King Records (1943-68, Cincinnati, US)

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Annotation

The KING Record label was begun in 1943 in Cincinnati, Ohio by Sydney Nathan. Predominately known as a R&B label, King originally recorded such country greats as Grandpa Jones and The Stanley Brothers as well as R&B favorites like Roy Brown, Little Willie John, Hank Ballard, James Brown, Wynonie Harris and many others. For many years it was one of the oldest independent, family-owned businesses in the USA. In 1968 King merged with Starday Records, started in 1952 by Don Pierce, to become one of the Top 20 companies in the US at that time.


originally headquartered at 1540 Brewster Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Annotation last modified on 2012-09-02 17:00 UTC.

Releases

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateCatalog#Barcode
I've Been All Around This WorldGrandpa Jones10" Shellac2
524[none]
Missouri / Get Yourself a Red HeadHank Penny10" Vinyl2
540
Sweet Anita / It Ain't No GoodThe York Brothers10" Shellac2
723[none]
845 StompEarl Bostic10" Vinyl1
  • -1947-12
4198
Junior Blues / Scroogli-Oli-Re-BosMarion Abernathy10" Shellac2
4188
New Pretty Blonde (New Jole Blon) / When A Soldier Knocks And Finds Nobody HomeMoon Mullican and His Showboys10" Shellac2
578[none]
Shenandoah Waltz / There's a Big Rock in the RoadClyde MoodyVinyl2
619
Signed Sealed and Delivered / Opportunity Is Knockin' at Your DoorCowboy CopasVinyl2
658
All My Love Belongs to You / I Want a Bowlegged WomanBull Moose JacksonVinyl2
4189
Good Rockin' Tonight / Good Morning Mr. BluesWynonie Harris10" Shellac2
4210[none]
Tomorrow Night / What a WomanLonnie Johnson10" Shellac2
4201[none]
I'll Sail My Ship Alone / Moon's TuneMoon Mullican10" Vinyl2
830[none]
Boodie Green / After You've GoneTiny BradshawVinyl2
4376
Afraid / I Love You BecauseClyde Moody10" Shellac1
837
Southern Hospitality / You Don't Have to Be a Baby to CryMoon Mullican and His ShowboysVinyl2
868
Long Time Gone / Don't Let Our Love DieYork Brothers10" Shellac2
881
Mr. Trumpet Man / The Jumping JackLucky Millinder & His OrchestraVinyl2
4436
I'm Waiting Just for You / Bongo BoogieLucky Millinder & His OrchestraVinyl2
4453
No One Else Could Be / The Grape VineLucky Millinder & His OrchestraVinyl2
4476
The Right Kind of Lovin' / It's Been a Long Long TimeLucky Millinder & His OrchestraVinyl2
4496
I'll Drown in My Tears / Clang! Clang! Clang!Lula Reed10" Vinyl2
4527
Knockin’ Blues / The Train Kept A-Rollin’Tiny Bradshaw7" Vinyl2
45-4497[none]
A Beautiful Waste Of TimeMary Small7" Vinyl2
45-15163
A Pretty Wreath for Mother's Grave / A Rose on God's ShoreReno and Smiley7" Vinyl2
1199
Piano StylistErrol Garner10" Vinyl6
265-17
Big Ten-Inch Record / I Needed YouMoose Jackson7" Vinyl2
45-4580[none]
Trying to Live Without You / My Baby Keeps Rollin'Annisteen AllenVinyl2
4622
Rags to Riches / Don't Thank MeBilly Ward and His DominoesVinyl2
1280
Baby, I'm Doing It / Yes, I KnowAnnisteen AllenVinyl2
4608
Wasn't That Good / Mama Your Daughter's Done Lied on MeWynonie Harris10" Shellac2
4620[none]
Wanted / My Brand Of LovingAnnisteen AllenVinyl2
4642
I'm Waiting Just for YouLucky Millinder & His OrchestraVinyl4
EP 268
Dixie Breakdown / Your Tears Are Just Interest on the LoanReno and SmileyVinyl2
1390
Your Tears Are Just Interest on the Loan / Dixie BreakdownDon Reno, Red Smiley & The Tennessee Cut-UpsVinyl2
1390
Dixie Breakdown / Your Tears Are Just Interest on the LoanReno and SmileyVinyl2
45-1390
Down by the River / I Don't Want No SubstituteAnnisteen AllenVinyl2
4691
Stomping Room Only / Cat NapTiny Bradshaw and His Orchestra10" Shellac2
  • US1955-01-11
4777[none]
Seventeen / Little Ole You-AllBoyd Bennett & His Rockets7" Vinyl2
45-1470[none]
Banjo Rock and Roll / My Boy - Flat TopBoyd Bennett & His Rockets7" Vinyl2
45-1494[none]
Oh Yes / Left With a Broken HeartThe Admirals7" Vinyl2
45-4772[none]
Walking the Blues / Daybreak RockJack Dupree and Mr. Bear / Mr. Bear7" Vinyl2
