R & B Hits 1948-1958

   

Top R & B Hits of 1948
1. Tomorrow Night - Lonnie Johnson
2. King Size Papa - Julia Lee & her Boyfriends
3.  I Love You, Yes I Do - Bull Moose Jackson & his Buffalo Bearcats
4. Good Rockin´ Tonight - Wynonie Harris
5. Fine Brown Frame – Nellie Lutcher   
                                                    6. It´s Too Soon To Know - The Orioles
7. Corn Bread - Hal Singer Sextette
8. Blues After Hours - Pee Wee Crayton
9. Long Gone, pts 1 & 2 – Sonny Thompson with The Sharps and Flats
10. Call It Stormy Monday But Tuesday Is Just As Bad - T-Bone Walker and His Guitar
11. Ol´ Man River – The Ravens
12. I Can´t Be Satisfied / I Feel Like Going Home - Muddy Waters
13. Midnight In The Barrelhouse / Barrelhouse Stomp - Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
14.
Alimony Boogie - Johnny Otis & His Orchestra (feat. Cathy Cooper)

Top R & B Hits of 1949
1. The Huckle-Buck - Paul Williams & his "Hucklebuckers"
2. Trouble Blues - Charles Brown Trio
3. Saturday Night Fish Fry - Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five
4. Tell Me So - The Orioles
5. Ain´t Nobody´s Business, pts 1 & 2 - Jimmy Witherspoon
6. Chicken-Shack Boogie - Amos Milburn
7. Drinkin´ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee - "Stick" McGhee & his Buddies
9. Baby Get Lost - Dinah Washington
10. Boogie Chillen´ / Sally May - John Lee Hooker & his Guitar
11. Rockin´ At Midnight - Roy Brown with his Mighty-Mighty Men
12. D' Natural Blues - Lucky Millinder & his Orchestra
13. Confession Blues - Maxin Trio (w. Ray Charles)
14. Hobo Blues / Hoogie Boogie - John Lee Hooker and his Guitar
15. T-Bone Shuffle - T-Bone Walker
16. So Long - Ruth Brown
17. T.J. Boogie - T.J. Fowler
18. Miss Fanny Brown - Roy Brown
19. Blue And Lonesome - Memphis Slim
20.
Boogie Guitar – Johnny Otis ( feat. Pete "Guitar" Lewis) (issued on LP ´70s)

Top Rhythm & Blues Singles Of 1950

1. PINK CHAMPAGNE - Joe Liggins (Specialty)
2. DOUBLE CROSSING BLUES Johnny Otis, Little Esther, The Robins (Savoy)
3. I NEED YOU SO - Ivory Joe Hunter (MGM)
4. HARD LUCK BLUES - Roy Brown (DeLuxe)
5, CUPID BOOGlE - Little Esther, Johnny Otis, Mel Walker (Savoy)
6, I ALMOST LOST MY MIND - Ivory Joe Hunter (MGM)
7. WELL, OH, WELL - Tiny Bradahaw (King)
8. BLUE LIGHT BOOGIE - Louis Jordan (Decca)
9. FOR YOU MY LOVE - Larry Darnell (Regal)
10. MISTRUSTIN' BLUES - Johnny Otis, Little Esther (Savoy)
11. EVERYDAY I HAVE THE BLUES - Lowell Fulson (Swingtime)
12. BLUE SHADOWS - Lowell Fulson (Swingtime)
13. ANYTIME, ANYPLACE, ANYWHERE - Joe Morris (Atlantic)
14. WHY DO THINGS HAPPEN TO ME'? - Roy Hawkins (Modern)
15. MONA LISA - King Cole Trio (Capitol)
16. I WANNA BE LOVED - Dinah Washinton (Mercury)
17. PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE - Percy Mayfield (Specialty)
15. I LOVE MY BABY - Larry Darnell (Regal)
19. SATURDAY NIGHT FISH FRY - Louis Jordan (Decca)
20. CRY, CRY, CRY - Ed Wiley (Sittin' In)
21. TEARDROPS FROM MY EYES - Ruth Brown (Atlantic)
