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PRELUDE: 1947 And The Birth Of Rock ‘n’ Roll

1947

ROY BROWN: Good Rocking Tonight  (7) (DeLuxe 1093; September, 1947)
ROY BROWN: Lolly Pop Mama (4) (DeLuxe 1093; September, 1947)
GENE PHILLIPS & HIS RHYTHM ACES: Big Legs (4) (Modern 20-527; September, 1947)
COUSIN JOE (WITH SAM PRICE): Boxcar Shorty (And Peter Blue) (8) (Decca 48045; September, 1947)
WYNONIE HARRIS: Big City Blues (2) (Aladdin 196; September, 1947)
ALBENNIE JONES: The Rain Is Falling (9) (Decca 48048; September, 1947)
ALBENNIE JONES: Papa Tree Top Blues (8) (Decca 48048; September, 1947)
TINY BRADSHAW: Take The Hands Off The Clock (6) (Savoy 655; October, 1947)
THE RAVENS: Write Me A Letter (8) (National 9038; October, 1947)
THE RAVENS: Summertime (5) (National 9038; October, 1947)
AMOS MILBURN: Blues At Sundown (6) (Aladdin 201; October, 1947)
AMOS MILBURN: My Love Is Limited (7) (Aladdin 201; October, 1947)
ROY BROWN: Special Lesson No. 1 (3) (DeLuxe 3098; October, 1947)
ROY BROWN: Woman’s A Wonderful Thing (3) (DeLuxe 3098; October, 1947)
THE TRENIER TWINS: Hey Sister Lucy (3) (Mercury 8058; October, 1947)
PAUL WILLIAMS: Hastings Street Bounce (5) (Savoy 659; October, 1947)
PAUL WILLIAMS: Way Late (4) (Savoy 659; October, 1947)
SMILEY LEWIS: Here Comes Smiley (7) (DeLuxe 1099; October, 1947)
SMILEY LEWIS: Turn On Your Volume, Baby (6) (DeLuxe 1099; October, 1947)
JIMMY LIGGINS: I Can’t Stop It (7) (Specialty 520; November, 1947)
JIMMY LIGGINS: Troubles Goodbye (6) (Specialty 520; November, 1947)
JUMP JACKSON: Hey Pretty Mama (3) (Aristocrat 402; November, 1947)
EARL BOSTIC: 845 Stomp (7) (Gotham 154; November, 1947)
EARL BOSTIC: Earl’s Rumboogie (6) (Gotham 154; November, 1947)
DAVE BARTHOLOMEW: She’s Got Great Big Eyes (3) (DeLuxe 1104; November, 1947)
TOM ARCHIA: Fishin’ Pole (5) (Aristocrat 601; November, 1947)
TOM ARCHIA: Mean And Evil Baby (5) (Aristocrat 601; November, 1947)
ANNIE LAURIE: I Still Love You (5) (DeLuxe 1006; November, 1947)
AMOS MILBURN: Sad And Blue (6) (Aladdin 202; November, 1947)
ROY BROWN: Roy Brown Boogie (6) (DeLuxe 3107; November, 1947)
TODD RHODES: Blues For The Red Boy (8) (Sensation 6; November, 1947)
TODD RHODES: Sportree’s Jump (6) (Sensation 6; November, 1947)
IVORY JOE HUNTER: Don’t Be No Fool, Fool (3) (King Records 4183; December, 1947)
IVORY JOE HUNTER: San Francisco Blues (4) (King Records 4183; December, 1947)
CLARENCE SAMUELS: Lollypop Mama (5) (Aristocrat 1001; December, 1947)
CLARENCE SAMUELS: Boogie Woogie Blues (3) (Aristocrat 1001; December, 1947)
THE RAVENS: Searching For Love (2) (National 9039; December 1947)
PAUL WILLIAMS: Thirty-Five Thirty (5) (Savoy 661; December, 1947)
PAUL WILLIAMS: Come With Me Baby (6) (Savoy 661; December, 1948)
ANDREW TIBBS: Union Man Blues (7) (Aristocrat 1101; December, 1947)
ANDREW TIBBS: Bilbo Is Dead (6) (Aristocrat 1101; December, 1947)
COUSIN JOE: Sadie Brown (6) (Decca 48061; December, 1947)
COUSIN JOE: Evolution Blues (5) (Decca 48061; December, 1947)
DAVE BARTHOLOMEW: Dave’s Boogie Woogie (2) (DeLuxe 1115; December, 1947)
JOE LUTCHER: Shuffle Woogie (3) (Capitol Americana 40071; December, 1947)
CROWN PRINCE WATERFORD: Move Your Hand, Baby (7) (Capitol Americana 40074; December, 1947)
CROWN PRINCE WATERFORD: Weeping Willow Blues (2) (Capitol Americana 40074; December, 1947)
PAUL GAYTEN: Peter Blue And Jasper Too (6) (DeLuxe 1118; December, 1947)
PAUL GAYTEN: In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down (6) (DeLuxe 1118; December, 1947)
THE SCAMPS: Solitude (2) (Modern 20-550; December, 1947)
PERCY MAYFIELD: Jack, You Ain’t Nowhere (6) Gru-V-Tone 101; December, 1947*)
EDDIE CHAMBLEE: Last Call (4) (Miracle 119; December, 1947)
ROY BROWN: Mighty Mighty Man (6) (DeLuxe 1128; December, 1947)
ROY BROWN: Miss Fanny Brown (7) (DeLuxe 1128; December, 1947)
 
