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Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 1 - 1960
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Complete Pop Instrumental Hits
of the Sixties, Vol. 1 – 1960
      Complete 60s Records

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No words can describe how great the inaugural release from Complete 60s Records is – because there are no words! This exciting new label from England is undertaking an unprecedented, decade-long project to compile every single Billboard Hot 100 instrumental hit of the 1960s. Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 1 – 1960 marks the beginning of a series of releases that will definitively document the decade when the pop instrumental genre truly reached its zenith.

Rock, rhythm ’n’ blues, country, and orchestral instrumental singles all vied for a spot in the Hot 100 weekly charts. Hundreds of them earned that coveted spot in history, and when this project is complete you’ll own them all in the order they peaked on the charts! That way, you can experience them the way the world did in 1960. You’ll hear how surf music evolved, how rock combos and orchestral arrangers influenced each other, and how easy listening emerged as a distinct sound during this golden decade.

The Ventures, Chet Atkins, Johnny & the Hurricanes, Percy Faith, Bill Black, Ferrante & Teicher – these giants of the genre are all here on Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 1 – 1960. But, so are Monty Kelly, the Ramblers, and Charles Wolcott. Who, you ask? All of them scored instrumental hits in 1960, none of which have ever been on CD before now. In fact, this 81-track, 3-CD set includes no less than 16 CD debuts and dozens of genuinely rare tracks – 45 in true stereo. That’s over three hours of music!

The research team at Complete 60s combed the vaults for the best possible sources for these wordless wonders, making sure to locate the original hit versions in true stereo whenever possible. Then, no less than three sound engineers carefully remastered the original recordings until the twangy guitars, pounding drums, and soaring strings practically leap out of your speakers. You’ll be speechless! Thank goodness, however, writer Greg Adams wasn’t at a loss for words. His detailed, 28-page liner notes include biographies of all 53 artists, plus release notes and chart information for every track.

The same creative folks who lovingly compile those great Eric CDs in the States are working on this project, so you know there’s the same commitment to high quality sound and an attention to detail missing from so many oldies collections. Why settle for less? Why take a chance with risky, off-brand, mediocre MP3 downloads of dubious origin? Simply put, if you love instrumentals (of any kind), Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties is the final word!

– 16 CD DEBUTS! 3 DISCS, 81 TRACKS, 196 MINUTES OF MUSIC! –
– DIGITALLY REMASTERED FOR HIGHEST QUALITY SOUND –

– DISC ONE –
Track Title Artist Chart Date Stereo
Mono
1. Smokie (Part 2) Bill Black’s Combo #17 1/11/60 Mono
2. Smokie (Part 2) Bill Doggett #95 1/11/60 Mono
3. Bonnie Came Back Duane Eddy & The Rebels #26 1/18/60 Stereo
4. Skokiaan (South African Song) Bill Haley & His Comets #70 1/18/60 Stereo
5. Teenage Hayride Tender Slim #93 1/18/60 Mono
6. Harlem Nocturne The Viscounts #52 2/1/60 Mono
7. One Mint Julep Chet Atkins #82 2/1/60 Stereo
8. Amapola Jacky Noguez & His Orchestra #63 2/15/60 Mono
9. Tracy’s Theme Spencer Ross #13 2/22/60 Stereo
10. The Theme From “A Summer Place” Percy Faith & His Orchestra #1 2/22/60 Stereo
11. On The Beach Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra #47 2/22/60 Stereo
12. Bulldog The Fireballs #24 2/29/60 Mono
13. Too Much Tequila The Champs #30 2/29/60 Mono
14. Teensville Chet Atkins #73 2/29/60 Stereo
15. Werewolf The Frantics #83 2/29/60 Mono
16. A Closer Walk Pete Fountain #93 3/7/60 Stereo
17. Whatcha’ Gonna Do Nat "King" Cole #92 3/14/60 Stereo
18. Beatnik Fly Johnny & The Hurricanes #15 3/21/60 Stereo
19. CD DebutSummer Set Monty Kelly & His Orchestra #30 4/4/60 Stereo
20. Chattanooga Choo Choo Ernie Fields Orchestra #54 4/4/60 Mono
21. Caravan Santo & Johnny #48 4/18/60 Stereo
22. Shazam! Duane Eddy & The Rebels #45 4/18/60 Stereo
23. White Silver Sands Bill Black’s Combo #9 4/25/60 Mono
24. Mr. Lucky Henry Mancini & His Orchestra #21 5/2/60 Stereo
25. The Madison Time (Part 1) The Ray Bryant Combo #30 5/16/60 Stereo
26. Beautiful Obsession Sir Chauncey & His Exciting Strings #89 5/16/60 Stereo
27. Ooh Poo Pah Doo (Part 2) Jessie Hill #28 5/23/60 Mono
28. National City Joiner, Arkansas Junior High School Band #53 6/6/60 Mono
 
