Go to:   RCS Main  |  Labels Index for A RCS logo Advanced Search

Argo (Ill.)

Chicago, Ill.  [source: an original label)

A subsidiary of Chess.


Original Releases

Number Date & Source Name Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
uniss.  1960
 
Fender, Freddie No rating Louisiana Blues
Freddie Fender
  Bullet GRT LP 8005 (#3)
Bullet Krazy Kat LP 7437 (#9)
5272  1957/July 1
Bb r&b rev.
Allen, Dean No rating Rock Me To Sleep
Dean Allen
Label shot
8486  
      No rating Ooh-Ooh Baby, Baby
Dean Allen
Label shot
8487 Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#22)
5276  1957/Aug. 5
Bb r&b rev.
Ravens No rating That'll Be The Day
The Ravens
Label shot
(from 45)
8537  
      No rating Dear One
The Ravens
Label shot
8536  
5278  1957/Sept. 23
Bb pop rev.
Kendall Sisters Pertinent Don't Bother Me
The Kendall Sisters
Label shot
(from 45)
U-8545 Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#47)
      Borderline I'm Available
The Kendall Sisters
Label shot
U-8546  
5279  1957/Oct. 7
Bb pop rev.
Glasser, Dick Pertinent Crazy Love
Dick Glasser
Label shot
(from 45)
8521 Bullet Bear Family CD 16123 (#24)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#46)
Bullet Chess LP 6025/6 (#5)
Bullet Collectors Gold CD 100211 (#6)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 173 (#4)
Bullet Fifty-Eight LP 101 (#5)
Bullet GVC CD 2003 (#52)
Bullet Knockville LP 4403 (#8)
Bullet Pan American CD 56026 (#7)
Bullet Rebel LP 1002 (#6)
Bullet Revival LP 3013 (#10)
      Pertinent Love Me
Dick Glasser
Label shot
8523  
5280  1957/Oct. 14
Bb pop rev.
Stanley, Ray Pertinent I Can't Wait
Ray Stanley
Label shot
(from 45)
8533 Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#45)
Bullet Chess LP 6025/6 (#2)
Bullet Flame CD 002 (#29)
Bullet Flame LP 003 (#19)
Bullet GVC CD 2003 (#6)
      Pertinent Over A Coke
Ray Stanley
Label shot
(from 45)
8532 Bullet GVC CD 2003 (#30)
5281  1957/Oct. or later
(Bb est.)
Silva-Tones Pertinent Roses Are Blooming
The Silva-Tones
Label shot
8550  
      Non-pertinent Chi-Wa-Wa (That's All I Want From You)
The Silva-Tones
Label shot
8549  
5281  1957/Oct. 14
Bb c&w rev.
Silva-Tones Pertinent Roses Are Blooming
The Silva-Tones
Label shot
(from Bear Family CD 16123)
8550 Bullet Bear Family CD 16123 (#18)
Bullet Chess LP 6025/6 (#16)
Bullet Chess LP 9173 (#13)
Bullet Chess (England) LP 9124 213 (#19)
Bullet Chief CD 1156514 (#3)
Bullet Detour LP 204 (#13)
Bullet GVC CD 2003 (#4)
Bullet Lucky CD 810 (#29)
Bullet Pan American CD 56012 (#15)
Bullet Presto CD 6 (#30)
Bullet Vogue LP 522016 (#9)
Bullet Vogue CD 670076 (#9)
      Non-pertinent That's All I Want From You
The Silva-Tones
Label shot
(from 45)
8549  
5283  1957/Dec. 2
Bb pop rev.
Glasser, Dick Borderline Make Believe Wedding Bells
Dick Glasser
Label shot
8562 Bullet Collectors Gold CD 100211 (#8)
Bullet Juke Box Saturday Night LP 1001 (#1)
Bullet Rebel LP 1002 (#5)
      Borderline Go Along, Baby
Dick Glasser
Label shot
8563 Bullet Collectors Gold CD 100211 (#7)
Bullet Juke Box Saturday Night LP 1001 (#16)
Bullet Rebel LP 1002 (#8)
5288  1958/Jan.
(Bb est.)
Glasser, Dick No rating Baby Bye Bye
Dickie And The Gee's
Label shot
8609 Bullet Collectors Gold CD 100211 (#9)
Bullet Rebel LP 1002 (#10)
      No rating Foolish Tears
