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HULA  LOVE                            BUDDY  KNOX
MR.  FIRE  EYES                       BONNIE  GUITAR
WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE                  EVERLY BROS.
HONEYCOMB                             JIMMIE  ROGERS
BETWEEN ME AND YOU                    THE CHORDETTES

FASCINATION                           JANE  MORGAN
LIPS OF WINE                          ANDY  WILLIAMS
TAMMY                                 DEBBIE  REYNOLDS
RAINBOW                               ROSS  HAMILTON
14  KARAT  GOLD                       DON CHERRY

AROUND THE WORLD                      VICTOR  YOUNG ORK...INSTR
IN THE MIDDLE OF AN ISLAND            TONY BENNETT
WITH ALL MY LOVE                      JODI SANDS
GOLD MINE IN THE SKY                  PAT BOONE
SEND FOR ME                           NAT  KING  COLE

CHANCES ARE                           JOHNNY  MATHIS
AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER                 VIC  DAMONE
THINK OF ALL THE NICE THINGS HE'S DONE  BETTY  MADIGAN
I NEVER HAD THE BLUES                 GEORGIA  GIBBS
THE KINGDOM OF LOVE                   THE FOUR VOICES

CHICAGO                               FRANK SINATRA
GOODY  GOODY                          ELLA FITZGERALD
WHITE SILVER SANDS                    OWEN BRADLEY ORK & CHO
CALL ROSIE ON THE PHONE               GUY MITCHELL
IT'S A WONDERFUL THING TO BE LOVED    GOGI  GRANT

LOVE ME TO PIECES                     JILL  COREY
SWINGIN'  SWEETHEARTS                 WINTERHALTER ORK...INSTR
GOOD EVENING FRIENDS                  J. RAY  & F. LAINE
MOONLIGHT  SWIM                       TONY  PERKINS
SLEEPY  SUNDAY  AFTERNOON             RITA  RAINES

PLEASE DON'T BLAME ME                 MARTY  ROBBINS
A FALLEN  STAR                        THE HILLTOPPERS
DANCIN'...MARCHING ALONG TO THE BLUES... PERRY  COMO
THE BOWERY GRENADIERS                 MITCH MILLER ORK & CHO
I KEEP RUNNIN' AWAY FROM YOU          MERV GRIFFIN

IT'S NOT FOR ME TO  SAY               JOHNNY  MATHIS
SUMMER  HOLIDAY                       JACK ZIMMERMAN ORK...INSTR
JUNE NIGHT                            JIMMY  DORSEY ORK & CHO
IN THE MIDDLE OF A DARK DARK NIGHT    GUY MITCHELL
TALL GROWS THE SYCAMORES              FRANKIE MASTERS

BUILD YOUR LOVE ON A STRONG FOUNDATION  JOHNNY  RAY
SHANGRI  LA                           THE FOUR COINS
GONNA FIND ME A BLUEBIRD              JOYCE HAHN
I'M  GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE .. BILLY  WILLIAMS
FORGOTTEN  DREAMS                     LEROY  ANDERSON ORK..INSTR

ROCKIN'  SHOES... TAMMY               THE AMES BROS.
SOFT  SANDS                           OSCAR  PETERSON.... INSTR
A LOVELY NIGHT                        BETTY  MADIGAN
WHERE IS CINDERELLA                   BUDDY  BREGMAN  ORK...INSTR
CAYA  COCO                            LOU  BUSCH ORK...INSTR



Notes and Corrections:
- This retyped chart is formatted in a similar manner as the original typed chart and duplicates most of the typing idiosyncrasies and misspellings found on the original.

