Acrobat Music

R&B Jukebox Hits 1942
R&B Jukebox Hits 1942

Various Artists
Styles: Jukebox Hits, R&B
Catalogue Number: ACMCD4186
The American trade magazine Billboard first inaugurated a popularity chart exclusively for sales amongst the black population in their edition of the week ending October 24th 1942. The chart was entitled ?The Harlem Hit Parade? and initially the chart was indeed compiled from a comparatively tiny sample of shops and jukeboxes situated in the Harlem borough of New York. In 1942 the racial lines were much less defined when it came to popular music and Southern Blacks were as equally fond of Country and Hillbilly music as blues and R & B. By contrast the comparatively sophisticated residents of Harlem were equally happy to drop a coin in the slot to listen to Frank Sinatra singing with The Dorsey Band or buying the platter in such quantities that it was able to climb as high as No 2 alongside more down home sides from Chicago based artists like Tampa Red and Lil Green. The very first No 1 was Andy Kirk?s ?Take It And Git? and most of the decade?s biggest stars featured in the charts first 11 weeks, The Ink spots, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and Louis Jordan.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Take It And Git Andy Kirk & His Clouds Of Joy
2 Cow Cow Boogie Freddie Slack And His Orchestra
3 I'm Gonna Leave You On The Outskirts Of Town Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
4 Let's Be Friends Lil Gretta
5 Stormy Monday Blues Earl Hines And His Orchestra
6 Mr. Five By Five Freddie Slack And His Orchestra
7 Trav'lin' Light Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra
8 When The Lights Go On Again (All Over The World) Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra
9 C Blues Barney Bigard's Orchestra
10 What's The Use Of Getting Sober Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
11 Hayfoot Strawfoot Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra
12 The Jitterbug Waltz Fats Waller
13 Let Me Play With You Poodle Tampa Red And His Hokum Jug Band
14 See See Rider Blues Bea Booze
15 That Ain't Right The King Cole Trio
16 There Are Such Things Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/ Frank Sinatra & The Piep Pipers
17 Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition The Southern Sons
18 It Had To Be You Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra
19 Bicycle Bounce Erskine Hawkins And His Orchestra
20 Don't Get Around Much Anymore Ink Spots
©2008 Acrobat Music