Dickie And The Gee's
Label shot
8610 Bullet [no label name] CD [dg&dl] (#26)
5291  1958/Feb. 17
Bb pop rev.
Kendall Sisters Pertinent Won't You Be My Baby
The Kendall Sisters
Label shot
(from Collector CD 4480)
8651 Bullet Collector CD 4480 (#21)
      Borderline Yea, Yea
The Kendall Sisters
Label shot
(from Collector CD 4480)
8650 Bullet Collector CD 4480 (#17)
5293  1958/Feb.
(Bb est.)
Josie, Lou Pertinent Why Did You Leave Me
Lou Josie And The Spinners
Label shot
(from Bear Family CD 16123)
8654 Bullet Ace CD 496 (#21)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16123 (#17)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#62)
Bullet Chess LP 6025/6 (#15)
Bullet Chess LP 9173 (#10)
Bullet Chess (England) LP 9124 213 (#17)
Bullet Detour LP 204 (#10)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 173 (#66)
Bullet GVC CD 2003 (#46)
Bullet Pan American CD 56027 (#9)
Bullet Presto CD 11 (#20)
Bullet Vogue LP 522016 (#7)
Bullet Vogue CD 670076 (#7)
      Borderline Someone Else Instead
Lou Josie And The Spinners
Label shot
8655  
5299  1959/Jan. 19
Bb pop rev.
Kents Non-pertinent I Found My Girl
The Kents
Label shot
(from Peter van Wilsem CD 2)
8745 Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#2)
      No rating With All My Heart And Soul
The Kents
Label shot
8744  
5309  1958/Aug. 4
Bb pop rev.
Reardon, Eddie Pertinent Nothin' Shakin'
Eddie Fontaine
Label shot
(from Bear Family CD 16123)
8746 Bullet Bear Family CD 16123 (#9)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 00039 (#1)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 7931732 (#1)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5716 (#10)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#1)
Bullet Charly LP 30266 (#8)
Bullet Chess LP 6025/6 (#25)
Bullet Chess LP 9173 (#18)
Bullet Chess (England) LP 2002 (#9)
Bullet Chess (England) LP 9124 213 (#9)
Bullet EMI (France) CD 93173 (#1)
Bullet Fantasic Voyage CD 141 (#9)
Bullet GVC CD 2003 (#45)
Bullet Jalo LP 33102 (#1)
Bullet MCA (Japan) CD 22017 (#20)
Bullet Musidisc/DCA CD 107812 (#2)
Bullet NPR LP 7304 (#13)
Bullet Patti LP 8002 (#1)
Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#1)
Bullet Vogue LP 522016 (#18)
Bullet Vogue CD 670076 (#18)
      Pertinent Don't Ya Know
Eddie Fontaine
Label shot
(from Bear Family CD 16123)
8747 Bullet Bear Family CD 16123 (#23)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 00039 (#16)
Bullet Big Beat (France) CD 7931732 (#16)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#13)
Bullet Charly LP 30266 (#7)
Bullet EMI (France) CD 93173 (#16)
Bullet Jalo LP 33102 (#2)
Bullet Musidisc/DCA CD 107812 (#8)
Bullet Patti LP 8002 (#4)
Bullet Teenager CD 603 (#2)
5310  1958/Sept. 22
Bb pop rev.
Kendall Sisters Pertinent Billy, Billy, Billy
The Kendall Sisters
Label shot
8807 Bullet Beaver LP 3302 (#11)
      No rating Let's Wait Till Tomorrow
The Kendall Sisters
Label shot
8653  
5311  1958/Sept. 22
Bb pop rev.
Hill, J.C. Borderline Solong -- Goodbye
J.C. Hill
Label shot
(from 45)
8809 Bullet Chess LP 6025/6 (#26)
Bullet Rarin' LP 666A (#14)
      Non-pertinent Only True Love
J.C. Hill
Label shot
8810  
5312  1958/Sept. 22
Bb pop rev.
Josie, Lou Pertinent Breezin' Out
Lou Josie
Label shot
(from 45)
