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1955 British Hit Parade - The B Sides Part 2
1955 British Hit Parade - The B Sides Part 2

Various Artists
Styles: British Hit Parades, Pop
Catalogue Number: ACTRCD9070
Acrobat’s British Hit Parade series has been established for well over a decade as a unique range of completist original artist collections comprising every record that appeared in the UK record sales charts in every year since the charts began in 1952. In recent years Acrobat has introduced parallel collections which consist of the B sides of all the records included in the main compilations, and these have proved hugely popular with collectors, since many of the records concerned have never been available on CD and are very rarely heard. This 3-CD set is the first of two companion products to our existing 1955 British Hit Parade Parts One & Two (ACTRCD 9008 & 9009), and features the B sides of the tracks on Two of those collections, excluding the ones which appeared on the original collection as Double A-side hits. It also includes the B sides of relevant records which were chart entries in the Melody Maker, Record Mirror and Record Retailer charts, and which were not included in the original sets, but appeared later on our “1950s British Hit Parades - The Hits We Missed” collection (ADDCD3078). As ever, it’s an eclectic snapshot of an ignored but fascinating aspect of the pop business, including in-depth 10-000+ word booklets with background notes on every record.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 The Tarrier Song Frankie Laine
2 Don't Worry The Five Smith Brothers
3 Heart Of The Sunset Eddie Calvert
4 If I Had Three Wishes Frank Sinatra
5 Sing A Little Melody Ferko String Band
6 It Just Happened To Happen To Me Rosemary Clooney
7 Jealousy Caterina Valente
8 Don't Hurt The Girl Nat King Cole
9 We'll Go A Long Long Way Together Ronnie Hilton
10 The Voice Ray Burns
11 How Could You Do A Thing Like That To Me? Frank Sinatra
12 Sing It Again With Joe Part 2 (Medley) Joe 'Mr. Piano' Henderson
13 I've Got Four Big Brothers The Stargazers
14 No Arms Can Ever Hold You Jimmy Young
15 It's Too Soon To Know Tony Bennett
16 Honey Babe Cyril Stapleton
17 Give A Fool A Chance Sammy Davis
18 Hey There The Johnston Brothers
19 Sam, The Accordion Man Doris Day
20 Blackberry Winter Mitch Miller
21 To Please My Lady Al Martino
22 A Prayer Was Born Charlie Applewhite
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Hernando's Hideaway Lita Roza
2 It's The Irish In Me Ruby Murray
3 Ten Cents A Dance Doris Day
4 Lilliburlero Central Band Of The Royal Air Force
5 The Man From Laramie Gary Miller
6 My Funny Valentine Sammy Davis Jr.
7 I've Got So Many Million Years (That I Can't Count Them) Johnnie Ray
8 Lonely Heart Ron Goodwin And His Concert Orchestra
9 If Spring Never Comes Frankie Laine
10 Seventeen Don Lang
11 Let's Have A Ding Dong Side 2 Winifred Atwell
12 Bring Your Smile Along Billy Cotton & His Band
13 Autumn Leaves Nat King Cole
14 Have You Ever Been Lonely (Have You Ever Been Blue) Ronnie Hilton
15 My Little One Frankie Laine
16 An Old Beer Bottle The Stargazers
17 Shine On Harvest Moon The Four Aces
18 The Little Laplander Max Bygraves
19 Tennessee Saturday Night Pat Boone
20 If I Could Be With You Fontane Sisters
21 Where Are You Tonight? Dickie Valentine
22 The Singing Dogs Medley Singing Dogs
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Angelus David Whitfield
2 With Your Love Petula Clark
3 Meet Me On The Corner The Coronets
4 Your Love Frankie Laine
5 Mi Muchacha (Little Girl) Lee Lawrence
6 Meet Me On The Corner Frankie Vaughan
7 Weep Away Mitchell Torok
8 Strange Harmony Of Contrasts (Recondita Harmonia) Harry Secombe
9 Let's Get Together Again No. 1 Side 2 Big Ben Banjo Band
10 Nightwatch Jo Stafford
11 Slowly With Feeling Ruby Murray
12 Song Of The Trees Anne Shelton
13 First Love Dickie Valentine
14 Everytime That I Kiss Carrie Julius La Rosa
15 Little Ole You-All Boyd Bennett
16 I Look At You Jimmy Young
17 The Veleta Jimmy Shand
18 Join In And Sing Again Pt. 2 The Johnston Brothers
19 Burn That Candle Bill Haley & His Comets
20 (There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays Perry Como
21 Blue Star (The "Medic" Theme) Eve Boswell
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