The 1957 British Hit Parade Part 1 (CD)

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Acrobat's series of comprehensive annual collections of British chart entries continues with the first half of 1957. This release fills a gap in Acrobat's catalogue occasioned by some business machinations over the last couple of years. For copyright reasons, the track listing differs slightly from the version originally released in 2008. Musically little developed during 1957 except a deeper encroachment by Rock and Roll and a further sidelining of those artists who had ruled the charts for the past five years. There were several classic recordings that still seem as relevant and indeed popular today as they were then. To illustrate this we need look no further than 2007 when in remembrance of the 30th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death in 1977, many of his greatest hits re-entered the chart, several of which are featured here. The Everly Brothers debuted on the charts and began a reign of popularity with British audiences that lasted until their recent retirement, Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry also debuted whilst Pat Boone, Little Richard and Fats Domino consolidated their 1956 breakthroughs. For the first time there are a significant proportion of the artists still recording and performing today. British acts also continued to hold their own against the Americans, Tommy Steele, Lonnie Donegan and new rocker, Terry Dene enjoyed many weeks on the chart. Overall though the charts kept the eclectic charm of previous years as Gracie Fields, Vera Lynn, Frankie Laine, Johnnie Ray, Winifred Atwell and many other artists retained their hit making status for yet another year. As ever, it's an eclectic and fascinating musical mix, and quite apart from the serious collectors, just about anyone who was around at the time will want this set, along with the many contemporary music fans fascinated by the roots of rock and pop.

Track Listing

Disc 1:
  • The Four Aces - Friendly Persuasion
  • Frankie Vaughan - Garden Of Eden
  • Pat Boone - Ain't That A Shame
  • Pat Boone - I'll Be Home
  • Mitchell Torok - Red Light Green Light
  • Gary Miller - The Garden Of Eden
  • Lonnie Donegan - Don't You Rock Me Daddy O
  • Alma Cogan - You Me And Us
  • Johnnie Ray - You Don't Owe Me A Thing
  • Dick James - Garden Of Eden
  • The Platters - You'll Never Never Know
  • The Platters - It Isn't Right
  • David Whitfield - The Adoration Waltz
  • Joe Valino - The Garden Of Eden
  • The Vipers Skiffle Group - Don't You Rock Me Daddy O
  • Fats Domino - Ain't That A Shame
  • Pat Boone - Don't Forbid Me
  • Bill Haley And His Comets - Rock The Joint
  • The Beverley Sisters - I Dreamed
  • Fats Domino - Honey Chile
  • Tab Hunter - Young Love
  • Jerry Lewis - Rock A Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
  • Johnston Brothers - Give Her My Love (When You Meet Her)
  • Johnnie Ray - Look Homeward Angel
  • Bill Haley And The Comets - Don't Knock The Rock
Disc 2:
  • Sonny James - Young Love
  • Little Richard - Long Tall Sally
  • Guy Mitchell - Knee Deep In The Blues
  • Shirley Bassey - The Banana Boat Song
  • Elvis Presley - Mystery Train
  • Winifred Atwell - Let's Rock And Roll
  • Tommy Steele - Knee Deep In The Blues
  • Little Richard - Tutti Frutti
  • Harry Belafonte - Banana Boat Song (Day,O)
  • Patience And Prudence - Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now
  • Elvis Presley - Rip It Up
  • Little Richard - She's Got It
  • Little Richard - The Girl Can't Help It
  • The Tarriers - Banana Boat Song
  • Norman Wisdom - The Wisdom Of A Fool
  • Vera Lynn - The Faithful Hussar (Don't Cry My Love)
  • Vipers Skiffle Group - Cumberland Gap
  • Dean Martin - The Man Who Plays The Mandolino
  • Ronnie Carrolll - Wisdom Of A Fool
  • Rosemary Clooney - Mangos
  • Alma Cogan - Whatever Lola Wants
  • Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers - I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent
  • Fats Domino - Blue Monday
  • Lonnie Donegan - Cumberland Gap
Disc 3:
  • Max Bygraves - Heart
  • The Hilltoppers - Marianne
  • David Whitfield - I'll Find You
  • Julie London - Cry Me A River
  • Tab Hunter - Ninety Nine Ways
  • Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers - Baby Baby
  • Chas McDevitt And Nancy Whiskey - Freight Train
  • Slim Whitman - I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen
  • Malcolm Vaughan - The World Is Mine
  • Fats Domino - I'm Walkin'
  • Nat King Cole - When I Fall In Love
  • Charlie Gracie - Butterfly
  • Johnston Brothers - Heart
  • Guy Mitchell - Rock A Billy
  • Frankie Laine - Love Is A Golden Ring
  • Pat Boone - Why Baby Why
  • Tommy Steele - Butterfingers
  • Jimmy Young - Round And Round
  • Johnnie Ray - Yes Tonight Josephine
  • Elvis Presley - Too Much
  • Malcolm Vaughan - Chapel Of The Roses
  • Andy Williams - Butterfly
  • Teresa Brewer - Nora Malone
  • Buddy Knox - Party Doll
  • The Platters - I'm Sorry
Disc 4:
  • Bing Crosby - Around The World
  • Peggy Lee - Mr. Wonderful
  • Russ Hamilton - We Will Make Love
  • King Brothers - A White Sport Coat And A Pink Carnation
  • The Diamonds - Little Darlin'
  • Ronnie Hilton - Around The World
  • The Vipers Skiffle Group - Streamline Train
  • Lonnie Donegan - Puttin' On The Style
  • Lonnie Donegan - Gamblin' Man
  • Terry Dene - A White Sport Coat And A Pink Carnation
  • Mantovani - Around The World
  • Elvis Presley - All Shook Up
  • Charlie Gracie - Fabulous
  • Harry Belafonte - Island In The Sun
  • Chas McDevitt - Greenback Dollar
  • Gracie Fields - Around The World
  • Jeri Southern - Fire Down Below
  • Chuck Berry - Schoolday
  • Andy Williams - I Like Your Kind Of Love
  • Vera Lynn - Travellin' Home
  • Tony Brent - Dark Moon
  • Leroy Anderson - Forgotten Dreams
  • Little Richard - Lucille
  • Pat Boone - Love Letters In The Sand

Additional Details

Label: Acrobat

Genre: Pop/Rock

Release Date: 11/08/11

UPC: 824046702427

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