The Checkmates Ltd.
|2||Love Is All I Have To Give|
|4||The Hair Anthology Suite|
|5||Kissin' Her And Cryin' For You|
Aug 2004 6 songs
- Today's R&B and Throwbacks: Chicago
A '60s soul group, the Checkmates, Ltd. scored with one big hit, 1969's "Black Pearl." They were fronted by Sonny Charles, who later scored a big hit in the early '80s as a solo act. The group earned some attention for its integrated roster; other members were Bobby Stevens, Harvey Trees, Bill Van Buskirk, and Marvin Smith. They were from Fort Wayne, IN, and were a discovery of Nancy Wilson. They disbanded from 1970 to 1974, then returned for another shot and issued "All Alone b... Read more