Tippin' In

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"Tippin' In" is an American song with music by Robert Lewis "Bobby" Smith and lyrics by Marty Symes. It was a 1945 instrumental hit by Erskine Hawkins and His Orchestra. The single went to number one on the Race Records chart for six non-consecutive weeks and became Hawkins's most successful pop hit, reaching number nine.[1]

A recording by Ralph Flanagan and His Orchestra was made at Manhattan Center, New York City, on July 18, 1952. It was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-4885 (in United States)[2] and by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalog number B 10350.


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 248. 
  2. ^ RCA Victor in the 20-4500 to 20-4999 series
Preceded by
"I Wonder" by Roosevelt Sykes and His Piano
Billboard Most-Played Jukebox Race Records number-one single
April 14, 1945
April 28, 1945
Succeeded by
"Mop! Mop!" by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
"Caldonia" by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five