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UK Record Label Debut Hits - The First Decade 1952-61
UK Record Label Debut Hits - The First Decade 1952-61

Various Artists
Styles: Pop
Catalogue Number: ADDCD3081
This is a spin-off from our popular and unique British Hit Parades series, and comprises the debut hits for every record label that featured in the first 10 years of the UK record sales charts from their inception in 1952 through to 1961. We have even included, for the sake of completeness, the first hits issued on 45 rpm if the original debut hit was only released on 78. For collectors who take an interest in the labels that past hits were released on, it’s a fascinating insight into the history of the music business as well as an entertaining pot pourri of the popular music of the era. As a somewhat oblique angle on the music business machinations of the time it is likely to get the attention of the national and local radio presenters who focus on this era of music as well as the reviewers in the specialist press.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Here In My Heart Al Martino
2 Isle Of Innisfree Bing Crosby
3 You Belong To Me Jo Stafford
4 Cowpuncher's Cantata (Medley) Max Bygraves
5 Because You're Mine Mario Lanza
6 Forget-Me-Not Vera Lynn
7 Why Don't You Believe Me? Joni James
8 (How Much Is ) That Doggie In The Window ? Patti Page
9 Little Red Monkey Frank Chacksfield's Tunesmiths
10 I Believe Frankie Laine
11 Theme from Limelight Ron Goodwin
12 I'm Walking Behind You Dorothy Squires
13 Swedish Rhapsody Mantovani
14 Changing Partners Bing Crosby
15 Wanted Al Martino
16 Hold My Hand Don Cornell
17 Sh-Boom Crew Cuts
18 A Sky Blue Shirt And A Rainbow Tie Norman Brooks
19 Let Me Go Lover Teresa Brewer
20 The Breeze And I Caterina Valente
21 The Yellow Rose Of Texas Gary Miller
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Suddenly There's A Valley Petula Clark
2 The Faithful Hussar (from 'Take It Satch' EP) Louis Armstrong
3 Freight Train Charles McDevitt Skiffle Group featuring Nancy Whiskey
4 Island In The Sun Harry Belafonte
5 With All My Heart Petula Clark
6 Reet Petite Jackie Wilson
7 Twilight Time Platters
8 Teacher, Teacher Johnny Mathis
9 Volare Marino Marini
10 Apple Blossom Time Rosemary June
11 Little Drummer Boy Harry Simeone Chorale
12 Battle Of New Orleans Lonnie Donegan
13 Morgen Ivo Robic
14 Cathy's Clown Everly Brothers
15 Green Jeans The Fabulous Flee-Rakkers
16 Goodnight Sweet Prince Mr.Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band
17 Banjo Boy Jan And Kjeld
18 Never On Sunday Makadopulos & His Greek Serenaders
19 Samantha Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen
20 Half Of My Heart Emile Ford
21 Granada Frank Sinatra
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