WE INTERRUPT THIS BROADCAST TO BRING YOU: The 1948 Recording Ban

 
1948

AMOS MILBURN: Bye Bye Boogie (8) (Aladdin 206; January, 1948)
WYNONIE HARRIS: Wynonie’s Boogie (3) (King 4202; January, 1948)
WYNONIE HARRIS: Rose, Get Your Clothes (3) (King 4202; January, 1948)
THE RAVENS: Be I Bumblebee Or Not (8) (National 9040; January, 1948)
ALBENNIE JONES: Give It Up Daddy Blues (6) (Decca 48069; January, 1948)
ALBENNIE JONES: I Have A Way Of Lovin’ (4) (Decca 48069; January, 1948)
EARL BOSTIC: Hot Sauce! – Boss (6) (Gotham 155; January, 1948)
ANNIE LAURIE: One Sweet Letter From You (5) (DeLuxe 1131; January, 1948)
WILD BILL MOORE: Swingin’ For Pappy (4) (Savoy 662; January, 1948)
WILD BILL MOORE: Bubbles (3) (Savoy 662; January, 1948)
PAUL GAYTEN: Hey Little Girl (6) (DeLuxe 1138; January, 1948)
THE TRENIER TWINS: Ooh, Look-A There Ain’t She Pretty (2) (Mercury 8071; January, 1948)
LITTLE WILLIE JACKSON: Jackson’s Boogie (4) (Modern 20-566; January, 1948)
JIMMY LIGGINS: Cadillac Boogie (9) (Specialty 521; January, 1948)
WYNONIE HARRIS: Hard Ridin’ Mama (5) (Aladdin 208; February, 1948)
WYNONIE HARRIS: You Got To Get Yourself A Job, Girl (6) (Aladdin 208; February, 1948)
BIG MAYBELLE (as MABEL SMITH): Sad And Disappointed Jill (5) (King 4207; February, 1948)
BIG MAYBELLE (as MABEL SMITH): Bad Dream Blues (3) (King 4207; February, 1948)
IVORY JOE HUNTER: Come On Let Your Hair Down (4) (King 4208; February, 1948)
TINY GRIMES: Boogie Woogie Barbecue (5) (Atlantic 854; February, 1948)
TOM ARCHIA: Ice Man Blues (4) (Aristocrat 602; February, 1948)
TOM ARCHIA: Cherry (3) (Aristocrat 602; February, 1948)
PAUL WILLIAMS: Bouncing With Benson (3) (Savoy 664; February, 1948)
PAUL WILLIAMS: Boogie Ride (4) (Savoy 664; February, 1948)
ANDREW TIBBS: Drinking Ink Splink (3) (Aristocrat 1102; February, 1948)
ANDREW TIBBS: Toothless Woman Blues (3) (Aristocrat 1102; February, 1948)
DOC POMUS: My Good Pott (2) (Savoy 5545; February, 1948)
DOC POMUS: Doc’s Boogie (4) (Savoy 5545; February, 1948)
WYNONIE HARRIS: Good Rockin’ Tonight ★ 10 ★ (King 4210; February, 1948)
WYNONIE HARRIS: Good Morning, Mr. Blues (3) (King 4210; February, 1948)
THE RAVENS: Together (3) (National 9042; February, 1948)
JOE MORRIS: Lowe Groovin’ (5) (Atlantic 855; March, 1948)
ROY BROWN: ‘Long About Midnight (8) (DeLuxe 1154; March, 1948)
ROY BROWN: Whose Hat Is That? (3) (DeLuxe 1154; March, 1948)
JOE LUTCHER: No Name Boogie (3) (Capitol Americana 40101; March, 1948)
JIMMY “BABYFACE” LEWIS: Grandma And Grandpa (6) (Savoy 5547; March, 1948)
CROWN PRINCE WATERFORD: Coal Black Baby (4) (Capitol Americana 40103; March, 1948)
CROWN PRINCE WATERFORD: Crown Prince Blues (4) (Capitol Americana 40103; March, 1948)
SONNY THOMPSON: Long Gone (Part I & Part II) (8) (Miracle 126; March, 1948)
TOM ARCHIA: If I Feel Like This Tomorrow (2) (Aristocrat 802; March, 1948)
JIMMY LIGGINS: Move Out Baby (5) (Specialty 525; March, 1948)
JOE SWIFT: Chicken Leg Chick (3) (Exclusive 264; March, 1948)
JOE SWIFT: Don’t Trust A Woman Blues (3) (Exclusive 264; March, 1948)
FORREST SYKES: Tonky Boogie (7) (Aristocrat 1401; March, 1948)
THE VELVETONES: Roberta, Get Out Of That Bed (1) (Super Disc 1055; April, 1948)
PAUL WILLIAMS: The Twister (8) (Savoy 665; April, 1948)
JOE MORRIS: Boogie Woogie Joe (7) (Manor 1128; April, 1948)
WYNONIE HARRIS: Love Is Like Rain (3) (King 4217; April, 1948)
WYNONIE HARRIS: Your Money Don’t Mean A Thing (1) (King 4217; April, 1948)
THE FOUR BLUES: It Takes A Long Tall Brown Skin Gal (5) (Apollo 398; April, 1948)
EARL BOSTIC: Temptation (8) (Gotham 160; April, 1948)
BIG JOE TURNER: That’s What Really Hurts (a/k/a That’s When It Really Hurts) (4) (National 4017; April, 1948)
THE FOUR TUNES: Confess (3) (Manor 1131; April, 1948)
IVORY JOE HUNTER: Pretty Mama Blues (7) (Pacific 637; Re-issued as 4-Star 1254; April, 1948)
TINY GRIMES: That Old Black Magic (3) (Atlantic 858; April, 1948)
