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Fantastic Flips
Fantastic Flips

Various Artists
Styles: Pop
Catalogue Number: ACMCD4359
This collection celebrates that ubiquitous phenomenon of the music business in the golden days when singles were released on 78s and 45s – the ‘B’ side. Often they were throwaways – makeweights dashed off at the end of a session, or even worse backing tracks of the A side. Sometimes, they were songs written by the producer, manager or record company boss to pick up their 50% of the publishing income if the A side was a hit. Occasionally, however, the hurriedly recorded B side developed a life of its own, providing a hit or album track for another artist in later years or simply a hidden gem for collectors. This collection pulls together some of the great ‘B’ sides from hits or near hits of the rock ‘n’ roll era of the mid and late ‘50s. Some will be familiar enough (though you still might not have them in your collection), while others are less well-known classics of their kind. Together they give a fascinating and eclectic slant on one of the most exciting eras in pop and an aspect of our favourite music that often gets forgotten.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 A B C Boogie Bill Haley & His Comets
2 My Blue Heaven Fats Domino
3 Jim Dandy Got Married Lavern Baker
4 Get Rhythm Johnny Cash
5 She’s Got It Little Richard
6 Bernadine Pat Boone
7 Rainbow Russ Hamilton
8 No Wedding Today Johnny Ray
9 Matchbox Carl Perkins
10 It’ll Be Me Jerry Lee Lewis
11 Daddy Cool The Rays
12 Coconut Woman Harry Belafonte
13 Reelin’ And Rockin’ Chuck Berry
14 Slow Down Larry Williams
15 Don’t You Worry My Little Pet The Teddy Bears
16 My True Love Jack Scott
17 La Bamba Ritchie Valens
18 Well….All Right Buddy Holly
19 Three Cool Cats The Coasters
20 One Way Ticket Neil Sedaka
21 That Lucky Old Sun Emile Ford & the Checkmates
22 Cincinnati Fireball Johnny Burnette
23 That’s All You Gotta Do Brenda Lee
24 Cut Across Shorty Eddie Cochran
25 Princess, Princess Johnny Tillotson
26 I Gotta Know Elvis Presley
27 Jump Over Freddy Cannon
28 Boys The Shirelles
29 More Than I Can Say The Crickets
30 A Woman, A Lover, A Friend Jackie Wilson
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