Australian singles chart:
The Darktown Strutters Ball entered the Kent Music Report on 26 January 1976 and peaked at #3. It was the #17 song on the Top 100 of 1976.
The song is on Struttin’ which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 7 June 1976 and peaked at #8.
Record label of Australian release:
Darktown Strutters’ Ball was written by Shelton Brooks and published in 1917. The song has been recorded many times and is considered a popular and jazz standard. The Ted Mulry Gang released a rock ‘n’ roll version in 1976.
Ian McFarlane said the success of Jump in My Car in 1975, “set the tone for subsequent releases with its simplistic, 12-bar boogie guitar riffs, thumping beat, Mulry’s gravelly, gregarious vocals and tongue-in-cheek lyrics.” Over the next two years they achieved a string of top ten singles.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darktown_Strutters’_Ball and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Mulry
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