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The 1959 British Hit Parade Part 2
The 1959 British Hit Parade Part 2

Various Artists
Styles: British Hit Parades
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7029

Acrobat’s series of comprehensive annual collections of British chart entries continues with the second half of 1959. A familiar pattern, established over the previous three years, saw regular chart entries for the US rock ‘n’ roll legends – Elvis, Little Richard, Eddie Cochran, the Everlys and the like – but, of course, we have already lost three major names, including Buddy Holly, in the fateful plane crash of 3rd February 1959. Alongside these, the roll call of British rockers is growing – Cliff Richard, Marty Wilde, Billy Fury, Adam Faith, Johnny Kidd and more. Meanwhile, the crooners, light entertainers, pianists, and novelty performers still hold significant sway – Perry Como, Frankie Vaughan, Ronnie Hilton, Ruby Murray, Russ Conway – while Lonnie Donegan rides the final waves of the skiffle boom as trad jazz starts to get a look-in. It’s an eclectic and fascinating musical mix, as the rock and soul vanguard still battles it out with Tin Pan Alley’s attempts to water down the “passing fad” of rock ‘n’ roll, now in its fourth year, and a second generation of teen idols, along with a rash of rock instrumentals, sees sub-genres emerging in the new music. Quite apart from the serious collectors, just about anyone who was around at the time will want this set, along with the many contemporary music fans fascinated by the roots of rock and pop.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 I Know Perry Como
2 Lonely Boy Paul Anka
3 Endlessly Brook Benton
4 Waterloo Stonewall Jackson
5 A Big Hunk O’ Love Elvis Presley
6 Yep! Duane Eddy
7 The Heart Of A Man Frankie Vaughan
8 Why Should I Be Lonely Tony Brent
9 Midnight Shift Buddy Holly
10 La Plume De La Tante Hugo And Luigi
11 Ragtime Cowboy Joe The Chipmunks
12 Someone Johnny Mathis
13 Summer Of The 17th Doll Winifred Atwell
14 Only Sixteen Craig Douglas
15 My Melancholy Baby Tommy Edwards
16 Tallahassee Lassie Freddy Cannon
17 Only Sixteen Sam Cooke
18 Mona Lisa Conway Twitty
19 China Tea Russ Conway
20 The Wonder Of You Ronnie Hilton
21 Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home) The Impalas
22 Here Comes Summer Jerry Keller
23 Only Sixteen Al Saxon
24 Remember When The Platters
25 High Hopes Frank Sinatra
26 Tallahassee Lassie Tommy Steele
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Theme From Honeymoon Manuel and the Music of the Mountains
2 Give! Give! Give! Tommy Steele
3 Forty Miles Of Bad Road Duane Eddy
4 Sweeter Than You Ricky Nelson
5 The Wonder Of You Ray Peterson
6 Midnight Flyer Nat King Cole
7 Sal's Got A Sugar Lip Lonnie Donegan
8 Just A Little Too Much Ricky Nelson
9 (Til) I Kissed You The Everly Brothers
10 Plenty Good Lovin’ Connie Francis
11 Peggy Sue Got Married Buddy Holly
12 Broken Hearted Melody Sarah Vaughan
13 I’m Gonna Get Married Lloyd Price
14 The Three Bells The Browns
15 Twixt Twelve And Twenty Pat Boone
16 Walkin’ Tall Frankie Vaughan
17 Sea Of Love Marty Wilde
18 Mack The Knife Bobby Darin
19 The Way I Walk Jack Scott
20 Just Keep It Up And See What Happens Dee Clark
21 Hold Back Tomorrow Miki And Griff
22 The Shape I'm In Johnny Restivo
23 Travellin’ Light Cliff Richard
24 Dynamite Cliff Richard
25 Lonesome Chris Barber
26 The Three Bells Compagnons De La Chanson
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Red River Rock Johnny And The Hurricanes
2 Makin’ Love Floyd Robinson
3 Somethin’ Else Eddie Cochran
4 I Want To Walk You Home Fats Domino
5 Sleep Walk Santo And Johnny
6 But Not For Me Ella Fitzgerald
7 Riddle Of Love Craig Douglas
8 One More Sunrise (Morgen) Dickie Valentine
9 Old Shep Clinton Ford
10 Treble Chance Joe ‘Mr’ Piano Henderson
11 Put Your Head On My Shoulder Paul Anka
12 What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For Emile Ford
13 Poison Ivy The Coasters
14 Primrose Lane Dickie Pride
15 Mr. Blue Mike Preston
16 Morgen Ivo Robic
17 Mack The Knife Louis Armstrong
18 Teen Beat Sandy Nelson
19 Little Donkey Gracie Fields
20 Count On Me Shirley Bassey
21 Oh Carol Neil Sedaka
22 Snow Coach Russ Conway
23 Rawhide Frankie Laine
24 Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat Avons
25 Mr. Blue David Macbeth
26 Ivy Will Cling Arnold Stang
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Always Sammy Turner
2 What Do You Want Adam Faith
3 Little Donkey Beverley Sisters
4 More And More Party Pops (Medley) Russ Conway
5 The Village Of St Bernadette Anne Shelton
6 Nashville Boogie Bert Weedon
7 Piano Party (Medley) Winifred Atwell
8 Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat Paul Evans & The Curls
9 The Best Of Everthing Johnny Mathis
10 Little White Bull Tommy Steele
11 San Miguel Lonnie Donegan
12 Among My Souvenirs Connie Francis
13 Deck Of Cards Wink Martindale
14 I’ll Never Fall In Love Again Johnnie Ray
15 San Miguel The Kingston Trio
16 If You Were The Only Boy In The World Stevie Marsh
17 Bad Boy Marty Wilde
18 Jingle Bell Rock Max Bygraves
19 Some Kinda Earthquake Duane Eddy
20 Staccato’s Theme Elmer Bernstein
21 Be My Guest Fats Domino
22 Mary’s Boy Child Nina And Frederick
23 Heartaches By The Number Guy Mitchell
24 We Got Love Alma Cogan
25 Reveille Rock Johnny And The Hurricanes
26 In The Mood Ernie Fields
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