King Records

Former Location –
Hank Ballard recorded the original “Twist” here and every song James Brown recorded from 1956 to 1971 was recorded here as well.

Many other vocal groups recorded for King including The Dominoes, The 5 Royales, The Swallows, The Platters, The 5 Royales and The Charms. Among the songs recorded here were “Think” and “Dedicated To The One I Love.”

Notable Recordings Made At King Records:

The Platters by The Platters
Jumpin by Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
Prisoner Of Love by James Brown
Excitement “Mr. Dynamite” by James Brown
Freddy King Goes Surfin’ by Freddie King
Wooly Bully by Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs

King Records
1540 Brewster Ave
Cincinnati OH 45207