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Artist:Sonny Charles And The Checkmates Ltd.
Label:  A&M
Country:USA
Catalogue:1053
Date:Apr 1969
Format:7"
Collection:  I Own It     I Want It 
Community:36 Own
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TrackArtistTitleComposerProducerArrangerRating
ASonny Charles And The Checkmates Ltd.Black PearlP. Spector, T. Wine, I. LevinePhil SpectorPerry Botkin Jr.10.0  Rate
BSonny Charles And The Checkmates Ltd.Lazy SusanHarvey TreesEven Stevens ProductionsRate


Notes

BB April 19, 1969

First pressings assign artist credit solely to Sonny Charles

Monarch Δ75576 / Δ75576-X

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Comments
 
Record Collector
10th Jun 2015
 And I thought it was from 1970
 

 
W.B.lbl
10th Jun 2015
 Actually, the errant delta on Side B appears to be a case of an LP delta being assigned by mistake (deltas in mid-1969 for LP pressings were in the range of 13230). It is not too dissimilar to when LP deltas in the 15300 range were mistakenly assigned to this Steppenwolf 45 from 1970.

As for the new {Images #1671946 & 1671947}, Santa Maria only provided the label copy after The Checkmates Ltd. were added to the artist credit alongside Mr. Charles. The dash numbers on each side of the deadwax (-1/-1) would have gone to the Pitman plant - anyone else have copies of the {Images #363624 & 363625} variant with Pitman's own fonts?

Apparently, some Terre Haute pressings which also used Santa Maria label fonts, printed the label copy on the "regular" A&M label and not this custom A&M / Spector label design.
 

 
FredClemens
10th Jun 2015
 I have two Monarch copies of this, both with "A&M 1701-15" in the b-side runout:
- One credits "Sonny Charles" (similar to images 441112, 441113) and has these deltas: Δ75576 / Δ13230


My copy of the Sonny Charles issue has A&M 1701-18 on the B-side run-out, The Monarch Delta number 13230 is scratched out and has 75576-X to the right of it.

- The other credits "Sonny Charles & The Checkmates, Ltd." (see images 357959, 357960), and the b-side has Δ75576-X scratched directly over the 'wrong' number.
Perhaps another case of an LP delta wandering into the 45rpm department...


Or perhaps the B-side was first mastered by Monarch in 1956...?!!!

Also adding image upgrade scans of COLUMBIA Santa Maria(?) imprints. Etched side numbers on my copies (I have two) are A+M 1700-1 and ...1701-1. (No Delta numbers.)

Fred
 

 
LaurenceD
25th May 2015
 I have two Monarch copies of this, both with "A&M 1701-15" in the b-side runout:
- One credits "Sonny Charles" (similar to images 441112, 441113) and has these deltas: Δ75576 / Δ13230
- The other credits "Sonny Charles & The Checkmates, Ltd." (see images 357959, 357960), and the b-side has Δ75576-X scratched directly over the 'wrong' number.
Perhaps another case of an LP delta wandering into the 45rpm department...
 

 
jukeboxvinyl
19th Mar 2015
 
 

 
jukeboxvinyl
19th Mar 2015
 
 

 
W.B.lbl
23rd Feb 2014
 If based on Columbia pressings, those with the Pitman fonts that mention Mr. Charles alone have A&M 1700-1 markings in the deadwax whilst those that add The Checkmates, Ltd. (and use Santa Maria label fonts) had higher numbers (I think A&M 1700-5), hence if nothing else that would indicate that {Images #363624 & 363625} (and the Monarch {Images #441112 & 441113}) were original first-pressings.
 

 
stereotom
23rd Feb 2014
 Should copies that mention just Sonny Charles as the artist be listed first? My promotional copy lists only Sonny Charles.
 


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