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The 1959 British Hit Parade The B Sides Part 2
The 1959 British Hit Parade The B Sides Part 2

Styles: British Hit Parades, Pop
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7069
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 Two includes the original ‘B’ sides of every record that entered the charts between 1st July and 31st December in chronological order of chart entry, mirroring the tracks on Part Two 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 You Are In Love Perry Como
2 Your Love Paul Anka
3 So Close Brook Benton
4 Smoke Along The Track Stonewall Jackson
5 My Wish Came True Elvis Presley
6 Sometime Somewhere Frankie Vaughan
7 My Little Room Tony Brent
8 Honolulu Lu Hugo And Luigi
9 Flip Side The Chipmunks The Music of David Seville
10 Rock Around With Ollie Vee Buddy Holly
11 Rock Boll Weevil Pat Boone
12 My First Love Affair Craig Douglas
13 They Say It's Wonderful Johnny Mathis
14 Hawaiian Cha Cha Winifred Atwell
15 It's Only The Good Times Tommy Edwards
16 You Know Freddy Cannon
17 Let's Go Steady Again Sam Cooke
18 Heavenly Conway Twitty
19 The Wee Boy Of Brussels Russ Conway
20 A Hundred Miles From Everywhere Ronnie Hilton
21 Fool, Fool, Fool The Impalas
22 Time Has A Way Jerry Keller
23 I'm All Right, Jack Al Saxon
24 All My Tomorrows Frank Sinatra
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Love Of A Lifetime The Platters
2 Proud Matador Manuel And His Music Of The Mountains
3 The Quiet Three Duane Eddy
4 I'm Gone Ray Peterson
5 Sweet Bird Of Youth Nat King Cole
6 Saling Down The Chesapeake Bay Lonnie Donegan
7 Oh, What A Feeling The Everly Brothers
8 You're Gonna Miss Me Connie Francis
9 Crying, Waiting, Hoping Buddy Holly
10 Misty Sarah Vaughan
11 Three Little Pigs Lloyd Price
12 Heaven Fell Last Night The Browns
13 I Ain't Gonna Lead This Life Frankie Vaughan
14 Sea Of Tears Marty Wilde
15 Was There A Call For Me Bobby Darin
16 Midgie Jack Scott
17 Whispering Grass (Don't Tell The Trees) Dee Clark
18 Deedle-Dum-Doo-Die-Day Miki And Griff
19 Ya Ya Johnny Restivo
20 There'll Be A Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight Chris Barber's Jazz Band Featuring Ottilie Patterson
21 Ave Maria Compagnons De La Chanson
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Buckeye Johnny And The Hurricanes
2 My Girl Floyd Robinson
3 Boll Weevil Song Eddie Cochran
4 I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Some Day Fats Domino
5 All Night Diner Santo And Johnny
6 You Make Me Feel So Young Ella Fitzgerald
7 Wish It Were Me Craig Douglas
8 You Touch My Hand Dickie Valentine
9 Nellie Dean Rock Clinton Ford
10 Flirtation Waltz Joe ‘Mr Piano' Henderson
11 Don't Ever Leave Me Paul Anka
12 Don't Tell Me Your Troubles Emile Ford & the Checkmates
13 I'm A Hog For You The Coasters
14 Frantic Dickie Pride
15 Just Ask Your Heart Mike Preston
16 Ay, Ay, Ay Paloma Ivo Robic
17 The Faithful Hussar Louis Armstrong and His All Stars
18 Big Jump Sandy Nelson
19 The Carefree Heart Gracie Fields
20 If You Love Me Shirley Bassey
21 One Way Ticket Neil Sedaka
22 Time To Celebrate Russ Conway
23 Journey's End Frankie Laine
24 Alone At Eight Avons
25 Here's A Heart David Macbeth
26 Where Ya Calling From Charlie Arnold Stang and The Sunshine Kids
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Symphony Sammy Turner
2 From Now Until Forever Adam Faith
3 And Kings Came A-Calling Beverley Sisters
4 More And More Party Pops Part 2 Russ Conway
5 You're Not Living In Vain Anne Shelton
6 King Size Guitar Bert Weedon
7 Piano Party Winifred Atwell
8 Worshipping An Idol Paul Evans & The Curls
9 Cherie Johnny Mathis
10 Two Guy Mitchell
11 Talking Guitar Blues Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
12 Singing Time Tommy Steele
13 Do You Love Me Like You Kiss Me Connie Francis
14 Now You Know How It Feels Wink Martindale
15 You're All That I Live For (Que L'amour Me Pardonne) Johnnie Ray
16 Leave Me Alone Stevie Marsh
17 A Worried Man The Kingston Trio
18 It's Been Nice Marty Wilde
19 Who Made The Morning Max Bygraves
20 First Love First Tears Duane Eddy
21 The Jazz At Waldo's Elmer Bernstein
22 I've Been Around Fats Domino
23 Oh, Sinner Man! Nina And Frederik
24 I Don't Mind Being All Alone Alma Cogan
25 Time Bomb Johnny And The Hurricanes
26 Christopher Columbus Ernie Field's Orchestra
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