Slim Saunders

Sylvester “Slim” Saunders Jr. was a New Orleans vocalist whose recording of “Lets Have some fun” was recorded in New Orleans and leased to Chess for national distribution in 1954. I have not been able to discover any biographical information for this artist: can anyone help, please?

The Happy Return

The Happy Return were a 1960s rock group from St. Louis, Missouri who made a small number of records, one of which was issued on Cadet in 1969. Ot is not known if they were named after the novel of the same name by C. S. Forrester. The line up of the group was Steve Noack , Tom Noack, Jim Cunningham, Jimmy Albright and Rick Carrell. The Cadet single was produced by Norman Petty (of Buddy Holly fame) at his Clovis, New Mexico studio.

The Galaxies


Harry Deal and The Galaxies, 1960 | Harry Deal | tc469

Harry Deal and the Galaxies are understood to be a rock and roll band formed in Taylorsville, North Carolina, United States, in 1959, and who are still performing. Most of the members of the group are understood to be members of the Deal family.

Sonny Day & The Versatiles

Checker recording group Sonny Day and The Versatiles were understood to have been Kripp Johnson and Chuck Jackson (of The Del-Vikings),Don Jackson, Eddie Everette and Davis Fatawlsky (Sonny Day). The group was assembled by entrepreneur Joe Averbach in 1958, but the recording was not successful. White Doo Wop Collector notes that Fatawlsky continued to record until the mid 1960s.

Roger Daltrey


Roger Daltrey | Manchester Evening News | tc458

English singer and actor Roger Harry Daltrey, CBE was born on 1 March 1944 and first came to prominence as vocalist with The Who. He has enjoyed a successful career of more than 50 years and is one of the most prominent rock musicians in the world.

In 2015 a recording by Roger Daltrey and Wilco Johnson was released by Universal on their Chess “brand” which was the first new product to be released anywhere on the Chess label for almost forty years.