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The 1960 British Hit Parade: The B Sides Part One: Jan.-May
The 1960 British Hit Parade: The B Sides Part One: Jan.-May

Various Artists
Styles: British Hit Parades, Pop
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7063
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. In the last two years, in other words for our 1961 and 1962 collections, we have presented 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 has proved successful, and many collectors have asked us to work backwards through the years to provide similar sets for other years. This is the next in the series. Part One includes the original ‘B’ sides of every record that entered the charts between 1st January and 5th May in chronological order of chart entry, mirroring the tracks on Part One of the main 1960 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. It also includes the tracks from Side 2 of EPs which charted. 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 Fractured Freddie Cannon
2 The Steady Game Michael Holliday
3 True Love, True Love The Drifters
4 Can We Kiss Jerry Lordan
5 Right Here On Earth Gene Vincent
6 Anything You Wanna Do Anthony Newley
7 Foxy Little Mama Little Tony
8 Love Cliff Richard
9 Bongo Blues The Shadows
10 Deborah The Crickets
11 It's Not The End Of The World Bill Forbes
12 Mighty Good Ricky Nelson
13 Don't Be Mad At Me Cliff Richard & The Shadows
14 Swinging On A Rainbow Frankie Avalon
15 Acker's Away Mr Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band
16 I Can't Begin To Tell You Maureen Evans
17 The Reason Adam Faith
18 Little Angel Eddie Cochran
19 Pretty Blue Eyes Craig Douglas
20 (By The) Sleepy Lagoon The Platters
21 The Story Of Our Love Johnny Mathis
22 That's The Way Love Is Bobby Darin
23 Running Gun Marty Robbins
24 The Very Very Young Frankie Vaughan
25 That Lucky Old Sun Emile Ford & the Checkmates
26 So Close To My Heart Joan Regan
27 Whatcha' Gonna Do Nat King Cole
28 Don't Leave Me Marv Johnson
29 Since You Broke My Heart Everly Brothers
30 My Heart Knows Johnny Preston
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Any Place Is Paradise Elvis Presley
2 Is It So Strange Elvis Presley
3 Longin' Lips Johnny Kidd And The Pirates
4 Story Of The Memphis Belle Toni Fisher
5 Movin 'n' Groovin' Duane Eddy
6 Action Lance Fortune
7 Nobody Else But You Frank Ifield
8 Teen Angel Garry Mills
9 I Know What God Is Perry Como
10 Do I Worry Jerry Lordan
11 Something Has Changed Me Paul Anka
12 Rule Britannia! Russ Conway
13 Go-Go-Po-Go Percy Faith & His Orch.
14 Rockin' Already John Barry Seven Plus Four
15 Baby Baby Jack Scott
16 My Heart And I Marty Wilde
17 Each Tomorrow Bryan Johnson
18 I Would Amor Her Nina And Frederik
19 They Call Him Cliff Don Lang
20 When The Thrill Has Gone Max Bygraves
21 Baby How I Cried Billy Fury
22 Little Bitty Girl Bobby Rydell
23 This Friendly World Fabian
24 Theme From A Summer Place Bert Weedon
25 Bye Now Baby Mark Dinning
26 I've Got To Get You Yet Gene Vincent
27 Tally Ho Ken Mackintosh & His Orchestra
28 We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye Maureen Evans
29 One Mint Julep Chet Atkins
30 Half Pint Norrie Paramor and His Orchestra
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 The Search Is Over Jimmy Jones
2 It Would Be Worth It Connie Francis
3 Twenty Thousand Leagues The Champs
4 Swagger Joe Brown & The Bruvvers
5 Weep No More My Baby Brenda Lee
6 Sand Storm Johnny And The Hurricanes
7 If You Need Me Fats Domino
8 Little Child The England Sisters
9 Sandy Dick Jordan
10 Very Much In Love Johnny Mathis
11 They Said It Couldn't Be Done Shaye Cogan
12 Goodnight My Love, Pleasant Dreams Ray Peterson
13 The Golden Vanity Lonnie Donegan & His Group
14 Girls Were Made To Love And Kiss Anthony Newley
15 In A Mansion Stands My Love Jim Reeves
16 Only One Richard Allan
17 Mitzi Joe Mr Piano Henderson
18 Adam And Eve Paul Anka
19 The Party's Over Shirley Bassey
20 Where Walks My True Love Ronnie Carroll
21 (There's A Little Song A-Singin') In My Heart Carl Dobkins Jr
22 Since I Met You Baby Paul Evans
23 I Sold My Heart Al Martino
24 The Long Walk Home Santo And Johnny
25 Down With Love Bobby Darin
26 Brazil Frank Sinatra
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Forty Winks Away Neil Sedaka
2 Always It's You Everly Brothers
3 The Waiter And The Porter And The Upstairs Maid King Brothers
4 Dream Talk Michael Holliday
5 Sunday Pat Suzuki
6 You Don't Know Steve Lawrence
7 Lorelei Ella Fitzgerald
8 Medley of Tunes From 'Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be' Russ Conway
9 City Of Tears Johnny Preston
10 Never Let Me Go Lloyd Price and his Orchestra
11 New Boy Craig Douglas
12 The Secret Seven Duane Eddy
13 Talk, Talk, Talk Frankie Avalon
14 Big Fella John Barry And His Orchestra
15 Sunday Four Lads
16 Trigger Happy The Cliff Adams Orchestra
17 Ce Soir-La Francois Deguelt
18 Workin' Out Ernie Fields and his Orchestra
19 All On My Own Lance Fortune
20 Little Sister Connie Stevens
21 You're The Top Edward Byrnes
22 Let Me Love You Marv Johnson
23 Sh-Boom (Life Could Be A Dream) Stan Freberg
24 O Dio Mio Alma Cogan
25 Cut Across Shorty Eddie Cochran
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