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The Top Rank Story 1961 (A Sides)

Various Artists Audio CD
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Product details

  • Audio CD (6 Aug 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: One Day Music
  • ASIN: B008PTRDPS
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 70,323 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. A Thousand StarsKathy Young 3:140.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. GinchyBert Weedon 1:540.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Over and OverBobby Day 2:190.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Love My Life AwayVince Eager 1:550.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Will You Love Me TomorrowThe Shirelles 2:420.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Gee WhizThe Innocents 2:310.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Girl Next DoorCraig Douglas 2:260.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. What Am I Gonna DoJimmy Clanton 2:100.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Havin' FunDion 2:210.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Don't Believe Him, DonnaLenny Miles 2:220.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Is There Something On Your MindJack Scott 2:440.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Muskrat RambleFreddy Cannon 2:260.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Dedicated to the One I LoveThe Shirelles 2:000.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. I RememberMaurice Williams 2:070.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Your FriendsDee Clark 2:140.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Pony ExpressDanny & the Juniors 2:290.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Baby Bluethe echoes 2:310.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Happy Birthday BluesKathy Young 3:010.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. A Hundred Pounds of Clay (Original Version)Craig Douglas 2:340.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Like, Long HairPaul Revere 1:570.69  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Mr GuitarBert Weedon 1:380.69  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Little Lonely OneThe Jarmels 2:340.69  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Bumble BoogieB. Bumble 2:120.69  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Find Another GirlJerry Butler 2:470.69  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Come AlongMaurice Williams 1:440.69  Buy MP3 
Listen26. I Don't Want to CryChuck Jackson 2:210.69  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Mama SaidThe Shirelles 2:080.69  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Buzz Buzz a Diddle ItFreddy Cannon 2:270.69  Buy MP3 
Listen29. TimeCraig Douglas 2:180.69  Buy MP3 
Listen30. RaindropsDee Clark 2:410.69  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Count Every StarDonnie 1:590.69  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Those Oldies But GoodiesNino 2:460.69  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Every Beat of My HeartGladys Knight 2:030.69  Buy MP3 
Listen34. Quarter to ThreeGary Us Bonds 2:340.69  Buy MP3 
Listen35. Johnny Remember MeJohn Leyton 2:390.69  Buy MP3 
Listen36. What a Sweet Thing That WasThe Shirelles 2:290.69  Buy MP3 
Listen37. Transistor SisterFreddy Cannon 2:250.69  Buy MP3 
Listen38. A Little Bit of SoapThe Jarmels 2:200.69  Buy MP3 
Listen39. School Is OutGary Us Bonds 2:290.69  Buy MP3 
Listen40. Ghost TrainBert Weedon 1:440.69  Buy MP3 
Listen41. You're the ReasonBobby Edwards 2:400.69  Buy MP3 
Listen42. Wild WindJohn Leyton 2:140.69  Buy MP3 
Listen43. Runaround SueDion 2:390.69  Buy MP3 
Listen44. Back to the HopDanny & the Juniors 2:070.69  Buy MP3 
Listen45. I Love How You Love MeThe Paris Sisters 2:050.69  Buy MP3 
Listen46. Big JohnThe Shirelles 2:210.69  Buy MP3 
Listen47. Stop Your CryingJerry Naylor 2:120.69  Buy MP3 
Listen48. For Me & My GalFreddy Cannon 2:290.69  Buy MP3 
Listen49. School Is inGary Us Bonds 2:040.69  Buy MP3 
Listen50. Turn Around, Look At MeGlen Campbell 3:000.69  Buy MP3 


