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Checkmate: the Complete King Recordings 1952-1955 CD


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Product details

  • Audio CD (28 Mar. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ace
  • ASIN: B0007RFOMU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 347,280 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. YOU NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD
  2. OH OH OH BABY
  3. FLAME IN MY HEART
  4. WITHOUT A SONG
  5. MY PRAYER TONIGHT
  6. DON’T STOP DAN
  7. A HOUSE WITH NO WINDOWS
  8. LET ME COME BACK
  9. NIGHT’S CURTAINS
  10. I WANNA KNOW
  11. OVER THE RAINBOW
  12. LOVE WASN’T THERE
  13. YOU’VE BEEN FOOLING AROUND
  14. GHOST OF MY BABY
  15. THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER
  16. A FRIEND IN NEED
  17. MAMA’S DAUGHTER
  18. I PROMISE YOU
  19. CAN’T FIND MY SADIE
  20. TRYING TO HOLD MY GAL
  21. I WASN’T THINKING, I WAS DRINKING
  22. A HOUSE WITH NO WINDOWS (Alternate Take)
  23. DON’T STOP DAN (Alternate Take)
  24. YOU’VE BEEN FOOLING AROUND (Alternate Take)
  25. A FRIEND IN NEED (Alternate Take)
  26. YOU NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD (Alternate Take)

Product description

Product Description

• Ace presents a single-group set of doo wop delights from the King label.

• The Checkers were a splinter group from Billy Ward’s Dominoes, built around Bill Brown and Charlie White (who would later go on to be an early member of the Drifters with another ex-Domino, Clyde McPhatter).

• To further reinforce the Drifters’ connection, the Checkers’ lead singer on many of these tracks is "Little" David Baughn, who replaced McPhatter in the Drifters when he was called up for military service. Thus what’s here is, in essence, the Drifters before – and after - the Drifters were formed.

• A great mix of smooth doo wop ballads and uptempo jumpers, with many tracks making their their reissue or CD debut.


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