Saturday, January 28, 2012

January 28, 1955…A series being booked as the "Top 10 R&B Show" opens in New York City. Acts on the 42 date tour included:Faye Adams, Big Joe Turner, The Moonglows, The Charms, Lowell Fulson, and the Bill Doggett Trio

January 28, 1955…A show being booked as "Top Ten R 'n B' opened a 42-date tour with:

The Clovers

 Had to open the show with their hit

Love Potion #9

But got down with their version of

Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ But Trash

Faye Adams

Broke hearts with

Hurts Me To My Heart

“Big” Joe Turner

Got everybody back up and out of their seats with his monster

Shake, Rattle & Roll

Harvey Fuqua and The Moonglows,

Probably opened with the uptempo Shoo Doo Be Doo

But certainly closed with the classic Ten Commandments of Love

Otis Williams and The Charms,

Got the house boppin’ with their hit tune of the day

 Hearts of Stone

Lowell Fulson

Had to do his monster, in-the-trenches blues…

 Reconsider Baby

and the Bill Doggett Trio

Opened with a signature instrumental like

Slow Walk

And left the crowd happy with their encore “Secret Handshake” tune

Mountain Oysters

All on one rockin’ evening on January 28, 1955…

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