1962 Embassy British Hit Parade (CD)


$ 24.99


With the success of our 1960 and '61 Embassy collections, we have followed up with a 1962 collection.

There were 56 releases, one of them a 4-track single for songs from Elvis' film 'Kid Galahad' so there were 114 tracks, all performed by the label's pool of sessions singers, some of them performing under a variety of pseudonyms. We also include 4 bonus tracks.
Obviously, Embassy were highly selective about the tracks they recorded - the songs were generally already guaranteed hits - although they did do one or two pre-emptive recordings of things they expected to chart which didn't make it.
For those who began their record-buying lives in the '50s and '60s the Embassy label provided a variety of different perceptions. For the purist, it was anathema - the idea of buying anything other than the version of a hit that was in the charts by the star artist was unconscionable (although people would happily buy a watered-down British cover of a stonking and original US hit if that was what was being pushed at them on the radio). For others, the chance to buy a halfway-decent version of two different hits on one 45 for not much more than half the price of a regular single - and from a shop they were probably in most Saturdays - looked like a sensible deal, especially if you weren't a dyed-in-the-wool NME or MM-reading aficionado. There were also those who were genuinely interested in the music, and saw it as an interesting parallel world, buying either or both of the original and the sound-alike version.
Half a century and more distant, in the world of collectors, enthusiasts and nostalgia, even the prejudices about the presumed naffness of Embassy recordings have gone out of the window as fans of '50s and '60s pop are happy to revisit the music of the times in all its forms in a happy voyage of rediscovery, and people can hear them for what they really are.
In addition, the artists who made the cover versions have a story of their own to tell, and still command a hard core of fans, and so this collection provides an eclectic slice of nostalgia that will appeal at a number of levels.
We are sure that in addition to the enthusiasts with a special interest in Embassy, many purchasers of our main British Hit Parade sets will also be keen to acquire these alternative versions to add a dimension to their collections

