1961 British Hit Parade Part 3 September: December (CD)


$ 27.20


Comprehensive booklet notes with over 10,000 words of info on the tracks.

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.
As the collections move into the '60s, the steady but inexorable shift in the balance of the music styles represented in the charts continues. As with 1960, when the New Musical Express and Record Retailer charts were extended to a Top 50, and including all the records which only charted in Melody Maker, Disc or Record Mirror, the number of titles in the complete anthology is well over 300, in this case 327, to be exact, meaning that the collection comprises 12 CDs, once again released by Acrobat as three 4-CD box sets, our well-established format for these releases..
Part Three includes the original versions of every record that entered the charts mentioned between 7th September and 30th December in chronological order of chart entry, with nearly four hours of eclectic and fascinating entertainment.
The charts of 1961 saw several important new names making their debut alongside the big names of rock 'n' roll who had managed to achieve commercial longevity which the Tin Pan Alley pundits said they would never do. There were still the inevitable lightweight novelty hits, and a strong showing from the trad jazz fraternity, while the popularity of instrumental hits of all kinds continued. Some excellent soul-flavoured American hits made their impact this year, while many 50s-era crooners maintained a solid chart presence. With the extended chart, there are also a healthy helping of obscure and collectable one-hit wonders. It was certainly a year that the musicologists would have fun analysing, but there was no hint yet of the musical storm that was brewing in Liverpool and Hamburg.
We would point out once again that another company has made an opportunist attempt to mimic our series - we like to think that Acrobat's are the 'official' version, and we offer the only complete, comprehensive, coherent annual series. We thank our customers for supporting our British Hit Parade releases, and are sure this will one will prove as popular as the rest.

Track Listing

Disc 1:
  • Billy Fury - Jealousy
  • Ral Donner - You Don't Know What You've Got
  • Connie Francis - Together
  • Del Shannon - Hats Off To Larry
  • Eden Kane - Get Lost
  • The Viscounts - Who Put The Bomp
  • Duane Eddy - Drivin' Home
  • Linda Scott - Don't Bet Money Honey
  • Cleo Laine - You'll Answer To Me
  • Roy Orbison - Cryin'
  • Harry Belafonte & Odetta - Hole In The Bucket
  • Clarence 'Frogman' Henry - Lonely Street
  • Clarence 'Frogman' Henry - Why Can't You
  • Brook Benton - Frankie & Johnny
  • Laurie Johnson - Sucu Sucu
  • Helen Shapiro - Walkin' Back To Happiness
  • Frank Sinatra - Granada
  • The Temperance Seven - Hard Hearted Hannah
  • The Temperance Seven - Chili Bom Bom
  • Eddie Hodges - I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door
  • Ping Ping & Al Verlaine - Sucu Sucu
  • Nina & Frederick - Long Time Boy
  • Matt Monro - Gonna Build A Mountain
  • John Leyton - Wild Wind
  • Tony Orlando - Bless You
  • Charlie Drake - My Boomerang Won't Come Back
  • Nina & Frederick - Sucu Sucu
  • Everly Brothers - Muskrat
Disc 2:
  • Everly Brothers - Don't Blame Me
  • Ben E. King - Amor Amor
  • Duane Eddy - Caravan
  • Ted Heath - Sucu Sucu
  • Bobby Darin - You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
  • Mike Berry - Tribute To Buddy Holly
  • Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack
  • Karl Denver - Mexicali Rose
  • Hayley Mills - Let's Get Together
  • Joe Loss - Sucu Sucu
  • Cliff Richard - When The Girl In Your Arms Is The Girl In Your Heart
  • Cliff Richard - Got A Funny Feeling
  • Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John
  • Bobby Vee - Take Good Care Of My Baby
  • Adam Faith - The Time Has Come
  • Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five
  • Shane Fenton and the Fentones - I'm A Moody Guy
  • Dick & Deedee - The Mountan's High
  • Carol Deene - Sad Movies
  • Bobby Darin - Come September
  • Danny Williams - Moon River
  • Elvis Presley - His Latest Flame
  • Elvis Presley - Little Sister
  • Four Preps - More Money For You And Me Medley: Mr. Blue / Alley Oop / Smoke Gets In Your Eyes / In This Whole Wide World / A Worried Man / Tom Dooley / A Teenager In Love
  • Mr. Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band - Stars And Stripes Forever
  • Mr. Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band - Creole Jazz
  • Troy Shondell - This Time
Disc 3:
  • Dion - Runaround Sue
  • Sue Thompson - Sad Movies
  • Moontrekkers - Night Of The Vampire
  • Frankie Vaughan - Tower Of Strength
  • Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen - Midnight In Moscow
  • Marty Wilde - Tomorrow's Clown
  • Doug Sheldon - Runaround Sue
  • Ronnie Hilton - Hey Look Me Over
  • Petula Clark - My Friend The Sea
  • The Shadows - The Savage
  • The Springfields - Bambino
  • Jimmy Crawford - I Love How You Love Me
  • Ricky Nelson - Everlovin'
  • Nat King Cole - Let True Love Begin
  • Brenda Lee - Fool Number One
  • Gene McDaniels - Tower Of Strength
  • Brook Brothers - Married
  • Shirley Bassey - I'll Get By
  • Jim Reeves - You're The Only Good Thing
  • Terry Lightfoot & His New Orleans Jazzmen - King Kong
  • Dale Sisters - My Sunday Baby
  • The Lettermen - The Way You Look Tonight
  • Frank Sinatra - The Coffee Song
  • Mr. Acker Bilk with the Leon Young String Chorale - Stranger On The Shore
  • Russ Conway - Toy Balloons
  • G-Clefs - I Understand
  • Eddie Cochran - Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie
Disc 4:
  • Dinah Washington - September In The Rain
  • Fats Domino - What A Party
  • Helen Shapiro - Goody Goody (from Helen EP)
  • Pat Boone - Johnny Will
  • Del Shannon - So Long Baby
  • Dorothy Provine - Don't Bring Lulu
  • The Temperance Seven - Charleston
  • Rose Brennan - Tall Dark Stranger
  • The Highwaymen - Gypsy Rover
  • Henry Mancini - Moon River
  • Sandy Nelson - Let There Be Drums
  • Billy Fury - I'd Never Find Another You
  • Mrs. Mills - Mrs. Mills' Medley: I Want To Be Happy / Sheikh Of Araby / Baby Face / Somebody Stole My Gal
  • James Darren - Goodbye Cruel World
  • Connie Francis - Baby's First Christmas
  • Ricky Stevens - I Cried For You
  • Neil Sedaka - Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen
  • Bobby Darin - Multiplication
  • Bobby Vee - Run To Him
  • The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
  • Gary Miller - There Goes That Song Again
  • Gary Miller - The Night Is Young
  • Hank Levine His Orch. - Image
  • Lionel Bart - Give Us A Kiss For Christmas
  • John Leyton - Son This Is She
  • Bob Wallis & His Storyville Jazz Band - Come Along Please
  • John D. Loudermilk - The Language Of Love

Additional Details

Label: Acrobat

Genre: Pop/Rock

Run Time: 410 mins

Region: 0

Release Date: 06/19/12

UPC: 824046703929

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