1961 British Hit Parade: B-sides Part Two: Apr-Sept (CD)


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Sure to appeal to the many existing regular collectors of the British Hit Parade series.

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 Two includes the original 'B' sides of every record that entered the charts mentioned between 27th April and 7th September 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:
  • Geoff Love And His Orchestra - Sophia
  • Clarence 'Frogman' Henry - Just My Baby and Me
  • Jerry Lee Lewis - Livin' Lovin' Wreck
  • Dick Charlesworth And His City Gents - Night Fall
  • Bert Weedon - Eclipse
  • Bob Luman - The Pig Latin Song
  • The Blackwells - Big Daddy and the Cat
  • Billy Fury - Cross My Heart
  • The Shadows - Back Home
  • Shirley Bassey - Hold Me Tight
  • Lonnie Donegan And His Group - Seven Daffodils
  • Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen - Chimes Blues
  • Ernie K-Doe - Wanted $10,000 Reward
  • The Ventures - Ginchy
  • The Velvets - Time and Again
  • Frankie Laine - Wanted Man
  • Linda Scott - Three Guesses
  • Neil Sedaka - I Must Be Dreaming
  • Emile Ford And The Checkmates - Gypsy Love
  • The Allisons - Blue Tears
  • The Totnamites - Danny Boy
  • Elvis Presley - Lonely Man
  • Roy Orbison - Love Hurts
  • Danny Williams - Passing Breeze
  • Russ Conway - The Singing Bells
  • Eden Kane - Before I Lose My Mind
Disc 2:
  • Gene Vincent - Hot Dollar
  • Benny Hill - Gypsy Rock
  • Andy Stewart - Tunes of Glory
  • Max Bygraves - Tin Pan Alley
  • Mark Wynter - Warm and Willing
  • Adam Wade - Sleepy Time Gal
  • Jo Ann Campbell - Puka Puka Pants
  • The Outlaws - Indian Brave
  • The Marcels - Teeter Totter Love
  • Jimmy Crawford - Does My Heartache Show
  • Tony Bennett - Ramona
  • The Everly Brothers - Stick With Me Baby
  • The Temperance Seven - Sugar
  • Connie Francis - Someone Else's Boy
  • Eddie Cochran - Cherished Memories
  • Ken Dodd - Just for a While
  • Al Caiola - The Lonely Rebel
  • Cliff Richard And The Shadows - Now's the Time to Fall in Love
  • Karl Denver - Joe Sweeney
  • Duane Eddy - Gidget Goes Hawaiian
  • Gary Mills - Your Way Is My Way
  • Ben E. King - On the Horizon
  • Tommy Cooper - How Come There's No Dog Day
Disc 3:
  • Helen Shapiro - Marvellous Lie
  • Craig Douglas - After All
  • Pat Boone - A Thousand Years
  • Bobby Darin - Look for My True Love
  • Danny Williams - Lonely
  • Bob Wallis And His Storyville Jazzmen - Three Live Wires
  • Petula Clark - You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me
  • Clarence 'Frogman' Henry - Little Suzy
  • Acker Bilk And His Paramount Jazz Band - My Bucket's Got a Hole in It
  • Brook Benton - Your Eyes
  • Us Bonds - Time Ole Story
  • Adam Faith - My Last Wish
  • Brenda Lee - Eventually
  • Floyd Cramer - I Can Just Imagine
  • Sam Cooke - Farewell, My Darling
  • The Fireballs - Gunshot
  • Marty Wilde - Crazy Dream
  • Nero And The Gladiators - The Trek to Rome
  • Fats Domino - I Just Cry
  • Joe Loss And His Orchestra - Latino Cha Cha
  • John Leyton - There Must Be
Disc 4:
  • Bobby Vee - Baby Face
  • Anthony Newley - Once in a Lifetime
  • Bobby Angelo - Skinny Lizzie
  • Johnny Burnette - I've Got a Lot of Things to Do
  • Alex Welsh And His Band - Memphis March
  • Tommy Steele - Drunken Guitar
  • Chubby Checker - Everything's Gonna Be All Right
  • Clinton Ford - Everybody's Doing It
  • The Velvets - Spring Fever
  • The Brook Brothers - One Last Kiss
  • Dorothy Squires and Russ Conway - Roses of Picardy
  • Jan & Dean - Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Joe Barry - I Got a Feeling
  • Don Gibson - I Think It's Best to Forget Me
  • Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen - Lumbered At the Lotus
  • The Springfields - Good News
  • Gene Vincent With Sounds Incorporated - Love of a Man
  • Curtis Lee - Gee How I Wish You Were Here
  • Los Machucambos - Pajaro Campana
  • Terry Lightfoot's New Orleans Jazzmen - Black Bottom Stomp
  • The Highwaymen - Santiano
  • 1the Shadows - 36-24-36
  • Al Saxon And His Orchestra - You Came a Long Way from St. Louis

Additional Details

Label: Acrobat

Genre: Pop/Rock

Run Time: 222:32 mins

Region: 0

Release Date: 06/19/12

UPC: 824046704124

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