Tuesday 18 May 2021

Checkmates - The Checkmates (1969)

You know, we feel like it's been a while since we let you down. So, commence disappointment! We couldn't really source much about The Checkmates - we're cribbing the band's membership from the back cover of their 1975 LP on Westmount Records, which proclaims, "(f)or years now THE CHECKMATES have been, and I'm sure will continue to be an important part of the entertainment scene in the Calgary area." The band doesn't play garage rock like the others we recently featured - their take on rock brings in a lot more country and skiffle. BUT there's a cover of the Chuck Berry classic "Memphis, Tennessee" (misattributed and titled as Lonnie Mack's "Memphis")., so we're pretty okay with this.

Get dancing here!

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