8964 Bullet Bear Family CD 16123 (#28)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#38)
Bullet Bop CD 006 (#12)
Bullet Classics CD 735 (#7)
Bullet Greasy LP 002 (#16)
Bullet Juke Box Saturday Night LP 1001 (#13)
      Pertinent Time's A Wastin'
Lou Josie
Label shot
(from Classics CD 730)
8965 Bullet Classics CD 730 (#17)
Bullet Juke Box Saturday Night LP 1001 (#2)
5318  1958/Nov. 3
Bb pop rev.
Brothers Pertinent Lazy Susan
The Brothers
Label shot
(from 45)
U-9065 Bullet Bear Family CD 16123 (#19)
Bullet Cheesecake CD 491 (#19)
Bullet Chess LP 6025/6 (#18)
Bullet Hero CD 002 (#2)
Bullet Rarin' LP 666A (#7)
      Pertinent Deep Sleep
The Brothers
Label shot
(from 45)
U-9064  
5327  1959/Feb. 16
Bb pop rev.
Bernard, Rod Borderline Pardon Mr. Gordon
Rod Bernard
Label shot
(from 45)
U-9223 Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#39)
Bullet Chess LP 6025/6 (#17)
Bullet Chess LP 9173 (#14)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 105 (#14)
Bullet Pan American CD 56035 (#18)
Bullet Rock & Country LP 1016 (#4)
Bullet Vogue LP 522016 (#10)
Bullet Vogue CD 670076 (#10)
      Non-pertinent This Should Go On Forever
Rod Bernard
Label shot
(from 45)
U-9222 Bullet Ace CD 850 (#17)
Bullet MCA (Japan) CD 22017 (#24)
5329  1959/Mar. 16
Bb pop rev.
Brothers Pertinent Sioux City Sue
The Brothers
Label shot
9232  
      Pertinent Deep Sleep
The Brothers
Label shot
9064  
5330  1959/Mar.
(Bb est.)
Diamond, Larry Pertinent True Love Come My Way
Larry Diamond
Label shot
(from Bear Family CD 16123)
9234 Bullet Bear Family CD 16123 (#13)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#60)
Bullet Chess LP 9173 (#5)
Bullet Chess (England) LP 9124 213 (#14)
Bullet Detour LP 204 (#5)
Bullet Luxel CD 7103 (#6)
Bullet Mustang CD 5 (#10)
Bullet Presto CD 10 (#39)
Bullet Vogue LP 522016 (#4)
Bullet Vogue CD 670076 (#4)
      Borderline Bye Bye Doll
Larry Diamond
Label shot
9233  
5338  1959/June 1
Bb pop rev.
Bernard, Rod Non-pertinent You're On My Mind
Rod Bernard
Label shot
9443  
      Non-pertinent My Life Is A Mystery
Rod Bernard
Label shot
9442  
5340  1959/July 20
Bb pop rev.
Robbins, Mel Pertinent Save It
Mel Robbins
Label shot
(from Bear Family CD 16123)
9456 Bullet Ace CD 473 (#1)
Bullet Ace CD 815 (#15)
Bullet Ace CD 1268 (#21)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16123 (#6)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#36)
Bullet Bop CD 003 (#17)
Bullet Born Bad LP 001 (#12)
Bullet Born Bad CD 001 (#12)
Bullet Cat CD 1034 (#18)
Bullet Cato LP 002 (#3)
Bullet Cato CD 002 (#19)
Bullet Chess LP 6025/6 (#8)
Bullet Chess LP 9173 (#8)
Bullet Chess (England) LP 9124 213 (#16)
Bullet Detour LP 204 (#8)
Bullet Eagle LP 301 (#7)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 173 (#74)
Bullet STCTU CD 003 (#25)
Bullet Stomper Time CD 13 (#1)
Bullet Vogue LP 522016 (#6)
Bullet Vogue CD 670076 (#6)
      Pertinent To Know You
Mel Robbins
Label shot
(from 45)
9455 Bullet Lesley CD 4 (#26)
5345  1959/Sept.
(Bb est.)
Simmons, Gene No rating Out Of This World
The Simmons
9532 Bullet Bear Family CD 16758 (#29)
      No rating You Love Me Too
The Simmons
9531 Bullet Bear Family CD 16758 (#30)
5357  1960/Feb. 1
Bb pop rev.
Fairlanes Borderline Little Girl, Little Girl
The Fairlanes
Label shot
