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The 1960 British Hit Parade: The B Sides Part Three: Sept-Dec
The 1960 British Hit Parade: The B Sides Part Three: Sept-Dec

Various Artists
Styles: British Hit Parades, Pop
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7065
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 Three includes the original ‘B’ sides of every record that entered the charts between 8th Sept. and 31st Dec. in chronological order of chart entry, mirroring the tracks on Part Three 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 Bobby Rydell I'd Do It Again
2 Run Samson Run Neil Sedaka
3 One Finger Symphony Michael Holliday
4 Question Emile Ford
5 Home The Ventures
6 I'm On Fire Tommy Bruce & The Bruisers
7 The Wheel Bill Black's Combo
8 This Was My Love Frank Sinatra
9 Brontosaurus Stomp Piltdown Men
10 That's When I Cried Jimmy Jones
11 You've Got Everything Bob Luman
12 I'm Movin' On The John Barry Seven Plus Four
13 With Open Arms Adam Faith
14 I Love You In The Same Old Way Paul Anka
15 A Woman, A Lover, A Friend Jackie Wilson
16 Farewell My Love Frank Weir and his Orchestra
17 Mary Lou Frankie Vaughan
18 Toot Chubby Checker
19 Thinking Of Our Love Cliff Richard And The Shadows
20 Alright, Goodbye Billy Fury
21 Salty Dog Ian Menzies & The Clyde Valley Stompers
22 The Key To Love Russ Conway
23 No Love Tonight Frank Ifield
24 Revival Johnny And The Hurricanes
25 I Fall In Love Every Day Sam Cooke
26 Cincinatti Fireball Johnny Burnette
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Magic Of Love Johnny Kidd And The Pirates
2 Ain't That A Kick In The Head Sammy Davis Jr.
3 How High The Moon Part 2 Ella Fitzgerald
4 The Same One Brook Benton
5 Oh That Feeling Johnny Mathis
6 Just In Time Anita Bryant
7 The Sound Of Love Don Costa and his Orchestra and Chorus
8 Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum Viscounts
9 I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail Miki And Griff
10 The Portuguese Washerwomen Manuel and the Music of the Mountains
11 Shiftless Sam The Fleerekkers
12 Lonely Road Michael Cox
13 That Makes It Tough Buddy Holly
14 Yasou Makadopoulos & His Greek Serenaders
15 That's How Much Brian Hyland
16 Just A Little Brenda Lee
17 Don't Cheat Me Again Garry Mills
18 Swain Kelly Lynn Cornell
19 Glow Worm Charlie Drake
20 Sunday Morn Reg Owen Orchestra
21 (The Girl With) The Long Black Hair Tommy Steele
22 Easy Beat Bert Weedon
23 Do You Still Love Me? Frankie Vaughan
24 Song Of Orpheus (Manha De Carnaval) Chaquito And His Orchestra
25 This Was Meant To Be The Avons
26 Rollin' Bill Black's Combo
27 Make Me Know It Elvis Presley
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Nobody But Me The Drifters
2 Malaguena Connie Francis
3 Put Your Arms Around Me Honey Fats Domino
4 Un Giorno, Un Mese, Un Anno Umberto Bindi And His Orchestra
5 That's What I Thought Mark Wynter
6 Grandpa's Grave Peter Sellers And Sophia Loren
7 I Wish I Knew The Way To Your Heart Nat King Cole
8 Theme For Moon Children Duane Eddy & The Rebels
9 For You Jimmy Jones
10 Greenfinger Adam Faith
11 Je Ne Crois Plus Pere Noel Nina And Frederik
12 You'll Always Be The One I Love Frank Sinatra
13 Black Cat (Cross My Path Today) Lonnie Donegan
14 Even More Party Pops Russ Conway
15 My Thanks To You Joan Regan
16 Hear My Song, Violetta David Whitfield
17 Dear John Josh Macrae
18 Hat And Cane Max Harris with his Group
19 No Trespassing The Ventures
20 Carry Me Back To Old Virginny Ray Charles
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Princess, Princess Johnny Tillotson
2 Get Lost Jack Frost The John Barry Seven
3 Corrine Corrina Mr. Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band
4 Beyond The Sunset Lonnie Donegan
5 Up In The Air Johnny Preston
6 White Christmas Emile Ford & the Checkmates
7 You Know Mike Sagar & The Cresters
8 The Night You Told A Lie Ian Gregory
9 Groovy Tonight Bobby Rydell
10 Oh, Lonesome Me Bob Luman
11 Leave My Woman Alone Everly Brothers
12 You're The Top Of My Hit Parade Matt Monro
13 Dancing In Kyle Andy Stewart
14 Now And Always Johnny Carson
15 Shoppin' Around Elvis Presley
16 Your Seventeenth Spring Marty Wilde
17 Time Hurries By Frank D’rone
18 Farewell My Love Mike Preston
19 Am I The Man Jackie Wilson
20 Don't Push Your Luck Al Saxon
21 Crazy Little Horn Roy Castle
22 Won't You Marry Me? Harry Simeone Chorale
23 Ask Anyone In Love Tony Bennett
24 Thieving Boy Cleo Laine
25 Boys And Girls Tommy Steele
26 Whole Lotta Shakin' On The Range Pete Chester And The Consulates
27 Matador From Trinidad Russ Conway
28 Somebody Marion Ryan
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