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With so many labels and so many CDs, youd think it would be easy to find all the top hits from the fabulous 50s. Not so! To remedy this musical misfortune, Hit Parade Records inaugurates its new year-by-year CD series with Hard To Find Jukebox Classics 1956. This exciting, audiophile-quality disc is bulging with 24 classic pop, vocal group, folk, and early rock n roll hits. All these platters made the Top 40 sixteen hit the Top 10, three made it all the way to #1 but just try and find these terrific songs today!
Hard To Find Jukebox Classics 1956 includes eight songs never available on CD until now, including Fess Parkers Wringle Wrangle (#12), Dorothy Collins My BoyFlat Top (#15), and the stereo single version of Morris Stoloffs #1 smash, Moonglow & Theme from Picnic. Others, like the Cheers tragicomic Black Denim Trousers (featuring Bert Convey) or Tony Bennetts rapturous Can You Find It In Your Heart, are very difficult if not impossible to find on CD these days.
Hit Parade Records is a new Canadian label dedicated to finding, restoring, and preserving lost treasures like these, and the label employs many of the same creative folks who lovingly compile those great Eric CDs including Greg Adams, whose detailed liner notes with biographies of all the artists will fascinate you for almost as long as the full hour it will take you to listen to Hard To Find Jukebox Classics 1956! And, dont miss Hit Parades other great collections Fabulous Fifties Divas and Fabulous Fifties Crooners, as well as The Complete Original Hits Of Georgia Gibbs.
8 CD DEBUTS ALL ORIGINAL 45 RPM SINGLE VERSIONS
|1.||THE GREEN DOOR||Jim Lowe||#1||9/56|
|2.||Rare on CD BLACK DENIM TROUSERS||The Cheers||#6||9/55|
|3.||Rare on CD THE HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS||Chuck Miller||#9||6/55|
|4.||MOONLIGHT GAMBLER||Frankie Laine||#3||12/56|
|5.|| CD Debut IN A SHANTY IN OLD SHANTY TOWN
|Somethin Smith & Redheads||#27||6/56|
|6.||Rare on CD ITS A SIN TO TELL A LIE||Somethin Smith & Redheads||#7||4/55|
|7.||CD Debut in USA CITY OF ANGELS||The Highlights||#19||10/56|
|8.||Rare on CD ITS ALMOST TOMORROW||The Dream Weavers||#7||11/55|
|9.||Rare on CD TRUE LOVE (stereo)||Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly||#3||9/56|
|10.||ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE||Vic Damone||#4||4/56|
|11.||Rare on CD TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS||Don Rondo||#11||10/56|
|12.|| CD Debut FROM THE CANDY STORE ON THE
CORNER TO THE CHAPEL ON THE HILL
|13.||Rare on CD CAN YOU FIND IT IN YOUR HEART||Tony Bennett||#16||4/56|
|14.||Rare on CD ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY WITH A DIXIE MELODY||Jerry Lewis||#10||11/56|
|15.|| CD Debut MOONGLOW & THEME FROM PICNIC
(stereo single version)
|Morris Stoloff & His Orchestra||#1||4/56|
|16.||TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME||Patience & Prudence||#4||8/56|
|17.||Rare on CD I DREAMED||Betty Johnson||#9||11/56|
|18.||CD Debut WHITE SILVER SANDS||The Owen Bradley Quintet||#18||7/57|
|19.||CD Debut CINCO ROBLES (Five Oaks)||Russell Arms||#22||12/56|
|20.||Rare on CD CINDY, OH CINDY||Vince Martin featuring The Tarriers||#9||10/56|
|21.||CD Debut WRINGLE WRANGLE||Fess Parker||#12||12/56|
|22.||ROCK ISLAND LINE||Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group||#8||3/56|
|23.||CD Debut MY BOYFLAT TOP||Dorothy Collins||#16||11/55|
|24.||ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ||Kay Starr||#1||1/56|
Chart positions taken from Joel Whitburns Record Research series of Billboard chart books.