(from Bear Family CD 16123)
9941 Bullet Bear Family CD 16123 (#22)
Bullet Collector CD 4503 (#15)
Bullet Yeaah! CD 506 (#3)
      No rating Comin' After You
The Fairlanes
Label shot
9940  
5357  1960/Feb.
(Bb est.)
Fairlanes No rating Little Girl, Little Girl
The Fairlanes
Label shot
9941  
      No rating If The World Don't End Tomorrow
The Fairlanes
Label shot
9940  
5375  1960/Nov. 7
Bb pop rev.
Fender, Freddie Pertinent You're Something Else For Me
Freddie Fender
Label shot
10398  
      Borderline A Man Can Cry
Freddie Fender
Label shot
10393  
5386  1961/Mar.
(Bb est.)
Students No rating Every Day Of The Week
The Students
Label shot
U-4997  
      No rating I'm So Young
The Students
Label shot
U-4996  
5400  1961/Oct. 9
Bb c&w rev.
Don & Bob Non-pertinent Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl
Don And Bob
Label shot
11026  
      Non-pertinent I'm Lost
Don And Bob
Label shot
11027  
5435  1963/Mar. 16
Bb pop rev.
Woodard, Jerry No rating With A Feeling
Jerry Woodard And The Esquires
Label shot
U-12059  
      No rating Boat Of Love
Jerry Woodard And The Esquires
Label shot
U-12058 Bullet Classics CD 706 (#14)
5516  1965/Oct.
(Bb est.)
Trashmen No rating Ubangi Stomp
The Trashmen
Label shot
(from 45)
14110 Bullet Star-Shine LP 470313 (#5)
      No rating Bird "65"
The Trashmen
Label shot
14111 Bullet Mr. Manicotti LP 328 (#2)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1974NPR (Germany) 7304LPArchive Series, Vol. 4
1975Eagle (Germany) 301LPChicken Rock
GRT (United States) GRT- 8005LPSince I Met You Baby / Freddy Fender
1978Chess (England) (England) 9124 213LPChess Rockabillies
Rarin' (United States) 666ALPRarin' Rockabillies
1980Fifty-Eight 101LPRock 'N' Roll For Collectors, Vol. 1
1982Chess (England) (England) CXMP 2002LPRhythm & Rock
1983Rebel 1002LPHandsome Hits & Rockin' Bits / Dick Lory
Rock & Country (Sweden) R&C 1016LPJin Rock 'N Roll
1985Chess PLP- 6025/6LPJust Go Wild And Boppin'
1986Born Bad (England) BB 001LPBorn Bad
Jalo (Germany) 33102LPNothin' Shakin' / Eddie Fontaine
Krazy Kat (England) 7437LPThe Early Years, 1959-1963 / Freddy Fender
1987Flame (England) 003LPDesperate Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 3
1988Charly (England) CR 30266LPRock With Me / Eddie Fontaine
Detour (England) 204LPChess Rockabillies
1989Big Beat (France) (France) 7931732CDCool It, Baby / Eddie Fontaine
Revival (Denmark) 3013LPCool It Baby / Dick Lory
1990EMI (France) (France) 93173CDWho's Eddie / Eddie Fontaine
1991Juke Box Saturday Night (Italy) JBSN 1001LPRock 'N' Roll Fever, Vol. 1
Musidisc/DCA (France) 107812CDCool It Baby / Eddie Fontaine
1992Born Bad (England) BB 001CDBorn Bad, Vol. 1
Flame (England) 002CDDesperate Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 2
1993Ace (England) CDCHD 473CDEl Primitivo: American Rock 'N' Roll & Rockabilly
Big Tone (England) BT 5716CDMCA Rockabillies, Vol. 4
1994Cat (Netherlands) 1034CDCalling All Rock 'N' Roll Collectors, Vol. 2
Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156514CDUltra Rare Rockin' & Boppin', Vol. 4
Vogue 670076CDChess Rockabillies
1995Beaver (Belgium) BLP 3302LPThat's Rock & Roll, Vol. 2
Greasy (England) GR 002LPGreasy Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 2
Hero 002CDShaggerman Rock & Roll, Vol. 2
