This continues the strand of R&B and country collections associated with Acrobat's highly popular "America's Greatest Hits" series, this one focusing on the top R&B records in the US Billboard charts during 1960. This great value 115-track 4-CD anthology includes, with the exception of certain records which are unavailable for inclusion due to copyright restrictions, just about every record which peaked in the Billboard R&B Top 15 during that year. By this time, the R&B scene had evolved considerably as the rock 'n roll scene had matured and Tin Pan Alley had marketed it's teen-oriented offshoots, and there was an exciting feel to the charts, with substantial crossover of pop artists into the R&B chart and vice versa, with artists like Jackie Wilson, The Drifters, Ray Charles and Sam Cooke. The big chart winner of the year was Brook Benton, with three No. 1s and 23 weeks at the top, fourteen of those with Dinah Washington. With the blurring of the boundaries between the genres, the more traditional blues and R&B artists whose music had helped lay the groundwork for rock found it harder to reach the top positions. However, there was still a solid representation of old school blues artists like B.B. King and Jimmy Reed, and top class R&B singers like Etta James, Bobby Bland and James Brown formed the core of the chart, as well as the first chart incursions from the Motown stable by Barrett Strong and Marv Johnson. As with all these collections, it provides a window onto a dynamic and exciting musical environment, and includes a number of unfamiliar names and recordings of which even enthusiasts of the genre 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.
This continues the strand of R&B and country collections associated with Acrobat's highly popular "America's Greatest Hits" series, this one focusing on the top R&B records in the US Billboard charts during 1960. This great value 115-track 4-CD anthology includes, with the exception of certain records which are unavailable for inclusion due to copyright restrictions, just about every record which peaked in the Billboard R&B Top 15 during that year. By this time, the R&B scene had evolved considerably as the rock 'n roll scene had matured and Tin Pan Alley had marketed it's teen-oriented offshoots, and there was an exciting feel to the charts, with substantial crossover of pop artists into the R&B chart and vice versa, with artists like Jackie Wilson, The Drifters, Ray Charles and Sam Cooke. The big chart winner of the year was Brook Benton, with three No. 1s and 23 weeks at the top, fourteen of those with Dinah Washington. With the blurring of the boundaries between the genres, the more traditional blues and R&B artists whose music had helped lay the groundwork for rock found it harder to reach the top positions. However, there was still a solid representation of old school blues artists like B.B. King and Jimmy Reed, and top class R&B singers like Etta James, Bobby Bland and James Brown formed the core of the chart, as well as the first chart incursions from the Motown stable by Barrett Strong and Marv Johnson. As with all these collections, it provides a window onto a dynamic and exciting musical environment, and includes a number of unfamiliar names and recordings of which even enthusiasts of the genre 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.
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Format: CD
Label: ACROBAT
Rel. Date: 02/07/2020
UPC: 824046714321

1960 R&B Hits Collection / Various
Artist: 1960 R&B Hits Collection / Various
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Lloyd Price - Won'tcha Come Home
2. Bill Black's Combo - Smokie (Part 2)
3. Clyde McPhatter - Let's Try Again
4. Freddy Cannon - Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
5. Frankie Avalon - Why
6. Dee Clark - How About That
7. Connie Francis - Among My Souvenirs
8. Paul Anka - It's Time to Cry
9. Della Reese - Not One Minute More 1
10. Barrett Strong - Money (That's What I Want) 1
11. Lloyd Price - Lady Luck 1
12. Dinah Washington ; Brook Benton - Baby (You've Got What It Takes) 1
13. Bobby "Blue" Bland - I'll Take Care of You 1
14. Johnny Preston - Running Bear 1
15. Rosco Gordon - Just a Little Bit 1
16. B. B. King - Sweet Sixteen (Part I) 1
17. Mark Dinning - Teen Angel 1
18. Bobby Darin - Beyond the Sea 1
19. Little Anthony ; the Imperials - Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko Ko Bop 2
20. Jack Scott - What in the World's Come Over You 2
21. James Brown - I'll Go Crazy 2
22. Jimmy Jones - Handy Man 2
23. Bobby Rydell - Wild One 2
24. Lavern Baker - Shake a Hand 2
25. Nat "King" Cole - Whatcha' Gonna Do 2
26. Percy Faith - Theme from "A Summer Place" 2
27. Ray Bryant Combo - Little Susie (Part 4) 2
28. Sammy Turner - Paradise 2
29. Drifters - This Magic Moment 3
30. Jimmy Reed - Baby What You Want Me to Do: 3
31. Marv Johnson - I Love the Way You Love 3
32. Ruth Brown - Don't Deceive Me 3
33. Brenda Lee - Sweet Nothin's 3
34. Platters - Harbor Lights 3
35. Buster Brown - Fannie Mae 3
36. James Brown (Aka Nat Kendrick ; the Swans) - (Do the) Mashed Potatoes (Part 1) 3
37. Billy Bland - Let the Little Girl Dance 3
