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The Greatest R&B Hits of 1956 Vol. 2
The Greatest R&B Hits of 1956 Vol. 2

Various Artists
Styles: R&B
Catalogue Number: ADDCD3086
This great value 56-track collection brings together the biggest and most important hits from the Billboard R&B chart from the July to December period of 1956. Black artists were making major breakthroughs in the pop chart, reflecting the gradual breaking down of racial barriers, and many records, especially rock ‘n’ roll records by black artists, featured in both charts. Some long-established acts were making their final appearances in the charts, and the market saw a new kind of urban music taking hold and paving the way for the soul boom of the ‘60s, while gospel-influenced R&B was making a big impact. It is a thoroughly entertaining collection, which, alongside Vol. 1, gives a fascinating picture of the R&B scene in an exciting time for music.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 My Prayer The Platters
2 Let The Good Times Roll Shirley And Lee
3 It's Too Late Chuck Willis
4 Up On The Mountain The Magnificents
5 Letter From My Darling Little Willie John
6 Heaven On Earth The Platters
7 Honky Tonk Pt. 1 Bill Doggett
8 Honky Tonk Pt. 2 Bill Doggett
9 When My Dreamboat Comes Home Fats Domino
10 The Flying Saucer Buchanan and Goodman
11 So Long Fats Domino
12 Who Can Explain? Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers
13 I Promise To Remember Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers
14 In The Still Of The Nite The Five Satins
15 Still Lavern Baker
16 I Can't Love You Enough Lavern Baker
17 See Saw The Moonglows
18 Lipstick Powder And Paint Big Joe Turner
19 Don’t Go No Further Muddy Waters
20 I Gotta Get Myself A Woman The Drifters
21 One Kiss Led To Another The Coasters
22 Rock A While Big Joe Turner
23 I Love You Baby Jimmy Reed
24 When I'm With You The Moonglows
25 Honey Chile Fats Domino
26 Too Much Monkey Business Chuck Berry
27 Brown Eyed Handsome Man Chuck Berry
28 Lonely Avenue Ray Charles
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 I Can't Quit You Baby Otis Rush
2 The ABCs Of Love Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers
3 Ka Ding Dong The G Clefs
4 You'll Never Never Know The Platters
5 She's Got It Little Richard
6 Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind The Five Keys
7 Slow Walk Sil Austin
8 I Feel Good Shirley And Lee
9 Oh What A Nite The Dells
10 A Thousand Miles Away The Heartbeats
11 Juanita Chuck Willis
12 Heebie Jeebies Little Richard
13 I Asked For Water Howlin' Wolf
14 Confidential Sonny Knight
15 It Isn't Right The Platters
16 Please Forgive (Keep It To Yourself) Sonny Boy Williamson
17 Do Something For Me Little Willie John
18 Love Is Strange Mickey and Sylvia
19 Blueberry Hill Fats Domino
20 Jim Dandy Lavern Baker
21 Since I Met You Baby Ivory Joe Hunter
22 Blue Monday Fats Domino
23 You Got Me Dizzy Jimmy Reed
24 Ain't Got No Home Clarence Frogman Henry
25 Slow Walk Bill Doggett
26 The Girl Can't Help It Little Richard
27 On My Word Of Honour The Platters
28 Whatcha Gonna Do When Your Baby Leaves You Chuck Willis
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