Allen Story – Why Oh Why – Check Mate


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“Check Mate” was a subsidiary of the Chicago based “Chess label”. When the “Anna” label was bought by Berry Gordy in April 1961, Gwen Gordy and Billy Davis continued to sell Anna’s master tapes to Chess. Check-Mate was started to release Detroit area artists, and a number of Anna masters were released on Check-Mate during 1961 and 1962. Allen Story A.K.A. Shadee Hasan had this track released in 1962 and released a solo album in the late 1970’s as “Shadee”.