AMOS MILBURN: I Still Love You (7) (Aladdin 211; May, 1948)
AMOS MILBURN: Pool Playing Blues (5) (Aladdin 211; May, 1948)
PERCY MAYFIELD: Two Years Of Torture (7) (Gru-V-Tone 102; sometime in 1948)
IVORY JOE HUNTER: Siesta With Sonny (4) (King 4220; May, 1948)
ANDREW TIBBS: I Feel Like Crying (8) (Aristocrat 1103; May, 1948)
WYNONIE HARRIS: Lollipop Mama (6) (King 4226; May, 1948)
WYNONIE HARRIS: Blow Your Brains Out (5) (King 4226; May, 1948)
BIG MAYBELLE (as MABEL SMITH): Too Tight Mama (4) (King 4227; May, 1948)
THE RAVENS: Send For Me If You Need Me (5) (National 9045; June, 1948)
THE RAVENS: Until The Real Thing Comes Along (6) (National 9045; June, 1948)
JOE LUTCHER: The Traffic Song (3) (Specialty 304; June, 1948)
PAUL GAYTEN: Stop (7) (DeLuxe 1176; June, 1948)
PAUL GAYTEN: Sally Lou (5) (DeLuxe 1176; June, 1948)
EARL BOSTIC: Bostic’s Boogie Blues (5) (Gotham 161; June, 1948)
CECIL GANT: Hogan’s Alley (4) (King 4231; June, 1948)
ANNIE LAURIE: Voodoo Man (3) (DeLuxe 3173; June, 1948)
ANNIE LAURIE: Wondering Blues (8) (DeLuxe 3173; June, 1948)
COUSIN JOE: Come Down Baby (4) (Signature 1013; June, 1948)
IVORY JOE HUNTER: What Did You Do To Me (4) (King 4232; June, 1948)
WILD BILL MOORE: We’re Gonna Rock (8) (Savoy 666; June, 1948)
THE TRENIER TWINS: Convertible Cadillac (2) (Mercury 8089; July, 1948)
BIG JIM WYNN: Fat Meat (2) (Specialty 312; July, 1948)
CROWN PRINCE WATERFORD: Strange Woman’s Boogie (3) (Capitol 40132; July, 1948)
CROWN PRINCE WATERFORD: L.A. Blues (4) (Capitol 40132; July, 1948)
THE RAVENS: Once In Awhile (4) (National 9053; July, 1948)
PAUL GAYTEN: Women These Days (6) (DeLuxe 3177; July, 1948)
PAUL GAYTEN: Back Trackin’ (4) (DeLuxe 3177; July, 1948)
THE ORIOLES: It’s Too Soon To Know (9) (It’s A Natural 5000/Jubilee 5000; July, 1948)
THE ORIOLES: Barbra Lee (3) (It’s A Natural 5000/Jubilee 5000; July, 1948)
TODD RHODES: Toddlin’ Boogie (6) (Sensation 4/Vitacoustic 1004; January, 1948 / King 4238; July, 1948)
PAUL WILLIAMS: Waxie Maxie (6) (Savoy 670; August, 1948)
PAUL WILLIAMS: Spider Sent Me (5) (Savoy 670; August, 1948)
JOE MORRIS: The Spider (7) (Atlantic 859; August, 1948)
SONNY THOMPSON: Late Freight (6) (Miracle 128; August, 1948)
SONNY THOMPSON: Sonny’s Return (3) (Miracle 128; August, 1948)
HAL SINGER: Cornbread (8) (Savoy 671; August, 1948)
THE DIXIEAIRES: Go Long (7) (Gotham 163; September, 1948)
MANHATTAN PAUL (BASCOMB): Rock And Roll (8) (Manor 1137; September, 1948)
ROY BROWN: Miss Fanny Brown Returns (1) (DeLuxe 3189; September, 1948)
THE RAVENS: It’s Too Soon To Know (3) (National 9056; September, 1948)
THE RAVENS: Be On Your Merry Way (7) (National 9056; September, 1948)
BIG JOE TURNER: Mardi Gras Boogie (3) (MGM 10274; September, 1948)
JOE SWIFT: That’s Your Last Boogie (8) (Exclusive 51X; September, 1948)
JOE SWIFT: What’s Your Name (6) (Exclusive 51X; September, 1948)
LITTLE WILLIE LITTLEFIELD: Little Willie’s Boogie (7) (Eddie’s Records 1202; September, 1948)
LITTLE WILLIE LITTLEFIELD: My Best Wishes (4) (Eddie’s Records 1202; September, 1948)
WYNONIE HARRIS: Bite Again, Bite Again (4) (King 4252; October, 1948)
AMOS MILBURN: Chicken Shack Boogie ★ 10 ★ (Aladdin 3014; October, 1948)
AMOS MILBURN: It Took A Long, Long Time (7) (Aladdin 3014; October, 1948)
CECIL GANT: Cecil’s Jam Session (4) (Bullet 289; October, 1948)
TINY GRIMES: Midnight Special (7) (Atlantic 865; October, 1948)
TINY GRIMES: Annie Laurie (5) (Atlantic 865; October, 1948)
ANNIE LAURIE: Lonely Blues (3) (DeLuxe 3192; October, 1948)
BIG JOE TURNER: Low Down Dog (7) (Aladdin 3013; October, 1948)
ANDREW TIBBS: Same Old Story (6) (Aristocrat 1104; October, 1948)
ANDREW TIBBS: Going Down Fast (7) (Aristocrat 1104; October, 1948)
FRANK CULLEY: Ready For Action (5) (Continental 5070/Lenox 513; October, 1948)
FRANK CULLEY: The Pig Is Diggin’ (5) (Continental 5070/Lenox 513; October, 1948)
