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The 1950s British Hit Parades - The Hits We Missed

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (13 Aug 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Acrobat
  • ASIN: B008RLP6YY
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 108,519 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Don't Go to StrangersRonnie Harris 2:530.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Hey ThereThe Johnston Brothers 2:530.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Bring Your Smile AlongFrankie Laine 2:210.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Dambusters MarchBilly Cotton 2:160.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Love Is a Many Splendoured ThingNat 'King' Cole 2:410.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Blue StarEve Boswell 2:430.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. SeventeenThe Fontane Sisters 2:040.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. CaribbeanMitchell Torok 2:310.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The Very First Christmas of AllRuby Murray 3:120.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Suddenly There's a ValleyJulius Larosa 2:320.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Croce Di OroJoan Regan 2:420.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Ballad of Davy CrockettGary Miller 2:360.89  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Yellow Rose of TexasStan Freburg 3:240.89  Buy MP3 
Listen14. With Your LoveRobert Earl 2:240.89  Buy MP3 
Listen15. I Hear You KnockingGale Storm 2:200.89  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. My September LoveRobert Earl 2:380.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Rudder and the RockDavid Whitfield 2:290.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Great PretenderJackie Riggs 2:440.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Luck Be a LadyJean Simmons, Marlon Brando 2:580.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Don't Be CruelElvis Presley 2:030.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Sing With Shand Part 1 Medley: Loch Lomond/I Belong to Glasgow/My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean/Roamin' In the Gloamin/I Love a Lassie/Stop Your Tickling Jock/Just a Wee Deoch and DorisJimmy Shand 5:550.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. If I Lost YouDavid Whitfield 2:310.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. I DreamedJill Day 2:270.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Maggie MayThe Vipers 1:530.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. BernadinePat Boone 2:100.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. These Dangerous YearsFrankie Vaughan 2:130.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. I Sit in My WindowJimmy Gavin 2:070.89  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Plant a KissTommy Steele 1:550.89  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Lady Is a TrampFrank Sinatra 3:150.89  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Times Are Getting Hard BoysLonnie Donegan 2:440.89  Buy MP3 
Listen16. The Battle of New OrleansGlen Mason 2:210.89  Buy MP3 

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Acrobat Musics unique, completist and popular series comprising annual collections of every record which entered the chart during the 50s and 60s has undergone some changes in approach over the years, one of the most important of which is the inclusion in recent years of records which only featured in one of the minor charts provided by the emerging roster of music journals and magazines. The earlier years only featured tracks which charted in the then-definitive New Musical Express chart. During those years, there were records which only showed up in the charts in Melody Maker, Music Week/Record Mirror, so were not included in our original collections, so we have pulled all those together into this set, so that enthusiasts who want to have a complete set can fill the gaps. It includes some collectable and fascinating obscurities alongside some lesser-known tracks by major artists.

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5.0 out of 5 stars missing tracks 4 Jan 2013
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It appears you have still not included the tracks by Tony Brent-Got You on my mind(12)23/1/53 and Shirley Bassey-Fire Down Below(30)23/8/57. Featured in the Guinness Book of Hit Singles and Albums. Otherwise it would have been a very good album.
I did point it out at the time each years 'British Hit Singles' was issued.
Having done more research it appears that Acrobat in all fairness to them have reissued the 1953 album with the Tony Brent song featured on it and the Shirley Bassey track is now track 1 on disc two in the second volume of 1953 British Hit Parade.
I have the earlier version which omitted them. Fortunately I had them on bot greatest hits compilations. As a collector it might seem unfair to have to re purchase the box set again.
On reflection I have decided that this is a great album making up for missed tracks so good work all round.
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5.0 out of 5 stars golden oldies 2 Jan 2013
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have been a music collector for years and have been trying to get copies of several of these tracks for some time without success. i purchase the year on year box sets that are available from acrobat this one fills the gaps. a necessity for the avid chart/music collector.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Check out these issues:- 21 July 2013
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CDs don't play on CD player only on computer. 1 track (Julius Larosa) recording cut short suddenly. Very shoddy indeed..
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5.0 out of 5 stars 1950's classic hit music. 6 April 2014
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My generation of hit music, brings back happy memories of the 6.5 Special TV show and NAAFI juke box music during my time in the RAF.
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5.0 out of 5 stars There but not for the Grace of the BBC 19 July 2013
By Richard
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At last Jimmy Gavin is on CD with that great great song I Sit In My Window which was a London American single in 1957 and one of the earliest Cameo ones as well.
Whether this was the original of the song which had many versions-and which has been ignored for too long-I don't really know as a version by Russ Miller was issued on HMV both artists making no more than 2 singles.On the other hand the version by the 4 Fellows is more likely as this was a black group but was totally unknwon about till the CD Age and a CD called The Doo Wops of Gloria Records.The cover by the Crew Cuts didn't make it on their Greatest Hits and the British one by Jim Dale sunk without trace.So what is it about Jimmy Gavin,a failed actor as well as singer,who never even made it to the multi volume Cameo sets apart from the B side Lonely Chair? I don't know what sort of hit rating this had-it was played on Radio Luxemburg but probably failed the BBC audition.What we learned about Jimmy Gavin in the 2000s was from You Tube where a comment named him as a beatnik who first recorded in 1956 then later changed his name to Jimmy Weston.
Compare this single to another from Cameo which went the opposite way-Charlie Gracie's Buterfly.There's a vague similarity between the two and its not a case of was Jimmy Gavin any good but how unfortunate that a song which spawned 5 versions came to nothing.A song which can now be heard anytime on You Tube where all 5 versions appear
I never thought I'd give the full rating to a CD with David Whitfied on but really the rating is just for this song
When you realise that a weeks worth of singles in 1957 probably made some chart even if it was only the lower end of Music Week and Coin Box Operators so you just have their word.
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