The 1958 British Hit Parade Part 2 (CD)


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Acrobat's series of comprehensive annual collections of British chart entries continues with the second half of 1958. This 'official' release fills a gap in Acrobat's catalogue occasioned by some business machinations over the last couple of years, and is completely different from the version issued by a competitive company. Musically, it could be said that, little developed during 1958 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. On the other hand it could also be said that it was the last and best year for original rock'n'roll sounds. There were several classic recordings that still seem as relevant, and indeed popular, today as they were then. Most of the American rock and roll stars who begun to enjoy hits during 1955-1957 remained popular, with the exception of Bill Haley & His Comets, who had said farewell to the British hit parade in 1957. Haley did not return to the charts until 1968 when 'Rock Around The Clock' re-entered the Top 20. However, the first wave of American rock and roll was about to suffer a setback when Little Richard got religion, Jerry Lee Lewis was involved in scandals and Elvis was inducted into the US army. The most significant development of the year in British rock and roll terms was the chart debut of Sir Cliff Richard with 'Move It', still considered the finest and most authentic British rock and roll record. Many of the original British hit parade stars continued to enjoy hits throughout the year including Ronnie Hilton, Max Bygraves, David Whitfield, Ted Heath, Malcolm Vaughan and Frankie Vaughan. 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:
  • Sheb Wooley - The Purple People Eater
  • Buddy Holly - Rave On
  • Eddie Calvert - Little Serenade
  • Pat Boone - Sugar Moon
  • Connie Francis - I'm Sorry I Made You Cry
  • Jackie Dennis - The Purple People Eater
  • Renato Carosone & His Sextet - Torero Cha Cha Cha
  • Fats Domino - Sick And Tired
  • Ted Heath And His Music - Tom Hark
  • Valerie Carr - When The Boys Talk About The Girls
  • Julius Larosa - Torero
  • Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group - Sally Don't You Grieve
  • Lonnie Donegan& His Skiffle Group - Betty Betty Betty
  • Art & Dotty Todd - Chanson D'amour
  • Michael Holliday - I'll Always Be In Love With You
  • Marty Wilde - Endless Sleep
  • Little Richard - Ooh! My Soul
  • Tommy Steele - The Only Man On The Island
  • The Kalin Twins - When
  • George Hamilton IV - I Know Where I'm Going
  • Joe ?Mr. Piano? Henderson - Trudie
  • Elvis Presley - Hard Headed Woman
  • Perez Prado And His Orchestra - Patricia
  • The Crickets - Think It Over
  • Vic Damone - The Only Man On The Island
  • Bobby Darin - Splish Splash
Disc 2:
  • Frankie Vaughan - Wonderful Things
  • Bobby Helms - Jacqueline
  • Jody Reynolds - Endless Sleep
  • Charlie Drake - Hello My Darlings
  • Charlie Drake - Splish Splash
  • David Whitfield - The Right To Love
  • The Coasters - Yakety Yak
  • Peggy Lee - Fever
  • Doris Day - Everybody Loves A Lover
  • Ricky Nelson - Poor Little Fool
  • Connie Francis - Carolina Moon
  • Connie Francis - Stupid Cupid
  • Max Bygraves - Gotta Have Rain
  • Max Bygraves - Little Train
  • Harry Belafonte - Little Bernadette
  • Jimmie Rodgers - Secretly
  • Dean Martin - Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)
  • Pat Boone - If Dreams Came True
  • Buddy Holly - Early In The Morning
  • Russ Conway - Got A Match
  • Tony Brent - Girl Of My Dreams
  • Perry Como - Moon Talk
  • Bernard Bresslaw - Mad Passionate Love
  • Domenico Modugno - Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)
  • Duane Eddy - Rebel Rouser
  • The Everly Brothers - Bird Dog
Disc 3:
  • Cliff Richard & The Drifters - Move It
  • The Poni-Tails - Born Too Late
  • The Elegants - Little Star
  • Johnny Mathis - A Certain Smile
  • Paul Anka - Midnight
  • Lonnie Donegan& His Skiffle Group - Lonesome Traveller
  • Elvis Presley - King Creole
  • The Olympics - Western Movies
  • Tommy Edwards - It's All In The Game
  • Marino Marini and his Quartet - Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)
  • Marino Marini And His Quartet - Come Prima
  • Frankie Vaughan - Am I Wasting My Time
  • Jack Scott - My True Love
  • Frankie Avalon - Ginger Bread
  • Malcolm Vaughan - More Than Ever
  • Jodie Sands - Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)
  • Robin Luke - Susie Darlin'
  • The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra - Tea For Two Cha , Cha
  • Lord Rockingham?s X1 - Hoots Mon
  • Charlie Drake - Volare
  • Robert Earl - More Than Ever
  • Connie Francis - I'll Get By
  • Perry Como - Love Makes The World Go Round
  • Ricky Nelson - Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)
  • Bobby Day - Rockin' Robin
Disc 4:
  • Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues
  • Conway Twitty - It's Only Make Believe
  • Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group - Lonnie's Skiffle Party
  • Tommy Steele - Come On Let's Go
  • Frank Sinatra - Mr. Success
  • Connie Francis - Fallin'
  • Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group - Tom Dooley
  • Cliff Richard & The Drifter - High Class Baby
  • The Crickets - It's So Easy
  • Ricky Nelson - I Got A Feeling
  • Perry Como - Mandolins In The Moonlight
  • The Kingston Trio - Tom Dooley
  • Russ Conway - More Party Pops
  • Jane Morgan - The Day The Rains Came
  • Cozy Cole - Topsy
  • Pat Boone - Gee But It's Lonely
  • Ruby Murray - Real Love
  • Harry Belafonte - The Son Of Mary
  • Johnny Mathis - Winter Wonderland
  • Shirley Bassey - As I Love You
  • Jimmie Rodgers - Woman From Liberia
  • The Teddy Bears - To Know Him Is To Love Him
  • Shirley Bassey - Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me
  • Connie Francis - You Always Hurt The One You Love
  • The Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace

Additional Details

Label: Acrobat

Genre: Pop/Rock

Release Date: 11/08/11

UPC: 824046702724

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