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The 1950s British Hit Parades - The Hits We Missed

13 Aug 2012 | Format: MP3

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Song Title Artist
Time
Popularity  
1
2:53
2
2:53
3
2:21
4
2:16
5
2:41
6
2:43
7
2:04
8
2:31
9
3:12
10
2:32
11
2:42
12
2:36
13
3:24
14
2:24
15
2:20
Disc 2
1
2:38
2
2:29
3
2:44
4
2:58
5
2:03
6
5:55
7
2:31
8
2:27
9
1:53
10
2:10
11
2:13
12
2:07
13
1:55
14
3:15
15
2:44
16
2:21


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 13 Aug 2012
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Acrobat
  • Copyright: (c) 2012 Acrobat Licensing Ltd.
  • Total Length: 1:21:55
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  • ASIN: B009RNSSMS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 104,826 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert Carpenter on 4 Jan 2013
Format: Audio CD
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mikemusicman on 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BANANAS24 on 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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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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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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