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CAPITOL’S FIRST TOP HIT ON THIS DAY IN 1942

SLACK&MORSE
Freddie Slack and singer Ella Mae Morse

"Cow Cow Boogie” is a "country-boogie" style blues song written for the 1942
Abbott & Costello film Ride ‘Em Cowboy. The first recording was by Freddie
Slack
& his Orchestra, featuring 17-year-old vocalist Ella Mae Morse. The
record was the first release by Capitol Records and their first million-seller.
 
Although Ella Mae’s follow-up recordings sold fairly well, she never obtained
a huge following, but continued to make records until 1957. Morse died of
respiratory failure in Bullhead City, Arizona in 1999 at age 75.  

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‘’MR. EXCITEMENT’’ WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1934

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Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson, Jr.
(June 9, 1934 – January 21, 1984)

Jackie Wilson was a Grammy Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame inductee who helped R&B transition into soul. He
recorded over 50 hit singles and had six #1 R&B hits, including
"You Better Know It" and "Doggin’ Around."

In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Jackie Wilson #69 on
their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Wilson dropped out of high school at age fifteen and briefly
competed as an amateur boxer.


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The 1958 song is ranked #308 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The
500 Greatest
Songs of All Time
.

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BEST SELLING ON THIS DAY IN 1957

jailhouse rock

jailhouse rock 45

"Jailhouse Rock" was released on September 24, 1957, to coincide
with the release of Presley’s
motion picture, Jailhouse Rock. The
song is #67 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of
All Time. It was also named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

 

 

Elvis Presley in Jailhouse Rock (8)
Elvis Presley – The Jailhouse Rock Sessions – April 30, 1957

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A BIG RECORD ON THIS DAY IN 1942

cow cow boogie 78

ella mae morse 
Ella Mae Morse

"Cow Cow Boogie” was written for the 1942 Abbott & Costello film Ride’ Em 
Cowboy
, which included Ella Fitzgerald as a cast member. The song was
recorded by 17- year-old Ella Mae Morse with the music of
Freddie Slack
& his Orchestra.  It was the first release by Capitol Records and their first
million seller. Ella never obtained a huge following, but continued to record
until 1957. She died of respiratory failure in 1999 at age 75.

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NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1958

hard headed woman 45

Elvis was in basic training at Fort Hood Army post in Texas when this
song hit the top of the Billboard chart. It was recorded as part of the
soundtrack for the motion picture King Creole. It also went to number
two for two weeks on the R&B chart. It was the first rock and roll single
to earn the RIAA designation of Gold Record.

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elvis army

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