Track Listing

Disc 1:
  • Rikki Henderson - Run To Him
  • Rikki Henderson - I'd Never Find Another You
  • Bobby Stevens - The Young Ones
  • Bobby Stevens - Multiplication
  • Bobby Stevens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
  • Bobby Stevens - The Language Of Love
  • Rikki Henderson - Let's Twist Again
  • Rikki Henderson - Son, This Is She
  • Bobby Stevens - Forget-Me-Not
  • Bobby Stevens - Lonesome
  • Paul Rich - Rock-A-Hula Baby
  • Paul Rich - Walk On By
  • Bobby Stevens - Peppermint Twist
  • Bobby Stevens and Redd Wayne - Crying In The Rain
  • Redd Wayne - A Little Bitty Tear
  • Kay Barry - Tell Me What He Said
  • Bobby Stevens - Wimoweh
  • Bobby Stevens - Can't Help Falling In Love
  • Happy Knights Jazz Band - March Of The Siamese Children
  • Bud Ashton - Wonderful Land
  • Paul Rich - The Hole In The Ground
  • Paul Rich - Twistin' The Night Away
  • Rikki Henderson - Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
  • Rikki Henderson - Hey! Baby
  • Bobby Stevens - Never Goodbye
  • Kay Barry - Speak To Me Pretty
  • Redd Wayne - Hey! Little Girl
  • Redd Wayne - When My Little Girl Is Smiling
  • James Wright and his Orchestra - Theme From Z Cars
  • James Wright and his Orchestra - Theme From Dr. Kildare
Disc 2:
  • James Wright and his Orchestra - The Maigret Theme
  • James Wright and his Orchestra - Coronation Street
  • Bobby Stevens - Good Luck Charm
  • Bobby Stevens - I'm Looking Out The Window
  • Bud Ashton Trio - Nut Rocker
  • Marian Williams - Let's Talk About Love
  • Paul Rich - Down The Lane
  • Paul Rich and Marian Williams - Opposites
  • Jean Campbell - Far Away
  • Jean Campbell - The Day After Tomorrow
  • Johnny Chester - As You Like It
  • Johnny Chester - Last Night Was Made For Love
  • Bobby Stevens and Kay Barry - Come Outside
  • Redd Wayne and Bobby Stevens - Ginny Come Lately
  • Redd Wayne - A Picture Of You
  • Happy Knights Jazz Band - The Green Leaves Of Summer
  • Paul Rich - I Can't Stop Loving You
  • Paul Rich - A Little Love, A Little Kiss
  • Kay Barry - Here Comes That Feeling
  • Redd Wayne - Don't Ever Change
  • Bobby Stevens - I Remember You
  • Bobby Stevens - Follow That Dream
  • Redd Wayne - Speedy Gonzales
  • Redd Wayne - English Country Garden
  • Paul Rich - Right, Said Fred
  • Paul Rich - Our Favourite Melodies
  • Marion Williams - Little Miss Lonely
  • Marion Williams - V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N
  • Bud Ashton - Guitar Tango
  • Paul Rich - Roses Are Red
Disc 3:
  • Mike Redway - Things
  • Mike Redway - Once Upon A Dream
  • Paul Rich - Dancin' Party
  • Happy Knights Jazz Band with Paul Rich - Gotta See Baby Tonight
  • Les Carle - Pick A Bale O' Cotton
  • Les Carle - So Do I
  • Ray Pilgrim and Mike Redway - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
  • Ray Pilgrim and Mike Redway - Sealed With A Kiss
  • Paul Rich - You Don't Know Me
  • Marion Williams - The Loco-Motion
  • Les Carle - She's Not You
  • Les Carle - It'll Be Me
  • Bud Ashton - Telstar
  • Rikki Henderson - Don't That Beat All
  • Paul Rich - Sheila
  • Paul Rich - Reminiscing
  • Les Carle - Ramblin' Rose
  • James Wright and His Orchestra - Lonely
  • Kay Barry - It Started All Over Again
  • Kay Barry - It Might As Well Rain Until September
  • Ray Pilgrim - Lovesick Blues
  • Ray Pilgrim - Let's Dance
  • Mike Redway - Oh, Lonesome Me
  • Mike Redway - Venus In Blue Jeans
  • Paul Rich - Devil Woman
  • Paul Rich - The Swiss Maid
  • Kay Barry - Sherry
  • Ray Pilgrim and Mike Redway - No One Can Make My Sunshine Smile
  • Les Carle - King Of The Whole Wide World -
  • Les Carle - Home Is Where The Heart Is
Disc 4:
  • Les Carle - A Whistlin' Tune -
  • Les Carle - Ridin' The Rainbow
  • Kay Barry - Bobby's Girl
  • Kay Barry - James (Hold The Ladder Steady)
  • Paul Rich - Sun Arise
  • Paul Rich - If Only Tomorrow (Could Be Like Today)
  • Ray Pilgrim - Return To Sender
  • Ray Pilgrim - It Only Took A Minute
  • Bud Ashton - (Dance With The) Guitar Man
  • Paul Rich - Gossip Calypso
  • James Wright and his Orchestra - Desafinado (The Bossa Nova)
  • James Wright and his Orchestra - Must Be Madison
  • Eddie Falcon - Love Me Tender
  • Eddie Falcon - The Main Attraction
  • Marilyn Lee - Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
  • Les Carle - Up On The Roof
  • Mike Redway - A Forever Kind Of Love
  • Mike Redway - The Next Time
  • Ray Pilgrim - Baby Take A Bow
  • Ray Pilgrim - Bachelor Boy
  • Bud Ashton and his Group - Dance On!
  • Kay Barry - Like I Do
  • Paul Rich - Your Cheatin' Heart
  • Bud Ashton and his Group - Globetrotter
  • Kay Barry - Crazy Words, Crazy Tune
  • Kay Barry - Do Do Do
  • Rikki Henderson - Let's Twist Again (Edited version)
  • Bobby Stevens and Kay Barry - Come Outside (Edited version)

Additional Details

Label: Trapeze Music & Entertainment

Genre: Pop/Rock

Run Time: 296 mins

Region: 0

Release Date: 05/07/13

UPC: 824046705923

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