Jimmie Rodgers formed the Rhythm Kings while he was serving in the United States Air Force in Korea during the mid-1950s. They played at bases throughout the country and continued to perform when transferred back to the United States. After he was discharged, he was signed to the Roulette label.
“Honeycomb” was first released in 1954 by Georgie Shaw. His version of the song was pure late 1950s pop. It may sound dated today but it was bright, fun, and very catchy. It topped all three BILLBOARD Singles Charts.
Best Sellers In Stores Chart – 9/30/57 – 2 weeks at number one.
Most Played By Disc Jockeys Chart – 9/23/57 – 4 weeks at numbr one.
Billboard Hot 100 – 10/7/57 – 2 weeks at number one.
During the next four years he would place 18 songs on the BILLBOARD Hot 100 and while he would have a number of singles reach the top ten, “Honeycomb” would remain the bigest hit of his career.