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The 1961 British Hit Parade: The B Sides Part 2
The 1961 British Hit Parade: The B Sides Part 2

Various Artists
Styles: British Hit Parades
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7041

Released 13th February 2012

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. This year, for the first time, and as the result of suggestions from several of our regular collectors of the series, we are presenting parallel collections to the main British Hit Parade releases comprising the ‘B’ sides of all the tracks that appear in the main set. 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. With this caveat, Part Two includes the original ‘B’ sides of every record that entered the charts mentioned between 27th April and 7th September in chronological order of chart entry, and they make for truly eclectic and fascinating entertainment. 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. 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 Sophia Geoff Love And His Orchestra
2 Just My Baby And Me Clarence "Frogman" Henry
3 Livin' Lovin' Wreck Jerry Lee Lewis
4 Night Fall Dick Charlesworth and his City Gents
5 Eclipse Bert Weedon
6 The Pig Latin Song Bob Luman
7 Big Daddy And The Cat The Blackwells
8 Cross My Heart Billy Fury
9 Back Home The Shadows
10 Hold Me Tight Shirley Bassey
11 Seven Daffodils Lonnie Donegan And His Group
12 Chimes Blues Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
13 Wanted $10,000 Reward Ernie K-Doe
14 Ginchy The Ventures
15 Time And Again The Velvets
16 Wanted Man Frankie Laine
17 Three Guesses Linda Scott
18 I Must Be Dreaming Neil Sedaka
19 Gypsy Love Emile Ford And The Checkmates
20 Blue Tears The Allisons
21 Danny Boy The Totnamites
22 Lonely Man Elvis Presley
23 Love Hurts Roy Orbison
24 Passing Breeze Danny Williams
25 The Singing Bells Russ Conway
26 Before I Lose My Mind Eden Kane
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Hot Dollar Gene Vincent
2 Gypsy Rock Benny Hill
3 Tunes Of Glory Andy Stewart
4 Tin Pan Alley Max Bygraves
5 Warm And Willing Mark Wynter
6 Sleepy Time Gal Adam Wade
7 Puka Puka Pants Jo Ann Campbell
8 Indian Brave The Outlaws
9 Teeter Totter Love The Marcels
10 Does My Heartache Show Jimmy Crawford
11 Ramona Tony Bennett
12 Stick With Me Baby The Everly Brothers
13 Sugar The Temperance Seven
14 Someone Else's Boy Connie Francis
15 Cherished Memories Eddie Cochran
16 Just For A While Ken Dodd
17 The Lonely Rebel Al Caiola
18 Now's The Time To Fall In Love Cliff Richard And The Shadows
19 Joe Sweeney Karl Denver
20 Gidget Goes Hawaiian Duane Eddy
21 Your Way Is My Way Gary Mills
22 On The Horizon Ben E. King
23 How Come There's No Dog Day Tommy Cooper
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Marvellous Lie Helen Shapiro
2 After All Craig Douglas
3 A Thousand Years Pat Boone
4 Look For My True Love Bobby Darin
5 Lonely Danny Williams
6 Three Live Wires Bob Wallis And His Storyville Jazzmen
7 You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me Petula Clark
8 Little Suzy Clarence 'Frogman' Henry
9 My Bucket's Got A Hole In It Acker Bilk And His Paramount Jazz Band
10 Your Eyes Brook Benton
11 Time Ole Story Gary US Bonds
12 My Last Wish Adam Faith
13 Eventually Brenda Lee
14 I Can Just Imagine Floyd Cramer
15 Farewell, My Darling Sam Cooke
16 Gunshot The Fireballs
17 Crazy Dream Marty Wilde
18 The Trek To Rome Nero And The Gladiators
19 I Just Cry Fats Domino
20 Latino Cha Cha Joe Loss And His Orchestra
21 There Must Be John Leyton
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Baby Face Bobby Vee
2 Once In A Lifetime Anthony Newley
3 Skinny Lizzie Bobby Angelo
4 I've Got A Lot Of Things To Do Johnny Burnette
5 Memphis March Alex Welsh and his Band
6 Drunken Guitar Tommy Steele
7 Everything's Gonna Be All Right Chubby Checker
8 Everybody's Doing It Clinton Ford
9 Spring Fever The Velvets
10 One Last Kiss The Brook Brothers
11 Roses Of Picardy Dorothy Squires and Russ Conway
12 Midsummer Night's Dream Jan & Dean
13 I Got A Feeling Joe Barry
14 I Think It's Best (To Forget Me) Don Gibson
15 Lumbered At The Lotus Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
16 Good News The Springfields
17 Love Of A Man Gene Vincent With Sounds Incorporated
18 Gee How I Wish You Were Here Curtis Lee
19 Pajaro Campana Los Machucambos
20 Black Bottom Stomp Terry Lightfoot's New Orleans Jazzmen
21 Santiano The Highwaymen
22 36-24-36 1the Shadows
23 You Came A Long Way From St. Louis Al Saxon And His Orchestra
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