Cash Box Regional Hits 1957


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It’s the second in our new series devoted to an era when the 45 r.p.m. record was king with even more colorful and glossy pages than the 1956 book!

This artist-by-artist anthology uncovers all of the records that only appeared on the local listings (Disc Jockey, Juke Box and Retail Outlets) and did not appear on any national pop singles charts.

Now these rare records have definitive research showing the exact dates and places that they tasted fame.

An exhaustive investigation of Cash Box magazine’s Top 10 hits listings of 1957, city by city, coast to coast, yielded a host of rare rockabilly, doo wop and rock ‘n’ roll records. On average, 33 new entries each week never appeared on the national Top 100 or Bubbling Under charts of BillboardCash Box or Music Vendor magazines.

Below is a sampling of towns, DJs and shops found in this unique book.

Towns & Cities

Alva, OK

McGehee, AR

Smiths Falls, Ontario

Sioux Falls, SD

Holyoke, MA

St. Johnsbury, VT

West Warwick, RI

Union, MO

Beaver Falls, PA

Monroe, LA

Ridgecrest, CA

Morristown, TN

Keene, NH

Newburyport, MA

Chadron, NB

Biddeford, ME

Madison, WI

Marshall, TX

Fountain Inn, SC

Port Huron, MI


Pee Wee King

Art Laboe

Scott Muni

Paul Drew

Steve Cannon

Mickey Shorr

Dorothy Kinney

Dick Whittinghill

George Strait

Dangerous Dick

Bugs Scruggs

Laverne Watson

Duke Norton

Pat Chamburs

Lonny Starr

Robin Seymour

Sherm Feller

Lucky Logan

Lad Carleton

Herb Knight

Record Shops

Andre’s Records/Lansing

Groove Records/Houston

Ben Brown Music/Lynn

Campus Records/Detroit

Cox Records/Atlanta

Amphion Music/Cleveland

Tin Pan Alley Records/NY

Spruce Records/Scranton

Music Corner/New Haven

Pat’s Records/Richmond

Alamo Piano Co./San Antonio

Royles TV/Salt Lake City

Rol’s Records/Chicago

Record Land/Phoenix

Deibel’s Records/St. Louis

Cocroft Music/Thomasville

Dew Music Co./Monroe

Bills T Records/Tulsa

Yeagers Music/Baltimore

Modrona Records/Portland


Cash Box 1957 Regional Totals:
Disc Jockey charts: 3,276
Juke Box charts: 1,092
Retail Outlet charts: 1,092
Total Top 10 charts: 5,460
Total record titles researched: 54,600
Total record titles that appeared only
on any of above charts:

Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × .25 × 11 in




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