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Revised 21/8/14

KING
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1949-1975

Labels

No "High Fidelity"
No "High Fidelity"
"High Fidelity"
STEREO
15000 - 1949
500 - 1951
to
15225 - 1953
1470 - 1955
4449 - 1951
1471 - 1955
to
4834 - 1955
1502 - 1955
4835 - 1955
to
6238 - 1968
5209 - 1959
King Records was founded in 1943 by Sydney Nathan in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company also had the African American label, Queen Records and most notably Federal Records which launched the singing career of James Brown. 
In 1951, Nathan purchased De Luxe Records and later, in 1960, Bethlehem Records.
Nathan died on March 5, 1968. King Records was sold to Starday Records in October, 1968.
"High Fidelity"
"High Fidelity"
Thick lines
No perimeter print
6071 - 1967
Occasionally
6141 - 1967
Occasionally
6166 - 1967
Occasionally
6222 - 1968
to
6229 - 1968
Starday-King
Starday-King
Starday-King
Starday-King
6239 - 1969
to
6280 - 1969
Occasionally later
6240 - 1969
6281 - 1969
to
6315 - 1970
6319 - 1970
to
6385 - 1972
Mostly reissues
Starday-King
Starday-King
Starday-King
6347 - 1971
Occasionally
6389 - 1972
to
6422 - 1973
Mostly reissues
Old Gold Series
(15000 series)
Reissues
.
First Edition
Gusto Records
Gusto Records
Reissues
KG 509
Reissue from 1975
45 Oldies
KG 520
Reissue from 1975
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1949
to 
1953
1540 Brewster Ave., 
 Cincinnati 7
 Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 2
1953
to 
.
Cincinnati 7
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/left  
No 3
.
to 
.
Cincinnati 7
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 4
.
to
.
Cincinnati 7
. Ref 127  Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 5
.
to
.
Cincinnati 7
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 6
.
to
1958
Cincinnati 7
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 7
1958
to 
.
Cincinnati 7, Ohio
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 8
.
to 
.
Cincinnati 7, Ohio
 Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right
No 9
.
to 
1962
Cincinnati 7, Ohio
. Ref 127A  Curved top  Inside glued  
No 10
1962
to
.
Front
Back
   Cut straight - high top  Inside glued  
No 11
.
to
.
Front
Back
   Cut straight - high top  Inside glued  
No 12
.
to
.
Front
Back
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 13
.
to
.
Front
Back
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 14
.
to
1966
Front
Back
   Curved top  Inside glued   
No 15
1966
to
.
No address
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 16
.
to
1970
1540 Brewster Ave., 
 Cinn., Ohio
   Slightly curved top  Glued left/right  
No 17
1970
to
1970
 
1540 Brewster Ave., 
 Cincinnati,.Ohio 45207
   Cut straight   Glued left/right  
No 18
1970
to
1973
 
Starday-King Inc.
Box 8188, Nashville
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
Reissues
R 1
Reissues by 
Gusto Records
Gusto Record Co.Inc.,
220 Boscobel St.
Nashville, Tenn. 37213
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
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Thanks to Middle-Earth Records for scans in this section
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Thanks to Jim Ronat, Highland, Illinois for scans in this section
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Thanks to Dave Budlong, Portland, Oregon for info in this section
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Thanks to Rick Johnson, Cleveland, Ohio for scans in this section
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Thanks to Johan Alberda, Berlin, Germany for scans in this section
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Thanks to Bob Marek, Illinois for scans in this section
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Thanks to Jim Barnes - Top 40 Research - Australia  for scans in this section
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Thanks to Bill Eaton, Tulsa, Oklahoma  for scans in this section
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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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45 Discography for King Records from Global Dog Productions
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