Another set bought by myself to remind me what I was listening to back in the day. Actually, much prior to 1959 (when I started buying records) was a bit of a mystery, reliant as I was on the wireless thru the 50s. It was the Light Programme, fat chance of hearing "Gee" or "Sh-Boom", the originals, as here, on that. About 1959, I finally discovered Radio Luxembourg, things perked up a bit, then there was "Oh Boy!" on the telly, and "Saturday Club" back on the radio. I started work in 1960, so could indulge myself somewhat better than the income of Saturday-only income, and so I applied myself diligently. Three 45s for one £ sterling...happy days indeed!
Looking at the track listing, I surprised myself at how very very few I bought at the time. Yet they're all so familiar, probably because I bought what I needed after the event. For me, there was a dearth of good music between 1960/61.
Am I the only one who detested the weedy Shadows, or young Helen Shapiro, and as for Acker Bilk, no, let's keep it clean! Typical Brit fare of the time, I suppose, but I grudgingly accepted the two Cliff tracks as fine rockers and Columbia was indulging my need for good rockin' US stuff and a growing interest in doo-wop, e.g., The Cleftones.
Overall, happy memories, for nothing money, a reasonable liner note, excellent sound quality, gave me a kind of happy glow of nostalgia, exactly what it was bought for.