dong / Teenage Blues  album cover The Four Chickadees Ding Dong / Teenage Blues(7") Checker 849 US 1956 Sell This Version
850 Cops And Robbers / Down Home Special  album cover Bo Diddley And His Band Cops And Robbers / Down Home Special (Single) 850 US 1956 Sell This Version
851 29 Ways / The Pain In My Heart  album cover Willie Dixon 29 Ways / The Pain In My Heart (Single) 851 US 1956 Sell This Version