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.
“Tomorrow Night” was the flip side of Joe Turner’s remake of his own “Honey Hush” on Atlantic 2044. It was issued in November 1959. The original (and superior) version of “Honey Hush” was from 1953.
August 1959, Atlantic 2035, Ruth Brown, “Papa Daddy” b/w “I Don’t Know.” Note that this was a Leiber-Stoller composition. Can you imagine the royalty checks those two guys got every day in their mailbox?
October 1959, Atlantic 2041, Lavern Baker, “Tiny Tim” b/w “For The Love Of You.”
Well, this is just a fantasy. But wouldn’t it be cool if this really existed?
“There You Go” b/w “You Went Back On Your Word” by Clyde McPhatter on Atlantic 2038 was released in September 1959.
From September 1959, here is the Drifters “Dance With Me” b/w (If You Cry) True Love, True Love” on Atlantic 2040. This was the follow up to “There Goes My Baby,” which was issued in April.