King Records (1943-75, 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]
Love Is Like Rain / Your Money Don't Mean a ThingWynonie Harris10" Shellac2
4217
Lollipop Mama / Blow Your Brains OutWynonie Harris10" Shellac2
4226
Bite Again, Bite Again / Blowin' to CaliforniaWynonie Harris10" Shellac2
4252
I Feel That Old Age Coming On / Grandma Plays the NumbersWynonie Harris10" Shellac2
4276
Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee / She Just Won't Sell No MoreWynonie Harris10" Shellac2
4292
I Want My Fanny Brown / All She Wants to Do Is RockWynonie Harris10" Shellac2
4304
Sittin' on It All the Time / Baby, Shame on YouWynonie Harris10" Shellac2
4330
I'll Sail My Ship Alone / Moon's TuneMoon Mullican10" Vinyl2
830[none]
Boodie Green / After You've GoneTiny BradshawVinyl2
4376
Mr. Blues Is Coming to Town / I Want to Love You BabyWynonie Harris10" Vinyl2
4402
Stormy Night Blues / Good Morning JudgeWynonie Harris10" Shellac2
4378
Be Mine My Love / Rock Mr. BluesWynonie Harris10" Shellac2
4389
Teardrops From My Eyes / Please Open Your HeartWynonie Harris With Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra / Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra10" Shellac2
4419
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 Orchestra10" Shellac2
4436[none]
I'm Waiting Just for You / Bongo BoogieLucky Millinder & His Orchestra10" Shellac2
4453[none]
No One Else Could Be / The Grape VineLucky Millinder & His Orchestra10" Shellac2
4476[none]
Triflin' Woman / Put It BackWynonie Harris10" Shellac2
4415
A Love Untrue / I Believe I'll Fall in LoveWynonie Harris10" Shellac2
4445
Tremblin' / Just Like Two Drops of WaterWynonie Harris10" Shellac2
4448
Confessin' the Blues / Bloodshot EyesWynonie Harris10" Vinyl2
4461
The Right Kind of Lovin' / It's Been a Long Long TimeLucky Millinder & His Orchestra10" Shellac2
4496[none]
Here Comes the Night / My Playful Baby's GoneWynonie Harris With Todd Rhodes Orchestra10" Shellac2
4507
I’ll Drown in My Tears / Clang! Clang! Clang!Lula Reed10" Vinyl2
4527
Man, Have I Got Troubles / I'll Never Give UpWynonie Harris7" Vinyl2
45-4468
Knockin’ Blues / The Train Kept A-Rollin’Tiny Bradshaw7" Vinyl2
45-4497[none]
Married Women Stay Married / Keep on Churnin'Wynonie Harris With Todd Rhodes Orchestra7" Vinyl2
45-4526
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
You Left Me / Beside YouThe Swallows10" Shellac2
4525
Night Train / Do It Again, PleaseWynonie Harris7" Vinyl2
45-4555
Big Ten-Inch Record / I Needed YouMoose Jackson7" Vinyl2
45-4580[none]
Bring It Back / Bad News Baby (There'll Be No Rockin' Tonight)Wynonie Harris7" Vinyl2
45-4593
Night Train / Do It Again, PleaseWynonie Harris10" Shellac2
4555
Drinking Blues / Adam Come and Get Your RibWynonie Harris10" Shellac2
4565
Bring It Back / Bad News Baby (There'll Be No Rockin' Tonight)Wynonie Harris10" Shellac2
4593
Trying to Live Without You / My Baby Keeps Rollin'Annisteen AllenVinyl2
4622
Rags to Riches / Don't Thank MeBilly Ward and His DominoesVinyl2
1280
Wasn't That Good / Mama Your Daughter's Done Lied on MeWynonie Harris7" Vinyl2
45-4620
Tremblin' / Rot GutWynonie Harris7" Vinyl2
45-4662
Please Louise / Nearer My Love to TheeWynonie Harris7" Vinyl2
45-4668
Greyhound / Rot-GutWynonie Harris10" Shellac2
4592
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
Quiet Whiskey / Down Boy DownWynonie Harris10" Shellac2
4685
I'm Waiting Just for YouLucky Millinder & His OrchestraVinyl4
EP 268
I Get a Thrill / Don't Take My Whiskey Away From MeWynonie Harris7" Vinyl2
  • US1954-04-14
45-4724
I Get a Thrill / Don't Take My Whiskey Away From MeWynonie Harris10" Shellac2
  • US1954-04-14
4724
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
Shake That Thing / Keep a Talkin'Wynonie Harris7" Vinyl2
45-4716
Down by the River / I Don't Want No SubstituteAnnisteen AllenVinyl2
4691
Shake That Thing / Keep a Talkin'Wynonie Harris10" Vinyl2
4716
Shake That Thing / Keep a Talkin'Wynonie Harris10" Shellac2
4716
I Get a Thrill / Don't Take My Whiskey Away From MeWynonie Harris10" Vinyl2
4724
Wynonie HarrisWynonie Harris7" Vinyl4
EP-260
Stomping Room Only / Cat NapTiny Bradshaw and His Orchestra10" Shellac2
  • US1955-01-11
4777[none]
I'll Give 'Em Rhythm / I Put My Britches on Just Like Everybody ElseHardrock Gunter7" Vinyl2
  • US1955-09-19
45-1505[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
Without A Friend / Think AgainThe Strangers7" Vinyl2
45-4821
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]
Drinkin' Sherry Wine / Git With the GritsWynonie Harris7" Vinyl2
4814
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