Early Cash Box C&W and RnB charts - 1946 and later

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Postby DrTravel » Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:37 pm

In the process of compiling the Country & Western and the Rhythm & Blues charts from Cash Box magazine. Have created spreadsheets for both charts up to the end of 1954. This information will eventually be uploaded to the "Cash Box Archives" http://50.6.195.142/archives.htm. Randy Price and I worked on getting the Pop single charts that are currently up. Longer term we will work on the album charts.

The first Country & Western chart appeared on 8/18/47 and was titled "Top 10 Hillbilly, Folk & Western Juke Box Tunes". This chart was later superseded by the "Top 10 Folk & Western Best Sellers" on 5/29/54.

The first national Rhythm & Blues chart appeared on 3/7/53 and was titled "The Nation's Rhythm & Blues Top Ten". Prior to that date Cash Box published numerous RnB regional charts. The first was "Hot In Harlem, N.Y." on 6/24/46, followed by "Hot On Chicago's South Side" on 10/13/47, "Hot In New Orleans" on 1/10/48 and "Hot On Central Ave. In Los Angeles" on 1/29/48.

If there is an interest I can share these charts with the group.
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Postby kingofskiffle » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:30 pm

I certainly have an interest :) are you looking for assistance?
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Postby DrTravel » Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:30 am

Don't really need any assistance - just sharing with others.

Grab Cash Box RnB Regional 1946-1953.xls at

http://www21.zippyshare.com/v/gUe5y6Wm/file.html

Will have the National Charts 1953-1959 in a month. Will post on-line after that.
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Postby DrTravel » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:56 am

The early Country and R&B charts (1959 and earlier) are now up in the cash box archives.

Country at http://98.130.35.56/archives-c.htm

R&B at http://98.130.35.56/archives-r.htm

I have spreadsheets showing chart runs for all of these songs for all the various charts. Hope to complete the 1960's by the end of the year. Note that Randy Price is the main driver of this project - I'm just an unpaid intern.
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Postby kjell » Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:44 am

DrTravel wrote:In the process of compiling the Country & Western and the Rhythm & Blues charts from Cash Box magazine. Have created spreadsheets for both charts up to the end of 1954. This information will eventually be uploaded to the "Cash Box Archives" http://50.6.195.142/archives.htm. Randy Price and I worked on getting the Pop single charts that are currently up. Longer term we will work on the album charts.

The first Country & Western chart appeared on 8/18/47 and was titled "Top 10 Hillbilly, Folk & Western Juke Box Tunes". This chart was later superseded by the "Top 10 Folk & Western Best Sellers" on 5/29/54.

The first national Rhythm & Blues chart appeared on 3/7/53 and was titled "The Nation's Rhythm & Blues Top Ten". Prior to that date Cash Box published numerous RnB regional charts. The first was "Hot In Harlem, N.Y." on 6/24/46, followed by "Hot On Chicago's South Side" on 10/13/47, "Hot In New Orleans" on 1/10/48 and "Hot On Central Ave. In Los Angeles" on 1/29/48.

If there is an interest I can share these charts with the group.
Been waiting for this since the possibility was announced on the Cash Box website many months ago. There's a profound interest on my part.
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Postby Borobear » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:51 am

I have been looking forward to these charts for a while as well. I would like to get a complete set as the Cashbox books that I have are full of errors. Missing chart positions, extra chart positions added in error and the Soul chart book completely missed out a number 1 record!
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Postby DrTravel » Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:56 pm

The later 50's R&B charts contain many artists who you would not think of as "R&B", i.e. many white artists. The chart started looking more and more like their Pop chart. One of the reasons that Cash Box suspended the R&B chart in March 1960 (but reinstated it the following December, almost 3 years before Billboard suspended theirs).
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Postby DrTravel » Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:18 pm

Here are the Cash Box Country charts for 1947-1959 - including chart runs for all songs:

http://www95.zippyshare.com/v/NlTxxI1e/file.html

Here are the Cash Box National R&B charts 1953- March 1960 - including chart runs for all songs:

http://www64.zippyshare.com/v/N4S7CveQ/file.html
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Postby DrTravel » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:48 pm

Here are the Cash Box Country charts for 1947-1964 - including chart runs for all songs:

http://www105.zippyshare.com/v/70intbCw/file.html

Will start working on the RnB charts next
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Postby DrTravel » Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:44 pm

Here are the Cash Box R&B charts for 1953-1964 - including chart runs for all songs:

http://www74.zippyshare.com/v/57dBihfG/file.html

Enjoy the Holidays!
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Postby kjell » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:30 pm

