Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying

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.

Jack O’ Diamonds

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.”

jack diamonds charts june 59

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.

Shake A Hand

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.

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