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The 1962 British Hit Parade: The B Sides Part 2
The 1962 British Hit Parade: The B Sides Part 2

Various Artists
Styles: British Hit Parades
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7055
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 second time, 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 experiment with the 1961 B sides sets last year proved successful, with a significant take-up from many collectors, so we are continuing the B sides series and hope to work backwards through the years to fill the gaps as well. Part Two includes the original ‘B’ sides of every record that entered the charts between 3rd May and 6th September in chronological order of chart entry, mirroring the tracks on Part Two of the main 1962 British Hit Parade collection, with nearly four hours of eclectic and fascinating entertainment. 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. 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. The sets as always include our substantial booklets comprising about 10,000 words with commentary on the tracks. 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 King For Tonight Billy Fury
2 Some Time Yesterday Helen Shapiro
3 It Would Be Easy John Leyton
4 Anything That's Part Of You Elvis Presley
5 Fountain Of Love Mike Sarne
6 I Should Be Getting Better Brian Hyland
7 Music For Strings Eden Kane
8 The Island Of Forgotten Lovers Perry Como
9 Tonight You Belong To Me Patti Lynn
10 A Layabout's Lament Joe Brown & The Bruvvers
11 I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen
12 That's Old Fashioned (That's The Way Love Should Be) Everly Brothers
13 Camptown Races Dave Brubeck Quartet
14 Mother Wouldn't Do That Burl Ives
15 Put On A Happy Face Norman Vaughan
16 The Way I Am Johnny Burnette
17 Saints And Sinners Duane Eddy
18 Don't Run Away Marty Wilde
19 Chills And Fever Jet Harris
20 Willing And Eager Pat Boone
21 My Faith Shirley Bassey
22 The More I See You Nat King Cole
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Love Is A Swingin' Thing The Shirelles
2 Two Of A Kind Steve Perry
3 At A Time Like This Bobby Vee
4 A Kiss To Build A Dream On Richard Chamberlain
5 Lonely Sailor Karl Denver
6 Drum Stomp Sandy Nelson
7 Not Any More Vince Hill
8 Born To Lose Ray Charles
9 A Little Dog Cried Jimmie Rodgers
10 One Jimmy Justice
11 Spotnicks Theme The Spotnicks
12 I Want To Be Wanted Andy Williams
13 Tahiti Matt Monro
14 I'm Not A Bad Guy The Crickets
15 Everybody Loves Me But You Brenda Lee
16 Sonny Boy Eydie Gorme
17 Dream Big James Darren
18 What A Wonderful Life Elvis Presley
19 I'm Not The Marrying Kind Elvis Presley
20 Rainbows Craig Douglas
21 Sassi Gino Paoli
22 The Epic Ride Of John H. Glenn Walter Brennan
23 A Letter To My Heart Jim Reeves
24 Si C'est Oui Petula Clark
25 June, July And August Freddy Cannon
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Mama Roy Orbison
2 Bye Bye Blackbird Dorothy Provine
3 After The Laughter Rog Whittaker
4 I Listen To My Heart Frank Ifield
5 Somebody's Smiling Carole Deene
6 Quietly Bonkers Bernard Cribbins
7 In A Matter Of Moments Louise Cordet
8 Tiara Tahiti Danny Williams
9 Theme From A Summer Place Joanie Sommers
10 The Locket Pat Boone
11 I Don't Care Helen Shapiro
12 It's Gonna Take Magic Shane Fenton & The Fentones
13 She Gave Sweet Love To Me Johnny Tillotson
14 Jailer Bring Me Water Bobby Darin
15 If I Lose You Billy Fury
16 As Long As I Live Neil Sedaka
17 I'm Lost Nat King Cole
18 Moscow Nights Ketty Lester
19 If You Were The Only Girl In The World Mr. Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band
20 The Little Golden Clown Anthony Newley
21 I Never Knew Your Name Paul Anka
22 Wishing Star Ronnie Carroll
23 It's Gonna Take Me Some Time Connie Francis
24 What A Lovely Tune The Shadows
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Summer Job Brian Hyland
2 You And I Bobby Vinton
3 Gotta Get Myself Together Chubby Checker
4 Loch Lomond The Clyde Valley Stompers
5 I Make Believe It's You Eddie Hodges
6 Steal Away Lonnie Donegan
7 So Long The Brook Brothers
8 Now There's Only Me Buddy Knox
9 Little Heart David Macbeth
10 The Wild Westerner Duane Eddy
11 Cornet Chop Suey Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen
12 Write Me A Letter Jimmy Justice
13 Kissin' Carole Deene
14 I Think I'm Falling In Love John Leyton
15 For Those That Cry Floyd Cramer
16 Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello Elvis Presley
17 Above All Others Shirley Bassey
18 Mix Me A Person Adam Faith
19 Bird You Know I Love Ya Mike Sarne
20 I've Got My Eyes On You (And I Like What I See) Ricky Nelson
21 Jungle Fever The Tornados
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