The Top Rank Story 1962

Artist: Various Artists
Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060255181966
Cat No: DAY2CD196

£5.99

The Top Rank record label was set up in 1959 by a British entertainment company founded in 1937 by J Arthur Rank. Rank sold the label to EMI in 1960, who continued to release material under a license agreement until April 1962. The year of 1962 will go down in music history as the year EMI’s Parlophone imprint released the Beatles’ first hit. Popular music would never be the same again, and Top Rank would sadly not be around to witness the revolution. Nevertheless this snapshot of music from four fertile months half a century ago still has very much the capacity to entertain.

SKU: DAY2CD196
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CD 1

1. Small Sad Sam – Phil McLean
2. Chicken – Phil McLean
3. Ev’ry Step Of The Way – Kevin McQuinn
4. Keep Me On Your Mind – Kevin McQuinn
5. Flying Circle – Frank Slay & His Orchestra
6. Cincinatti – Frank Slay & His Orchestra
7. Gimme A Little Kiss Will “Ya” Huh? – The Originals
8. At Times Like This – The Originals
9. Baby It’s You – The Shirelles
10. The Things I Want to Hear (Pretty words) – The Shirelles
11. Dear Lady Twist – Gary U.S. Bonds
12. Havin’ So Much Fun – Gary U.S. Bonds
13. A Change Of Heart – Craig Douglas
14. Another You – Craig Douglas
15. Twistin’ All Night Long – Danny & The Juniors
16. Twistin’ England – Danny & The Juniors
17. The Door Is Open – Tommy Hunt
18. I’m Wondering – Tommy Hunt
19. Do-Re-Mi – Lee Dorsey
20. People Gonna Talk – Lee Dorsey
21. The Breaking Point – Chuck Jackson
22. My Willow Tree – Chuck Jackson

CD 2

1. We Gonna – Jimmy Parker
2. No Word From Betty – Jimmy Parker
3. Teen Queen Of The Week – Freddy Cannon
4. Wild Guy – Freddy Cannon
5. When My Little Girl Is Smiling – Craig Douglas
6. Ring-A-Ding – Craig Douglas
7. Nut Rocker – B. Bumble & The Stingers
8. Nautilus – B. Bumble & The Stingers
9. Twistin’ Rose Of Texas – Johnny Desmond
10. Hello Honey – Johnny Desmond
11. Big Mouth Bill – Phil McLean
12. Come With Us – Phil McLean
13. Pop-Eye – Huey “Piano” Smith & His Clowns
14. Scald-Dog – Huey “Piano” Smith & His Clowns
15. Twist, Twist Senora – Gary U.S. Bonds
16. Food Of Love – Gary U.S. Bonds
17. Cowboy Jack From Skye – Andy Stewart
18. The Highland Twist – Andy Stewart
19. Just Got To Know – Jimmy McCracklin
20. The Drag – Jimmy McCracklin