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Track Listing
CD1
1. THE TARRIER SONG Frankie Laine (Philips P.B.478)
2. DON'T WORRY The Five Smith Brothers (Decca F10527)
3. HEART OF THE SUNSET Eddie Calvert (Columbia DB3624)
4. IF I HAD THREE WISHES Frank Sinatra (Capitol 14296)
5. SING A LITTLE MELODY Ferko String Band (London HL.8140)
6. IT JUST HAPPENED TO HAPPEN TO ME Rosemary Clooney (Philips P.B.494)
7. JEALOUSY Caterina Valente (Polydor BM6002)
8. DON'T HURT THE GIRL Nat King Cole (Capitol 14327)
9. WE'LL GO A LONG LONG WAY TOGETHER Ronnie Hilton (HMV B10901)
10. THE VOICE Ray Burns (Columbia DB3640)
11. HOW COULD YOU DO A THING LIKE THAT TO ME? Frank Sinatra (Capitol 14326)
12. SING IT AGAIN WITH JOE PART 2 (MEDLEY) Joe 'Mr. Piano' Henderson (Polygon P1184)
13. I'VE GOT FOUR BIG BROTHERS The Stargazers (Decca F10594)
14. NO ARMS CAN EVER HOLD YOU Jimmy Young (Decca F10597)
15. IT'S TOO SOON TO KNOW Tony Bennett (Philips P.B.445)
16. HONEY BABE Cyril Stapleton (Decca F10559)
17. GIVE A FOOL A CHANCE Sammy Davis (Brunswick 05450)
18. HEY THERE The Johnston Brothers (Decca F10608)
19. SAM, THE ACCORDION MAN Doris Day (Philips P.B.479)
20. BLACKBERRY WINTER Mitch Miller (Philips P.B.505)
21. TO PLEASE MY LADY Al Martino (Capitol 14343)
22. A PRAYER WAS BORN Charlie Applewhite (Brunswick 05416)

CD2.
1. HERNANDO'S HIDEAWAY Lita Roza (Decca F10611)
2. IT'S THE IRISH IN ME Ruby Murray (Columbia DB3643)
3. TEN CENTS A DANCE Doris Day (Philips P.B.497)
4. LILLIBURLERO Central Band Of The Royal Air Force (HMV B10877)
5. THE MAN FROM LARAMIE Gary Miller (Pye Nixa N15004)
6. MY FUNNY VALENTINE Sammy Davis Jr. (Brunswick 05469)
7. I'VE GOT SO MANY MILLION YEARS (THAT I CAN'T COUNT THEM) Johnnie Ray (Philips P.B.516)
8. LONELY HEART Ron Goodwin And His Concert Orchestra (Parlophone R4074)
9. IF SPRING NEVER COMES Frankie Laine (Philips P.B.510)
10. SEVENTEEN Don Lang (HMV POP115)
11. LET'S HAVE A DING DONG SIDE 2 Winifred Atwell (Decca F10634)
12. BRING YOUR SMILE ALONG Billy Cotton & His Band (Decca F10630)
13. AUTUMN LEAVES Nat King Cole (Capitol 14364)
14. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN LONELY (HAVE YOU EVER BEEN BLUE) Ronnie Hilton (HMV B10924)
15. MY LITTLE ONE Frankie Laine (Philips P.B.498)
16. AN OLD BEER BOTTLE The Stargazers (Decca F10626)
17. SHINE ON HARVEST MOON The Four Aces (Brunswick 05480)
18. THE LITTLE LAPLANDER Max Bygraves (HMV POP116)
19. TENNESSEE SATURDAY NIGHT Pat Boone (London HLD.8172)
20. IF I COULD BE WITH YOU Fontane Sisters (London HLD.8177)
21. WHERE ARE YOU TONIGHT? Dickie Valentine (Decca F10628)
22. THE SINGING DOGS MEDLEY Singing Dogs (Pye Nixa N15004)

CD3
1. ANGELUS David Whitfield (Decca F10627)
2. WITH YOUR LOVE Petula Clark (Pye Nixa N15013)
3. MEET ME ON THE CORNER The Coronets (Columbia DB3671)
4. YOUR LOVE Frankie Laine (Philips P.B.519)
5. MI MUCHACHA (LITTLE GIRL) Lee Lawrence (Columbia DB3681)
6. MEET ME ON THE CORNER Frankie Vaughan (Philips P.B.511)
7. WEEP AWAY Mitchell Torok (London HL.8004)
8. STRANGE HARMONY OF CONTRASTS (RECONDITA HARMONIA) Harry Secombe (Philips P.B.523)
9. LET'S GET TOGETHER AGAIN NO. 1 SIDE 2 Big Ben Banjo Band (Columbia DB3676)
10. NIGHTWATCH Jo Stafford (Philips P.B.509)
11. SLOWLY WITH FEELING Ruby Murray (Columbia DB3680)
12. SONG OF THE TREES Anne Shelton (HMV POP146)
13. FIRST LOVE Dickie Valentine (Decca F10645)
14. EVERYTIME THAT I KISS CARRIE Julius La Rosa (London HLA.8193)
15. LITTLE OLE YOU-ALL Boyd Bennett (Parlophone MSP6180)
16. I LOOK AT YOU Jimmy Young (Decca F10640)
17. THE VELETA Jimmy Shand (Parlophone F3436)
18. JOIN IN AND SING AGAIN PT. 2 The Johnston Brothers (Decca F10636)
19. BURN THAT CANDLE Bill Haley & His Comets (Brunswick 05509)
20. (THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE) HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Perry Como (HMV POP103)
21. BLUE STAR (THE "MEDIC" THEME) Eve Boswell (Parlophone R4082)
Artist:
Various
Title:
1955 British Hit Parade - The B Sides Part 2 (3CD)
Label:
Acrobat
Cat No:
ACTRCD9070
Format:
CD
Price £11.99
• 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.

• Over the last few years, we have presented parallel collections to the main British Hit Parade releases for 1956, 1957, 1958, ‘59, ‘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 first of two companion products which are is the next in the series, relating to 1956.

• Part Two includes the original ‘B’ sides of every record that entered the charts between 1st July and 31st December 1955 in chronological order of chart entry, following the order of the tracks on Part One of the main 1955 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, so are not included here. As the chart had not been extended to a Top 50 in 1955, fewer records charted, so this year’s collections comprise two 3-CD sets.

• In addition, we have included the B sides of those records which featured in the Melody Maker, Record Mirror and Record Retailer charts, which were not included in the original sets, but appeared on our “The 1950s British Hit Parades – The Hits We Missed” collection (ADDCD3078).

• 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.
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