Bell 120 was a budget version of Jan and Dean’s “Baby Talk.” I wondered if “Tom & Jerry” was a pseudonym for Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel before they became famous under their own name. The reason is that Bell issued a song called “Hey Schoolgirl” by Tom & Jerry in 1958 that really was S&G. But, while “Baby Talk” from the next year is also credited to Tom & Jerry, the actual identities of the singers are unknown. Such was the world of budget record labels.
Note that this release, which was issued in August 1959, came with a picture sleeve. The flip side was a cover of Lloyd Price’s “I’m Gonna Get Married” by Ronnie Lawrence.
From the Album “The Genius of Ray Charles”, Atlantic 2047 was “Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying” b/w “Let The Good Times Roll”, released in December 1959. I have “The Genius” album in stereo. But there were no stereo 78s. Both of these songs were recorded by Louis Jordan in the 1940s. This was the next-to-last known Atlantic 78.
In June 1959 Argo records released their issue #5338 – You’re On My Mind b/w My Life is a Mystery by “swamp pop” artist Rod Bernard. This was the follow up to his early 1959 hit “This Should Go On Forever.”
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. 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.
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.