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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 Label shot Rock Me To Sleep — Dean Allen 8486  
      No rating Label shot Ooh-Ooh Baby, Baby — Dean Allen 8487 Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#22)
 5278  1957/Sept. 23
Bb pop rev.
Kendall Sisters Pertinent Label shot Song sample Don't Bother Me — The Kendall Sisters U-8545 Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#47)
      Borderline Label shot I'm Available — The Kendall Sisters U-8546  
 5279  1957/Oct. 7
Bb pop rev.
Glasser, Dick Pertinent Label shot Song sample Crazy Love — Dick Glasser 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 Label shot Love Me — Dick Glasser 8523  
 5280  1957/Oct. 14
Bb pop rev.
Stanley, Ray Pertinent Label shot Song sample I Can't Wait — Ray Stanley 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 Label shot Song sample Over A Coke — Ray Stanley 8532 Bullet GVC CD 2003 (#30)
 5281  1957/Oct. or later
(Bb est.)
Silva-Tones Pertinent Label shot Roses Are Blooming — The Silva-Tones 8550  
      Non-pertinent Label shot Chi-Wa-Wa (That's All I Want From You) — The Silva-Tones 8549  
 5281  1957/Oct. 14
Bb c&w rev.
Silva-Tones Pertinent Label shot Song sample Roses Are Blooming — The Silva-Tones 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 Label shot Song sample That's All I Want From You — The Silva-Tones 8549  
 5283  1957/Dec. 2
Bb pop rev.
Glasser, Dick Borderline Label shot Make Believe Wedding Bells — Dick Glasser 8562 Bullet Collectors Gold CD 100211 (#8)
Bullet Juke Box Saturday Night LP 1001 (#1)
Bullet Rebel LP 1002 (#5)
      Borderline Label shot Go Along, Baby — Dick Glasser 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 Label shot Baby Bye Bye — Dickie And The Gee's 8609 Bullet Collectors Gold CD 100211 (#9)
Bullet Rebel LP 1002 (#10)
      No rating Label shot Foolish Tears — Dickie And The Gee's 8610 Bullet [no label name] CD [dg&dl] (#26)
 5291  1958/Feb. 17
Bb pop rev.
Kendall Sisters Pertinent Label shot Song sample Won't You Be My Baby — The Kendall Sisters 8651 Bullet Collector CD 4480 (#21)
      Borderline Label shot Song sample Yea, Yea — The Kendall Sisters 8650 Bullet Collector CD 4480 (#17)
 5293  1958/Feb.
(Bb est.)
Josie, Lou Pertinent Label shot Song sample Why Did You Leave Me — Lou Josie And The Spinners 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 Label shot Someone Else Instead — Lou Josie And The Spinners 8655  
 5299  1959/Jan. 19
Bb pop rev.
Kents Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample I Found My Girl — The Kents 8745 Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#2)
      No rating Label shot With All My Heart And Soul — The Kents 8744  
 5309  1958/Aug. 4
Bb pop rev.
Reardon, Eddie Pertinent Label shot Song sample Nothin' Shakin' — Eddie Fontaine 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 Label shot Song sample Don't Ya Know — Eddie Fontaine 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 Label shot Billy, Billy, Billy — The Kendall Sisters 8807 Bullet Beaver LP 3302 (#11)
      No rating Label shot Let's Wait Till Tomorrow — The Kendall Sisters 8653  
 5311  1958/Sept. 22
Bb pop rev.
Hill, J.C. Borderline Label shot Song sample Solong -- Goodbye — J.C. Hill 8809 Bullet Chess LP 6025/6 (#26)
Bullet Rarin' LP 666A (#14)
      Non-pertinent Label shot Only True Love — J.C. Hill 8810  
 5312  1958/Sept. 22
Bb pop rev.
Josie, Lou Pertinent Label shot Song sample Breezin' Out — Lou Josie 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 Label shot Song sample Time's A Wastin' — Lou Josie 8965 Bullet Classics CD 730 (#17)
Bullet Juke Box Saturday Night LP 1001 (#2)
 5318  1958/Nov. 3
Bb pop rev.
Brothers Pertinent Label shot Song sample Lazy Susan — The Brothers 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 Label shot Song sample Deep Sleep — The Brothers U-9064  
 5327  1959/Feb. 16
Bb pop rev.
Bernard, Rod Borderline Label shot Song sample Pardon Mr. Gordon — Rod Bernard 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 Label shot Song sample This Should Go On Forever — Rod Bernard U-9222 Bullet Ace CD 850 (#17)
Bullet MCA (Japan) CD 22017 (#24)
 5329  1959/Mar. 16
Bb pop rev.
Brothers Pertinent Label shot Sioux City Sue — The Brothers 9232  
      Pertinent Label shot Deep Sleep — The Brothers 9064  
 5330  1959/Mar.
(Bb est.)
Diamond, Larry Pertinent Label shot Song sample True Love Come My Way — Larry Diamond 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 Label shot Bye Bye Doll — Larry Diamond 9233  
 5338  1959/June 1
Bb pop rev.
Bernard, Rod Non-pertinent Label shot You're On My Mind — Rod Bernard 9443  
      Non-pertinent Label shot My Life Is A Mystery — Rod Bernard 9442  
 5340  1959/July 20
Bb pop rev.
Robbins, Mel Pertinent Label shot Song sample Save It — Mel Robbins 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 Label shot Song sample To Know You — Mel Robbins 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 Label shot Song sample Little Girl, Little Girl — The Fairlanes 9941 Bullet Bear Family CD 16123 (#22)
Bullet Collector CD 4503 (#15)
Bullet Yeaah! CD 506 (#3)
      No rating Label shot Comin' After You — The Fairlanes 9940  
 5357  1960/Feb.
(Bb est.)
Fairlanes No rating Label shot Little Girl, Little Girl — The Fairlanes 9941  
      No rating Label shot If The World Don't End Tomorrow — The Fairlanes 9940  
 5375  1960/Nov. 7
Bb pop rev.
Fender, Freddie Pertinent Label shot You're Something Else For Me — Freddie Fender 10398  
      Borderline Label shot A Man Can Cry — Freddie Fender 10393  
 5386  1961/Mar.
(Bb est.)
Students No rating Label shot Every Day Of The Week — The Students U-4997  
      No rating Label shot I'm So Young — The Students U-4996  
 5400  1961/Oct. 9
Bb c&w rev.
Don & Bob Non-pertinent Label shot Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl — Don And Bob 11026  
      Non-pertinent Label shot I'm Lost — Don And Bob 11027  
 5435  1963/Mar. 16
Bb pop rev.
Woodard, Jerry No rating Label shot With A Feeling — Jerry Woodard And The Esquires U-12059  
      No rating Label shot Boat Of Love — Jerry Woodard And The Esquires U-12058 Bullet Classics CD 706 (#14)
 5516  1965/Oct.
(Bb est.)
Trashmen No rating Label shot Song sample Ubangi Stomp — The Trashmen 14110 Bullet Star-Shine LP 470313 (#5)
      No rating Label shot Bird "65" — The Trashmen 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


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