JOE MORRIS: The Applejack (4) (Atlantic 866; October, 1948)
ROY BROWN: Rainy Weather Blues (7) (DeLuxe 3198; November, 1948)
ROY BROWN: ‘Fore Day In The Morning (6) (DeLuxe 3198; November, 1948)
CROWN PRINCE WATERFORD: Leaping Boogie (5) (Capitol 40137; November, 1948)
CROWN PRINCE WATERFORD: P.I. Blues (4) (Capitol 40137; November, 1948)
BIG JIM WYNN: Blow Wynn Blow (5) (Supreme 1509; November, 1948)
BIG JIM WYNN: J.W. Bop (3) (Supreme 1509; November, 1948)
TODD RHODES: Walkie Talkie (3) (Sensation 9/King 4252; November, 1948)
CHUBBY NEWSOM: Hip Shakin’ Mama (9) (DeLuxe 3199; November, 1948)
CHUBBY NEWSOM: Chubby’s Confession (5) (DeLuxe 3199; November, 1948)
BIG JOHN GREER: Rockin’ With Big John (3) (Sittin’ In With 510; November, 1948)
IVORY JOE HUNTER: I Like It (3) (King 4255; November, 1948)
THE RAVENS: White Christmas (7) (National 9062; November, 1948)
THE RAVENS: Silent Night (8) (National 9062; November, 1948)
JIMMY PRESTON: Messin’ With Preston (5) (Gotham 166; November, 1948)
JOE SWIFT: Lovin’ Baby Blues (6) (Exclusive 64X; November, 1948)
THE ORIOLES: (It’s Gonna Be A) Lonely Christmas (8) (Jubilee 5001; November, 1948)
THE ORIOLES: To Be To You (3) (Jubilee 5001; November, 1948)
THE DIXIEAIRES: Things Got Tough Again (4) (Gotham 167; November, 1948)
BIG JOE TURNER: Messin’ Around (4) (MGM 10321; November, 1948)
BIG JOE TURNER: So Many Women Blues (3) (MGM 10321; November, 1948)
JIMMY LIGGINS: Homecoming Blues (5) (Specialty 319; December, 1948)
JIMMY LIGGINS: Careful Love (4) (Specialty 319; December, 1948)
PAUL WILLIAMS: Walkin’ Around (3) (Savoy 680; December, 1948)
THE FOUR TUNES: I’m Gonna Ride Tillie Tonight (6) (Manor 1154; December, 1948)
ANDREW TIBBS: In A Traveling Mood (9) (Aristocrat 1105; December, 1948)
TINA DIXON: Walk That Walk, Daddy-O (4) (King 4257; December, 1948)
TINA DIXON: Parrot Bar Boogie (5) (King 4257; December, 1948)
COUSIN JOE: Boxcar Shorty’s Confession (5) (Decca 48091; December, 1948)
COUSIN JOE: Beggin’ Woman (4) (Decca 48091; December, 1948)
BIG JIM WYNN: Cold Blooded Boogie (5) (Modern 20-634; December, 1948)
EARL BOSTIC: Disc Jockey’s Nightmare (3) (Gotham 168/King 4266; December, 1948)
THE X-RAYS: I’ll Always Be In Love With You (6) (Savoy 681; December, 1948)
THE X-RAYS: Teddy’s Dream (4) (Savoy 681; December, 1948)
THE RAY-O-VACS: I’ll Always Be In Love With You (7) (Coleman 100; December, 1948)
THE RAY-O-VACS: Groovin’ Low (2) (Coleman 100; December, 1948)
BIG JOE TURNER: I Don’t Dig It (9) (Excelsior 533; December, 1948)
MANHATTAN PAUL (BASCOMB): Hard Ridin’ Mama (5) (Atlantic 868; December, 1948)
EDDIE GORMAN: Don’t Worry ‘Bout Nothin’ (4) (DeLuxe 3200; December, 1948)
BIG JAY McNEELY: Wild Wig (7) (Savoy 682; December, 1948)
AMOS MILBURN: Bewildered ★ 10 ★ (Aladdin 3018; December, 1948)
AMOS MILBURN: A&M Blues (6) (Aladdin 3018; December, 1948)
BIG JOE TURNER: Wine-O-Baby Boogie (3) (Down Beat 152; December, 1948)
JOHNNY OTIS: Barrelhouse Stomp (8) (Excelsior 536; December, 1948)
JOHNNY OTIS: Happy New Year Baby (7) (Excelsior 536; December, 1948)
 
 

1949

PAUL WILLIAMS: The Hucklebuck (7) (Savoy 683; January, 1949)
PAUL WILLIAMS: Hoppin’ John (4) (Savoy 683; January, 1949)
CHUBBY NEWSOM: Back Bitin’ Woman (7) (DeLuxe 3204; January, 1949)
CHUBBY NEWSOM: Bedroom Blues (7) (DeLuxe 3204; January, 1949)
LITTLE WILLIE LITTLEFIELD: Boogie Woogie Playgirl (5) (Eddie’s Records 1212; January, 1949)
THE RAVENS: Always (5) (National 9064; January, 1949)
THE RAVENS: Rooster (5) (National 9064; January, 1949)
BIG JOE TURNER: Baby, Won’t You Marry Me (3) (Down Beat 154; January, 1949)
EDGAR HAYES & HIS STARDUSTERS: Fat Meat ‘N’ Greens (6) (Exclusive 78X; January, 1949)
ALBENNIE JONES: Love Is Such A Mystery (6) (Decca 48095; January, 1949)
ALBENNIE JONES: Hey Little Boy (6) (Decca 48095; January, 1949)
