Archive for March 16th, 2007

16th March
written by Matt The Cat

The Checkers formed at the end of 1951, when Charlie White and Bill Brown left The Dominoes. Get it! They left the Dominoes and formed THE CHECKERS. Yeah well, they picked up a few other guys and they were off recording for King Records. After 3 years together and no hits, they called it quits. But what they left behind is a treasure trove of 1950s rhythm and blues. Get the story behind the Checkers and some of their greatest recordings on this week’s HARLEM.

Harlem Airs on The 50s on 5:
Monday 3/19 @ 1pm EST
Tuesday 3/20 @ 9pm PST – Midnight EST
Friday 3/23 @ 6pm EST
Sunday 3/25 @ 11am EST