1961 British Hit Parade: B-sides Part Three: Sept-Dec (CD)


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A response to demand from regular collectors of the British Hit Parade.

Acrobat Music's series of British Hit Parade collections has become an essential annual purchase for a significant number of collectors and enthusiasts who wish to hear and own every record that entered the British record charts during each year.
This year, for the first time, and as the result of suggestions from several of our regular collectors of the series, we are presenting parallel collections to the main British Hit Parade releases comprising the 'B' sides of all the tracks that appear in the main set. The only exceptions are where the original hit was a double 'A' side, where both sides charted, as a result of which both of the tracks appear in the main Hit Parade collection
With this caveat, Part Three includes the original 'B' sides of every record that entered the charts mentioned between 7th September and the end of the year in chronological order of chart entry, and they make for truly eclectic and fascinating entertainment.
The story of how 'B' sides come to be what they are is a fascinating one and varies greatly from record to record. Some featured songs that were written by either the producer, the artist's manager or someone else with sufficient influence to ensure that if the 'A' side were a hit, they would collect 50% of the publishing income from the sales. Others were, of course, complete throwaways, dashed off in the last 10 minutes of a session purely as make-weights. In contrast, some started life as the intended 'A' side, only to be overshadowed as promotion people or radio DJs spotted the potential of the 'B' side. The fascination is that, in most cases, with the passage of time, we will never know the true story, and the tracks will simply stand to be judged on their merits or otherwise.
Whatever the case, they will very often provide collectors with a piece of the artist's work that they have never heard before, and the majority, we suspect, will never have been available on CD before. We are sure that many purchasers of the main sets will be keen to acquire the 'B' sides to ensure the completeness of their collection.

Track Listing

Disc 1:
  • Billy Fury - Open Your Arms
  • Ral Donner - So Close to Heaven
  • Connie Francis - Too Many Rules
  • Del Shannon - Don't Gild the Lily, Lily
  • Eden Kane - I'm Telling You
  • The Viscounts - What Am I Saying
  • Duane Eddy - My Blue Heaven
  • Linda Scott - Starlight, Starbright
  • Cleo Laine - I Only Have Eyes for You
  • Roy Orbison - Candy Man
  • Harry Belafonte - Chickens
  • Brook Benton - It's Just a House Without You
  • The Laurie Johnson Orchestra - Echo Four-Two
  • Helen Shapiro - Kiss 'N' Run
  • Frank Sinatra - The Curse of an Aching Heart
  • Eddie Hodges - Ain't Gonna Wash for a Week
  • Ping Ping & Al Verlane - Maria Della Montagna
  • Nina And Frederick - Countin' Colours in a Rainbow
  • Matt Monro - I'll Dream of You
  • John Leyton - You Took My Love for Granted
  • Tony Orlando - Am I the Guy
  • Charlie Drake - She's My Girl
  • Nina And Frederick - It's Been a Long Long Time
Disc 2:
  • Ben E. King - Souvenir of Mexico
  • Duane Eddy - Caravan Pt. 2
  • Ted Heath And His Music - Charmaine Cha Cha
  • Bobby Darin - Sorrow Tomorrow
  • Mike Berry With The Outlaws - What's the Matter
  • Ray Charles And His Orchestra - The Danger Zone
  • Karl Denver - Bonny Scotland
  • Hayley Mills - Cobbler Cobbler
  • Joe Loss And His Orchestra - Give Me My Ranch
  • Jimmy Dean - I Won't Go Huntin' With You Jake
  • Bobby Vee - Bashful Bob
  • Adam Faith - A Help-Each-Other Romance
  • The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Blue Rondo a La Turk
  • Shane Fenton And The Fentones - Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue
  • Dick And Deedee - I Want Someone
  • Carol Deene - Don't Forget
  • Bobby Darin And His Orchestra - Walk Bach to Me
  • Danny Williams - A Weaver of Dreams
  • The Four Preps - Swing Down Chariot
  • Troy Shondell - Girl After Girl
Disc 3:
  • Dion - Runaway Girl
  • Sue Thompson - Throwin' Kisses
  • The Moontrekkers - Melodie D'Amore
  • Frankie Vaughan - Rachel
  • Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen - My Mother's Eyes
  • Marty Wilde - The Hellions
  • Doug Sheldon - Come With Me
  • Ronnie Hilton - It Can't Be Wrong
  • Petula Clark - With All My Love
  • The Shadows - Peace Pipe
  • The Springfields - Star of Hope
  • Jimmy Crawford - Our Last Embrace
  • Ricky Nelson - A Wonder Like You
  • Nat King Cole - Cappuccina
  • Brenda Lee - Anybody But Me
  • Gene Mcdaniels - The Secret
  • The Brook Brothers - I Love Girls
  • Shirley Bassey - Who Are We'
  • Jim Reeves - Oh How I Miss You Tonight
  • Terry Lightfoot's New Orleans Jazzmen - Riverside Blues
  • The Dale Sisters - All My Life
  • The Lettermen - That's My Desire
  • Frank Sinatra - A Foggy Day
  • Mr. Acker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale - Take My Lips
  • Russ Conway - Forgotten Dreams
  • The G-Clefs - Little Girl I Love You
  • Eddie Cochran - Pocketful of Hearts
Disc 4:
  • Dinah Washington - Wake the Town and Tell the People
  • Fats Domino - Rockin' Bicycle
  • Helen Shapiro - Tip Toe Through the Tulips
  • Helen Shapiro - After You've Gone
  • Pat Boone - If I'm Dreaming Just Let Me Dream
  • Del Shannon - The Answer to Everything
  • The Girls - Whisper Song
  • The Temperance Seven - The Black Bottom
  • Rose Brennan - The Girl With the Wistful Eyes
  • The Highwaymen - Cottonfields
  • Henry Mancini, His Orchestra And Chorus - Breakfast At Tiffany's
  • Sandy Nelson - Quite a Beat
  • Billy Fury - Sleepless Nights
  • Mrs Mills - Mrs Mills Medley Part 2: Ma He's Making Eyes At Me/Swanee/Ain't She Sweet/California Here I Come
  • James Darren - Valerie
  • Connie Francis - I'm Falling in Love With You Tonight
  • Ricky Stevens - I Am
  • Neil Sedaka - Don't Lead Me On
  • Bobby Darin - Irresistible You
  • Bobby Vee - Walkin' With My Angel
  • The Tokens - Tina
  • Hank Levine And His Orchestra - Image Pt. 2
  • Lionel Bart - How Now Brown Cow
  • John Leyton - Six White Horses
  • Bob Wallis And His Storyville Jazzmen - Bobbin' Along
  • John D. Loudermilk - Darling Jane

Additional Details

Label: Acrobat

Genre: Pop/Rock

Run Time: 237:42 mins

Region: 0

Release Date: 06/19/12

UPC: 824046704223

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