Saturday, March 2, 2013

Bill Black's Combo "Smokie Parts 1 & 2"

Smokie is a 1959 instrumental by Bill Black's Combo. The single was the first of four entries on the R&B chart and was successful, where it made to number one for four weeks, in early 1960. "Smokie, Part 2" also hit the top twenty on the pop singles chart.
Most people know the Part 2 version, but Part 1, with it's tinkly toy piano sound and faster tempo is my favorite of the two.
Here are both parts 1 & 2 for your listening pleasure


  1. what a fabulous blog you have here man, I for one really appreciate it!

  2. Thanks Tut! I have a lot more things to post in the coming months.