Checkmates LTD., The

Also known as Checkmates Ltd, Checkmates Ltd, The, Checkmates Ltd., Checkmates Ltd., The, Checkmates, Ltd., The, Checkmates, The, Sonny Charles And The Checkmates Ltd.
Members of Checkmates LTD., The: Bill Van Buskirk, Harvey Trees, Sonny Charles, Sweet Louie
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checkmates,_Ltd.

Discography of Checkmates LTD., The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Sexy Ways 2 Audio 1974 Rustic Records
2 Black Pearl / Lazy Susan 2 Audio 1969 A&M Records
3 Love Is All We Have To Give 6 Audio 1969 A&M Records
4 Love Is All I Have To Give / Never Should Have Lied 2 Audio 1969 A&M Records
5 Spanish Harlem / Proud Mary 2 Audio 1969 A&M Records
6 Black Pearl / Lazy Susan 2 Audio 1969 A&M Records
7 F/S/O 10 Audio 1974 Rustic Records
8 I'm Laying My Heart On The Line / Make Love To Your Mind 2 Audio 1977 Greedy Records Ltd.
9 Black Pearl 2 Audio 1969 A&M Records
10 Love Is All We Have To Give 6 Audio 1969 A&M Records
11 Love Is All We Have To Give 19 Audio 1969 A&M Records
12 Proud Mary / Spanish Harlem 2 Audio 1969 A&M Records
13 Live! At Caesar's Palace 8 Audio 1967 Capitol Records
14 Love Is All We Have To Give 6 Audio 1969 A&M Records
15 We Got The Moves 8 Audio 1977 Fantasy
16 All Alone By The Telephone / Body Language 2 Audio 1976 Polydor
17 Proud Mary / Spanish Harlem 2 Audio 1969 A&M Records
18 Love Is All I Have To Give / Never Should Have Lied 2 Audio 1969 A&M Records
19 Love Is All I Have To Give 2 Audio 1969 A&M Records
20 Life 10 Audio 1971 Rustic Records
21 Black Pearl / Love Is All I've Got To Give 2 Audio A&M Records
22 Black Pearl / Love Is All I Have To Give 2 Audio A&M Records
23 Got To See "U" Soon 2 Audio 1974 Rustic Records
24 Proud Mary 2 Audio 1969 A&M Records
25 Love Is All We Have To Give 19 Audio 1969 A&M Records
26 Love Is All We Have To Give 19 Audio 1969 A&M Records
27 Sexy Ways 2 Audio 1974 Rustic Records
28 We Got The Moves 10 Audio 1977
29 Black Pearl / Lazy Susan 2 Audio A&M Records
30 F/S/O 10 Audio 1974 Rustic Records
31 Proud Mary / Love Is All I Have To Give 2 Audio 1969
32 Proud Mary 2 Audio 1969 A&M Records
33 Black Pearl / Lazy Susan 2 Audio 1969 A&M Records
34 Love Is All I Have To Give / Never Should Have Lied 2 Audio A&M Records
35 Let's Do It 2 Audio 1977 Fantasy Records
36 I'm Laying My Heart On The Line 2 Audio 1977 Greedy Records Ltd.
37 Take All The Time You Need 2 Audio 1978 Fantasy Records
38 Walk In The Sunlight / A & I 2 Audio 1967 Capitol Records


[b]Soul group[/b]

Hailed from Ford Wayne, Indiana.

Discovered by [a=Nancy Wilson]

Comprised of mixed black and white members.

Their biggest hits are 1969's "Black Pearl", produced by [a=Phil Spector] and their cover on [a=Creedence Clearwater Revival]'s "Proud Mary".

Broke up in 1970 - reformed in 1974.

In 1974 they starred at the blaxploitation movie "The Black Connection" (or "Run Nigger Run") with first leading role given to their, then, leading singer Bobby Stevens.

Their "F.S.O." album is actually the soundtrack of this movie.

Last recorded in 1977.

Released four albums in ten year's time.


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