22. LOVE DON'T LOVE NOBODY- Roy Brown (DeLuxe)
23. THE FAT MAN - Fats Domino (Imperial)
24. MY BABY'S GONE - Charles Brown (Aladdin)
25. INFORMATION BLUES Roy Milton (Specialty)
26. I'M YOURS TO KEEP - Herb Fisher (Modern)
27. IT ISN'T FAIR - Dinah Washington (Mercury)
28. I'LL GET ALONG SOMEHOW - Larry Darnell (Regal)
29. BAD, BAD WHISKEY - Amos Milburn (Aladdin)
30. DECEIVIN' BLUES - Johnny Otis, Little Esther, Mel Walker (Savoy)
Top Rhythm & Blues Singles Of 1951
1. SIXTY MINUTE MAN - Dominoes (Federal)
2. BLACK NIGHT - Charles Brown (Aladdin)
3. TEARDROPS FROM MY EYES - Ruth Brown (Atlantic)
4. CHAINS OF LOVE - Joe Turner (Atlantic)
5. DON'T YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU - Clovers (Atlantic)
6. PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE - Percy Mayfield (Specialty)
7. I'M WAITING JUST FOR YOU - Lucky Millinder (King)
8. GLORY OF LOVE - Five Keys (Aladdin)
9. ROCKET 88 - Jackie Brenston (Chess)
10. ROCKIN' BLUES - Johnny Otis, Mel Walker (Savoy)
11. BAD, BAD WHISKEY - Amos Milburm (Aladdin)
12. FOOL, FOOL, FOOL - Clovers (Atlantic)
13. LOST LOVE - Percy Mayfield (Specialty)
14. I'M IN THE MOOD - John Lee Hooker (Modern)
15. I GOT LOADED - "Peppermint" Harris (Aladdin)
16. ANYTIME, ANYPLACE, ANYWHERE - Joe Morris (Atlantic)
17. TOO YOUNG - Nat (King) Cole (Capitol)
18. RED'S BOGGlE - Piano Red (Victor)
19. SEVEN LONG DAYS - Charles Brown (Aladdin)
20. DO SOMETHING FOR ME - Dominoes (Federal)
21. DON'T TAKE YOUR LOVE FROM ME - Joe Morris (Atlantic)
22. I APOLOGIZE - Billy Eckstine (MGM)
23. TEND TO YOUR BUSINESS - James Wayne (Specialty)
24. SMOOTH SAILING - Ella Fitagerald (Dacce)
25. I WILL WAIT - Pour Buddies (Savoy)
26. BECAUSE OF YOU - Tab Smith (United)
27. GEE, BABY - Johnny Otis & Mel Walker (Savoy)
28. "T" 99 BLUES - Jimmie Nelson (RPM)
29. BABY, LET ME HOLD YOUR HAND - Ray Charles (Swingtine)
30. FLAMINGO - Earl Bestic (King)
Top Rhythm & Blues Singles Of 1952
1. LAWDY, MISS CLAWDY - Lloyd Price (Specialty)
2. HAVE MERCY, BABY - Dominoes (Federal)
3. 5-10-15 HOURS - Ruth Brown (Atlantic)
4. GOIN' HOME - Pats Domino (Imperial)
5. NIGHT TRAIN - Jimmy Forrest (United)
6. MY SONG - Johnny Ace (Duke)
7. ONE MINT JULEP - Clovers (Atlantic)
5. TING A LING - Clovers (Atlantic)
9. 3 O' CLOCK BLUES - B. B. King (RPM)
10. JUKE - Little Walter (Checker)
11. NO MORE DOGGIN' - Roscoe Gordon (RPM)
12. YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU - A. B. King (RPM)
13. MARY JO - Four Blazers (Atlantic)
14. BOOTED - Roscoe Gordon (Chess/RPM)
15. FIVE LONG YEARS - Eddie Boyd (Job)
16. HEAVENLY FATHER - Edna McGriff (Jubilee)
17. CALL OPERATOR 210 - Floyd Dixon (Aladdin)
18. FLAMINGO - Earl Bostic (King)
19. CRY - Johnnie Ray (Okeh)
20. MOODY MOOD FOR LOVE - King Pleasure (Prestige)
21. MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT - Clovers (Atlantic)
22. BEST WISHES - Roy Milton (Specialty)
23. I'LL DROWN IN MY TEARS - Sonny Thompson (King)
24. WHEEL OF FORTUNE - Sunny Gale (Derby)
