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.