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.
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.
“Back In The U.S.A.” by Chuck Berry on Chess 1729 was issued in June 1959, and was a minor Top 40 hit for Berry. The “B” side was “Memphis, Tennessee.” I once was a proud owner of this 78.
From July 1959 here’s “Our Anniversary” b/w “I’m Your Slave” by the Fiestas on Old Town 1069.
“Sugaree” backed with “Rain Down Tears” by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters on King 5215 was issued in June 1959. As far as I can tell there were no King 78s released into 1960, although there was at least one Federal 78.
The Coasters’ “Along Came Jones” b/w “That Is Rock and Roll” (Atco 6141) was on the Top 40 chart in June 1959.
“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?
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.