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BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S TOP R&B SINGLES FOR 1949 (Best Selling Retail Race Records Charts) (Barry PDF Print E-mail
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Feb 20, 2015 at 12:05 PM
BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S TOP R&B SINGLES FOR 1949
(Best Selling Retail Race Records Charts) (Barry Kowal)












No. Song-Artist-Peak Month
  1 HUCKLEBUCK-PAUL WILLIAMS-MARCH 1856 
  2 AIN'T NOBODY'S BUSINESS-JIMMY WITHERSPOON-August 1634 
  3 TROUBLE BLUES-CHARLES BROWN TRIO-June 1624 
  4 SATURDAY NIGHT FISH FRY-LOUIS JORDAN & THE TYMPANY FIVE-October 1420 
  5 CHICKEN SHACK BOOGIE-AMOS MILBURN-January 1288 
  6 TELL ME SO-ORIOLES-September 1272 
  7 BEWILDERED-RED MILLER TRIO-January 1174 
  8 DRINKIN' WINE SPO-DEE-O-DEE-Stick Mcghee-May 1124 
  9 LITTLE GIRL, DON'T CRY-Bull Moose Jackson-May 1056 
 10 BOOGIE CHILLEN-John Lee Hooker-March 872 
 11 Numbers Boogie-Sugar Chile Robinson-October 766 
 12 Hold Me, Baby-Amos Milburn-May 762 
 13 Sneakin' Around-Rudy Render-November 728 
 14 Wrapped Up In A Dream-Do, Ray & Me Trio-February 722 
 15 Baby, Get Lost-Dinah Washington-September 720 
 16 Bewildered-Amos Milburn-January 684 
 17 All She Wants To Do Is Rock-Wynonie Harris-October 676 
 18 Trees-Al Hibbler-January 630 
 19 Deacon's Hop-Big Jay Mcneely-February 616 
 20 Close Your Eyes-Herb Lance & The Classics-May 584 
 21 Hucklebuck-Roy Milton-May 578 
 22 Roomin' House Boogie-Amos Milburn-September 578 
 23 Broken Hearted-Eddie Williams-October 566 
 24 It's Midnight-Little Willie Littlefield-October 542 
 25 Drinkin' Wine, Spoo-dee-o-dee-Wynonie Harris-July 540 
 26 In The Middle Of The Night-Amos Milburn-July 516 
 27 Rockin' At Midnight-Roy Brown-April 508 
 28 Blue And Lonesome-Memphis Slim-September 500 
 29 I Love You So-Pee Wee Crayton-September 450 
 30 Empty Arm Blues-Amos Milburn-October 448 
 31 So Long-Ruth Brown-December 434 
 32 Confession Blues-Maxine Trio-September 434 
 33 D'natural Blues-Lucky Millinder Orchestra-April 432 
 34 In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down-Charles Brown-September 428 
 35 Cole Slaw-Louis Jordan & The Tynpany Five-July 406 
 36 Pot Likker-Todd Rhodes-June 404 
 37 Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me-Bull Moose Jackson-November 400 
 38 Up Above My Head, I Hear Music In The Air-Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Marie Knight-January 390 
 39 Guess Who-Ivory Joe Hunter-December 386 
 40 Forgive And Forget-Orioles-December 370 
 41 Bewildered-Billy Eckstine-April 356 
 42 Homesick Blues-Charles Brown-December 356 
 43 Texas Hop-Pee Wee Crayton-January 354 
 44 Hucklebuck Daddy-Jimmy Preston-April 330 
 45 Hobo Blues-John Lee Hooker-July 310 
 46 Let's Make Christmas Merry, Baby-Amos Milburn-December 300 
 47 Hot Biscuits-Jay Mcschann-January 264 
 48 Pettin' & Pokin'-Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five-February 250 
 49 Grandma Plays The Numbers-Wynonie Harris-March 246 
 50 Blues For My Baby-Billy Wright-November 242 
 51 Beans And Cornbread-Louis Jordan-September 234 
 52 Rainy Weather Blues-Roy Brown-February 230 
 53 'fore Day In The Morning-Roy Brown-February 212 
