SOUNDS OF THE SIXTIES: 1963



Third volume in the “Sounds Of The Sixties” series, which was to run for 20 editions.

3CD Set
Released February 1998
Cat No.: RDCD2191-3 (RDC93861-3)
RD Code: SS63-003
Series Code: 521
Compilation by J K Hall - Booklet Notes by S Barnard- Mastered by P Marchant
(Re Issued: 2006 RTS63-004  K07050KK  RDCD5971-3)

Whenever I think of this set, I am reminded of the TWO glaring mistakes I made on it. By 1997 the pressure to release more and more collections was getting ridiculous. When I started at RD, two repertoire compilers had been producing around 5 or 6 sets a year, by this point, there was still two compilers, but we were working on anything up to 30 sets at any one time. Mistakes were inevitable...The first however was intentional. We had never been able to obtain certain tracks by high profile artists. This was because the artists themselves would have final say, and some would feel a bit 'snobbish' about appearing on a Reader's Digest collection. However, apparantly, my work at RD had come to the attention of none other than Bob Dylan, who specifically said that I could use "It Ain't Me Babe" on the 1963 volume of this series. Now normally, I would have turned to the record company and said either "It's an album track", "It was only released in 1964" or "Dylan wasn't even known in the UK until 1965", but this was BOB DYLAN! I accepted gracefully a shoe-horned the track onto the third disc, alongside the other oddity of Steveie Wonder's "Fingertips (Part 2)" as 'bonus' tracks for the set, in the hope that we would get more Dylan material for later editions (we never did!).
We was under pressure to get the set out as the third in the test series, and I mistakenly decided to skip the final masters audio check before production. It was a horific moment for me personally, when I received a letter pointing out that we had received the wrong master from the BBC for the "Doctor Who Theme"! Receiving the 1973 version instead of the 1963 original. As a life long Dr Who fan, I was appalled and disgusted with myself.



1           I Like It – The Greatest Hits Of 1963

01 Surfaris - Wipe Out
02 Beach Boys - Surfin' Usa
03 Shadows - Dance On
04 Cliff Richard - Summer Holiday
05 Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas - Do You Want To Know A Secret
06 Freddie & The Dreamers - You Were Made For Me
07 Bobby Vee - Night Has A 1000 Eyes
08 Hollies - Stay
09 Tommy Roe - Everybody Eats When They Come To My House
10 Dusty Springfield - I Only Want To Be With You
11 Springfields - Island Of Dreams
12 Tommy Roe - Folk Singer
13 Mark Wynter - Go Away Little Girl
14 Andy Williams - Can't Get Used To Losing You
15 Kenny Lynch - Up On The Roof
16 Frank Ifield - I'm Confessin (That I Love You)
17 Gene Pitney - 24 Hours From Tulsa
18 Searchers - Sweets For My Sweet
19 Gerry & The Pacemakers - How Do You Do It
20 Gerry & The Pacemakers - I Like It
21 Gerry & The Pacemakers - You'll Never Walk Alone

2           Sweet Dreams – The Memories Of 1963

22 Frankie Howerd & The Company - Comedy Tonight
23 Benny Hill - Harvest Of Love
24 Harry H Corbett - Like The Big Guys Do
25 Tommy Steele - Flash, Bang, Wallop
26 Black & White Minstrels - Everybody's Doing It (Dixie Melody)
27 Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen - Acapulco 1922
28 Johnny Cymbal - Mr Bassman
29 Helen Shapiro - Woe Is Me
30 John Barry Seven & Orchestra - Human Jungle
31 Matt Monro - From Russia With Love
32 Jimmy Young - Miss You
33 Jim Reeves - Welcome To My World
34 Patsy Cline - Sweet Dreams
35 Ned Miller - From A Jack To A King
36 Shirley Bassey - I (Who Have Nothing)
37 Maurice Jarre & The L.P.O. - Lawrence Of Arabia- Title Theme
38 Radiophonic Workshop - Doctor Who Theme
39 Frank Ifield - Wayward Wind
40 Miki & Griff - I Wanna Stay Here
41 Bachelors - Charmaine
42 Kyu Sakamoto - Sukiyaki
43 Edith Piaf - Polichinelle
44 Millicent Martin - That Was The Week That Was

