Jukebox Hits 1943-1950
Styles: Jazz, Jukebox Hits, R&B
Catalogue Number: ACMCD4012
Another in our popular series that offers the American Juke Box/Harlem Hit Parade/Race Record/Rhythm & Blues chart hits by a selection of the biggest stars of the 1940s and 1950s swing, jazz, jump blues and R&B scenes. Most of these performers have never had their biggest hits compiled in one place and for many years the likes of Count Basie and Duke Ellington were considered above the vulgarity of ‘hit records’ but these collections will feature all the 78’s they made that were money spinners on Jukeboxes across the world. Hampton was unusual as a vibes- playing bandleader, but his band was one of the hottest around, and this package features dancing classics like “The Hucklebuck” and “Drinkin’ wine spo-dee-o-dee”.