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1956 British Hit Parade - The B Sides Part 1 Jan.-June
1956 British Hit Parade - The B Sides Part 1 Jan.-June

Various Artists
Styles: British Hit Parades, Pop
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7106
Acrobat’s British Hit Parade series has been established for well over a decade as a unique range of completist original artist collections comprising every record that appeared in the UK record sales charts in every year since the charts began in 1952. In recent years Acrobat has introduced parallel collections which consist of the B sides of all the records included in the main compilations, and these have proved hugely popular with collectors, since many of the records concerned have never been available on CD and are very rarely heard. This 4-CD set is the first of two companion products to our existing 1956 British Hit Parade Parts One & Two (ACQCD7024 & 7025), and features the B sides of the tracks on Part One of those collections those anthologies, excluding the ones which appeared on the original collection as Double A-side hits. It also includes the B sides of relevant records which were chart entries in the Melody Maker, Record Mirror and Record Retailer charts, and which were not included in the original sets, but appeared later on our “1950s British Hit Parades - The Hits We Missed” collection (ADDCD3078). As ever, it’s an eclectic snapshot of an ignored but fascinating aspect of the pop business, including in-depth 10-000+ word booklets with background notes on every record.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Farewell Bill Hayes
2 John Henry Lonnie Donegan
3 You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry Tennessee Ernie Ford
4 Look To Your Heart Frank Sinatra
5 Farewell Tennessee Ernie Ford
6 Belle Notte Edna Savage
7 The Ballad Of Davy Crockett Gary Miller
8 Love And Marriage Joan Regan
9 Weep They Will Frank Sinatra
10 Walking The Night Away Frankie Laine
11 The Shifting Whispering Sands Pt. 2 Eamon Andrews
12 (It Will Have To Do) Until The Real Thing Comes Along The Hilltoppers
13 Rainbow's End Lou Busch
14 Ask Me Nat King Cole
15 Small Talk Malcolm Vaughan
16 The Shifting Whispering Sands Pt. 2 Billy Vaughn & His Orchestra
17 Rock Around Stephen Foster Stan Freberg
18 Stealin' Frankie Vaughan
19 Change of Heart Dean Martin
20 You've Got Me Wondering The Dreamweavers
21 Moments To Remember Ronnie Hilton
22 Rumble Boogie Don Cherry
23 I've Changed My Mind A Thousand Times Kay Starr
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 I've Changed My Mind A Thousand Times Dave King
2 Sixteen Tons Edmund Hockridge
3 A Heart Comes In Handy Johnnie Ray
4 A Good Idea, Son Max Bygraves
5 Memories Of You Frank Chacksfield
6 He Robert Earl
7 Hand In Hand Jimmy Parkinson
8 The Rudder And The Rock David Whitfield
9 Just One More Chance Dean Martin
10 The Paper Boy (On Main Street, U.S.A.) Bill Haley & The Comets
11 Trumpet Tango Eddie Calvert
12 Tell Me Slim Whitman
13 Piano Tuner's Boogie Winifred Atwell
14 Baubles, Bangles And Beads Dick Hyman Trio
15 Capri In May Jimmy Young
16 Never Leave Me Gale Storm
17 Now And Forever Robert Earl
18 A Little Beauty Alfi & Harry
19 I'd Give A Million Tomorrows Billy Vaughn & His Orchestra
20 The Rose Tattoo Lita Roza
21 Lizzie Borden Alma Cogan
22 Perfume, Candy And Flowers Michael Holliday
23 Come Next Spring Cyril Stapleton
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Bo Weevil Teresa Brewer
2 My Heart Is Broken In Three Slim Whitman
3 Flowers Mean Forgiveness Johnston Brothers
4 The Great Pretender Anne Shelton
5 A Little Bit Independent Dave King
6 Back O' Town Blues Louis Armstrong & His All Stars
7 Afraid Of The Dark Tony Bennett
8 We've Started Courtin' The Beverley Sisters
9 His Gold Will Melt Jackie Riggs
10 It's All Been Done Before Ronnie Hilton & Alma Cogan
11 Walk Along With Kings Johnnie Ray
12 The Man With The Golden Arm Sammy Davis JR
13 Tutti Frutti Pat Boone
14 Ol' Man River Bing Crosby
15 Suzette Billy May & His Orchestra
16 You Look So Familiar Dean Martin
17 Jeepers Creepers Mel Torme
18 The Things I Didn't Do Perry Como
19 I Heard The Angels Singing Frankie Laine
20 I Was The One Elvis Presley
21 You're Free To Go Don Robertson with Lou Dinning
22 This Same Heart Edmund Hockridge
23 Never Let Me Go Nat King Cole
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Honey Don't Carl Perkins
2 Star Time Winifred Atwell
3 My Funny Valentine Perry Como
4 Tutti Frutti Elvis Presley
5 R-O-C-K Bill Haley & His Comets
6 Fingers Crossed Max Bygraves
7 Mister Cuckoo (Sing Your Song) Three Kayes
8 Picnic The McGuire Sisters
9 Theme From "Picnic" George Duning Conducting The Columbia Pictures Orchestra
10 Tiger Tango Cyril Stapleton
11 I'll Be True To You Vera Lynn
12 Port-Au-Prince Ray Martin
13 I Talk To The Waves Slim Whitman
14 Rockin' And Rollin' The Stargazers With Johnnie Gray And His Band Of The Day
15 Applecake Johnny Dankworth
16 Gunsmoke Tex Ritter
17 We'll Love Again Doris Day
18 All Star Hit Parade Side 2 Dave King, Lita Roza, David Whitfield
19 No More Than Forever Gogi Grant
20 Please Be Mine Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
21 Stumbling Joe 'Fingers' Carr
22 My Destiny Mario Lanza
23 Give Me My Ranch (El Rancho Grande) Ronnie Hilton
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