Product Description

(2012/Not Now) 50 tracks digipackMedium 1
  1. A Thousand Stars- Kathy Young
  2. Ginchy- Bert Weedon
  3. Over And Over- Bobby Day
  4. Love My Life Away- Vince Eager
  5. Will You Love Tomorrow- Shirelles
  6. Gee Whiz- The Innocents
  7. The Girl Next Door- Craig Douglas
  8. What Am I Gonna Do-Jim Clanton
  9. Havin' Fun- Dion
  10. Don't Believe Him- Lenny Miles
  11. Something On Your Mind-J Scott
  12. Muskrat Ramble- Freddy Cannon
  13. Dedicated To The One- Shirelles
  14. I Remember- M Williams -Zodiacs
  15. Your Friends- Dee Clark
  16. Pony Express- Danny & Juniors
  17. Baby Blue- Echoes
  18. Happy Birthday - Kathy Young
  19. 100 Pounds Of Clay-C Douglas
  20. Long Hair- Paul Revere-Raiders
  21. Mr Guitar- Bert Weedon
  22. Little Lonely One- Jarmels
  23. Bumble Boogie-Bumble- Stingers
  24. Find Another Girl- Jerry Butler
  25. Come Along- M Williams-Zodiacs
Medium 2
  1. I Don't Want To Cry- C Jackson
  2. Mama Said- The Shirelles
  3. Buzz Buzz A-Diddle-It- F Cannon
  4. Time- Craig Douglas
  5. Raindrops- Dee Clark
  6. Count Every Star-Donnie-Dreamers
  7. Oldies But Goodies Nino-Ebb Tides
  8. Every Beat Of My Heart - The Pips
  9. Quarter To Three- Gary US Bonds
  10. Johnny Remember Me-J Leyton
  11. Sweet Thing That Was-Shirelles
  12. Transistor Sister- Freddy Cannon
  13. A Little Bit Of Soap- The Jarmels
  14. School Is Out- Gary Us Bonds
  15. Ghost Train- Bert Weedon
  16. You're The Reason- B Edwards
  17. Wild Wind- John Leyton
  18. Runaround Sue- Dion
  19. Back To The Hop-Danny-Juniors
  20. I Love How - Paris Sisters
  21. Big John- The Shirelles
  22. Stop Your Crying- Jerry Naylor
  23. For Me &...

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The strongest CD of the 3. 20 Nov 2012
By Robert
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Following the financial collapse of Top Rank in August 1960, the label was taken over by EMI who kept the label running until April 1962. During the EMI period the vast majority of the releases were from American labels - and EMI eventually neatly slid all these onto its new Stateside imprint from June '62. The 1961 double CD reissue is therefore the strongest for my tastes, with rarely seen tracks from Maurice Williams, The Jarmels, Dion and Gary US Bonds (with the rare School Is In). Top Rank's two UK biggies are here - Johnny Remember Me - and the original 'offensive' version of the Craig Douglas hit 'A Hundred Pounds Of Clay'. This was banned by the BBC and had to be rerecorded before gaining any airplay. A follow up CD for this period should be a natural, with plenty more from the catalogue - plus from the first 4 months of 1962. A couple of possible gems for the future might be The Back Beat Philharmonic 'R & R Symphony', and Danny & the Juniors 'Twistin' England'. This is a really well considered compilation.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Rank part 2. 24 Dec 2012
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This is a good follow up to the original record. It still has plenty going for it and complements the 1960 disc very well.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Rank - Top Class! 11 Dec 2012
By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Question: Is this 2 disc compilation by 'One Day Music' disappointing? Answer: NO, on the contrary it's a FANTASTIC compilation of 'Top Rank' A sides from 1961 (covering JAR 534 to JAR 596). Disc 1 runs 59.06mins and Disc 2 59.25. So nearly 2 hours of superb music all for under a 5.

Yes, there are a few niggles:
1. If we are being pedantic 'A Hundred Pounds of Clay' by Craig Douglas is the amended version and not the original banned version.
2. If we are being extra pedantic 'Raindrops' by Dee Clark is a different version also.
3. If we are being extra super pedantic 'Turn around, look at me' by Glen Campbell is not the original Crest Records version (which is far superior - Crest 1087).

In my opinion, these niggles don't matter one jot because the music - original versions or not is fantastic, by some fantastic top notch artists - some of my favourites are 'Little lonely one' by the Jarmels and 'Stop your crying' by Jerry Naylor. This compilation has great sound quality, something that other pedantic reviewers have omitted to say. This is the best of the three compilations of 'Top Rank' records released to date by One Day Music. Highly Recommended. Great value for money. Looking forward to the last instalment - Jan to April 1962.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NOSTALGIC SOUNDS 26 Feb 2013
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Some songs I knew and some I didn't but I enjoyed them all and the sound is excellent.
Craig Douglas should have been bigger than he was as he was/is a very good singer.
Chuck Jackson has also become a favourite of mine over the years and I have several of his cd's but back in 1961 he was unknown to me.
Great sounds and a great price! I will be buying the rest of this series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Rank Story 1959/60/61 16 April 2013
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This is a great series of classic tracks from this great record label. The series is well produced and includes so many well known and slighlty less well known titles. Shall look out for other labels in this series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for Family 9 Jun 2013
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I bought this product for my father, he seems very satisfied with itt and thats the most I can say about it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars ok sounds 26 April 2013
By Art
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as shown on time. ok sounds , not quite what I was expecting. s s s s s s s s
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5.0 out of 5 stars A well thought out compilation 22 Feb 2013
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I have one or two tracks on this and the sister albums covering the years of 1959 & 1960 respectively but there are so many that I missed and, of course, its quite handy having them all packaged together on two Cds.
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