The Best Of

Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060255183199
Cat No: DAY2CD319


Walter William (“Max”) Bygraves was born in 1922 in London’s East End. During a long career he epitomized the idea of the “all round entertainer”, becoming one of the biggest stars in the UK’s entertainment firmament from the early 1950s to the mid-60s. His appeal, both as singer and comedian, ensured a steady stream of radio, TV, film and cabaret appearances, including a recordbreaking 19 Royal Variety Performances. These days, Max is seldom remembered for his Hit Parade success, but this comprehensive collection celebrates his successful career on the UK charts, where he scored over a dozen hits during his 1950s heyday.

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1. You Need Hands
2. Tulips From Amsterdam
3. Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’be
4. (The Gang That Sang) Heart Of My Heart
5. Medley: a) She’s A Lassie From Lancashire / b) When Irish Eyes Are Smiling / c) I Belong To Glasgow / d) Any Old Iron
6. I Whistle A Happy Tune
7. A Good Idea, Son!
8. Every Street’s A Coronation Street
9. Last Night I Dreamed
10. The Ballad Of Davy Crockett
11. Medley: a) Oh! What A Beautiful Mornin’/ b) On The Street Where You Live / c) I Love Paris / d) Sit Down You’re Rockin’ The Boat
12. Seventeen Tons
13. The Teddy Bear’s Picnic
14. Cowpuncher’s Cantata Medley: a) Cry Of The Wild Goose / b) Riders In The Sky / c) Mule Train / d) Jezebel
15. Try Another Cherry Tree
16. Underneath The Arches
17. Meet Me On The Corner
18. Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Será Será)
19. Is It True What They Say About Dixie
20. When The Thrill Has Gone
21. The Happy Wanderer
22. Over The Rainbow
23. Gotta Have Rain
24. Dummy Song (with Peter Brough & Archie Andrews)
25. Bobbikins’ Lullaby



1. Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellen Bogen By The Sea
2. You’re A Pink Toothbrush
3. Medley: a) Peggy O’Neil / b) When You Wore A Tulip / c) If You Were The Only Girl In The World / d) For Me And My Girl
4. (I Love To Play) My Ukelele
5. Mister Sandman
6. Come To Our Coming Out Party
7. (Moonlight Over) Old Tymes Square
8. O Mein Papa (Oh! My Papa)
9. Big Head
10. Consider Yourself
11. Heart
12. It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie
13. Little Train
14. (Ghost) Riders In The Sky
15. Out Of Town
16. Swinging On A Star
17. Ten Pretty Girls
18. Lovely Dollar Lolly (with Peter Brough & Archie Andrews)
19. The Whiffenpoof Song
20. They’re Changing Guard At Buckingham Palace
21. What Noise Annoys An Oyster
22. Friends And Neighbours (with The Tanner Sisters)
23. The Bells Of Avignon
24. When You Come To The End Of A Lollipop
25. Jingle Bell Rock