JOE SWIFT: Crazy ‘Bout Your Cookin’ (3) (Exclusive 80X; January, 1949)
JOE SWIFT: Right Now Baby (5) (Exclusive 80X; January, 1949)
BIG JAY MCNEELY: The Deacon’s Hop ★ 10 ★ (Savoy 685; January, 1949)
BIG MAYBELLE (as MABEL SMITH): Little Miss Muffet (3) (King 4271; January, 1949)
TINY GRIMES: Hot In Harlem (7) (Atlantic 869; January, 1949)
TINY GRIMES: Nightmare Blues (2) (Atlantic 869; January, 1949)
JIMMY PRESTON: Numbers Blues (6) (Gotham 170; January, 1949)
JOHNNY OTIS: Midnight In The Barrelhouse (9) (Excelsior 536 reissue; January, 1949)
THE ORIOLES: Dare To Dream (3) (Jubilee 5001 reissue; January, 1949)
JIMMY “BABY FACE” LEWIS: I’m Wise To You Baby (7) (Manor 1164; January, 1949)
IVORY JOE HUNTER: In Time (5) (King 4275; February, 1949)
JOE MORRIS: Weasel Walk (6) (Atlantic 870; February, 1949)
DEE WILLIAMS: Bongo Blues (8) (Savoy 684; February, 1949)
DEE WILLIAMS: Dee’s Boogie (5) (Savoy 684; February, 1949)
THE RAVENS: Leave My Gal Alone (6) (National 9065; February, 1949)
SONNY THOMPSON: Blues On Rhumba (3) (Miracle 131; February, 1949)
SONNY THOMPSON: Blue Dreams (3) (Miracle 131; February, 1949)
WYNONIE HARRIS: Grandma Plays The Numbers (6) (King 4276; February, 1949)
WYNONIE HARRIS: I Feel That Old Age Coming On (8) (King 4276; February, 1949)
THE ORIOLES: Please Give My Heart A Break (4) (Jubilee 5002; February, 1949)
THE ORIOLES: It Seems So Long Ago (2) (Jubilee 5002; February, 1949)
EDDIE GORMAN: Telephone Blues (9) (DeLuxe 3209; February, 1949)
EDDIE GORMAN: Beef Ball Baby (2) (DeLuxe 3209; February, 1949)
PETE JOHNSON: Skid Row Boogie (6) (Down Beat 168; February, 1949)
PETE JOHNSON: Half Tight Boogie (2) (Down Beat 168; February, 1949)
PAUL GAYTEN: Gayten’s Nightmare (3) (DeLuxe 3210; February, 1949)
HAL SINGER: Beef Stew (5) (Savoy 686; February, 1949)
HAL SINGER: One For Willie (4) (Savoy 686; February, 1949)
JOHNNY OTIS: Alimony Boogie (4) (Excelsior 537; February, 1949)
JOHNNY OTIS: Hog Jaws (4) (Excelsior 537; February, 1949)
ANNIE LAURIE: Annie’s Blues (7) (DeLuxe 3211; February, 1949)
EARL BOSTIC: Blip Boogie (7) (King 4277; February, 1949)
STICK McGHEE: Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (9) (Atlantic 873; March, 1949)
JIMMY LIGGINS: Lookin’ For My Baby (5) (Specialty 332; March, 1949)
THE FIVE SCAMPS: Chicken Shack Boogie (6) (Columbia 30157; March, 1949)
THE FIVE SCAMPS: Red Hot (9) (Columbia 30158; March, 1949)
L. C. WILLIAMS (CONNEY’S COMBO): I Don’t Want Your Baby (5) (Freedom 1501; March, 1949)
TODD RHODES: Pot Likker (7) (Sensation 15/King 4287; March, 1949)
TODD RHODES: Red Boy At The Mardi Gras (4) (Sensation 15/King 4287; March, 1949)
JOE SWIFT: Alligator Meat (3) (Exclusive 85X; March, 1949)
FRANK CULLEY: Cole Slaw (7) (Atlantic 874; March, 1949)
ROY BROWN: Rockin’ At Midnight (9) (DeLuxe 3212; March, 1949)
ROY BROWN: Judgment Day Blues (6) (DeLuxe 3212; March, 1949)
SMILIN’ SMOKEY LYNN (DON JOHNSON & HIS BAND): State Street Boogie (8) (Specialty 323; March, 1949)
DON JOHNSON & HIS BAND: Jackson’s Blues (4) (Specialty 323; March, 1949)
LITTLE WILLIE LITTLEFIELD: Littlefield Boogie (6) (Freedom 1502; March, 1949)
BIG JAY McNEELY: Blow Big Jay (8) (Exclusive 90X; March, 1949)
JIMMY PRESTON: Hucklebuck Daddy (8) (Gotham 175; March, 1949)
JIMMY PRESTON: Sugar Baby (3) (Gotham 175; March, 1949)
WILD BILL MOORE: South Parkway Hop (4) (Savoy 690; March, 1949)
ALBENNIE JONES: Hole In The Wall ★ 10 ★ (Decca 48100; March, 1949)
ALBENNIE JONES: Song Man (3) (Decca 48100; March, 1949)
EDDIE “SUGARMAN” PENIGAR (ft. LAVERN BAKER): I Wonder Baby (3) (RCA 20-0016; March, 1949)
THE RAY-O-VACS: Happy Am I (4) (Coleman 105; April, 1949)
THE RAY-O-VACS: Why Did You Break My Heart (2) (Coleman 105; April, 1949)
AMOS MILBURN: Jitterbug Parade (a/k/a – Jitterbug Fashion Parade) (6) (Aladdin 3023; April, 1949)
AMOS MILBURN: Hold Me Baby (7) (Aladdin 3023; April, 1949)