38. Bill Black's Combo - White Silver Sands 3
39. Bobby "Blue" Bland - Lead Me on 4
40. Brook Benton - the Ties That Bind 4
41. Debbie Reynolds - Am I That Easy to Forget' 4
42. Wade Flemons - Easy Lovin' 4
43. Al Brown's Tunetoppers - the Madison 4
44. Elmo James and His Broomdusters - the Sky Is Crying 4
45. Jackie Wilson - Night 4
46. Harold Dorman - Mountain of Love 4
47. Connie Stevens - Sixteen Reasons 4
48. Jackie Wilson - Doggin' Around 4
49. Jessie Hill - Ooh Poo Pah Doo (Part II) 5
50. Elvis Presley - Stuck on You 5
51. Jimmy Jones - Good Timin' 5
52. Jim Reeves - He'll Have to Go 5
53. Johnny Preston - Cradle of Love 5
54. Ella Fitzgerald - Mack the Knife 5
55. Jeanne Black - He'll Have to Stay 5
56. Ray Bryant Combo - the Madison Time (Part I) 5
57. B. B. King - (I've) Got a Right to Love My Baby 5
58. Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown 5
59. Sam Cooke - Wonderful World 6
60. Jack Scott - Burning Bridges 6
61. James Brown and the Famous Flames - Think 6
62. Ron Holden with the Thunderbirds - Love You So 6
63. Dinah Washington ; Brook Benton - a Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around ; Fall in Love) 6
64. Connie Francis - Everybody's Somebody's Fool 6
65. Hollywood Argyles - Alley Oop 6
66. Drifters - Lonely Winds 6
67. Etta James - All I Could Do Was Cry 6
68. Bobby Marchan - There's Something on Your Mind (Part 2) 6
69. James Brown (And the Famous Flames) - You've Got the Power 7
70. Dinah Washington - This Bitter Earth 7
71. Ray Charles - Sticks and Stones 7
72. Jon Thomas - Heartbreak (It's Hurtin' Me) 7
73. Olympics - Big Boy Pete 7
74. Coasters - Wake Me, Shake Me 7
75. Jackie Wilson - a Woman, a Lover, a Friend 7
76. Fats Domino - Walking to New Orleans 7
77. Brenda Lee - I'm Sorry 7
78. Lloyd Price - Question 7
79. Ike ; Tina Turner - a Fool in Love 8
80. Elvis Presley with the Jordanaires - It's Now or Never 8
81. Brian Hyland - Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini 8
82. Ray Charles - Tell the Truth 8
83. Chubby Checker - the Twist 8
84. Nat "King" Cole ; Stan Kenton - My Love 8
85. Brook Benton - Kiddio 8
86. Bobby Rydell - Volare (Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu) 8
87. Roy Orbison - Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel 8
88. B. B. King - Partin' Time 8
89. Sugarpie Desanto - I Want to Know 9
90. Etta James ; Harvey Fuqua - If I Can't Have You 9
91. Clyde McPhatter - Ta Ta 9
92. Sam Cooke - Chain Gang 9
93. Etta James - My Dearest Darling 9
94. Ventures - Walk - Don't Run 9
95. Marv Johnson - (You've Got to) Move Two Mountains 9
96. Bobby Peterson - Irresistible You 9
97. Jimmy Charles - a Million to One 9
98. Larry Verne - Mr. Custer 9
99. Connie Francis - My Heart Has a Mind of It's Own 10
100. Fats Domino - Three Nights a Week 10
101. Ray Charles - Georgia on My Mind 10
102. Bill Black's Combo - Don't Be Cruel 10
103. Drifters - Save the Last Dance for Me 10
104. Bob Luman - Let's Think About Livin' 10
105. Brenda Lee - I Want to Be Wanted 10
106. Jackie Wilson - Am I the Man 10
107. Chubby Checker - the Hucklebuck 10
108. Fats Domino - My Girl Josephine 10
109. Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonight' 11
110. Joe Jones - You Talk Too Much 11
111. Maurice Williams ; Zodiacs - Stay 11
112. Gary "U. S." Bonds - New Orleans 11
113. Joe ; Ann - Gee Baby 11
114. Etta Jones - Don't Go to Strangers 11
115. Aretha Franklin - Today I Sing the Blues

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This continues the strand of R&B and country collections associated with Acrobat's highly popular "America's Greatest Hits" series, this one focusing on the top R&B records in the US Billboard charts during 1960. This great value 115-track 4-CD anthology includes, with the exception of certain records which are unavailable for inclusion due to copyright restrictions, just about every record which peaked in the Billboard R&B Top 15 during that year. By this time, the R&B scene had evolved considerably as the rock 'n roll scene had matured and Tin Pan Alley had marketed it's teen-oriented offshoots, and there was an exciting feel to the charts, with substantial crossover of pop artists into the R&B chart and vice versa, with artists like Jackie Wilson, The Drifters, Ray Charles and Sam Cooke. The big chart winner of the year was Brook Benton, with three No. 1s and 23 weeks at the top, fourteen of those with Dinah Washington. With the blurring of the boundaries between the genres, the more traditional blues and R&B artists whose music had helped lay the groundwork for rock found it harder to reach the top positions. However, there was still a solid representation of old school blues artists like B.B. King and Jimmy Reed, and top class R&B singers like Etta James, Bobby Bland and James Brown formed the core of the chart, as well as the first chart incursions from the Motown stable by Barrett Strong and Marv Johnson. As with all these collections, it provides a window onto a dynamic and exciting musical environment, and includes a number of unfamiliar names and recordings of which even enthusiasts of the genre 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.