3           Let It Rock – The Rock 'n' Roll Of 1963

45 Brian Poole And The Tremeloes - Twist & Shout
46 Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Hungry For Love
47 Duane Eddy - Boss Guitar
48 Bern Elliott & The Fenmen - Money
49 Chucks - Loo-Be-Loo
50 Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
51 Cougars - Saturday Nite At The Duck Pond
52 Bruisers - Blue Girl
53 Roy Orbison - Mean Woman Blues
54 Manfred Mann - Cock-A-Hoop
55 Chuck Berry - Let It Rock
56 Eddie Cochran - My Way
57 Fats Domino - Red Sails In The Sunset
58 Buddy Holly - What To Do
59 Crickets - My Little Girl
60 Swinging Blue Jeans - It's Too Late Now
61 Jet Harris & Tony Meehan - Diamonds
62 Chiffons - He's So Fine
63 Billy Fury - Somebody Else's Girl
64 Joe Brown - Sally Ann
65 Ricky Nelson - It's Up To You
66 Brenda Lee - I Wonder
67 Exciters - Tell Him
68 Bob Dylan - It Ain't Me Babe
69 Stevie Wonder - Fingertips - Part 2


 Re Issue
In 2006 RD reissued the series as a 12 volume set. The running order was reworked, which made the set more 'generic' and less themed by disc. The natural collecting of the three Gerry & The Pacemakers Number Ones was split up, and several tracks were dropped, and others added * utilising tracks that I was unable to use originally due to there usage on othger RD releases (a silly rule that existed at the time). Ironically the series was renamed 'Remembering The Sixties' but the dropped tracks were those that were more 'memories' than actual hits.

Dropped tracks;-
 Black & White Minstrels - Everybody's Doing It (Dixie Melody)
 Bruisers - Blue Girl
 Edith Piaf - Polichinelle
 Frankie Howerd & The Company - Comedy Tonight
 Millicent Martin - That Was The Week That Was
 Radiophonic Workshop - Doctor Who Theme 
 Stevie Wonder - Fingertips - Part 2
 Tommy Roe - Everybody Eats When They Come To My House
 Tommy Roe - Folk Singer 

The new track listing was;- 

CD1 

01 Surfaris - Wipe Out
02 Beach Boys - Surfin' Usa
03 Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas - Do You Want To Know A Secret
04 Gerry & The Pacemakers - How Do You Do It
05 Andy Williams - Can't Get Used To Losing You
06 Shirley Bassey - I (Who Have Nothing)
07 Mark Wynter - Go Away Little Girl
08 Springfields - Island Of Dreams
09 Jim Reeves - Welcome To My World
10 Cliff Richard - Summer Holiday
11 Shadows - Dance On
12 Searchers - Sweets For My Sweet
13 Helen Shapiro - Woe Is Me
14 Hollies - Stay
15 Frank Ifield - Wayward Wind
16 Billy Fury - Somebody Else's Girl
17 Frank Ifield - I'm Confessin (That I Love You)
18 Bachelors - Charmaine
19 Brenda Lee - I Wonder
20 Freddie & The Dreamers - You Were Made For Me
21 Dusty Springfield - I Only Want To Be With You
22 Gene Pitney - 24 Hours From Tulsa

CD2

23 Maurice Jarre & The L.P.O. - Lawrence Of Arabia- Title Theme
24 Matt Monro - From Russia With Love
25 Patsy Cline - Sweet Dreams
26 Ned Miller - From A Jack To A King
27 Chucks - Loo-Be-Loo
28 Benny Hill - Harvest Of Love
29 Kenny Lynch - Up On The Roof
30 Kyu Sakamoto - Sukiyaki
31 Roy Orbison - Mean Woman Blues
32 Buddy Holly - What To Do
33 Miki & Griff - I Wanna Stay Here
34 Jimmy Young - Miss You
35 Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen - Acapulco 1922
36 Tommy Steele - Flash, Bang, Wallop
37 Harry H Corbett - Like The Big Guys Do
38 Joe Brown - Sally Ann
39 Bob Dylan - It Ain't Me Babe
40 Cougars - Saturday Nite At The Duck Pond
*41 The Bachelors - Whispering
*42 Paul And Paula - Hey Paula
43 John Barry Seven & Orchestra - Human Jungle
44 Gerry & The Pacemakers - You'll Never Walk Alone

CD3
 
45 Chuck Berry - Let It Rock
46 Eddie Cochran - My Way
47 Fats Domino - Red Sails In The Sunset
48 Jet Harris & Tony Meehan - Diamonds
49 Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
50 Manfred Mann - Cock-A-Hoop
51 Swinging Blue Jeans - It's Too Late Now
52 Brian Poole And The Tremeloes - Twist & Shout
53 Gerry & The Pacemakers - I Like It
54 Exciters - Tell Him
55 Crickets - My Little Girl
56 Bobby Vee - Night Has A 1000 Eyes
57 Bern Elliott & The Fenmen - Money
58 Ricky Nelson - It's Up To You
59 Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Hungry For Love
60 Johnny Cymbal - Mr Bassman
61 Duane Eddy - Boss Guitar
62 Chiffons - He's So Fine
*63 Del Shannon - Little Town Flirt
*64 Billy J Kramer And The Dakotas - Bad To Me
*65 Brian Poole & The Tremeloes - Do You Love Me?



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