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Killer B's - U.S. Pop Hits

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Killer B's - U.S. Pop Hits
Killer B's - U.S. Pop Hits


There are few record collecting experiences more enjoyable than discovering a great, long lost & forgotten gem, on the B-side of a classic, much-loved Hit. This compilation features 32 such killer flips, adorning various U.S. Pop hit 45s between 1956-1962.

Many of these artistes, like The Everly Brothers, Connie Francis and Brenda Lee, often enjoyed two-sided hits; yet these were B-sides that somehow got away. Artists like The Coasters, Duane Eddy, Bobby Darin, The Drifters, Roy Orbison, Sam Cooke, Gene Pitney, Ben E. King, The Shirelles, The Four Seasons, Jack Scott, Freddy Cannon, Dion, Chuck Berry, etc., were Pop chartmaking regulars, while others, e.g. The Teddy Bears, The Hollywood Argyles, were One Hit Wonders.

Most of the A-sides of these discs were million sellers, and all were massive U.S. hits; yet all of these Killer Bs sound like they could have been hit records, in their own right.


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  2. The Crickets - Tell Me How
  3. The Coasters - That Is Rock And Roll
  4. Jerry Lee Lewis - It'll Be Me
  5. Duane Eddy - Stalkin'
  6. Conway Twitty - I'll Try
  7. Bobby Darin - Jailer Bring Me Water
  8. Jay & The Americans - Dawning
  9. The Drifters - Nobody But Me
  10. Johnny Burnette - Cincinnati Fireball
  11. The Ventures - No Trespassing
  12. Roy Orbison - Love Hurts
  13. Sam Cooke - Farewell My Darling
  14. Gene Pitney - Take It Like A Man
  15. Ben E King - On The Horizon
  16. The Crystals - What A Nice Way To Turn Seventeen
  17. The Shirelles - The Things I Want To Hear (Pretty Words)
  18. Dee Dee Sharp - Baby Cakes
  19. Brenda Lee - Weep No More My Baby
  20. The Four Seasons - Connie-O
  21. Ral Donner - So Close To Heaven
  22. Connie Francis - Someone Else's Boy
  23. Jack Scott - Baby, Baby
  24. Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two - Get Rhythm
  25. Johnny & The Hurricanes - Buckeye
  26. The Hollywood Argyles - Sho' Know A Lot About Love
  27. Freddy Cannon - June, July And August
  28. The Teddy Bears - Don't You Worry My Little Pet
  29. Dion - Runaway Girl
  30. The Everly Brothers - Maybe Tomorrow
  31. The Orlons - The Conservative
  32. Link Wray & His Ray Men - The Swag
  33. Chuck Berry - Reelin And Rocking
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