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Argo (Ill.)

Chicago, Ill.  [source: an original label)

A subsidiary of Chess.


 Records 1-191 of 191

Number Date Artist Image Title & Credits Matrix Comps
Argo (Ill.)     [unissued]1960
 
Fender, FreddieNo rating Louisiana Blues — Freddie Fender   Bullet GRT LP 8005 (#3)
Bullet Krazy Kat LP 7437 (#9)
Argo (Ill.)  5272  [78]1957/July 1
Bb r&b rev.
Allen, DeanLabel shot
No rating Rock Me To Sleep — Dean Allen 8486  
     Label shot
No rating Ooh-Ooh Baby, Baby — Dean Allen 8487  
Argo (Ill.)  5272  [45]1957/July 1
Bb r&b rev.
Allen, DeanLabel shot
No rating Rock Me To Sleep — Dean Allen 8486  
     Label shot
No rating Ooh-Ooh Baby, Baby — Dean Allen 8487 Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#22)
Argo (Ill.)  5276  [78]1957/Aug. 5
Bb r&b rev.
RavensLabel shot
No rating That'll Be The Day — The Ravens 8537  
     Label shot
No rating Dear One — The Ravens 8536  
Argo (Ill.)  5276  [45]1957/Aug. 5
Bb r&b rev.
RavensLabel shot
No rating That'll Be The Day — The Ravens
(from 45)
8537  
     Label shot
No rating Dear One — The Ravens 8536  
Argo (Ill.)  5278  [45]1957/Sept. 23
Bb pop rev.
Kendall SistersLabel shot
Pertinent Don't Bother Me — The Kendall Sisters
(from 45)
8545 Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#47)
     Label shot
Borderline I'm Available — The Kendall Sisters 8546  
Argo (Ill.)  5279  [45]1957/Oct. 7
Bb pop rev.
Glasser, DickLabel shot
Pertinent Crazy Love — Dick Glasser
(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)
     Label shot
Pertinent Love Me — Dick Glasser 8523  
Argo (Ill.)  5280  [45]1957/Oct. 14
Bb pop rev.
Stanley, RayLabel shot
Pertinent I Can't Wait — Ray Stanley
(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)
     Label shot
Pertinent Over A Coke — Ray Stanley
(from 45)
8532 Bullet GVC CD 2003 (#30)
Argo (Ill.)  5281  [78]1957/Oct. 14
Bb c&w rev.
Silva-TonesLabel shot
No rating Roses Are Blooming — The Silva-Tones 8550  
     Label shot
No rating That's All I Want From You — The Silva-Tones 8549  
Argo (Ill.)  5281  [45]1957/Oct. 14
Bb c&w rev.
Silva-TonesLabel shot
Pertinent Roses Are Blooming — The Silva-Tones
(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)
     Label shot
Non-pertinent That's All I Want From You — The Silva-Tones
(from 45)
8549  
Argo (Ill.)  5281  [45]1957/Oct. or later
(Bb est.)
Silva-TonesLabel shot
Pertinent Roses Are Blooming — The Silva-Tones 8550  
     Label shot
Non-pertinent Chi-Wa-Wa (That's All I Want From You) — The Silva-Tones 8549  
Argo (Ill.)  5283  [45]1957/Dec. 2
Bb pop rev.
Glasser, DickLabel shot
Borderline 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)
     Label shot
Borderline 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)
Argo (Ill.)  5288  [45]1958/Jan.
(Bb est.)
Glasser, DickLabel shot
No rating Baby Bye Bye — Dickie And The Gee's 8609 Bullet Collectors Gold CD 100211 (#9)
Bullet Rebel LP 1002 (#10)
     Label shot
No rating Foolish Tears — Dickie And The Gee's 8610 Bullet [no label name] CD [dg&dl] (#26)
Argo (Ill.)  5291  [45]1958/Feb. 17
Bb pop rev.
Kendall SistersLabel shot
Pertinent Won't You Be My Baby — The Kendall Sisters
(from Collector CD 4480)
8651 Bullet Collector CD 4480 (#21)
     Label shot
Borderline Yea, Yea — The Kendall Sisters
(from Collector CD 4480)
8650 Bullet Collector CD 4480 (#17)
Argo (Ill.)  5293  [45]1958/Feb.
(Bb est.)
Josie, LouLabel shot
Pertinent Why Did You Leave Me — Lou Josie And The Spinners
(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)
     Label shot
Borderline Someone Else Instead — Lou Josie And The Spinners 8655  
Argo (Ill.)  5299  [45]1959/Jan. 19
Bb pop rev.
KentsLabel shot
Non-pertinent I Found My Girl — The Kents
(from Peter van Wilsem CD 2)
8745 Bullet Big Tone CD 6007 (#2)
     Label shot
No rating With All My Heart And Soul — The Kents 8744  
Argo (Ill.)  5309  [78]1958/Aug. 4
Bb pop rev.
Reardon, EddieLabel shot
No rating Nothin' Shakin' — Eddie Fontaine U-8747  
     Label shot
No rating Don't Ya Know — Eddie Fontaine U-8747  
Argo (Ill.)  5309  [45]1958/Aug. 4
Bb pop rev.
Reardon, EddieLabel shot
Pertinent Nothin' Shakin' — Eddie Fontaine
