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1956 British Hit Parade - The B Sides Part 2 Jul.-Dec.
1956 British Hit Parade - The B Sides Part 2 Jul.-Dec.

Various Artists
Styles: British Hit Parades, Pop
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7107
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 second 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 Two 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 Siboney Ted Heath And His Music
2 Goodbye John Teresa Brewer
3 Close Your Eyes Humphrey Lyttelton Band
4 Flamenco Love Tony Martin
5 Rock Right Georgia Gibbs
6 The Memphis Blues Louis Armstrong & His All Stars
7 Rampart Street Rock (South Rampart Street Parade) Winifred Atwell
8 My Baby Left Me Elvis Presley
9 Woman Love Gene Vincent
10 Sweet Heartaches Ronnie Carroll
11 Just As Long As I'm With You Pat Boone
12 My Blue Heaven Fats Domino
13 Hot Dog Buddy Buddy Bill Haley & The Comets
14 I'm In Love With You Pat Boone
15 Cry Baby Jimmy Parkinson
16 When You're Sincere Clyde McPhatter
17 Daydreams Anne Shelton
18 Flamenco Love Frank Cordell
19 Love Never Changes The Chordettes
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Honestly I Do Ruby Murray
2 I Need Your Love Edmund Hockridge
3 The Banks Of The Seine Frank Chacksfield
4 Make Me A Child Again Frankie Laine
5 That's All There Is To That Nat King Cole
6 Two Hound Dogs Bill Haley & The Comets
7 D-A-R-L-I-N The Hilltoppers
8 Don't Be Cruel Elvis Presley
9 Tombolee, Tombola David Hughes
10 I Just Found Out About Love Ronnie Hilton
11 I Said It And I'm Glad Freddie Bell & The Bell Boys
12 I Wish I Was A Little Bit Younger Mitchell Torok
13 I'm Gonna Steal You Away Jimmy Young
14 Love, Love, Love Glen Mason
15 The Runaway Train Michael Holliday
16 In The Candlelight Johnnie Ray
17 Gonna Back Up Baby Gene Vincent
18 A Woman In Love George Melachrino
19 A Woman In Love Marlon Brando & Jean Simmons
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 I Only Know I Love You The Four Aces
2 Who Slapped John Gene Vincent
3 As Time Goes By Liberace
4 Make It A Party Side 2 Winifred Atwell
5 Little Lost Dog Vera Lynn
6 Rock Around The Town Tommy Steele
7 Love Me As Though There Were No Tomorrow Malcolm Vaughan
8 The Little Man In Chinatown Jim Lowe
9 Heaven On Earth The Platters
10 Two Innocent Hearts Alma Cogan
11 A Smile And A Ribbon Patience & Prudence
12 Pity The Poor, Poor Man Frankie Vaughan
13 Teenager's Mother Bill Haley & The Comets
14 You To Me Jimmy Parkinson
15 Constant And True Ronnie Hilton
16 Why Must You Go, Go, Go Glen Mason
17 Fanny Eddie Fisher
18 Well Did You Evah? Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra
19 Blue Comet Blues Bill Haley & The Comets
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 I Can't Go On Fats Domino
2 Two Innocent Hearts Tony Brent
3 Hello Old Broken Heart Sonny James
4 Sing With Shand Pt. 2 Jimmy Shand
5 Crazy With Love Guy Mitchell
6 Any Way You Want Me (That's How I Will Be) Elvis Presley
7 Stranded In The Jungle Johnston Brothers
8 The Hand Of Friendship Dickie Valentine
9 Chains Of Love Pat Boone
10 Honey Honey The Deep River Boys
11 Join In And Sing No. 3 - Side 2 Johnston Brothers
12 Rebel Rock Tommy Steele
13 Only If You Praise The Lord Vince Martin With The Tarriers
14 Ready Teddy Little Richard
15 You Make Nice Dave King
16 Falling In Love Barbara Lyon
17 Only If We Love Frankie Laine
18 Just One Of Those Things Sammy Davis JR
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