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The 1954 British Hit Parade - The B Sides
The 1954 British Hit Parade - The B Sides

Various Artists
Styles: British Hit Parades, Pop
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7132
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 4-CD set is the companion product to our existing 1954 British Hit Parade (ACQCD 7000) and features the B sides of the tracks on that collection, excluding the ones which appeared on the original collection as Double A-side hits. In this pre-rock ‘n’ roll era, B sides tended not be afterthoughts dashed off at the end of a session, and were generally afforded exactly the same time and treatment as the A sides, with full orchestral arrangements and productions, so these are high quality recordings. As ever, it’s an eclectic snapshot of an ignored but fascinating aspect of the pop business, including in-depth 10-000+ word booklet with background notes on every record.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Te Amo Frankie Laine
2 Tootle-Lo-Siana Ken Mackintosh, His Saxophone & Orchestra
3 (I Never Missed Your Sweet "Hello") Until You Said "Goodbye" Eddie Fisher
4 Evensong (Abendlied) Obernkirchen Children's Choir
5 You're The Right One Dean Martin
6 Cloud Lucky Seven Frankie Vaughan
7 Just Out Of Reach Bonnie Lou
8 Waltzing Bugle Boy Frank Chacksfield And His Orchestra
9 Walking Shoes Ted Heath And His Music
10 Once In Love With Amy Norman Wisdom
11 Strollin' Blues Guy Mitchell
12 Heartless David Whitfield
13 Eh Cumpari The Stargazers
14 Cloud Lucky Seven Guy Mitchell
15 Skin Deep Part 2 Duke Ellington
16 American Patrol Glenn Miller
17 I'll Always Be In Love With You Kay Starr
18 Love Me Again Alma Cogan
19 Y'All Come Bing Crosby
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 The Deadwood Stage (Whip-Crack-Away!) Doris Day
2 New Orleans Frankie Laine
3 An Orchid For The Lady Johnnie Ray
4 Till We Two Are One The Stargazers
5 Long Distance Love Frankie Laine
6 Why Nat King Cole
7 Boy, You Got Yourself A Girl Ruby Wright
8 Tear Down The Mountains Guy Mitchell
9 The Kid's Last Fight Billy Cotton & His Band
10 Adi-Adios Amigo (Il Passerotto) Jo Stafford
11 The Love I Have For You Joan Regan
12 Once She's Got You Up The Aisle Max Bygraves & The Tanner Sisters
13 Till Then The Four Knights
14 Give Me Your Hand Perry Como
15 Helpless Petula Clark
16 Love, Tears And Kisses David Whitfield
17 Look Out The Window (And See How I'm Standing In The Rain) Perry Como
18 I Don't Think You Love Me Anymore Kitty Kallen
19 There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight Al Martino
20 Take A Chance Frank Sinatra
21 I Could Have Told You Frank Sinatra
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Moonlight Fiesta Winifred Atwell
2 The Lord Don't Treat His Chillun That Way Frankie Laine
3 Just Blew In From The Windy City Doris Day
4 Canoodlin' Rag Alma Cogan
5 I'm Blessed Don Cornell
6 Wedding Bells (Are Breaking Up That Old Gang Of Mine) The Four Aces
7 Third Little Turning (On The Right) Max Bygraves
8 Who Cares The Radio Revellers
9 Guiding Star Ronnie Harris
10 Pretty As A Picture Dean Martin
11 Anyone Can Fall In Love Doris Day
12 I Spoke Too Soon The Crew Cuts
13 Faded Flowers Joan Regan
14 Destiny (No One Can Change) Al Martino
15 Some Day Frankie Laine
16 My Baby Sends Me Rosemary Clooney
17 Our Heaven On Earth Vera Lynn
18 Fortune In Dreams Kay Starr
19 Ev'ry Street's A Boulevard In Old New York Dean Martin
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Your Heart - My Heart (Sehnsucht) Frankie Laine
2 Heaven Was Never Like This Eddie Fisher
3 (Oh), What A Dream Billie Anthony
4 Two Kinds Of Tears Joan Regan
5 I Could Have Told You Dickie Valentine
6 Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful) David Whitfield
7 I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart Billy Eckstine
8 This Waltz With You Norman Brooks
9 C'est Si Bon (It's So Good) Stan Freberg
10 Let's Have Another Party" Pt. 2 Winifred Atwell
11 He's A Pal Of Mine Ruby Murray
12 Christmas Cards Alma Cogan
13 "Let's Get Together" No. 1 Medley. Conclusion Big Ben Banjo Band
14 There Never Was A Night So Beautiful Perry Como
15 Who's Afraid (Not I, Not I, Not I) Dickie Valentine
16 A.B.C. Boogie Bill Haley & The Comets
17 I Don't Wanna See You Cryin The Chordettes
18 We'll Be Together Again Rosemary Clooney
19 Piano Medley No. 114 Side 2 Charlie Kunz
20 Runaround Dickie Valentine
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