Bill Black's Combo. Jukebox Favorites

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This 33 rpm record album was released in 1972 by Mega Records of Nashville, TN.

Bill Black's Combo a group that was ever so popular on jukeboxes everywhere. This album is a salute to the jukebox industry, the Combo revives eight standars that owe much to their popularity to the play they received on America's jukeboxes.

Harlem Nocturne for example, dates back to 1940 when first introduced on records by Ray Noble's Orchestra. Other action recordings included those of Randy Brooks, Georgie Auld and the Viscounts. In 1951 Johnnie Ray created a new ballad style of singing when his "Cry" captured the imagination of many. Two other successes of the Fifties were "Night Train", with big records by Jimmy Forrest and Buddy Morrow, and "One Mint Julep", as recorded by the Clovers and Buddy Morrow and in 1956, Bill Doggett's driving organ style propelled "Honky Tonk" to fame while Hugo Winterhalter clicked with "Canadian Sunset." Six years later (1962), Bent Fabric made the big time with his best seller, "Alley Cat". The Combo also recognized Creedence Clearwater's Proud Mary as one of the biggest songs of 1969.

This is an excellent album and the music by Bill Black's Combo is fantastic. This record is a promo copy created for radio station play and promotion but it is very good condition. The cover shows a little shelf wear.