Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy

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"Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy"
Song by Red Foley
Published 1950
Writer(s) Harry Stone
Jack Stapp

"Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy" (also known as "Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy") is a popular song written by Harry Stone and Jack Stapp and published in 1950. It is the signature song of Red Foley who recorded it in 1950.[1] The song has been covered by many artists including Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong,[2] Frank Sinatra,[3] and Faron Young who scored a hit with the song in 1959.

Many versions of the song charted in 1950, but the biggest was by Red Foley. His recording, produced by Owen Bradley, was released by Decca Records as catalog number 46205. The record first reached the Billboard charts on January 13, 1950, and lasted 15 weeks on the chart, peaking at No. 1.[4] Foley's recording also went to No. 1 on the country chart and stayed at the top spot for three months.[5] It featured guitarist Grady Martin.

Other charting versions were recorded by Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Phil Harris, Bradford & Romano and Bill Darnel.[6] The Crosby recording was made on January 3, 1950[7] and was released by Decca Records as catalog number 24863. The record first reached the Billboard charts on February 4, 1950, and lasted 13 weeks on the chart, peaking at No. 4.[8]

The Sinatra recording was released by Columbia Records as catalog number 38708. The record first reached the Billboard charts on March 10, 1950, and lasted one week on the chart, at No. 24.

The Harris recording was released by RCA Victor Records as a 78rpm single (catalog number 20-3692) and a 45rpm single (catalog number 47-3216). The record first reached the Billboard charts on March 17, 1950, and lasted two weeks on the chart, peaking at No. 26.

The Darnel recording was released by Coral Records as catalog number 60147. The record first reached the Billboard charts on March 3, 1950, and lasted one week on the chart, at No. 26.

Other versions[edit]

  • Pat Boone on the album Howdy! 1957

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Red Foley Hillbilly Fever". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bing Crosby Havin' Fun [2 CD]". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Frank Sinatra Everybody Loves Somebody". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records: 1940-1955. Record Research. 
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 123. 
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 484. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  7. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  8. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 111. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
Preceded by
"Slipping Around" by Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely
Billboard Best Selling Retail Folk (Country & Western) Records
number-one single
(Red Foley version)

January 21, 1950 - April 15, 1950
Succeeded by
"Long Gone Lonesome Blues" by Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
Preceded by
"Rag Mop" by The Ames Brothers
Billboard Best Sellers in Stores number-one single
(Red Foley version)

February 18, 1950 – March 11, 1950
Succeeded by
"Music! Music! Music!" by Teresa Brewer
Preceded by
"Dear Hearts and Gentle People" by Bing Crosby
Cash Box Best Sellers number-one song
(Red Foley version)

February 25, 1950 – March 18, 1950
Succeeded by
"Music! Music! Music!" by Teresa Brewer