45-4812
Dancing in My Socks / Daddy-OBonnie Lou7" Vinyl2
45-4835[none]
Nuttin' for Xmas / Christmas QuestionsJoe Ward7" Vinyl2
45-4854[none]
Close Your Eyes / Give Me Your LoveThe Admirals7" Vinyl2
4782[none]
Rock and Roll WithBoyd Bennett & His RocketsVinyl4
EP-377
Tweedlee Dee / The Finger of SuspicionBonnie Lou7" Vinyl2
K4316[none]
Everybody Dance the Honky TonkBill Doggett12" Vinyl11
395-531
High Falutin’ Honey / Only a DreamCathy Ryan with Henry Glover Orchestra7" Vinyl2
45-4890[none]
Seven Nights to Rock / Honolulu Rock-A Roll-AMoon Mullican with Boyd Bennett and His Rockets7" Vinyl2
45-4894[none]
Love You With All My Might / Lazy RiverCathy Ryan with Henry Glover Orchestra7" Vinyl2
45-4916[none]
Fever / Letter From My DarlingLittle Willie John7" Vinyl2
45-4935[none]
Honky TonkBill Doggett7" Vinyl2
45-4950[none]
For YouEarl Bostic12" Vinyl12
503
FeverLittle Willie John12" Vinyl12
DG 564[none]
Nobody's Woman / When You DecideCharlie Feathers with Jody & Jerry7" Vinyl2
45-5022[none]
Too Much Alike / When You Come AroundCharlie Feathers With Jody & Jerry7" Vinyl2
45-5043
No Longer a Sweetheart of Mine / Richmond RuckusReno and SmileyVinyl2
45-5079
No Longer a Sweetheart of Mine / Richmond RuckusReno and SmileyVinyl2
5079
To Protect the Innocent / Whistle of the Gravy TrainBobby Grove7" Vinyl2
45-5007
Stop the Pain / Hold Your LovingTitus Turner7" Vinyl2
45-5095
Hot DoggettBill Doggett12" Vinyl12
514
Dance TimeEarl Bostic And His Alto Sax12" Vinyl12
525
Triple ThreatRahsaan Roland Kirk10" Vinyl7
539
This Is LorezLorez Alexandria And King Fleming12" Vinyl12
542
The Doggett Beat for Dancing FeetBill Doggett12" Vinyl12
557[none]
Clyde McPhatter with Billy Ward and His DominoesClyde McPhatter with Billy Ward and His Dominoes12" Vinyl12
559[none]
Talk to Me, Talk to Me / SpasmsLittle Willie John7" Vinyl2
5108
Blip Blop / TanyaBill Doggett7" Vinyl2
45-5138[none]
Coralee / Tears of Joy Fill My EyesTitus Turner7" Vinyl2
45-5140
Their Greatest HitsHank Ballard and The Midnighters12" Vinyl12
541
Sacred SongsDon Reno and Red Smiley12" Vinyl12
550
Grandpa Jones Sings His Greatest HitsGrandpa Jones12" Vinyl12
554[none]
Dance Awhile With DoggettBill Doggett12" Vinyl12
585
Songs of the HillsWayne Raney12" Vinyl16
588
Sixteen Sacred Songs Vol. 2Brown's Ferry Four12" Vinyl16
590
Talk to MeLittle Willie John12" Vinyl12
596[none]
As You Desire MeBill DoggettVinyl12
Dame Dreaming With Bill DoggettBill DoggettVinyl12
Moody Blues Play Only After MidnightSonny Thompson12" Vinyl16
The One and Only Webb PierceWebb Pierce12" Vinyl12
648
Teardrops on Your Letter / The TwistHank Ballard and The Midnighters7" Vinyl2
45-5171[none]
Return of StagoleeTitus Turner7" Vinyl2
45-5186
Bonnie Baby / Miss Rubberneck JonesTitus Turner7" Vinyl2
45-5243
Please, Please, Please (mono)James Brown and The Famous Flames12" Vinyl16
610[none]
The Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain BoysThe Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys12" Vinyl12
615
Someone Will Love Me in HeavenDon Reno and Red Smiley12" Vinyl12
617
Singin’ and Swingin’Hank Ballard and The Midnighters12" Vinyl14
618[none]
Good Old Country BalladsDon Reno and Red Smiley12" Vinyl12
621
Strictly Country TunesGrandpa Jones12" Vinyl12
625[none]
Try MeJames Brown and the Famous Flames12" Vinyl16
635
Their Version of the StandardsHomer & Jethro12" Vinyl12
639[none]
Hymns and Sacred SongsStanley Brothers and The Clinch Mountain Boys12" Vinyl12
645
Hymns and Sacred SongsThe Stanley Brothers12" Vinyl12
645
The PlattersThe Platters12" Vinyl12
651[none]
For The Evening HoursRuby WrightVinyl14
659
Earl Bostic Plays Sweet Tunes of the Roaring 20s, Volume 1Earl Bostic7" Vinyl4
EP-436[none]
Sweet Tunes of the Swinging 30s, Volume 3Earl Bostic7" Vinyl4
EP-447[none]
Please, Please, PleaseJames Brown and his Famous FlamesVinyl4
KEP-430[none]
Finger Poppin’ Time / I Love You, I Love You So-o-oHank Ballard and The Midnighters7" Vinyl2
45-5341
I'm Shakin' / A Cottage for SaleLittle Willie John7" Vinyl2
45-5342