[quote="DrTravel"]Here are the Cash Box R&B charts for 1953-1964 - including chart runs for all songs:

http://www74.zippyshare.com/v/57dBihfG/file.html

Enjoy the Holidays![/quote
I most certainly will. Now you've moved right into the years when both my best friend and I became fanatic music lovers and with chart runs too. A real treat.
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Postby DrTravel » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:23 pm

Here are the Cash Box Country charts for 1947-1969 - including chart runs for all songs:

http://www7.zippyshare.com/v/UbGK8a5D/file.html

Will start working on the RnB charts next
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Postby DrTravel » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:55 pm

Here are the Cash Box R&B charts for 1953-1969 - including chart runs for all songs:

http://www2.zippyshare.com/v/Tp0OODAL/file.html
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Postby trebor » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:59 pm

DrTravel wrote:Here are the Cash Box Country charts for 1947-1969 - including chart runs for all songs:
Huge thanks!
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Postby DrTravel » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:51 pm

Here are the Cash Box C&W charts for 1947-1974 - including chart runs for all songs:

http://www114.zippyshare.com/v/5MFC0oq2/file.html

Here are the Cash Box C&W "Looking Ahead" charts for 1973-1974 - including chart runs for all songs:

http://www7.zippyshare.com/v/zxFW3gbl/file.html

The Looking Ahead charts are the equivalent to Billboard's "Bubbling Under" charts.

Am currently working on the Cash Box R&B charts 1970-1974. Should be finished in a week or two.
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Postby trebor » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:55 pm

^^ Thanks for your enduring efforts and work! Much appreciated! :D
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Postby kingofskiffle » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:02 pm

Thank you, as always, for sharing these wonderful files.
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Postby RonnieV » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:14 pm

Thank you Dr Travel!
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Postby Borobear » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:45 pm

Many thanks from me too. The Looking Ahead charts have probably never been listed anywhere before. Great work!
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Postby DrTravel » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:58 pm

Here are the Cash Box R&B charts for 1953-1974 - including chart runs for all songs:

http://www103.zippyshare.com/v/6hanCp24/file.html
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Postby Chartaholic » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:07 am

DrTravel wrote:Here are the Cash Box R&B charts for 1953-1974 - including chart runs for all songs:

http://www103.zippyshare.com/v/6hanCp24/file.html
Your output is astounding! So much work - So thank you!
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Postby croatia » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:37 am

Hello,
heard from a comparison-spreadsheet with all "Country Singles chart"-songs from the three big US-music magazines but cannot find it anywhere.
All I have are separate files from Billboard and the Cash Box. Is there a file maybe with the Record World country-songs too available?
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Postby DrTravel » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:11 pm

Here are the Cash Box C&W charts for 1947-1979 - including chart runs for all songs:

http://www42.zippyshare.com/v/aiHWjoMO/file.html

Here are the Cash Box C&W "Looking Ahead" charts for 1973-1977 - including chart runs for all songs:

http://www118.zippyshare.com/v/uYmOOQU1/file.html

The Looking Ahead charts are the equivalent to Billboard's "Bubbling Under" charts but only ran for a few years.

Am currently working on the Cash Box R&B charts 1975-1979. Should be finished in a week or two.

These charts should be posted on-line shortly at http://98.130.35.56/archives-c.htm
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Postby kingofskiffle » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:35 pm

DrTravel wrote:Here are the Cash Box C&W charts for 1947-1979 - including chart runs for all songs:

http://www42.zippyshare.com/v/aiHWjoMO/file.html

Here are the Cash Box C&W "Looking Ahead" charts for 1973-1977 - including chart runs for all songs:

http://www118.zippyshare.com/v/uYmOOQU1/file.html

The Looking Ahead charts are the equivalent to Billboard's "Bubbling Under" charts but only ran for a few years.

Am currently working on the Cash Box R&B charts 1975-1979. Should be finished in a week or two.

These charts should be posted on-line shortly at http://98.130.35.56/archives-c.htm
Huge thanks Dr Travel. Dropbox links below for anybody struggling with the Zippyshare ones.

The links are at risk and may vanish at any time.

Cash Box C&W charts for 1947-1979
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z4apwt43x7fn0 ... .xlsx?dl=0

Cash Box C&W "Looking Ahead" charts for 1973-1977
https://www.dropbox.com/s/nbsast0q5ybvx ... 9.xls?dl=0
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