The Missing Charts - The British Hit Singles Jan '40-Oct'52 The Missing Charts - The British Hit Singles Jan '40-Oct'52 : VARIOUS ARTISTS : Book
The Missing Charts Book is what the movie business would call a 'Prequel'. These 'Missing Charts' are the holy grail to thousands of chart surveyors, music historians and record collectors, as for the first time ever we have collated the actual record sales week by week from 1940 onwards to produce the definitive chart of the era's biggest hits. It is now over sixty years since the UK's first singles chart was created by New Musical Express publisher Percy Dickins in 1952, at last we have the chance to go back further into the musical tastes of this music obsessed country and see what were the war-time favourites, who had the most number ones, what were the most covered songs all in one historic book. It is a treasure trove of fascinating information.

This book is published in conjunction with the Official Charts Company
Part Code:  CBK1940
Artist:  VARIOUS ARTISTS
Label:  RockHistory
Format:  Book


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100 Punk & New Wave Hits 100 Punk & New Wave Hits : VARIOUS ARTISTS : 5CD
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Part Code:  DMG100091
Artist:  VARIOUS ARTISTS
Label:  DEMON
Format:  5CD


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200 Original Mega Jukebox Hits 200 Original Mega Jukebox Hits : VARIOUS ARTISTS : 10CD
An astonishing 10 CD set.... and just about as good as you could wish for !


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Part Code:  DB248062
Artist:  VARIOUS ARTISTS
Label:  DISKY
Format:  10CD


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38-2-20 Blues 38-2-20 Blues : JOHNNY WINTER : CD
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Part Code:  GO640212
Artist:  JOHNNY WINTER
Label:  MAGPIE
Format:  CD


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40 Hits Of 1950-54 40 Hits Of 1950-54 : VARIOUS ARTISTS : 2CD
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Part Code:  DO852762
Artist:  VARIOUS ARTISTS
Label:  MAGPIE
Format:  2CD


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A Picture Of You - Great British Record Labels: Piccadilly A Picture Of You - Great British Record Labels: Piccadilly : VARIOUS ARTISTS : 2CD
As the next stage in Pye's expansion programme in April 1961, they launched the evocative black and red Piccadilly label, with its yellow logo, having initially been conceived as an outlet for third party licensing. However, although Piccadilly would in time go on to register big hits and build a reputation for their vast, quirky array of artists and repertoire, they got off to a surprisingly slow start. But over the ensuing months Piccadilly's output gradually picked up, their releases covering a variety of musical genres among a plethora of mainstream Pop hopefuls. Joe Brown finally cracked it big in the Summer of '62 with the chart-topping 'A Picture Of You', written by two of his Bruvvers, John Beveridge and Pete Oakman, when it reached No.1 in every published chart.
Part Code:  RHGB44
Artist:  VARIOUS ARTISTS
Label:  RockHistory
Format:  2CD


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Absolutely Essential Absolutely Essential : DORIS DAY : 3CD
Doris Day came to prominence in the immediate post WWII years but unlike other girls at the time she managed to combine a recording and screen career which was to catapult her to domestic and then worldwide success. This essential collection reflects why and is a must-have in every household.
Part Code:  BT3030
Artist:  DORIS DAY
Label:  BIG THREE
Format:  3CD


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Adagios Compilation : VARIOUS ARTISTS : 2CD
In today's hectic world, it is increasingly important to relax and take time out for yourself. This special collection of beautiful and serene adagios will help you do just that. The set features over two hours of soothing music, including many slow movements that are at the emotional core of timeless and best loved masterpieces. You'll be captivated by the variety of wonderful and instantly recognizable melodies heard here: the wistful spiritual from Dvorak's'New World' Symphony, the exquisite interweaving lines of Bach's'Air on a G String', and some of Mozart's most impressive showcases for how to really make an instrument sing in the Clarinet Concerto and'Elvira Madigan' Piano Concerto. And evocative and atmospheric adagios - such as Grieg's'Morning' and the slow movement from Beethoven's'Pastoral' Symphony with its distinctive birdsong calls in the flute, oboe and clarinet - will transport you to another world, far away from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Other highlights include some of the most enchanting slow movements in the piano repertoire - such as the poignant Adagio cantabile from Beethoven's'Pathetique' Sonata and stunning concerto movements by Chopin, Ravel and Rachmaninoff - Faure's intense êlegie for cello, and Mahler's tender and heartbreakingly romantic Adagietto. The emotional power of these adagios is brought to the fore by first-rate orchestras such as the Staatskapelle Dresden, Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic, under the baton of eminent conductors such as Theodore Kuchar, Herbert Blomstedt and Rudolf Barshai. A moment to relax, to withdraw from an increasingly hectic life, overfed with stimuli from work, society obligations and social networks: this music will calm down your jittery nerves, and will take you on slow waves of soothing melodies to a world of pure sound and tranquillity. A generous selection of the most famous slow movements: Air (Bach), Adagio (Marcello), Adagio (Rachmaninoff 2nd piano concerto), Scene at the Brook (Beethoven's Pastorale), The Adagietto from the movie'Death in Venice' (Mahler) and many more. Excellent performances by Staatskapelle Dresden, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra and soloists Klara Wurtz and Misha Goldstein. Over two hours of music at a bargain price.'
Part Code:  94994BR
Artist:  VARIOUS ARTISTS
Label:  BRILLIANT CLASSICS
Format:  2CD


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Africa Journeys Africa Journeys : VARIOUS ARTISTS : 2CD
A double CD of dance trance mixes with African beats
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Part Code:  JORNCD03
Artist:  VARIOUS ARTISTS
Label:  APACE
Format:  2CD


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After A While Crocodile... The 50s Anthology After A While Crocodile... The 50s Anthology : BOBBY CHARLES : CD
Just about the ultimate cult artist, Bobby Charles was a genuine one-off - a fabulous songwriter and a great singer, who actively avoided pursuing either commercial success or even a regular recording career. This compilation anthologises his 1950s recordings, comprising the tracks that he recorded for Chess Records between 1956-57, including his original version of 'See You Later Alligator', plus the almost unfeasibly rare half-dozen singles he cut for Imperial in 1958-59, which have never previously been re-released
Part Code:  GVC1009
Artist:  BOBBY CHARLES
Label:  GVC
Format:  CD


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All Of Me - Hits & Favourites All Of Me - Hits & Favourites : FRANK SINATRA : CD
Sinatra at his best and featuring the mid fifties hits Three Coins In A Fountan, You My Love, Learnin' the Blues, Young At Heart and many more favourites from the master of Croon.
Part Code:  REXX109
Artist:  FRANK SINATRA
Label:  REX
Format:  CD


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All Or Nothing At All All Or Nothing At All : RAY CONNIFF : 2CD
4 complete early sixties albums plus bonus tracks. - CD1 features two complete original Ray Conniff Singers & Orchestra albums plus five bonus tracks from around the same period. CD2 features two complete original Ray Conniff Orchestra And Chorus albums with three bonus tracks. Ray was one of the few commercially successful musical geniuses of our time, he was the first artist to use voices and vocal arranging as part of the instrumentation.
Part Code:  REXX344
Artist:  RAY CONNIFF
Label:  REX
Format:  2CD


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