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Artist: Various Artists
Title: Complete Pop Instrumental Hits Of The Sixties, Volume 2 - 1961
Format: CX
Label: COMPLETE 60S
Catalog Number:11961
Barcode:730531196124 itemnumber=1000106509
Price: $35.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: OLDIES
Release Date: 2/21/2012
Availability: In Stock
Additional Musical Category Notes:
OLDIES INSTRUMENTALS FOR THE YEAR 1961 


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(3-CD set) No words can describe this great second release from Complete 60s Records - because there are no words! This exciting new label from England is undertaking an unprecedented project to compile every single Billboard Hot 100 instrumental hit of the 1960s. Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 2 - 1961 is the second in a series of releases that will definitively document the decade when the pop instrumental genre truly reached its zenith (CME 11960 Vol. 1 - 1960 is still available).

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 1961. 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.

Bert Kaempfert, Al Caiola, Billy Vaughn, Sandy Nelson, The Ventures, - these giants of the genre are all here on Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 2 - 1961. But, so are The Viscounts, The Texans, The Don Shirley Trio & Jack Eubanks. Who, you ask? All of them scored instrumental hits in 1961, none of which have ever been on a CD before now. In fact, this 86-track, 3-CD set includes no less than 17 CD debuts and dozens of genuinely rare tracks - 50 in true stereo. That's nearly three & half 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!

Track Listing
All Tracks Stereo Unless Indicated


Disc 1

 1. 
Wonderland By Night (Bert Kaempfert)

 2. 
Wonderland By Night (Louis Prima)

 3. 
Wabash Blues (The Viscounts)(mono)(CD Debut)

 4. 
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White (Jerry Murad's Harmonicats)

 5. 
Exodus (Ferrante & Teicher)

 6. 
Main Theme from ‘Exodus’ (Ari’s Theme) (Mantovani)

 7. 
The Magnificent Seven (Al Caiola)

 8. 
Flamingo Express (The Royaltones)(mono)

 9. 
Pepe (Duane Eddy)

10. 
Lost Love (H.B. Barnum)(mono)(U.S. CD Debut)

11. 
Calcutta (Lawrence Welk)

12. 
(Ghost) Riders in the Sky (The Ramrods)(mono)

13. 
Ja-Da (Johnny & The Hurricanes)(mono)

14. 
Wheels (The String-A-Longs)

15. 
Ram-Bunk-Shush (The Ventures)

16. 
Cerveza (Bert Kaempfert)

17. 
(Theme from) Tunes of Glory (The Cambridge Strings & Singers)(CD Debut)

18. 
Tunes of Glory (Mitch Miller)

19. 
Wheels (Billy Vaughn)

20. 
Honky Tonk - Part 2 (Bill Doggett)(mono)

21. 
Hearts of Stone (Bill Black’s Combo) (mono) (CD Debut)

22. 
Orange Blossom Special (Billy Vaughn)

23. 
Green Grass of Texas (The Texans)(mono)(CD Debut)

24. 
Apache (Jorgen Ingmann)(mono)

25. 
Theme from 'The Great Impostor'(Henry Mancini)

26. 
Hide Away (Freddy King)

27. 
Asia Minor (Kokomo)(Stereo CD Debut)

28. 
On the Rebound (Floyd Cramer)

29. 
Theme from 'Dixie'(Duane Eddy)


Disc 2

 1. 
(Love Theme from) One Eyed Jacks (Ferrante & Teicher)

 2. 
(Theme from) My Three Sons (Lawrence Welk)

 3. 
Like, Long Hair (Paul Revere & The Raiders)(mono)

 4. 
Brass Buttons (The String-A-Longs)

 5. 
Tenderly (Bert Kaempfert)

 6. 
Hop Scotch (Santo & Johnny)(mono)

 7. 
One Mint Julep (Ray Charles)

 8. 
Bumble Boogie (B. Bumble & The Stingers)(mono)

 9. 
Underwater (The Frogmen)(mono)

10. 
African Waltz (The Cannonball Adderley Orchestra)

11. 
Bonanza (Al Caiola)

12. 
Lullaby of the Leaves (The Ventures)

13. 
That's the Way with Love (Piero Soffici)(mono)

14. 
Exodus (Eddie Harris)

15. 
Ring of Fire (Duane Eddy)

16. 
Anna (Jorgen Ingmann)(mono)

17. 
(Theme from) Goodbye Again (Ferrante & Teicher)

18. 
You Can’t Sit Down( The Phil Upchurch Combo) (mono)

19. 
Ole Buttermilk Sky (Bill Black’s Combo) (mono) (CD Debut)

20. 
Blue Tomorrow (Billy Vaughn)

21. 
Yellow Bird (Lawrence Welk)

22. 
(The Graduation Song...) Pomp and Circumstance (Adrian Kimberley)(mono)

23. 
Boogie Woogie (B. Bumble & The Stingers)(mono)

24. 
San Antonio Rose (Floyd Cramer)

25. 
Should I (The String-A-Longs)(mono)

26. 
Yellow Bird (The Arthur Lyman Group)

27. 
Drivin’ Home( Duane Edd)y

28. 
La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life)(Ray Ellis)(CD Debut)

29. 
Last Night (The Mar-Keys)(mono)


Disc 3

 1. 
The Charleston (Ernie Fields)(mono)

 2. 
Quite a Party (The Fireballs)(mono)

 3. 
The Guns of Navarone (Joe Reisman)(mono)(CD Debut)

 4. 
San-Ho-Zay (Freddy King)

 5. 
Now and Forever (Bert Kaempfert)

 6. 
Back Beat #1 (The Rondels)(mono)

 7. 
(Theme from) Silver City (The Ventures)

 8. 
My Blue Heaven (Duane Eddy)(mono)

 9. 
Night Train (Richard Hayman)

10. 
Mexico (Bob Moore)

11. 
Riders in the Sky (Lawrence Welk)(mono)(CD Debut)

12. 
Water Boy (The Don Shirley Trio)(Stereo CD Debut)

13. 
Take Five (The Dave Brubeck Quartet)(mono)

14. 
Honky Train (Bill Black’s Combo) (mono) (CD Debut)

15. 
Movin' (Bill Black’s Combo) (mono (CD Debut)

16. 
Hang On (Floyd Cramer)(CD Debut)

17. 
Image (Part 1) (Hank Levine)(mono)(U.S. CD Debut)

18. 
Late Date (The Parkays)(mono)(CD Debut)

19. 
Stick Shift (The Duals)(mono)

20. 
Your Last Goodbye (Floyd Cramer)

21. 
Berlin Melody (Billy Vaughn)

22. 
Morning After (The Mar-Keys)(mono)

23. 
Come September (Billy Vaughn)

24. 
Blue Moon (The Ventures)

25. 
Searching (Jack Eubanks)(mono)(CD Debut)

26. 
Tonight (Ferrante & Teicher)

27. 
Up a Lazy River (Si Zentner)

28. 
Let There Be Drums (Sandy Nelson)(mono)



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