Various Artists : Telstar Hot 100 December 22nd 1962

CD [Cover Art for Various Artists / Telstar Hot 100 December 22nd 1962] Your Price: $26.25
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Label: Acrobat
Mfg's Catalog#: 7144
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 Notes & Reviews
As adjuncts to our highly popular 'America's Greatest Hits' series of collections for each calendar year in the 50s and early '60s, we have already produced collections based on landmark moments in the Billboard charts - 'The First Top 100 Nov. 1955' (ACQCD7062), 'The First Hot 100 Aug. 1958' (ACQCD7083), 'The First Hot 100 of the '60s' (ACQCD7097), 'The 'Heartbreak Hotel' Top 100' (ACQCD7122)and 'The Day The Music Died - Feb 3rd 1959 Hot 100' (ACQCD7134) each comprising all the records in the Top 100 for the date in question. This collection celebrates a landmark event of 1962, the launching of the first telecommunications satellite Telstar on July 10th, a multinational project involving the USA, UK and France, which revolutionised transatlantic TV broadcasting as well as telephone and other communications, and helped bring the world closer together. Within weeks the event had inspired the British band The Tornados to record Joe Meek's iconic instrumental composition and production ' 'Telstar' which made No. 1 in the UK in September and stayed there for five weeks. It entered the US Hot 100 while it was at No. 1 in the UK, and rose to make No. 1 in Christmas week. This collection comprises just about all the records in the Billboard Hot 100 of that week (a couple of records are unavailable for copyright reasons) and it provides a fascinating and evocative snapshot of the music scene at the end of an important and optimistic year. It's a window onto a dynamic and exciting musical environment, and includes a number of unfamiliar names and recordings of which even pop enthusiasts may not be too aware, and which will be welcome additions to their collections. It contains a 12,000+ word booklet featuring background notes on every record.

The Tornadoes - Telstar
Chubby Checker - Limbo Rock
Elvis Presley - Return to Sender
Marcie Blane - Bobby's Girl
The Four Seasons - Big Girls Don't Cry
The Orlons - Don't Hang Up
Steve Lawrence - Go Away Little Girl
'little Esther' Phillips - Release Me
Ray Charles - You Are My Sunshine
Dion - Love Came to Me
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass - the Lonely Bull
Little Eva - Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
Dee Dee Sharp - Ride!
Brook Benton - Hotel Happiness
Nat King Cole - Dear Lonely Hearts
Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans - Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
Johnny Crawford - Rumors
Marty Robbins - Ruby Ann
Routers - Let's Go
Cookies - Chains
Duane Eddy - (Dance With The) Guitar Man
Exciters - Tell Him
Lou Monte - Pepino the Italian Moue
Les Cooper - Wiggle Wobble
Mary Wells - Two Lovers:
Brenda Lee - All Alone Am I
Paul Petersen - My Dad
Ray Charles - Your Cheating Heart
The Crystals - He's a Rebel
Gene Mcdaniels - Spanish Lace
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd - Desafinado
Harry Simeone Chorale - Little Drummer Boy
The Four Seasons - Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Bobby Vee - the Night Has a Thousand Eyes
Paul Anka - Eso Beso
Mark Valentino - the Push & Kick
Jerry Wallace - Shutters & Boards
Mel Torme - Comin' Home Baby
Bobby (Boris) Pickett & the Crypt Kickers - Monsters' Holiday
The Drifters - Up on the Roof
Dickey Lee - I Saw Linda Yesterday
Bobby Vinton - Let's Kiss & Make Up
The Duprees - My Own True Love
Rick Nelson - It's Up to You
Bing Crosby - White Christmas
David Seville & the Chipmunks - the Chipmunk Song
Lavern Baker - See See Rider
Gene (Duke of Earl) Chandler - You Threw a Lucky Punch
Gabriel & the Angels - That's Life
Bobby Rydell - the Cha-Cha-Cha
The Beach Boys - Ten Little Indians
Johnny Tillotson - I Can't Help It
Ray Stevens - Santa Claus Is Watching You
Gene Pitney - Half Heaven, Half Heartache
Tony Bennett - I Left My Heart in San Francisco
The Excellents - Coney Island Baby
Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock
Chris Montez - Some Kinda Fun
Timi Yuro - the Love of a Boy
Bobby Vinton - Trouble Is My Middle Name
The Majors - a Little Bit Now
Brenda Lee - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Connie Francis - I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter
Jimmie Rodgers - Rainbow at Midnight
Nat King Cole - the Christmas Song
The Belmonts - Diddle-De-Dum
Frank Sinatra & Sammy Davis Jr. - Me & My Shadow
Ben Colder - Don't Go Near the Eskimos
Brian Hyland - I May Not Live to See Tomorrow
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - the Ballad of Jed Clampett
Jimmy Dean - Gonna Raise a Ruckus Tonight
The Marvelettes - Strange I Know
The Earls - Remember Then
The Miracles - You've Really Got a Hold on Me
Barbara Lynn - You're Gonna Need Me
Lonnie Russ - My Wife Can't Cook
John D. Loudermilk - Road Hog
Johnny Thunder - Loop De Loop
David Seville & the Chipmunks - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Frank Ifield - Lovesick Blues
The Majors - She's a Troublemaker
The Contours - Shake Sherry
Vince Guaraldi Trio - Cast Your Fate to the Wind
The Emotions - Echo
David Seville & the Chipmunks - Alvin's Harmonica
The Drifters - White Christmas
Kitty Kallen - My Coloring Book
Booker T' & the Mgs - Jelly Bread
Aretha Franklin - Trouble in Mind
Bobby Rydell & Chubby Checker - Jingle Bell Rock
James Brown & the Famous Flames - Three Hearts in a Tangle
Andy Williams - Twilight Time
Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr. - Sam's Song
Bobby Goldsboro - Molly
Del Shannon - Little Town Flirt
Eddy Arnold - Does He Mean That Much to You
The Dells - the (Bossa Nova) Bird
Rick Nelson - I Need You