The Checkmates Ltd. Ftrg. Sonny Charles - Proud Mary mp3 album
Their biggest hits are 1969's "Black Pearl", produced by Phil Spector and their cover on Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Proud Mary". Broke up in 1970 - reformed in 1974. In 1974 they starred in the blaxploitation movie "The Black Connection" (or "Run Nigger Run") with first leading role given to their, then, lead singer Bobby Stevens. album is actually the soundtrack of this movie. Last recorded in 1977. Released four albums in ten year's time.
Sonny Charles & The Checkmates Ltd. - Spanish Harlem, Proud Mary (7", Single). The Checkmates LTD. Proud Mary (7", Single). AMS 559. South Africa. AMS 769. Ftrg.
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Sonny Charles (born Charles Hemphill, 4 September 1940) is an American soul singer from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was the lead singer of Checkmates, Ltd. in the 1960s and 1970s, and it is his vocals that are heard out front on their 1969 Phil Spector-produced hit, "Black Pearl. Charles launched a solo career in the early 1970s, and had a brief reunion with the Checkmates during the 1980s.
Charles only re-scratched the Top 40 once (and that in 1983), but it is this album which showcases his major voice. The Leiber & Stoller composition "I Keep Forgettin'" has that sound from the 1966 Billy Stewart hit version of Gershwin's "Summertime" without the scat singing. Spector's remake of his own 1961 classic for Ben E. King, "Spanish Harlem," fits perfectly here, while "Proud Mary," the simple John Fogerty title, becomes a gospel tour de force falling somewhere between Tina Turner and the Edwin Hawkin Singers
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Written-By – John Fogerty
Written-By – Jerry Leiber, Phil Spector
- Producer – Phil Spector
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|210 085||The Checkmates Ltd. Featuring Sonny Charles||The Checkmates Ltd. Featuring Sonny Charles - Proud Mary / Spanish Harlem (7", Single, Mono)||A&M Records||210 085||Germany||1969|
|1127||Sonny Charles & The Checkmates Ltd.||Sonny Charles & The Checkmates Ltd. - Spanish Harlem / Proud Mary (7", Single)||A&M Records||1127||US||1969|
|210 085||The Checkmates Ltd.||Proud Mary / Spanish Harlem (7", Single)||A&M Records||210 085||Norway||1969|
|AMS 559||The Checkmates LTD.||Proud Mary (7", Single)||A&M Records||AMS 559||South Africa||1969|