R&B Hits Of 1945
Catalogue Number: ACMCD4189
Our Jukebox Hits series has rapidly become a trade mark for Acrobat and this release continues that tradition. 1945 was little changed from 1944 as the population waited for the imminent end of World War 2. One disc dominated the R&B jukeboxes for an amazing eighteen weeks, Joe Liggins’ “The Honey Dripper Pts 1& 2”. The year’s first chart topper, from Cootie Williams, was also the last disc to top the “Harlem Hit Parade”, which the following week was renamed by Billboard as “Juke Box Race Records”. This remained its name until May of 1948. As in previous volumes there is a definite blues feeling in the air, with plenty of Jazz to guide us through a track listing full of wonderful hits and memorable recordings which stand the test of time right up to today. In the 1960s “The Honey Dripper” became a mod anthem in the hands of Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames. Louis Jordan’s “Caldonia” is also still being performed by bands across the world.