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.
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.
“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? “This Magic Moment” by the Drifters from January 1960.
“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.
Ray Charles took an old Hank Snow country song named “I’m Moving On” and reworked it into an R&B rocker with this October 1959 release on Atlantic 2043. The “B” side was the brooding, moody “I Believe To My Soul.” No wonder he was called “The Genius.”
Atlantic 2048 – Lavern Baker’s “Shake a Hand” backed with “Manana” was released in either December 1959 or January 1960 (sources disagree) and was likely Atlantic Record’s final 78 issue. Atlantic 2050 was “This Magic Moment” by the Drifters. Wouldn’t that have been amazing to see on a 78? Maybe one of them is floating around out there somewhere.