T. J. FOWLER: Red Hot Blues (8) (National 9072; April, 1949)
T. J. FOWLER: Harmony Grits (5) (National 9072; April, 1949)
JOE LUTCHER: Rock-Ola (5) (Modern 20-661; April, 1949)
JOE LUTCHER: Pasadena Rumboogie (4) (Modern 20-661; April, 1949)
BIG JOE TURNER: I Don’t Dig It (version 2) (3) (MGM 10397; April, 1949)
THE ORIOLES: Tell Me So (9) (Jubilee 5005; April, 1949)
THE ORIOLES: Deacon Jones (8) (Jubilee 5005; April, 1949)
CECIL GANT: Screwy Boogie (2) (Bullet 299; April, 1949)
CHUBBY NEWSOM: New Orleans Lover Man (6) (DeLuxe 3213; April, 1949)
CHUBBY NEWSOM: Close To Train Time (7) (DeLuxe 3213; April, 1949)
HAL SINGER: Happy Days (3) (Savoy 697; April, 1949)
PAUL GAYTEN: Creole Gal (5) (DeLuxe 3215; April, 1949)
GOREE CARTER: Rock Awhile ★ 10 ★ (Freedom 1506; April, 1949)
GOREE CARTER: Back Home Blues (6) (Freedom 1506; April, 1949)
JOHNNY OTIS (ft. THE FOUR BLUEBIRDS): My Baby Done Told Me (6) (Excelsior 540; April, 1949)
JOHNNY OTIS: Court Room Blues (6) (Excelsior 540; April, 1949)
DAVE BARTHOLOMEW: Girt Town (5) (DeLuxe 3217; April, 1949)
EDDIE CHAMBLEE: Back Street (5) (Miracle 133; April, 1949)
EDDIE CHAMBLEE: Lazy Mood (3) (Miracle 133; April, 1949)
SMILIN’ SMOKEY LYNN (ft. LARRY COSTELLO): Run, Mr. Rabbit, Run (4) (Specialty 327; April, 1949)
SMILIN’ SMOKEY LYNN: Lonesome Lover Blues (3) (Specialty 327; April, 1949)
ERLINE “ROCK AND ROLL” HARRIS: Rock And Roll Blues (7) (DeLuxe 3220; April, 1949)
BIG JOHN GREER: Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (4) (RCA 22-023/RCA 50-0007; May, 1949)
BIG JOHN GREER: Long Tall Gal (2) (RCA 22-023/RCA 50-0007; May, 1949)
IVORY JOE HUNTER: Waiting in Vain (7) (King 4291; May, 1949)
IVORY JOE HUNTER: That’s The Gal For Me (6) (King 4291; May, 1949)
THE FOUR TUNES: Careless Love (7) (RCA 22-0024; May, 1949)
FLOYD DIXON: That’ll Get It (5) (Modern 20-664; May, 1949)
WYNONIE HARRIS: Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (6) (King 4292; May, 1949)
WYNONIE HARRIS: She Just Won’t Sell No More (6) (King 4292; May, 1949)
TINY WEBB: Billboard Special (7) (Modern 20-666; May, 1949)
BIG JAY McNEELY: Road House Boogie (8) (Exclusive 96X; May, 1949)
BIG JAY McNEELY: Willie The Cool Cat (6) (Exclusive 96X; May, 1949)
EDDIE “SUGARMAN” PENIGAR (ft. LAVERN BAKER): Easy Baby (3) (RCA 22-0036/RCA 50-0020; May, 1949)
LONNIE LYONS: Flychick Bounce (8) (Freedom 1507; May, 1949)
LONNIE LYONS: Far Away Blues (3) (Freedom 1507; May, 1949)
THE RAVENS: Ricky’s Blues (6) (National 9073; May, 1949)
JOE LUTCHER: Mardi Gras (6) (Modern 20-672; May, 1949)
T. J. FOWLER: T.J. Boogie (3) (National 9075; May, 1949)
THE ROBINS: You Sure Look Good To Me (6) (Score 4010; May, 1949)
THE ROBINS: Around About Midnight (6) (Score 4010; May, 1949)
WILD BILL MOORE: Rock And Roll (7) (Modern 20-674; May, 1949)
JOE THOMAS: Backstage At The Apollo (6) (King 4296; June, 1949)
FREDDIE MITCHELL: Slider (2) (Derby 711; June, 1949)
FREDDIE MITCHELL: The Derby (4) (Derby 711; June, 1949)
L. C. WILLIAMS (CONNEY’S COMBO): That’s Alright (4) (Freedom 1510; June, 1949)
CLIFFORD BLIVENS: Achin’ Heart Boogie (7) (Exclusive 105X; June, 1949)
CLIFFORD BLIVENS: Unhappy Woman Blues (4) (Exclusive 105X; June, 1949)
PANAMA FRANCIS: Stompin’ With Panama (3) (Gotham 178; June, 1949)
CHRIS POWELL & THE FIVE BLUE FLAMES: Hot Dog (3) (Columbia 30162; June, 1949)
CHRIS POWELL & HIS FIVE BLUE FLAMES: Last Saturday Night (3) (Columbia 30162; June, 1949)
BIG JAY McNEELY: California Hop (4) (Savoy 698; June, 1949)
BIG JAY McNEELY: Sunday Dinner (6) (Savoy 698; June, 1949)
DOC POMUS: Kiss My Wrist (2) (Derby 712; June, 1949)
JIMMY PRESTON: Hold Me, Baby (7) (Gotham 180; June, 1949)
JIMMY PRESTON: Home Cookin’ (4) (Gotham 180; June, 1949)
EDGAR HAYES & HIS STARDUSTERS: Edgar’s Boogie (8) (Exclusive 106X; June, 1949)
EDGAR HAYES & HIS STARDUSTERS: Sunday Mornin’ Blues (6) (Exclusive 106X; June, 1949)
