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The Godmother of Britpop

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The Godmother of Britpop
The Godmother of Britpop


Once described as "The Marilyn Monroe of popular song", the diminutive Marion Ryan (she stood just 5' tall) emerged from Ray Ellington's band to establish herself as one of the most popular female singers of the '50s.

Commercial television was new to the UK at that time and Marion was among the first of a new generation of entertainers who established themselves first and foremost as TV stars. She recorded for Pye Records in the 50s, before switching to EMI's Columbia label in 1960.

This compilation presents the "Very Best" of her output between 1954-62, starting off with her first ever appearance on record, with Ray Ellington.

Included are her hits and well-known numbers, like 'Love Me Forever', 'Uh Oh, I'm Falling In Love Again', 'Stairway Of Love', 'Sixteen Reasons' and 'It's You That I Love'.

This is the first time Marion's recorded output has been thus anthologised.


  1. Name
  2. All's Going Well (My Lady Montmorency) (With Ray Ellington)
  3. Hard To Get
  4. Cry Me A River
  5. Hot Diggity
  6. Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  7. Two Innocent Hearts
  8. The Miracle Of Love
  9. Mr. Wonderful
  10. That's Happiness
  11. Ding Dong Rockabilly Wedding
  12. Love Me Forever
  13. Uh Oh, I'm Falling In Love Again
  14. Always And Forever
  15. Stairway Of Love
  16. I Need You
  17. A Couple Of Crazy Kids (With Gary Miller)
  18. The World Goes Around And Around
  19. Please Don't Say Goodnight
  20. Wait For Me
  21. Jo-Jo The Dog Faced Boy
  22. I'm Beginning To See The Light
  23. Heat Wave
  24. Too Much
  25. Promise Me
  26. Sixteen Reasons
  27. Mangos
  28. It's You That I Love
  29. Somebody
  30. A Thousand Blue Bubbles
  31. I Wish You Love
  32. No Love But Your Love
  33. An Occasional Man

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