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The 1959 British Hit Parade The B Sides Part 1
The 1959 British Hit Parade The B Sides Part 1

Styles: British Hit Parades, Pop
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7068
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, we have presented parallel collections to the main British Hit Parade releases for 1960, ’61 and ’62 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 One includes the original ‘B’ sides of every record that entered the charts between 1st January and 30th June in chronological order of chart entry, mirroring the tracks on Part One of the main 1959 British Hit Parade collection, with well over three 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. It also includes the tracks from Side 2 of EPs which charted. 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 I'll Never Let You Go Little Richard
2 Come To Our Coming Out Party Max Bygraves
3 Mason Dixon Lion Duane Eddy
4 Lost Love Bobby Darin
5 As I Love You Ronnie Hilton
6 The Day The Rains Came (Le Jour La Pluie Viendra) Al Saxon
7 No Matter What You Are The Platters
8 The Mardi Gras March Pat Boone
9 Well…All Right Buddy Holly
10 Love Like Ours Russ Conway
11 Love Of My Life The Everly Brothers
12 Fools Like Me Jerry Lee Lewis
13 Always A Bridesmaid Rosemary June
14 Mama Says Alma Cogan
15 The Christmas Tree The Four Aces
16 That's Love Paul Anka
17 I'm Sorry For You, My Friend Joni James
18 Steady With You Cliff Richard and The Drifters
19 Once When I Was Mustering Slim Dusty
20 Love Is The Sweetest Thing Frankie Vaughan
21 Aunt Rhody (The Old Grey Goose) Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
22 Lady Rockingham I Presume Lord Rockingham’s X1
23 Strawberry Fair The Beverley Sisters
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Happy Days And Lonely Nights Connie Francis
2 Trust In Me Billy Eckstine
3 Die Lorelei (in German) The Harry Simeone Chorale (The Voices of The Junior Chorale)
4 Bugle Boy March Chris Barber
5 The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams (Gigolo And Gigolette) Robert Earl
6 You Need Love Lloyd Price
7 Pixilated Penguin Russ Conway
8 Your Love The Playmates
9 Kiss Me And Kiss Me And Kiss Me (Tre Volte Baciami) Perry Como
10 The Youth Of The Heart Michael Flanders (Sung by Donald Swann at the piano)
11 Raining In My Heart Buddy Holly
12 Gonna Type A Letter Billy Fury
13 Ritual Blues Reg Owen And His Orchestra
14 Abdul The Bul Bul Amer Cha Cha The Mudlarks
15 La Bamba Ritchie Valens
16 Don't Ever Let Me Go Eddie Cochran
17 Where (In The Old Home Town) Dickie Valentine
18 Avevamo La Stessa Eta' Marino Marini and his Quartet
19 If Only I Could Live My Life Again Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson
20 Love-A Love-A Love-A Marty Wilde
21 Three Cool Cats The Coasters
22 Make Me Know You're Mine Conway Twitty
23 Resta Cu'mme Domenico Modugno
24 Early One Morning Little Richard
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Detour Duane Eddy
2 There's Good Rockin' Tonight Pat Boone
3 Rubber Dolly Bill Parsons and His Orchestra
4 Time After Time Frank Sinatra
5 Father Time Poni Tails
6 I Care So Much The Fleetwoods
7 Moon Of Gold Neil Sedaka
8 Someone, Someone The Crickets
9 I'm Broke Frankie Avalon
10 Golden Girl Craig Douglas
11 Have You Ever Been Lonely Joan Regan
12 Sat'day Night Rock-A-Boogie Anthony Newley
13 Big Blon' Baby Jerry Lee Lewis
14 Say Something Sweet To Your Sweetheart Frankie Vaughan And The Kaye Sisters
15 Achoo-Cha-Cha (Gesundheit) The McGuire Sisters
16 Whoa Buck Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
17 Idle Rock-A-Boogie Anthony Newley
18 Bert's Boogie Bert Weedon
19 Is It Really Love Lloyd Price
20 Trampolina Russ Conway
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week) Frank Sinatra
2 Guitar In Orbit The Virtues
3 When I'm Not With You Conway Twitty
4 I'm Ready Fats Domino
5 To Love And Be Loved Jane Morgan
6 Wang Dang Taffy-Apple Tango Pat Boone
7 I Only Have One Lifetime Ruby Wright
8 Coming Of Age Dodie Stevens
9 I Must Be Dreaming Nat "King" Cole
10 Bullmoose Bobby Darin
11 She Knows How To Rock Little Richard
12 Danny Marty Wilde
13 The Humour Is On Me Now Ruby Murray
14 My Blue Angel Anthony Newley
15 The 39 Steps Craig Douglas
16 Growl Johnny Kidd
17 Have You Ever Had The Blues Lloyd Price and his Orchestra
18 Darling Corey Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
19 I've Cried Before Dion And The Belmonts
20 Don't Knock Upon My Door Billy Fury
21 All For The Love Of A Girl Johnny Horton
22 Frankie Connie Francis
23 Apron Strings Cliff Richard and The Drifters
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