25. DADDY, DADDY - Ruth Brown (Atlantic)
26. SO TIRED - Roy Milton (Specialty)
27. EASY, EASY, BABY - Varetta Dillard (Savoy)
28. I'M GONNA PLAY THE HONKY TONKS - Marie Adams (Peacock)
29. THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE DOING To ME - Dominoes (Federal)
30. FOOL, FOOL, FOOL - Clovers (Atlantic)
Top Rhythm & Blues Singles Of 1953
1. (MAMA) HE TREATS YOUR DAUGHTER MEAN - Ruth Brown (Atlantic)
2. SHAKE A HAND - Faye Adams (Herald)
3. HOUND DOG - Willie Mae Thornton (Peacock)
4. CRYING IN THE CHAPEL - Orioles (Jubilee)
5. THE CLOCK - Johnny Ace (Duke)
5. I DON'T KNOW - Willie Mabon (Chess)
7. G00D LOVIN' - Clover. (Atlantic)
8. BABY, DON'T DO IT - Five Royales (Apollo)
9. HELP ME, SOMEBODY - Five Royales (Apollo)
10. PLEASE LOVE ME - B. B. King (RPM)
11. GOING TO THE RIVER - Fats Domino (Imperial)
12. CRAWLIN' - Clovers (Atlantic)
13. LET ME GO HOME, WHISKEY - Amos Milburn (Aladdin)
14. I WANNA KNOW - Du Droppers(RCA Victor)
15. I'M MAD - Willie Mabon (Chess)
16. TOO MUCH LOVIN' - Five Royale. (Apollo)
17. SOFT - Tiny Bradshaw (King)
18. RED TOP - King Pleasure (Prestige)
19. CROSS MY HEART - Johnny Ace (Duke)
20. DON'T DECEIVE ME - Chuck Willis (Okeh)
21. HONEY HUSH - Joe Turner (Atlantic)
22. YES, I KNOW - Linda Hayes (Hollywood)
23. PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME - Fats Domino (Imperial)
24. WILD, WILD YOUNG MEN - Ruth Brown (Atlantic)
25. ONE SCOTCH, ONE BOURBON, ONE BEER - Amos Milburm (Aladdin)
28. WOKE UP THIS MORNING - B. B. King (RPM)
27. MERCY, MR. PERCY - Varetta Dillard (Savoy)
28. DREAM GIRL - Jesse & Marvin (Specialty)
29. MONEY HONEY - Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters (Atlantic)
30. I FOUND OUT - Du Droppers (RCA Victor)
Top Rhythm & Blues Singles Of 1954
1. WORK WITH ME, ANNIE - Midmighters (Federal)
2. HONEY LOVE - Drifters (Atlantic)
3. WHAT A DREAM - Ruth Brown (Atlantic)
4. YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE - Roy Hamilton (Epic)
5. SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL  - Joe Turner (Atlantic)
6. THE THINGS THAT I USED TO DO - Guitar Slim (Specialty)
7. HURTS ME TO MY HEART - Faye Adams (Herald)
8. ANNIE HAD A BABY - Midnighters (Federal)
9. LOVEY DOVEY - Clovers (Atlantic)
10. SEXY WAYS - Midnighters (Federal)
11. MONEY HONEY - Drifters (Atlantic)
12. SH-BOOM - Chords (Cat)
13. I DIDN'T WANT TO DO IT - Spiders (Imperial)
14. I'LL BE TRUE - Faye Adams (Federal)
15. HONEY HUSH - Joe Turner (Atlantic)
16. JUST MAKE LOVE TO ME - Muddy Waters (Chess)
17. LITTLE MAMA - Clovers (Atlantic)
18. SUCH A NIGHT - Drifters (Atlantic)
19. YOU'RE STILL MY BABY - Chuck Willis (Okeb)
20. GOODNIGHT', SWEETHEART, GOODNIGHT - Spaniels (Vee Jay)
21. EBB TIDE.- Roy Hamilton (Epic)
22. I DON'T HURT ANYMORE - Dinah Washington (Mercury)
23. SAVING MY LOVE FOR YOU - Johnny Ace (Duke)
24. MAMBO BABY - Ruth Brewn (Atlantic)
25. HEARTS OF STONE - Charms (DeLuxe)
26. I'VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU - Clovers (Atlantic)
