Billy Eckstine - Jukebox Hits 1943-1953 (CD)
Release Date: 11/08/11
We continue or series highlighting the American Juke Box/Harlem Hit Parade/Race Record/Rhythm & Blues chart hits by a selection of the biggest stars of the 1940s and 1950s swing, jazz, jump blues and R&B scenes. Most of these performers have never had their biggest hits compiled in one place. Billy Eckstine was one of the most revered balladeers of the first half of the 20th Century and although most of his greatest hits are collected here, there were in fact many more that were hugely popular before sales charts were prominent. Like our other collections this features all the 78s and/or 45s that were money-spinners on Jukeboxes across the world.