(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)
     Label shot
Pertinent Don't Ya Know — Eddie Fontaine
(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)
Argo (Ill.)  5310  [45]1958/Sept. 22
Bb pop rev.
Kendall SistersLabel shot
Pertinent Billy, Billy, Billy — The Kendall Sisters 8807 Bullet Beaver LP 3302 (#11)
     Label shot
No rating Let's Wait Till Tomorrow — The Kendall Sisters 8653  
Argo (Ill.)  5311  [45]1958/Sept. 22
Bb pop rev.
Hill, J.C.Label shot
Borderline Solong -- Goodbye — J.C. Hill
(from 45)
8809 Bullet Chess LP 6025/6 (#26)
Bullet Rarin' LP 666A (#14)
     Label shot
Non-pertinent Only True Love — J.C. Hill 8810  
Argo (Ill.)  5312  [45]1958/Sept. 22
Bb pop rev.
Josie, LouLabel shot
Pertinent Breezin' Out — Lou Josie
(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)
     Label shot
Pertinent Time's A Wastin' — Lou Josie
(from Classics CD 730)
8965 Bullet Classics CD 730 (#17)
Bullet Juke Box Saturday Night LP 1001 (#2)
Argo (Ill.)  5318  [45]1958/Nov. 3
Bb pop rev.
BrothersLabel shot
Pertinent Lazy Susan — The Brothers
(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)
     Label shot
Pertinent Deep Sleep — The Brothers
(from 45)
U-9064  
Argo (Ill.)  5327  [45]1959/Feb. 16
Bb pop rev.
Bernard, RodLabel shot
Borderline Pardon Mr. Gordon — Rod Bernard
(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)
     Label shot
Non-pertinent This Should Go On Forever — Rod Bernard
(from 45)
U-9222 Bullet Ace CD 850 (#17)
Bullet MCA (Japan) CD 22017 (#24)
Argo (Ill.)  5329  [45]1959/Mar. 16
Bb pop rev.
BrothersLabel shot
Pertinent Sioux City Sue — The Brothers 9232  
     Label shot
Pertinent Deep Sleep — The Brothers 9064  
Argo (Ill.)  5330  [45]1959/Mar.
(Bb est.)
Diamond, LarryLabel shot
Pertinent True Love Come My Way — Larry Diamond
(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)
     Label shot
Borderline Bye Bye Doll — Larry Diamond 9233  
Argo (Ill.)  5338  [45]1959/June 1
Bb pop rev.
Bernard, RodLabel shot
Non-pertinent You're On My Mind — Rod Bernard 9443  
     Label shot
Non-pertinent My Life Is A Mystery — Rod Bernard 9442  
Argo (Ill.)  5340  [45]1959/July 20
Bb pop rev.
Robbins, MelLabel shot
Pertinent Save It — Mel Robbins
(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)
     Label shot
Pertinent To Know You — Mel Robbins
(from 45)
9455 Bullet Lesley CD 4 (#26)
Argo (Ill.)  5345  [45]1959/Sept.
(Bb est.)
Simmons, GeneNo 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)
Argo (Ill.)  5357  [45]1960/Feb.
(Bb est.)
FairlanesLabel shot
No rating Little Girl, Little Girl — The Fairlanes 9941  
     Label shot
No rating If The World Don't End Tomorrow — The Fairlanes 9940  
Argo (Ill.)  5357  [45]1960/Feb. 1
Bb pop rev.
FairlanesLabel shot
Borderline Little Girl, Little Girl — The Fairlanes
(from Bear Family CD 16123)
9941 Bullet Bear Family CD 16123 (#22)
Bullet Collector CD 4503 (#15)
Bullet Yeaah! CD 506 (#3)
     Label shot
No rating Comin' After You — The Fairlanes 9940  
Argo (Ill.)  5375  [45]1960/Nov. 7
Bb pop rev.
Fender, FreddieLabel shot
Pertinent You're Something Else For Me — Freddie Fender 10398  
     Label shot
Borderline A Man Can Cry — Freddie Fender 10393  
Argo (Ill.)  5386  [45]1961/Mar.
(Bb est.)
StudentsLabel shot
No rating Every Day Of The Week — The Students U-4997  
     Label shot
No rating I'm So Young — The Students U-4996  
Argo (Ill.)  5400  [45]1961/Oct. 9
Bb c&w rev.
Don & BobLabel shot
Non-pertinent Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl — Don And Bob 11026  
     Label shot
Non-pertinent I'm Lost — Don And Bob 11027  
Argo (Ill.)  5435  [45]1963/Mar. 16
Bb pop rev.
Woodard, JerryLabel shot
No rating With A Feeling — Jerry Woodard And The Esquires U-12059  
     Label shot
No rating Boat Of Love — Jerry Woodard And The Esquires U-12058 Bullet Classics CD 706 (#14)
Argo (Ill.)  5516  [45]1965/Oct.
(Bb est.)
TrashmenLabel shot
No rating Ubangi Stomp — The Trashmen
(from 45)
14110 Bullet Star-Shine LP 470313 (#5)
     Label shot
No rating Bird "65" — The Trashmen 14111 Bullet Mr. Manicotti LP 328 (#2)

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