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The 1957 British Hit Parade - The B Sides Part 1
The 1957 British Hit Parade - The B Sides Part 1

Various Artists
Styles: British Hit Parades, Pop
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7094
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. In the last four years, we have presented parallel collections to the main British Hit Parade releases for 1958, ‘59, ‘60, ’61 and ’62 comprising the ‘B’ sides of all the tracks that appear in the main set. The experiment has proved successful, and many collectors have asked us to work backwards through the years to provide similar sets for other years. This is the next in the series. Part One includes the original ‘B’ sides of every record that entered the charts between 1st January and 30th June in chronological order of chart entry, mirroring the tracks on Part One of the main 1957 British Hit Parade collection. 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. In addition we have included the B sides of those records which featured in the Melody Maker, Record Mirror and record Retailer charts, which were not included in the original sets, but appeared on our “The 1950s British Hit Parades – The Hits We Missed” collection (ADDCD3078). 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. The sets as always include our substantial booklets comprising about 10,000 words with commentary on the tracks. 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.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Someone To Love The Four Aces
2 Priscilla Frankie Vaughan
3 Tennessee Saturday Night Pat Boone
4 Tutti Frutti Pat Boone
5 Havana Huddle Mitchell Torok
6 Since I Met You Baby Gary Miller
7 I'm Alabamy Bound Lonnie Donegan
8 Three Brothers Alma Cogan
9 I Accuse Dick James
10 If I Lost You David Whitfield
11 Caravan Joe Valino
12 10.000 Years Ago The Vipers Skiffle Group
13 La La Fats Domino
14 Anastasia Pat Boone
15 Yes Indeed! Bill Haley and His Comets
16 Mama From The Train (A Kiss, A Kiss) The Beverley Sisters
17 Don't You Know Fats Domino
18 Red Sails In The Sunset Tab Hunter
19 Come Rain Or Come Shine Jerry Lewis
20 A Rose And A Candy Bar Johnston Brothers
21 Calling All Comets Bill Haley And The Comets
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 You're The Reason I'm In Love Sonny James
2 Take Me Back Baby Guy Mitchell
3 Tra La La Shirley Bassey
4 Love Me Elvis Presley
5 Let’s Rock And Roll Pt. 2; Shake Rattle & Roll , Rock Around The Winifred Atwell
6 Teenage Party Tommy Steele and The Steelmen
7 Jamaica Farewell Harry Belafonte
8 The Money Tree Patience And Prudence
9 Baby, Let's Play House Elvis Presley
10 No Hidin' Place The Tarriers
11 Give Her My Love When You Meet Her Jill Day
12 Happy Ending Norman Wisdom
13 The One Beside You Vera Lynn
14 Maggie May Vipers Skiffle Group
15 I Know I Can't Forget Dean Martin
16 Without Love Ronnie Carroll
17 All The Pretty Little Horses Rosemary Clooney
18 Lucky Lips Alma Cogan
19 What's The Reason I'm Not Pleasing You Fats Domino
20 Love Is Strange Lonnie Donegan
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town Max Bygraves
2 You're Wasting Your Time The Hilltoppers
3 I'd Give You The World David Whitfield
4 S'Wonderful Julie London
5 Don't Get Around Much Anymore Tab Hunter
6 The Cotton Song Chas McDevitt And Nancy Whiskey
7 Careless Love Slim Whitman
8 Now Malcolm Vaughan
9 I'm In The Mood For Love Fats Domino
10 Calypso Blues Nat King Cole
11 Ninety-Nine Ways Charlie Gracie
12 Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets) Johnston Brothers
13 Got A Feeling Guy Mitchell
14 There's Not A Moment Frankie Laine
15 I'm Just Waiting For You Pat Boone
16 Cannibal Pot Tommy Steele & The Steelmen
17 Walkin' After Midnight Jimmy Young
18 No Wedding Today Johnnie Ray
19 Playin' For Keeps Elvis Presley
20 Guardian Angel Malcolm Vaughan
21 It Doesn't Take Very Long Andy Williams
22 When I Leave The World Behind Teresa Brewer
23 My Baby's Gone Buddy Knox
24 He's Mine The Platters
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Around The World Victor Young & His Orchestra
2 The Gypsy With Fire In His Shoes Peggy Lee
3 Rainbow Russ Hamilton
4 Minne-Minnehaha! King Brothers
5 Faithful And True The Diamonds
6 I'd Give You The World Ronnie Hilton
7 Railroad Steamboat The Vipers Skiffle Group
8 The Man In The Phone Booth Terry Dene
9 The Heart Of Budapest Mantovani And His Orchestra
10 That's When Your Heartaches Begin Elvis Presley
11 Just Lookin' Charlie Gracie
12 Cocoanut Woman Harry Belafonte
13 I'm Satisfied The Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group Feat. Nancy Whiskey
14 Far Away Gracie Fields
15 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Jeri Southern
16 Deep Feeling Chuck Berry
17 Stop Teasin' Me Andy Williams
18 Dear To Me (Amore Baciami) Vera Lynn
19 The Game Of Love (A-One And A-Two) Tony Brent
20 The Last Rose Of Summer Leroy Anderson And His "Pops" Concert Orchestra
21 Send Me Some Lovin' Little Richard
22 Bernadine Pat Boone
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