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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

EASTSIDE BANDS - THE ROYAL CHESSMEN



Band Members:

David Luna (vocals)
Joe Luna (drums)
Gilbert Zabala (lead guitar)
John Albert (rhythm guitar)
Raul Davalina (bass guitar)

The Royal Chessmen hailed from El Monte, California and in 1966 recorded the Eastside classic "Beggin' You"

"Beggin You" was intended to be the B-Side of the record with "You Must Believe Me" as the A-Side.
The songs were recorded and released on the Custom Fidelity label, a private press company that produced records on contract for artists. The band literally sold the records out of the trunks of their cars which makes them very rare and collectable in today's market.

You Must Believe Me"/"Beggin' You" (Custom Fidelity CF-742, 1966)






You May Listen To The Royal Chessmen "You Must Believe Me" Here:










You May Listen To The Royal Chessmen "Beggin' You" Here:






Because of it's popularity "Beggin You" has been successfully bootlegged on the Riot label (Riot R-001-A)



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The Custom Fidelity 45RPM is currently on my want list.





              The Royal Chessmen at Nick's Taste Of Texas, West Covina


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