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The 1958 British Hit Parade: The B Sides Part 2
The 1958 British Hit Parade: The B Sides Part 2

Various Artists
Styles: British Hit Parades, Pop
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7082

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 three years, we have presented parallel collections to the main British Hit Parade releases for 1959, ‘60, ’61 and ’62 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 Two includes the original ‘B’ sides of every record that entered the charts between July and 30th December in chronological order of chart entry, mirroring the tracks on Part Two of the main 1958 British Hit Parade collection. 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 I Can''t Believe You're Mine Sheb Wooley
2 Recipe For Love Sheb Wooley
3 Take Your Time Buddy Holly
4 Fanfare Tango (The Awakening) Eddie Calvert (The Man With The Golden Trumpet)
5 Cherie, I Love You Pat Boone
6 Lock Up Your Heart Connie Francis
7 You-oo Jackie Dennis
8 Il Piccolo Montanaro (La Petit Montangard) Renato Carosone & His Quartet
9 No, No Fats Domino
10 Cha Cha Baby Ted Heath And His Music
11 Padre Valerie Carr
12 Milano Julius La Rosa
13 Along The Trail With You Art & Dotty Todd
14 I'll Be Lovin' You Too Michael Holliday
15 Her Hair Was Yellow Marty Wilde and his Wildcats
16 True, Fine Mama Little Richard
17 Puts The Lightie On Tommy Steele and The Steelmen
18 Three O'Colck Thrill The Kalin Twins
19 Who's Taking You To The Prom George Hamilton IV
20 Love Is The Sweetest Thing Joe ‘Mr. Piano’ Henderson
21 Don't Ask Me Why Elvis Presley
22 Why Wait Perez Prado And His Orchestra
23 Fool's Paradise The Crickets
24 When My Love Smiles, Vic Damone
25 Judy Don't Be Moody Bobby Darin
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 The Lady Is A Tramp Frank Sinatra
2 Come Fly With Me Frank Sinatra
3 Judy Frankie Vaughan
4 Living In The Shadow Of The Past Bobby Helms
5 Tight Capris Jody Reynolds
6 That's When Your Heartaches Begin David Whitfield
7 Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart The Coasters
8 You Don't Know Peggy Lee
9 Instant Love Doris Day
10 Don't Leave Me This Way Ricky Nelson
11 Danny Boy Harry Belafonte
12 Make Me A Miracle Jimmie Rodgers
13 Outta My Mind Dean Martin
14 That's How Much I Love You Pat Boone
15 Now We're One Buddy Holly
16 Toby's Walk Russ Conway
17 Don't Play That Melody (Merci Monsieur Schubert) Tony Brent
18 Beats There A Heart So True Perry Como
19 You Need Feet Bernard Bresslaw
20 Nisciuno Po' Sape' Domenico Modugno
21 Stalkin' Duane Eddy
22 Devoted To You The Everly Brothers
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Schoolboy Crush Cliff Richard & The Drifters
2 Come On Joey Dance With Me The Poni-Tails
3 Getting Dizzy The Elegants
4 Let It Rain Johnny Mathis
5 Verboten! (Forbidden) Paul Anka
6 Times Are Getting Hard Boys Lonnie Donegan& His Skiffle Group
7 Dixieland Rock Elvis Presley
8 Well! The Olympics
9 Please Love Me Forever Tommy Edwards
10 So Happy In Love Frankie Vaughan
11 Leroy Jack Scott
12 Blue Betty Frankie Avalon
13 A Night To Remember Malcolm Vaughan
14 Always In My Heart Jodie Sands
15 Living's Loving You Robin Luke
16 My Baby Just Cares For Me The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra starring Warren Covington
17 Blue Train Jack Good presents Lord Rockingham’s X1
18 Itchy Twitchy Feeling Charlie Drake
19 No One But You (In My Heart) Robert Earl
20 Over And Over Bobby Day
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Love Again Eddie Cochran
2 I'll Try Conway Twitty
3 Lonnie's Skiffle Party Part 2 Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group
4 Put A Ring On Her Finger Tommy Steele
5 Sleep Warm Frank Sinatra
6 Rock O' My Soul Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group
7 My Feet Hit The Ground Cliff Richard with The Drifters
8 Lonesome Tears The Crickets
9 Ruby Red The Kingston Trio
10 More Party Pops Part 2 Russ Conway
11 La Jour Ou La Pluie Viendra Jane Morgan
12 Topsy Part 2 Cozy Cole
13 For My Good Fortune Pat Boone
14 Little One Ruby Murray
15 I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day Harry Belafonte
16 Sleigh Ride Johnny Mathis
17 Hands Across The Sea Shirley Bassey
18 Girl In The Wood Jimmie Rodgers
19 Don't You Worry My Little Pet The Teddy Bears
20 There's Never Been A Night Shirley Bassey
21 In The Valley Of Love Connie Francis
22 Purple People Eater Meets Witchdoctor The Big Bopper
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