– DISC TWO –
Track Title Artist Chart Date Stereo
Mono
29. La Montana (If She Should Come To You) Frank DeVol #77 6/20/60 Stereo
30. CD DebutLa Montana (If She Should
Come To You)
Roger Williams #98 6/6/60 Stereo
31. Theme For Young Lovers Percy Faith & His Orchestra #35 6/27/60 Stereo
32. The Theme From “The Unforgiven” (The Need For Love) Don Costa & His Orchestra #27 7/4/60 Stereo
33. Because They’re Young Duane Eddy & The Rebels #4 7/4/60 Stereo
34. Down Yonder Johnny & The Hurricanes #48 7/4/60 Mono
35. CD DebutJosephine Bill Black’s Combo #18 7/18/60 Mono
36. Look For A Star Billy Vaughn & His Orchestra #19 8/1/60 Stereo
37. Theme From Adventures In Paradise Jerry Byrd #97 8/1/60 Stereo
38. CD DebutNight Train The Viscounts #82 8/8/60 Mono
39. Bongo Bongo Bongo Preston Epps #78 8/22/60 Stereo
40. Walk—Don’t Run The Ventures #2 8/29/60 Stereo
41. Stereo CD DebutKommotion Duane Eddy & The Rebels #78 8/29/60 Stereo
42. Revival Johnny & The Hurricanes #97 8/29/60 Mono
43. Vaquero (Cowboy) The Fireballs #99 8/29/60 Stereo
44. Theme From The Apartment Ferrante & Teicher #10 9/5/60 Stereo
45. Beachcomber Bobby Darin #100 9/5/60 Stereo
46. Brontosaurus Stomp The Piltdown Men #75 9/19/60 Mono
47. Rocking Goose Johnny & The Hurricanes #60 10/3/60 Mono
48. Never On Sunday Don Costa & His Orchestra #19 10/24/60 Stereo
49. Temptation Roger Williams #56 10/24/60 Stereo
50. Theme From The Sundowners The Felix Slatkin Orchestra #70 10/24/60 Stereo
51. CD DebutMidnight Lace David Carroll & His Orchestra #98 10/24/60 Mono
52. CD DebutMidnight Lace Ray Ellis & His Orchestra #84 10/31/60 Mono
53. Midnight Lace (Part 1) Ray Conniff & His Orchestra #92 10/31/60 Stereo
54. U.S. CD DebutDon’t Be Cruel Bill Black’s Combo #11 11/7/60 Mono
 
– DISC THREE –
Track Title Artist Chart Date Stereo
Mono
55. The Sundowners Billy Vaughn & His Orchestra #51 11/7/60 Stereo
56. CD Debut(Theme From) The Sundowners Mantovani & His Orchestra #93 11/7/60 Stereo
57. Peter Gunn Duane Eddy & The Rebels #27 11/14/60 Stereo
58. (Theme From) “The Dark At The Top Of The Stairs” Ernie Freeman #70 11/14/60 Stereo
59. Night Theme The Mark II #75 11/21/60 Mono
60. Last Date Floyd Cramer #2 11/28/60 Stereo
61. Ruby Duby Du Tobin Mathews & Co. #30 11/28/60 Mono
62. CD DebutRuby Duby Du (From "Key Witness") Charles Wolcott &The MGM Studio Orch. #41 11/28/60 Mono
63. CD DebutStranger From Durango Richie Allen #90 11/28/60 Mono
64. Gonzo James Booker #43 12/5/60 Mono
65. You Are My Sunshine Johnny & The Hurricanes #91 12/5/60 Stereo
66. Last Date Lawrence Welk & His Orchestra #21 12/12/60 Stereo
67. CD DebutBlue Tango Bill Black’s Combo #16 12/19/60 Mono
68. CD DebutRambling The Ramblers #73 12/19/60 Mono
69. Perfidia The Ventures #15 12/26/60 Stereo
70. Twistin’ Bells Santo & Johnny #49 12/31/60 Mono
71. CD Debut(Let’s Do) The Hully Gully Twist Bill Doggett #66 12/31/60 Mono
 
– BONUS TRACKS –
Track Title Artist Chart Date Stereo
Mono
72. The Clouds The Spacemen #41 11/16/59 Mono
73. In The Mood Ernie Fields Orchestra #4 11/23/59 Mono
74. Reveille Rock Johnny & The Hurricanes #25 12/14/59 Stereo
75. Tear Drop Santo & Johnny #23 12/21/59 Mono
76. (Theme From) “The Dark At The Top Of The Stairs” Chet Atkins #103 10/17/60 Stereo
77. Forever The Little Dippers #9 3/28/60 Stereo
78. U.S. CD DebutThe Madison Al Brown #23 5/16/60 Mono
79. 77 Sunset Strip Don Ralke #69 4/27/59 Mono
80. CD Debut77 Sunset Strip (Alternate Stereo Version) Don Ralke Stereo
81. Red River Rock Johnny & The Hurricanes #5 9/7/59 Mono

Chart positions taken from Joel Whitburn’s Record Research series of Billboard chart books.

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