Various Artists - The JFK Inauguration Hot 100 20th January 1961

Various Artists - The JFK Inauguration Hot 100 20th January 1961

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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), “The 'Telstar' Hot 100 December 22nd 1962” (ACQCD7144), “The Twist” Hot 100 Jan. 25th 1962”, “The 1000th Billboard Chart 7th September 1959”(ACQCD7164), and “The American Bandstand Us Top 100 5th Aug. 1957”.

This collection homes in on a landmark date in recent US history, as we present records from the Billboard Hot 100 for the date of the Inauguration of President John F. Kennedy in January 1961. Whatever one’s political persuasions, just about everyone recognises the impact that JFK had on both the external and internal perceptions of the values and character of the USA, and the eloquent phrases from his inauguration address still resonate today. This collection features every record from the Hot 100 of 20th January, apart from a few titles which are unfortunately unavailable for copyright reasons.  It provides a fascinating and evocative snapshot of the music scene at what was a dynamic and exciting time as the rock ‘n’ roll and teen era gave way to emerging new sounds of the 1960s.  As always with these chart collections, it includes a number of unfamiliar names and recordings towards the bottom of the chart, of which even seasoned 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 as well as full discographical and chart information.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Wonderland By Night Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra
2 Are You Lonesome Tonight Elvis Presley
3 Theme from 'Exodus' Ferrante And Teicher
4 Calcutta Lawrence Welk And His Orchestra
5 Angel Baby Rosie & The Originals
6 Rubber Ball Bobby Vee
7 Last Date Floyd Cramer
8 Corinna, Corinna Ray Peterson
9 North To Alaska Johnny Horton
10 A Thousand Stars Kathy Young With The Innocents
11 Shop Around The Miracles
12 You're Sixteen Johnny Burnette
13 Calendar Girl Neil Sedaka
14 Wonderland By Night Louis Prima
15 Sailor (Your Home Is In The Sea) Lolita
16 Many Tears Ago Connie Francis
17 He Will Break Your Heart Jerry Butler
18 Lonely Teenager Dion
19 Wonderland By Night Anita Bryant
20 Baby, O Baby The Shells
21 Blue Tango Bill Black's Combo
22 Wings Of A Dove Ferlin Husky
23 I Count The Tears The Drifters
24 Once In A While The Chimes
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Emotions Brenda Lee
2 You Are The Only One Ricky Nelson
3 Gee Whiz The Innocents
4 My Empty Arms Jackie Wilson
5 I'm Hurtin' Roy Orbison
6 Lovey Dovey Buddy Knox
7 My Girl Josephine Fats Domino
8 Perfidia The Ventures
9 My Last Date (With You) Skeeter Davis
10 Sway Bobby Rydell
11 I Gotta Know Elvis Presley
12 Pepe Duane Eddy His 'Twangy' Guitar & The Rebels
13 C'Est Si Bon (It's So Good) Conway Twitty
14 Magnificent Seven Al Caiola & His Orch.
15 Main Theme From Exodus (Ari's Theme) Mantovani & His Orch.
16 There She Goes Jerry Wallace
17 Doll House Donnie Brooks
18 Stay Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
19 My Last Date (With You) Joni James
20 There's A Moon Out Tonight Capris
21 Poetry In Motion Johnny Tillotson
22 Wheels String-A-Longs
23 Sad Mood Sam Cooke
24 Ruby Ray Charles
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Bumble Bee La Verne Baker
2 Utopia Frank Garl
3 A Perfect Love Frankie Avalon
4 All In My Mind Maxine Brown
5 Gonzo James Booker
6 Alone At Last Jackie Wilson
7 Puppet Song Frankie Avalon
8 Happy Days Marv Johnson
9 Spanish Harlem Ben E. King
10 Angel On My Shoulder Shelby Flint
11 Last Date Lawrence Welk & His Orch.Feat Frank Scott on piano
12 Oh, How I Miss You Tonight Jeanne Black
13 In The Summertime (You Don't Want My Love) Andy Williams
14 Don't Read The Letter Patti Page
15 Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White Jerry Murad's Harmonicats
16 Yes, I'm Lonesome Tonight Thelma Carpenter
17 First Taste of Love Ben E. King
18 Lost Love H.P. Barnum
19 Your Other Love Flamingos
20 No One Connie Francis
21 What Am I Gonna Do Jimmy Clanton
22 Yes, I'm Lonesome Tonight Dodie Stevens
23 At Last Etta James
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 What Would I Do? Mickey & Sylvia
2 Baby Sittin' Boogie Buzz Clifford
3 I Don't Want Nobody (To Have My Love But You) Ella Johnson & The Buddy Johnson Orch.
4 If I Didn't Care The Platters
5 Milk Cow Blues Ricky Nelson
6 The Age For Love Jimmy Charles
7 Dance By The Light Of The Moon The Olympics
8 Sound-Off Titus Turner
9 Ghost Riders In The Sky Ramrods
10 Sugar Bee Cleveland Crochet & Hill Billy Ramblers
11 Chills And Fever Ronnie Love & His oorch.
12 Flamingo Express Royaltones
13 Wabash Blues Viscounts
14 The Story Of My Love Paul Anka
15 Where The Boys Are Connie Francis
16 The Muskrat Ramble Freddy Cannon
17 Jimmy's Girl Johnny Tillotson
18 Fools Rush In Brook Benton
19 Them That Got Ray Charles & His Orch.
20 And The Heavens Cried Ronnie Savoy
21 New Orleans U.S. Bonds
22 Gift Of Love Van Dykes
23 I Remember Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
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