Various Artists - Killer B's - US Pop Hits
Cat. no: JASCD1100
Release Date: 5th March 2021
Genre: Easy Listening
There are few record collecting experiences more enjoyable than discovering a great, long lost & forgotten gem, on the B-side of a classic, much-loved Hit. This compilation features 32 such killer flips, adorning various U.S. Pop hit 45s between 1956-1962.
Many of these artistes, like The Everly Brothers, Connie Francis and Brenda Lee, often enjoyed two-sided hits; yet these were B-sides that somehow got away.
Artists like The Coasters, Duane Eddy, Bobby Darin, The Drifters, Roy Orbison, Sam Cooke, Gene Pitney, Ben E. King, The Shirelles, The Four Seasons, Jack Scott, Freddy Cannon, Dion, Chuck Berry, etc., were Pop chartmaking regulars, while others, e.g. The Teddy Bears, The Hollywood Argyles, were One Hit Wonders.
Most of the A-sides of these discs were million sellers, and all were massive U.S. hits; yet all of these Killer Bs sound like they could have been hit records, in their own right.
Tracks: The Crickets - Tell Me How / The Coasters - That Is Rock And Roll / Jerry Lee Lewis - It’ll Be Me / Duane Eddy - Stalkin’ / Conway Twitty - I’ll Try / Bobby Darin - Jailer Bring Me Water / Jay & The Americans - Dawning / The Drifters - Nobody But Me / Johnny Burnette - Cincinnati Fireball / The Ventures - No Trespassing / Roy Orbison - Love Hurts / Sam Cooke - Farewell My Darling / Gene Pitney - Take It Like A Man / Ben E King - On The Horizon / The Crystals - What A Nice Way To Turn Seventeen / The Shirelles - The Things I Want To Hear (Pretty Words) / Dee Dee Sharp - Baby Cakes / Brenda Lee - Weep No More My Baby / The Four Seasons - Connie-O / Ral Donner - So Close To Heaven / Connie Francis - Someone Else’s Boy / Jack Scott - Baby, Baby / Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two - Get Rhythm / Johnny & The Hurricanes - Buckeye / The Hollywood
Argyles - Sho’ Know A Lot About Love / Freddy Cannon - June, July And August / The Teddy Bears - Don’t You Worry My Little Pet / Dion - Runaway Girl / The Everly Brothers - Maybe Tomorrow / The Orlons - The Conservative / Link Wray & His Ray Men - The Swag / Chuck Berry - Reelin And Rocking
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