BIG JIM WYNN: Goofin’ Off (3) (Supreme 1522; June, 1949)
AMOS MILBURN: In The Middle Of The Night (7) (Aladdin 3026; June, 1949)
AMOS MILBURN: Pot Luck Boogie (5) (Aladdin 3026; June, 1949)
THE GREAT GATES: Late After Hours (6) (Selective 103; June, 1949)
TODD RHODES / JOE THOMAS: Page Boy Shuffle (7) (Sensation 16 / King 4299; June 1949)
GOREE CARTER: I’ll Send You (7) (Freedom 1511; June, 1949)
EARL BOSTIC: From Midnight To Dawn (3) (King 4302; June, 1949)
EARL BOSTIC: Earl’s Blues (6) (King 4302; June, 1949)
DAVE BARTHOLOMEW: Country Boy (8) (DeLuxe 3223; June, 1949)
DAVE BARTHOLOMEW: Mr. Fool (3) (DeLuxe 3223; June, 1949)
PAUL WILLIAMS: House Rocker (4) (Savoy 702; June, 1949)
PAUL WILLIAMS: He Knows How To Hucklebuck (7) (Savoy 702; June, 1949)
JOHNNY OTIS: The Jelly Roll (4) (Excelsior 541; June, 1949)
JOHNNY OTIS: Pay Day Blues (3) (Excelsior 541; June, 1949)
THE FIVE SCAMPS: Fine Like Wine (5) (Columbia 30163; June, 1949)
ROY BROWN: Riding High (6) (DeLuxe 3226; June, 1949)
ROY BROWN: Please Don’t Go (Come Back Baby) (3) (DeLuxe 3226; June, 1949)
EDDIE WILLIAMS & HIS BROWN BUDDIES: Houston Jump (5) (Supreme 1528; June, 1949)
EDDIE WILLIAMS & HIS BROWN BUDDIES: Blues In Cuba (6) (Supreme 1528; June, 1949)
LONNIE LYONS: Neat And Sweet (6) (Freedom 1512; June, 1949)
THE ROBINS: Don’t Like The Way You’re Doing (5) (Aladdin 3031; June, 1949)
THE ROBINS: Come Back Baby (5) (Aladdin 3031; June, 1949)
JOE MORRIS: Beans And Cornbread (7) (Atlantic 878; June, 1949)
BIG JAY McNEELY: Hoppin’ With Hunter (5) (Exclusive 108X; June, 1949)
BIG JAY McNEELY: Tondalayo (8) (Exclusive 108X; June, 1949)

WE INTERRUPT THIS BROADCAST TO BRING YOU: The Advent Of The Rhythm & Blues Charts

JESSE THOMAS: Let’s Have Some Fun (7) (Freedom 1513; July, 1949)
THE ORIOLES: I Challenge Your Kiss (6) (Jubilee 5008; July, 1949)
FREDDIE MITCHELL: Doby’s Boogie (5) (Derby 713; July, 1949)
FREDDIE MITCHELL: Hog Head (3) (Derby 713; July, 1949)
ANDREW TIBBS: He’s Got Her And Gone (8) (Aristocrat 1106; July, 1949)
ANDREW TIBBS: In Every Man’s Life (5) (Aristocrat 1106; July, 1949)
SONNY THOMPSON: Still Gone (Part 3 & 4) (7) (Miracle 139; July, 1949)
BIG JOE TURNER: Married Woman Blues (4) (MGM 10492; July, 1949)
BIG JOE TURNER: Boogie Woogie Baby (3) (MGM 10492; July, 1949)
J. B. SUMMERS: Stranger In Town (7) (Gotham 186; July, 1949)
EDDIE WOODLAND: Jumpin’ With Pio (5) (Gotham 186; July, 1949)
PAUL GAYTEN: Dr. Daddy-O (Backtrackin’) (7) (Regal 3230; July, 1949)
EDGAR HAYES & HIS STARDUSTERS: Blues At Dawn (6) (Exclusive 110X; July, 1949)
GOREE CARTER: Hoy Hoy (7) (Freedom 1516; July, 1949)
GOREE CARTER: I Just Thought Of You (4) (Freedom 1516; July, 1949)
LITTLE WILLIE LITTLEFIELD: It’s Midnight (No Place To Go) (9) (Modern 20-686; July, 1949)
LITTLE WILLIE LITTLEFIELD: Midnight Whistle (3) (Modern 20-686; July, 1949)
ERLINE “ROCK & ROLL” HARRIS: Jump And Shout (9) (Regal 3233; July, 1949)
THE RAY-O-VACS: I’m The Baby Now (5) (Coleman 112; July, 1949)
THE RAY-O-VACS: Hot Dog (1) (Coleman 112; July, 1949)
BOBBY NUNN: I Got A Country Gal (5) (Blue 105; July, 1949)
THE FIVE SCAMPS: Good Lover Blues (5) (Columbia 30168; July, 1949)
THE FIVE SCAMPS: The Fishing Song (6) (Columbia 30168; July, 1949)
RUTH BROWN: So Long (7) (Atlantic 879; July, 1949)
THE RAVENS: Careless Love (6) (National 9085; July, 1949)
WILD BILL MOORE: Primavera (3) (Modern 20-687; July, 1949)
WILD BILL MOORE: Double Bubble (2) (Modern 20-687; July, 1949)
DOLES DICKENS: Rock And Roll (5) (Decca 48110; July, 1949)
WYNONIE HARRIS: All She Wants To Do Is Rock (8) (King 4304; August, 1949)
WYNONIE HARRIS: I Want My Fanny Brown (7) (King 4304; August, 1949)
EARL JACKSON: Woman Don’t Want A Good Man No More (5) (Supreme 1532; August, 1949)
AMOS MILBURN: Roomin’ House Boogie (7) (Aladdin 3032; August, 1949)
AMOS MILBURN: Empty Arms Blues (6) (Aladdin 3032; August, 1949)
