Crawdad

A reader contributed these images for us to enjoy.  It’s an April 1960 issue on Checker 951 titled “Crawdad” backed with “Walkin’ and Talkin'” by the great Bo Diddley.  I’m not used to seeing the font used on Bo Diddley’s name on Checker.

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.

All Nite Long

In September 1959 “All Nite Long Part 1” b/w “All Nite Long Part 2” by Robert Parker was released on Ron 327.  In the October 5, 1959 issue of Billboard magazine the platter was reviewed as, “Driving blues is handed a solid reading here by the band, with Part II featuring some wry comments from a member of the band.  This could appeal to the blues market as well as the pop.”  Note the two Ron label variations shown below.

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