27. YOU'RE SO FINE - Little Walter (Checker)
28. GEE - Crows (Rana)
29. I'M JUST YOUR FOOL - Buddy Johnson (Mercury)
30. IF I LOVED YOU - Roy Hamilton (Epic)
Top Rhythm & Blues Singles Of 1955
1. PLEDGING MY LOVE - Johnny Ace (Duke)
2. AIN'T THAT A SHAME - Fats Domino (Imperial)
3. MAYBELLENE - Chuck Berry (Chess)
4. EARTH ANGEL - Penguins (Dootone)
5. I'VE GOT A WOMAN - Ray Charles (Atlantic)
6. WALLFLOWER - Etta James (Modern)
7. ONLY YOU - Platters (Mercury)
8. MY BABE - Little Walter (Chess)
9. SINCERELY - Moonglows (Chess)
10. UNCHAINED MELODY - Roy Hamilton (Epic)
11. HEARTS OF STONE - Charms (DeLuxe)
12. TWEEDLE DEE - LaVern Baker (Atlantic)
13. EVERYDAY - Count Basie (Clef)
14. IT'S LOVE BABY - Larry Brooks (Excello)
15. FLIP, FLOP AND FLY - Joe Turner (Atlantic)
16. DON'T BE ANGRY Nappy Brown (Savoy)
17. BO DIDDLEY - Bo Diddley (Checker)
18. WHAT' CHA GONNA DO? - Drifters (Atlantic)
19. UNCHAINED MELODY - Al Hibbler (Decca)
20. STORY UNTOLD - Nutmegs (Herald)
21. SOLDIER BOY - Four Fellows (Glory)
22. I HEAR YOU KNOCKIN' - Smiley Lewis (Imperial)
23. FOOL FOR YOU - Ray Charles (Atlantic)
24. AT MY FRONT DOOR - El Dorados (Vee Jay)
25. ALL BY MYSELF - Fats Domino (Imperial)
Top Rhythm & Blues Singles Of 1956
1. HONKY TONK - Bill Doggett (King)
2. I'M IN LOVE AGAIN - Fats Domino (Imperial)
3. LONG TALL SALLY - Little Richard (Specialty)
4. FEVER - Little Willie John (King)
5. THE GREAT PRETENDER - Platters (Mercury)
6. WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE Teenagers (Gee)
7. I WANT YOU TO BE MY GIRL - Teenagers (Gee)
8. MY PRAYER - Platters (Mercury)
9. BLUE SUEDE SHOES - Carl Perkins (Sun)
10. LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL - Shirley & Lee (Aladdin)
11. RIP IT UP - Little Richard (Specialty)
12. TUTTI FRUTTI - Little Richard (Specialty)
13. DROWN IN MY OWN TEARS Ray Charles (Atlantic)
14. DON'T BE CRUEL - Elvis Presley (Victor)
15. TREASURE OF LOVE - Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)
16. EDDIE MY LOVE - Teen Queens (RPM)
17. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE - James Brown (Federal)
18. SPEEDOO - Cadillacs (Josie)
19. HEARTBREAK HOTEL - Elvis Presley (Victor)
20. IT'S TOO LATE - Chuck Willis (Atlantic)
21. HOUND DOG -  Elvis Presley (Victor)
22. IN THE STILL OF THE NIGH' - Satins (Ember)
23. SEVEN DAYS - Drifters (Atlantic)
24. MAGIC TOUCH - Platters (Mercury)
25. BLUEBERRY HILL - Fats Domino (Imperial)
26. CORRINE CORRINA - Joe Turner (Atlantic)
27. MY BLUE HEAVEN - Fats Domino (Imperial)
25. STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE - Cadets (Moderm)
29. NEED YOUR LOVE SO BAD - Little Willie John (King)
30. SLIPPIN' AND SLIDIN' - Little Richard (Specialty)
Top Rhythm & Blues Singles Of 1957
1. JAILHOUSE ROCK/TREAT ME NICE - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
2. SEARCHIN'/YOUNG BLOOD - Coasters (Atco)
3. YOU SEND ME - Sam Cooke (Keen)
4. WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE - Everly Brothers (Cadence)
5. ALL SHOOK UP - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
6. BLUE MONDAY - Fats Domino (Imperial)
7. HONEYCOMB - Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)
8. DIANA - Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)
9. SILHOUETTES - Rays (Cameo)
10. COME GO WITH ME - Del Vikings (Dot)
11. I'M WALKIN' - Fats Domino (Imperial)
12. LOVE IS STRANGE - Mickey & Sylvia (Vik)
13. SEND FOR ME - Nat King Cole (Capitol)
14. SHORT FAT FANNIE - Larry Williams (Specialty)
15. SCHOOL DAY - Chuck Berry (Chess)
16. LITTLE DARLIN' - Diamonds (Mercury)
17. THAT'LL BE THE DAY - Crickets (Brunswick)
18. LUCILLE - Little Richard (Specialty)
19. WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN' GOIN' ON - Jerry Lee Lewis (Sun)
20. BLUEBERRY HILL - Fats Domino (Imperial)
21. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BABY - Tune Weavers (Checker)
22. C. C. RIDER - Chuck Willis (Atlantic)
23. MR. LEE - Bobbettes (Atlantic)
24. TEDDY BEAR/LOVING YOU - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
25. SINCE I MET YOU BABY - Ivory Joe Hunter (Atlantic)
26. SO RARE - Jimmy Dorsey (Fraternity)
27. JIM DANDY - LaVern Baker (Atlantic)
28. HONKY TONK (Parts 1 & 2) - Bill Doggett (King)
29. LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE - Thurston Harris (Aladdin)
30. BE-BOP BABY - Ricky Nelson (Imperial)
Top Rhythm & Blues Singles Of 1958
1. WHAT AM I LIVING FOR/HANG UP MY ROCK & ROLL SHOES - Chuck Willis (Atlantic)
2. ROCK-IN' ROBIN - Bobby Day (Class)
3. DON'T/I BEG OF YOU - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
4. LOOKING BACK/DO I LIKE IT - Nat King Cole (Capitol)
3. ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM - Everly Brothers (Cadence)
6. IT'S ALL IN THE GAME - Tommy Edwards (Dot)
7. JUST A DREAM - Jimmy Clanton (Ace)
8. YAKETY YAK - Coasters (Atee)
9. WITCH DOCTOR - David Seville (Liberty)
10. LITTLE STAR - Elegants (Apt)
11. TEQUILA - Champs (Challenge)
12. WIN YOUR LOVE FOR ME -Sam Cooke (Keen)
13. BIRD DOG/DEVOTED TO YOU - Everly Brothers (Cadence)
14. TWILIGHT TIME - Platters (Mercury)
15. MY TRUE LOVE/LEROY - Jack Scott (Carltcn)
16. AT THE HOP - Danny & the Juniors (ABC-Paramount)
17. GET A JOB Silhouettes (Ember)
18. POOR LITTLE FOOL - Ricky Nelson (Imperial)
19. TEARS ON MY PILLOW - Little Anthony & the Imperials (End)
20. PATRICIA - Prez Prado (RCA Victor)
21. TOPSY II/TOPSY I - Cozy Cole (Love)
22. SWEET LITTLE SICTEEN - Chuck Berry (Chess)
23. FOR YOUR LOVE - Ed Townsend (Capitol)
24. WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE - Johnny Otis Show (Capitol)
25. TALK TO ME, TALK TO ME - Little Willie John (King)
26. JOHNNY B. GOODE - Chuck Berry (Chess)
27. MAYBE - Chantels (End)
28. OH, JULIE - Crescendos (Nasco)
29. HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS - Laurie London (Capitol)
30. DON'T LET GO - Roy Hamilton (Epic)



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