 54 Angel Child-Memphis Slim-December 202 
 55 Doby's Boogie-Freddie Mitchell-October 202 
 56 Get Yourself Another Fool-Charles Brown-March 198 
 57 Sweet Georgia Brown-Brother Bones & His Shadows-March 184 
 58 Back Street-Eddie Chamblee-May 184 
 59 Long John Blues-Dinah Washington-August 182 
 60 Daddy-o-Louis Jordan, Martha Davis-January 172 
 61 I'll Always Be In Love With You-X-rays-March 160 
 62 In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down-Jimmy Witherspoon-October 158 
 63 Come Back, Baby-Lowell Fulson-September 132 
 64 Bye, Bye Baby Blues-Ravens-February 124 
 65 Baby, It's Cold Outside-Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Jordan-June 110 
 66 Caravan-Billy Eckstine-May 100 
 67 I'll Always Be In Love With You-Ray-o-vac's-January 88 
 68 What Are You Doing New Year's-Orioles-December 88 
 69 Don't Put Me Down-Jimmy Liggins-December 84 
 70 Good Daddy Blues-Dinah Washington-December 80 
 71 Empty Bedroom Blues-Saunders King-April 78 
 72 I Didn't Like It The First Time-Julia Lee-April 76 
 73 Rock The Joint-Jimmy Preston-October 76 
 74 Good Rockin' Tonight-Roy Brown-April 74 
 75 Still Gone (Parts Iii & Iv)-Sonny Thompson-September 74 
 76 I Feel That Old Age Coming On-Wynonie Harris-April 74 
 77 When Things Go Wrong-Tampa Red Orchestra-November 74 
 78 Hip Shakin' Mama-Chubby Newsom-February 72 
 79 I Don't Care Who Knows-Buddy Johnson Orchestra-February 72 
 80 Roamin' Blues-Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five-March 72 
 81 Boogie Woogie Santa Claus-Mabel Scott-January 70 
 82 It's Going To Be A Lonely Christmas-Orioles-December 52 
 83 Long Time-Charlie Brown-April 44 
 84 You Ain't Got It No More-Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends-November 44 
 85 Exactly Like You-King Cole Trio-December 44 
 86 Temptation-Billy Eckstine-July 44 
 87 Teardrops-Joe Thomas Orchestra-October 40 
 88 Beef Stew-Hal Singer Sextet-March 40 
 89 Frisco Bay-Memphis Slim-March 40 
 90 T-bone Shuffle-T-bone Walker-April 40 
 91 Crawling King Snake Blues-John Lee Hooker-December 40 
 92 Corn Bread-Erskine Hawkins Orchestra-February 40 
 93 Cole Slaw-Frank Culley-May 38 
 94 A Kiss And A Rose-Orioles-August 38 
 95 Don't Ask Me Why-Bull Moose Jackson-April 38 
 96 I'm A Good Man But A Poor Man-Cecil Gant-April 38 
 97 Ethel Mae-L. C. Williams-October 38 
 98 Ricky's Blues-Ravens-June 36 
 99 Real Pretty Mama-Amos Milburn-December 36 
100 Touch Me Lord Jesus-Angelic Gospel Singers-August 36 
101 Blue Moon-Billy Eckstine-January 36 
102 I Wish I Was In Walla Walla-Nellie Lutcher-January 36 
103 Hoogie Boogie-John Lee Hooker-April 36 
104 Fools Rush In-Billy Eckstine-February 36 
105 Blues On Rhumba-Sonny Thompson-April 34 
106 Caldonia-Sugar Chile Robinson-December 34 
107 Christmas Spirits-Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends-January 34 
108 White Christmas-Ravens-January 34 
109 Jealous Heart-Ivory Joe Hunter-December 32 
110 He Knows How To Hucklebuck-Paul Williams-July 32 
111 Somehow-Billy Eckstine-May 32 
112 Careful Love-Jimmy Liggins-April 32 
113 Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit The Ball-Buddy Johnson-August 32 
114 Buttermilk-Jay Mcshann-April 32 

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