Ruth “Miss Rhythm” Brown’s “Jack O’ Diamonds” was on the pop chart in June 1959. Released on Atlantic 2026, the flip side was “I Can’t Hear A Word You Say.”
Well, that’s it. That’s all of the mid-1959 to mid-1960 78s I have for now. If more late 78s are unearthed in the future, or if anyone has any more to contribute, I will try to add them in the future. I never could find a picture of Bo Diddley’s “Crawdad” on 78, so if anyone has an image of that, or anything else good, please send it in. Thanks for viewing.
From July 1959 here is Little Walter’s “Everything Gonna Be Alright” backed with “Back Track” on Checker 930. Again here is Checker trying to use up their different styles of labels at the end of 78 production.
James Brown and the Famous Flames’ “Got To Cry” b/w “It Was You” was issued on Federal 12364 in October 1959.
From July 1959 here’s “Our Anniversary” b/w “I’m Your Slave” by the Fiestas on Old Town 1069.
In July 1959 Cobra records released their issue no. 5032, “All Your Love” backed with “My Baby’s A Good’un” by Otis Rush. “All Your Love,” which features a spine-tingling guitar solo, is not the same “All Your Love” that was on the same Cobra label two years before.
September 1959, Excello 2166, “Late Late In The Evening” b/w “I Love You I Need You” by Lazy Lester.
“Sugaree” backed with “Rain Down Tears” by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters on King 5215 was issued in June 1959. As far as I can tell there were no King 78s released into 1960, although there was at least one Federal 78.