MORE MUSIC! Music Vendor’s Country chart contained 50 positions during the 1950s while Billboard’s Country charts typically numbered 15 (finally reaching 50 in 1964).
► First-ever chart stats for Elvis Presley’s first Sun recording! “That’s All Right” and its B-side, “Blue Moon Of Kentucky,” on Sun 209, placed for seven and 12 weeks, respectively, and were the first two of his six Sun recordings on Music Vendor’s Country charts!
► Hundreds of brand new artists with bios, including Louise Duncan, The Farmer Boys, Neil Merritt, Mimi Roman, and The York Brothers.
► Early chart hits for Bill Anderson, Lynn Anderson, Jimmy Dean, Mickey Gilley, Freddie Hart, Johnny Paycheck (as “Donny Young”), Mel Tillis, and many more.
► Nearly every major Country artist with many more charted hits.
► All “coat-tail” hits are researched, even if an artist’s version of a song was shown for just one week.
Here are a few of the more than 1,500 songs not seen in any other Record Research publication:
- Bob Luman – Red Cadillac And Black Mustache
- Billy Lee Riley – Pearly Lee
- Ronnie Self – Ain’t I’m A Dog
- The Sprouts – Goodbye, She’s Gone
- Jimmy Dean & his Texas Wildcats – Big Blue Diamonds
- Bob Roubian – Blue Suede Shoes
- Skeeter Bonn – Honey Baby
- Warren Smith – Rock ‘N’ Roll Ruby
- Onie Wheeler – Onie’s Bop
- Wanda Jackson – Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad
- Cliff Johnson – Go ‘Way Hound Dog
- Poppa John Gordy – Salty Dog Rag
- Johnny Brandon – Rainbow Kisses
- Rod Willis – Somebody’s Been Rocking My Baby
- Charlene Arthur – Just Look, Don’t Touch, He’s Mine