1996Ace (England) CDCH 496CDRockin' From Coast To Coast
Big Beat (France) (France) BBR 00039CDCool It Baby / Eddie Fontaine
Collectors Gold 100211CDCatty Town / Dick Lory
Lucky (England) CDLR 810CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 10
1998Classics (Sweden) 706CDWho's Gonna Rock My Baby / Jerry Woodard
MCA (Japan) (Japan) MVCE 22017CDChess 50th Anniversary Rock & Roll Collection
2000Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16123CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 10 (Chess Records)
2001Ace (England) CDCHD 815CDThem Rockabilly Cats
Stomper Time (England) STCD 13CDNashville Rock 'N' Roll
2002Ace (England) CDCHD 850CDThe Golden Age Of American Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 10
2003Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4480CDMore Girls Real Gone
2006Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16758CDDrinkin' Wine: The Sun Years, Plus / Gene Simmons
Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4503CDRock And Roll With Piano, Vol. 11
2008Pan American (Switzerland) 56026CDHey Little Girlie
Pan American (Switzerland) 56027CDDressin' Up
Pan American (Switzerland) 56035CDA Good Lookin' Blonde
2009GVC 2003CDWindy City Bop: Chicago Rockabilly (1954-58)
2010Ace (England) CDCHD 1268CDA Rocket In My Pocket
Classics (Sweden) CD 730CDTeenage Time, Vol. 9
2012Classics (Sweden) 735CDTeen Rockin' Party, Vol. 5
Fantasic Voyage (England) FVDD 141CDA Whole Lotta Shakin
Fantastic Voyage (England) FVDD 105CDLater Alligator: Louisiana Rock 'N' Roll
2013Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 173CDRockin' Bones
year?Big Tone (England) BTCD 6007CDChess Rhythm 'N' Bop
Bop BOP- 003CDSaturday Night On Bop Street, Vol. 3
Bop BOP- 006CDSaturday Night On Bop Street, Vol. 6
Cato (England) 002LPSongs The Cramps Taught Us, Vol. 2
Cheesecake CHCD 491CDRockin' Boppin' Duo's
Chess CH 9173LPChess Rockabillies: Just Go Wild Over Rock & Roll
Knockville (Netherlands) 4403LPRock And Roll For Collectors, Vol. 3
Lesley LESCD 4CDThe Lost Story Of The Rock-A-Ballad, Vol. 3
Luxel MAS 7103CDRockabilly Hoodlums, v. 3
Mr. Manicotti (Canada) MM 328LPThe Big Itch
Mustang MUST 5CDBig Boy Rock
Pan American (Switzerland) 56012CDPrimitive Love
Patti (Australia) 8002LPCool It Baby! / Eddie Fontaine
Presto Vol. 6CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 6
Presto Vol. 10CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 10
Presto Vol. 11CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 11
STCTU STCTU- 003CDSongs The Cramps Taught Us, Vol. 3
Star-Shine (United States) LP 470313LPJuke-Box Favorites, Vol. 1
Teenager (United States) CD 603CDNothin' Shakin' / Eddie Fontaine
Vogue 522016LPOriginal Rock & Roll Classics
Yeaah! CD 506CDTeen Town USA, Vol. 6
[no label name] [dg&dl]CDDick Glasser And Dick Lory: The Earliest & Rarest


Acknowledgments:  CMF Library, Scott Cheesebrew, Marc Coulavin, Bill Davis, Will Derrington, Simon Evans, Tom Fallon, Udo Frank, Tom Krajina, Willie Lewis, Tom Lincoln, Gerd Miller, R&B Indies, Ake Roos, Mark Seganish, Don Stilton, Perica Sucevic, Peter van Wilsem, Bjorn


Compilation & presentation © 2019, Terry E. Gordon This page generated on 02/17/2020

Go to:   RCS Main  |  Labels Index for A Advanced Search