Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 11/13/04 - 11/19/04)


"House With No Windows"/"Don't Stop Dan"
by The Checkers
on King 4710
released in 1954


Above Left: King Records ad from May 1954.

Above Right: Photo of The Checkers. (Top) Bill Brown (bass), (Bottom L-R) Joe "Buddy" ? (baritone), Charlie White (tenor), John Carnegie (tenor). Brown and White were previously with The Dominoes. On the record featured here, the group was Bill Brown, Little David Baughan (lead tenor), Joe "Buddy" ?, and Irwin "Teddy" Williams.

Click HERE to view an article about The Checkers by Marv Goldberg.



Above Left: Photo of Little David Baughan, the lead tenor on "House...". Baughan, who could sound very much like Clyde McPhatter, had been with The Drifters for their initial session in 1953 and then returned to The Drifters in 1955.

Above Right: Label for King 4710 released in August 1954. The flip, "Don't Stop Dan" is an answer to "Sixty Minute Man" with Bill Brown reprising his role of "Lovin' Dan".

Listen to this week's selections: [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

A) Click on an option below to listen to The Checkers using Streaming RealAudio.

"House With No Windows" - King 4710 - 1954
"Don't Stop Dan" - King 4710 - 1954
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

B) Click on an option below to listen to The Checkers using Downloading RealAudio.

"House With No Windows" - King 4710 - 1954 (file size=368KB)
"Don't Stop Dan" - King 4710 - 1954 (file size=444KB)


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