L. C. WILLIAMS: Shout Baby Shout (8) (Freedom 1517; August, 1949)
THE ORIOLES: A Kiss And A Rose (8) (Jubilee 5009; August, 1949)
THE ORIOLES: It’s A Cold Summer (2) (Jubilee 5009; August, 1949)
FRANK CULLEY: Floorshow (7) (Atlantic 880; August, 1949)
BILLY WRIGHT: You Satisfy (9) (Savoy 710; August, 1949)
BILLY WRIGHT: Blues For My Baby (6) (Savoy 710; August, 1949)
IVORY JOE HUNTER: Landlord Blues (3) (King 4306; August, 1949)
IVORY JOE HUNTER: Guess Who (7) (King 4306; August, 1949)
JIMMY PRESTON: Rock The Joint (9) (Gotham 188; August, 1949)
JIMMY PRESTON: Drinking Woman (4) (Gotham 188; August, 1949)
CHARLIE SINGLETON: Keep Cool (8) (Apollo 794; August, 1949)
CHARLIE SINGLETON: Later For You (3) (Apollo 794; August, 1949)
J. B. SUMMERS: Back Door Mama (5) (Gotham 190; August, 1949)
PAUL WILLIAMS: Pop-Corn (7) (Savoy 711; August, 1949)
PAUL WILLIAMS: Free Dice (4) (Savoy 711; August, 1949)
CLIFFORD BLIVENS: Hobo Boogie (3) (Exclusive 114X; August, 1949)
GOREE CARTER: She’s Just Old Fashioned (9) (Freedom 1518; August, 1949)
GOREE CARTER: Is It True (3) (Freedom 1518; August, 1949)
EDDIE WILLIAMS & HIS BROWN BUDDIES: Red Head ‘N’ Cadillac (8) (Supreme 1535; August, 1949)
EDDIE WILLIAMS & HIS BROWN BUDDIES: Broken Hearted (3) (Supreme 1535; August, 1949)
BIG JOHN GREER: Hey Bruz (3) (Sittin’ In With 518; August, 1949)
LONNIE LYONS: Down In The Groovy (8) (Freedom 1519; August, 1949)
LONNIE LYONS: Helpless (2) (Freedom 1519; August, 1949)
MR. GOOGLE EYES: Young Boy (7) (Coleman 118; August, 1949)
MR. GOOGLE EYES: Poppa Stoppa’s Be Bop Blues (4) (Coleman 118; August, 1949)
EDDIE WOODLAND: Snap Case (5) (Gotham 194; August, 1949)
THE RAVENS: Someday (4) (National 9089; September, 1949)
THE RAVENS: If You Didn’t Mean It (6) (National 9089; September, 1949)
JIMMY “BABY FACE” LEWIS: Every Sunday Before Monday (4) (Manor 1197; September, 1949)
JIMMY “BABY FACE” LEWIS: Bulging Eyes (4) (Manor 1197; September, 1949)
TUFF GREEN: Let’s Go To The Liquor Store (3) (Bullet 312; September, 1949)
BIG JAY McNEELY: K&H Boogie (6) (Exclusive 122X; September, 1949)
BIG JAY McNEELY (ft. CLIFFORD BLIVENS): Junie Flip (6) (Exclusive 122X; September, 1949)
BUDDY BANKS: Happy Home Blues (5) (Specialty 336; September, 1949)
CROWN PRINCE WATERFORD: You Turned Your Back On Me (5) (King 4310; September, 1949)
CROWN PRINCE WATERFORD: Pow Wow Boogie (2) (King 4310; September, 1949)
HARRY CRAFTON: Roly Poly Mama (7) (Gotham 196; September, 1949)
IVORY JOE HUNTER: All States Boogie (5) (King 4314; September, 1949)
IVORY JOE HUNTER: Jealous Heart (6) (King 4314; September, 1949)
JAMES VON STREETER & HIS WIG POPPERS: Landslide (8) (Scoop 9000 / Coral 65015; September, 1949)
PERCY MAYFIELD: Two Years Of Torture (7) (Supreme 1543; September, 1949)
PERCY MAYFIELD: Half Awoke (7) (Supreme 1543; September, 1949)
TEDDY BUNN: Irritatin’ Blues (6) (Selective 105; September, 1949)
TEDDY BUNN: One A.M. Blues (3) (Selective 105; September, 1949)
PAUL GAYTEN: Fishtail (2) (Regal 3234; September, 1949)
TINY GRIMES: Drivin’ & Jivin’ (8) (Gotham 198; September, 1949)
TINY GRIMES: Things Ain’t What They Used To Be (7) (Gotham 198; September, 1949)
THE DOZIER BOYS: Big Time Baby (4) (Aristocrat 3002; September, 1949)
ANNIE LAURIE: Cuttin’ Out (5) (Regal 3235; September, 1949)
ANNIE LAURIE: My Rough And Ready Man (5) (Regal 3235; September, 1949)
SONNY THOMPSON: Dreaming Again (3) (Miracle 146; October, 1949)
SONNY THOMPSON: Backyard Affair (2) (Miracle 146; October, 1949)
JIMMY LIGGINS: Nite Life Boogie (7) (Specialty 339; October, 1949)
JIMMY LIGGINS: Don’t Put Me Down (6) (Specialty 339; October, 1949)
THE ORIOLES: Forgive and Forget (8) (Jubilee 5016; October, 1949)
THE ORIOLES: So Much (3) (Jubilee 5016; October, 1949)
JOE LUTCHER: Foothill Drive (7) (Modern 20-708; October, 1949)
BIG JAY McNEELY: Cherry Smash (6) (Savoy 713; October, 1949)