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BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S TOP R&B SINGLES FOR 1948 (Best Selling Retail Race Records/Juke Box Play PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barry Kowal   
Jan 10, 2015 at 11:53 AM
BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S TOP R&B SINGLES FOR 1948*
(Best Selling Retail Race Records/Juke Box Plays Charts) 
(Barry Kowal)*










No. Song-Artist-Peak Month
  1 SNATCH IT AND GRAB IT-JULIA LEE & HER BOY FRIENDS-JANUARY 1728
  2 TOMORROW NIGHT-LONNIE JOHNSON-May 1652 
  3 LONG GONE-SONNY THOMPSON-July 1566 
  4 KING SIZE PAPA-JULIA LEE & HER BOY FRIENDS-April 1540 
  5 I LOVE YOU, YES I DO-BULL MOOSE JACKSON-February 1394 
  6 GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT-WYNONIE HARRIS-June 1344 
  7 PRETTY MAMA BLUES-IVORY JOE HUNTER-September 1280 
  8 MESSIN' AROUND-Memphis Slim-June 1212 
  9 ALL MY LOVE BELONGS TO YOU-Bull Moose Jackson-May 1166 
 10 MY HEART BELONGS TO YOU-Arbee Stidham-October 1116 
 11 Corn Bread-Hal Singer Sextet-November 1106 
 12 I Can't Go On Without You-Bull Moose Jackson-July 982 
 13 Long About Midnight-Roy Brown-December 874 
 14 Fine Brown Frame-Nellie Lutcher-April 879
 15 Run Joe-Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five-July 720 
 16 Blues For The Red Boy-Todd Rhodes-December 700 
 17 Barnyard Boogie-Louis Jordan-March 694 
 18 Blues After Hours-Pee Wee Crayton-November 678 
 19 Write Me A Letter-Ravens-January 654
 20 Am I Asking Too Much?-Dinah Washington-November 628 
 21 A Little Bird Told Me-Paula Watson-December 578 
 22 Send For Me If You Need Me-Ravens-August 518 
 23 I Want A Bowlegged Woman-Bull Moose Jackson-May 512 
 24 It's Too Soon To Know-Dinah Washington-November 502 
 25 Nature Boy-King Cole Trio-May 494 
 26 35-30-Paul Williams-June 490
 27 Late Freight-Sonny Thompson-October 484 
 28 Hop, Skip And Jump-Roy Milton-November 468 
 29 It's Too Soon To Know-Orioles-November 458 
 30 I Can't Give You Anything But Love-Rose Murphy-February 392 
 31 Lollypop Mama-Wynonie Harris-July 362 
 32 Don't Burn The Candle At Both Ends-Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five-October 316 
 33 Everything I Do Is Wrong-Roy Milton-October 292 
 34 Call It Stormy Monday, But Tuesday Is Just As Bad-T-bone Walker-January 278 
 35 Pleasing You-Lonnie Johnson-November 250 
 36 Recess In Heaven-Dan Grissom-August 218 
 37 Reet Petite And Gone-Louis Jordan-April 204 
 38 Don't Fall In Love With Me-Ivory Joe Hunter-June 194 
 39 The Song Is Ended-Nellie Lutcher-February 192 
 40 Elevator Boogie-Mabel Scott-November 176 
 41 Ebony Rhapsody-Rosetta Howard-April 176 
 42 Those Things Money Can't Buy-King Cole Trio-February 170 
 43 Merry Christmas, Baby-Johnny Moore's Three Blazers-December 168 
 44 Temptation-Earl Bostic Orchestra-June 146 
 45 West Side Baby-T-bone Walker-October 144 
 46 That's Your Last Boogie-Joe Swift-December 138 
 47 It's Too Soon To Know-Ella Fitzgerald-November 128 
 48 Milky White Way-Trumpeteers-June 114 
 49 Waxie Maxie-Paul Williams-September 112 
 50 I Want To Cry-Dinah Washington-August 106 
 51 You Don't Love Me Anymore-Camille Howard Trio-July 106 
 52 Tell Me Daddy-Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends-August 104 
 53 My Fault-Brownie Mcghee-November 104 
 54 What'll I Do-King Cole Trio-February 88 
 55 Out Of The Blue-Hadda Brooks Trio-September 86 
 56 Do You Or Don't You Love Me-Nellie Lutcher-January 86 
 57 West Side Baby-Dinah Washington-June 84 
 58 My Happiness-Ella Fitzgerald-September 68 
 59 Go Long-Dixieaires-December 68 
 60 London Donnie-Don Byas Quartet-October 66
 61 Ain't Misbehavin'-Dinah Washington-March 50
 62 Come And Get It,Honey-Nellie Lutcher-May 46 
 63 Keep A Dollar In Your Pocket-Roy Milton-March 46 
 64 It Took A Long, Long Time-Amos Milburn-December 44 
 65 How Long Must I Wait For You?-Louis Jordan-March 44 
 66 Cool Water-Nellie Lutcher-August 42 
 67 Time Out For Tears-Savannah Churchill-May 42 
 68 Shine-Mills Brothers-April 42 
 69 You Sure Look Good To Me-Big Three Trio-April 42
 70 Sneaky Pete-Bull Moose Jackson-March 42 
 71 Cecilia-Rose Murphy-March 42 
 72 Shuffle Boogie-Joe Lutcher-March 42 
 73 The Best Things In Life Are Free-Ink Spots-March 42 
 74 When I Grow Too Old To Dream-Rose Murphy-February 42 
 75 Manana-Mills Brothers-February 42 
 76 Ol' Man River-Ravens-February 42 
 77 Long Skirt Baby Blues-T-bone Walker-February 42 
 78 Everything I Have Is Yours-Billy Eckstine-October 40 
 79 It's Too Soon To Know-Ravens-November 40 
 80 (I Feel Like) Going Home-Muddy Waters-December 40 
 81 Alexander's Ragtime Band-Nellie Lutcher-October 36 
 82 Good Rockin' Tonight-Roy Brown-June 36 
 83 Walkin' And Talkin'-Dinah Washington-July 36 
 84 We're Gonna Rock, We're Gonna Roll-Wild Bill Moore-July 34 
 85 Tear Drop Blues-Jimmy Liggins, Drops Of Joy-August 34 
 86 Don't Be So Mean To Me Baby-Duke Ellington Orchestra-November 32 
 87 Better Cut That Out-Sonny Boy Williams-December 32 
 88 Manteca-Dizzy Gillespie-September 32 
 89 You Were Only Fooling-Ink Spots-November 32 
 90 I Like It-Ivory Joe Hunter-December 32 
* In the May 22,1948 issue of Billboard Magazine the first Best
Selling Retail Race Records chart was published.So,prior to 
May 22 the "Most Played In Juke Box Chart" was used in 
compiling this chart.From May 22 onwards the Best Selling 
Retail Race Records Chart is used.

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