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The 1960 British Hit Parade: The B Sides Part Two: May-Sept..
The 1960 British Hit Parade: The B Sides Part Two: May-Sept..

Various Artists
Styles: British Hit Parades, Pop
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7064
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 two years, in other words for our 1961 and 1962 collections, we have presented parallel collections to the main British Hit Parade releases 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 Two includes the original ‘B’ sides of every record that entered the charts between 5th May and 1st Sept. in chronological order of chart entry, mirroring the tracks on Part Two of the main 1960 British Hit Parade collection, with nearly four hours of eclectic and fascinating entertainment. 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. 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 Je Sais Comment Edith Piaf
2 Sweet Thing Billy Bland
3 You Are My Sunshine The Fabulous Flee-Rakkers
4 The Birthday Cakewalk Russ Conway
5 Johnny At The Crossroads Marty Wilde
6 Jump Over Freddy Cannon
7 It's Lonesome Dave Sampson & The Hunters
8 Is It Better To Have Loved And Lost Nat King Cole
9 Jimmie Brown The Newsboy Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group
10 Moondreams Buddy Holly
11 You Don't Know Billy Fury with The Four Jays
12 Mixed Emotions Anita Bryant
13 Still Emile Ford & the Checkmates
14 (Wait Till You) Hear It From Me Four Preps
15 Cool Water Marty Robbins
16 Got The Water Boiling Tommy Bruce & The Bruisers
17 Tintarella Di Luna Bob Azzam
18 I'm Always Chasing Rainbows George Chakiris
19 Oh Little One Jack Scott
20 Ev'ry Time Jerry Lordan
21 Please Understand Maureen Evans
22 I'll Love You Forever Dick Jordan
23 Querida Bert Weedon and his "Honky Tonk" Guitar
24 Don't Want To Know Michael Cox
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Old Black Joe Jerry Lee Lewis
2 Lonely Weekend Sammy Masters
3 East Coast Trot Mr Acker Bilk
4 It's Over, It's Over, It's Over Frank Sinatra
5 Baby It's Cold Outside Sammy Davis Jr & Carmen McRae
6 Sheba Johnny And The Hurricanes
7 Too Long Will Be Too Late Jimmy Jones
8 Weeping Willow Gene Vincent
9 Yes, Sir, That's My Baby Johnny Kidd And The Pirates
10 East Virginia Brothers Four
11 King Of The Mountain Jerry Wallace
12 If There Are Stars In My Eyes Teresa Brewer
13 Kookaburra Tommy Steele
14 Spring Rain Pat Boone
15 Under Your Spell Again Jeanne Black
16 The Skye Boat Song Beverley Sisters
17 Talking Guitar Blues Josh Macrae
18 Foolishly Marke Anthony
19 Why Do You Treat Me This Way Kenny Lynch
20 Tall Story Bobby Darin
21 Where Is My Heart Cliff Richard And The Shadows
22 There's Gonna Be A Day Jess Conrad
23 Ding-A-Ling Bobby Rydell
24 That's All You Gotta Do Brenda Lee
25 Don'tcha Know Jericho Brown )
26 Blue Serge And White Lace Johnny Ferguson
27 Like Young Buddy Greco
28 Don't Dilly Dally Sally Brian Hyland
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Along The Navajo Trail Sam Cooke
2 Right By My Side Ricky Nelson
3 I Keep Dreaming The Avons
4 The Treasure In My Heart Ken Dodd
5 Footsteps Garry Mills
6 If Only You'd Be Mine Kaye Sisters
7 Be-Bop-A-Lula Everly Brothers
8 Life Time Of Happiness Anthony Newley
9 Papa Loves Mama Anne Shelton
10 Fever Elvis Presley
11 I Wanna Be Loved By You Marty Wilde
12 Don't Raise A Storm Jan And Kjeld
13 She's Mine Conway Twitty
14 Rebel Walk Duane Eddy
15 I Am A Heart Jane Morgan
16 Quatermasster's Stores The Shadows
17 Don't Come Knockin' Fats Domino
18 Sho' Know A Lot About Love Hollywood Argyles
19 I'm Gonna Try Jimmy Clanton
20 Nick Teen And Al K. Hall Rolf Harris
21 Cow Cow Boogie Valerie Masters
22 Gotta Feeling King Brothers
23 Tra-la I'm In Love Max Bygraves
24 All Is Well Johnny Mathis
25 When You Know Someone Loves You Joan Regan
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Here Comes That Song Again Roy Orbison
2 Lonely Guitar Bert Weedon
3 Zoubida Staiffi at Ses Mustafas
4 The House Of Love Donald Peers
5 So In Love Shirley Bassey
6 Because They're Young Steve Perry
7 These Are The Things You Are Tommy Sands
8 Why, Why, Why Craig Douglas
9 The "I Love You" Bit Alma Cogan with Ocher Nebbish
10 All The Love I've Got Marv Johnson
11 Let There Be Love James Darren
12 My Old Home Town Hank Locklin
13 Please Help Me I’m Falling Rusty Draper
14 Jealous Of You (Tango Della Gelosia) Connie Francis
15 Lonely Room Ferrante And Teicher and their Orchestra
16 Uh-Huh Keith Kelly
17 Little Boy Blue Steve Lawrence
18 Torture Fendermen
19 Fancy Pants Mr Acker Bilk And His Parmount Jazz Band
20 When Will I Be Loved Brook Brothers
21 Glory Of Love Mark Wynter
22 Once Upon A Time Ricky Valance
23 In All My Wildest Dreams Lonnie Donegan
24 After Hours Blues Hal Paige And The Whalers
25 Where Is Love Mike Preston
26 Ocean Of Love Nelson Keene
27 Cool Love Wanda Jackson
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