Good sized play on the West Coast. Who'd have seen his later success coming decades later. Great New Orleans R&B sound. BONUS: Mispelled artist name.
I was a record collector in the 50s and 60s, mostly R&B, doowop, and Motown. My first two purchased records were 78s in '56...Peggy Sue and Blue Suede Shoes (still got em).
I listened mostly to KDIA in San Francisco/Oakland back in the day. If I liked a new song, I bought it. Hence you may discover some great songs as we go on this journey. Remember, just because it wasn't a hit doesn't mean it wasn't a great song.