CKWX TOP FIFTY
VANCOUVER TOP 40 RADIO EDITION
2019


Big Gains Seen in Record Industry
by Jack Cullen
Vancouver Sun Oct. 11, 1957

Fats Domino Still Leads Record Sales
by Red Robinson
Vancouver Sun Oct. 11, 1957
   The phonograph record has come a long way since 1877 when Edison made his first experiments with tinfoil--and it's still improving year by year.
   The recording business is now in its eightieth year.
   In 1905, the big thing was cylinders and the vibrations were in the bottom of the grooves.  In 1908 Victor revolutionized the industry by producing double-faced records and produced many of them at the time on 14-inch discs.
   Artists were poorly paid in the early days and except in rare cases most performers were paid less than $50 for their work.
   At the turn of the century records were selling on the average at $1 per which is pretty much the same today.  At one time you could buy Bluebird and Decca records for as little as 35c, but this was during the thirties.
   The thirties were the tough years for the record biz, not only because of the depression but because radio was the thing and people could get their music free.
   The biggest single factor in the tremendous revival of the industry was the introduction of Victor's inexpensive phonograph attachment that retailed for only $13.95 when it was first introduced in late 1936.
   Swing was the thing then too and kids couldn't get enough of it on the air so they took to buying records again.

   The story has been told many times in the music company business of a small label getting started from small beginnings.
   Johnny Mercer got together some money and invested in a new recording company they called Capitol.  They hired the talent, hired the promoters and made the money.
   Lately many record companies have climbed to the top of the heap and made millions in a very short time.  Randy Wood, the owner of the biggest record store in Tennessee, invested in a record company called Dot and a singer called Pat Boone, and made a fortune.
   The same thing is true of Imperial Records.

   This month marks the event of 25,000,000 sales of Fats Domino records in North America.  Fats has outsold all other singers, including Elvis Presley, by 5,000,000 record sales.  Fats has 15 gold records on his mantel at home.
   Fats Domino's version of "Blueberry Hill," his biggest single seller, sold over 3,000,000 records.  Fats has been making records for eight years and this is one reason why his sales outdo Elvis Presley's.
   After eight years we can compare the two on a sales basis.  Elvis has gone over the 21,000,000 mark in four years: what will he do in four more?
Lew Chudd discovered Fats in New Orleans in 1949.


Red Robinson's
CKWX
Teen Canteen Survey
The Top Songs
of the original Top Fifty

Countdown air date:  Oct. 5/57
Vancouver Sun:  Oct. 11/57



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TITLE & ARTIST
Jailhouse Rock
          -Elvis Presley
Wake Up Little Susie
          -Everly Brothers
Treat Me Nice
          -Elvis Presley
Be-Bop Baby
          -Ricky Nelson
Mr. Fire Eyes
          -Bonnie Guitar
Keep A-Knockin'
          -Little Richard
Peggy Sue
          -Buddy Holly
Red Hot
          -Bill Riley
Hula Love
          -Buddy Knox
Tell Me That You Love Me
          -Paul Anka
Summertime
          -Sam Cooke


RED'S FUTURE HIT PREDICTIONS





Peggy Sue
          -Buddy Holly
Red Hot
          -Bill Riley
Wait and See
          -Fats Domino
Man, Like Wow
          -Tommy Sands
Alone
          -Shepherd Sisters
I'm Available
          -Margie Raeburn
Sugar Corsage
          - Chuck Reid
Mighty Lovable Man
          -Sonny James
Reet Petite
          -Jackie Wilson
My Girl
          -Frankie Lymon

RED'S RECORD RACK

Sam Cook Due
To Climb to Top
by Red Robinson
Vancouver Sun Oct. 11, 1957
   Five weeks ago, Bumps Blackwell, the man who discovered Little Richard, wandered into town with a tall, good-looking fellow who was introduced as Sam Cook [sic].
   Bumps presented me with his latest Keen release, "Summertime" and "You Send Me."  We sat down and had a talk for about an hour and a half.

YouTube
Hear Sam Cooke
"You Send Me"


   I found out that Sam is 24 and was discovered singing in church.  The song, "You Sent Me" [sic] was written by Sam's brother.  "Summertime," of course, is from the Broadway success, "Porgy and Bess," written by George and Ira Gershwin.
   The top turntable side is "Summertime," although the flip side is also very popular.  This week in the Vancouver area the song "Summertime" is No. 21.

YouTube
Hear Sam Cooke
"Summertime"

   Sam Cook is a new singer and if success continues to smile on him it may be that Keen records will grow into a big label like Dot or Roulette that made their stars along the same lines.
   Watch him go right to the top.

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Note:  "Sam Cooke"  and "You Send Me". (JB)