New Musical Express | December 1959

Number 673 4 December 1959  
Cover Lorie Mann So Many Ways
Tommy Steel’s New Hit: Little White Bull
Eton Boating Song
Perry Como, A Still Small Voice
Bobby Darin, Presley, Adam Faith, Gene Vincent, Laine, Atwell: Star features plus the Fabulous ‘Fifties and survey of Christmas Discs
1
Derek Johnson A round-up of this year’s Christmas Records
“Anne’s Hit”
“Extended”
“Re-issued”
2
Ifor Griffiths Douglas, Weedon Variety Hits 2
N.A. The Yuletide List: Singles
“Jingle Bell Rock,” Max Bygraves (Decca)
“Little Donkey,” Beverly Sisters (Decca)
“Piano Party,” Winifred Atwell (Decca)
“Party Sing-Song,” Pinky and Perky (Decca)
“My Christmas Prayer,” Billy Fury (Decca)
2
  Extended Play:
“The Bevs for Christmas,” Beverly Sisters (Decca)
“Christmas Carols,” Lawrence Welk Choir (Coral)
“Mario Lanza Sings Christmas Carols” (RCA)
“Belafonte at Christmas-Tide” Harry Belafonte (RCA)
“Christmas with Como,” Perry Como  (RCA)
 
  Long Play:
Music for Christmas, Frank Chacksfield Orchestra (Decca)
Christmas Carols, Billy Vaughn Orchestra (London)
Let’s All Sing with the Chipmunks, David Seville and Chipmunks (London)
Perry Como Sings the Songs of Christmas (RCA)
Mario Lanza Sings Christmas Carols (RCA)
 
Advertisement Hot from the Continent… A Sensational New Festive Arrangement of White Christmas by Vic Barrell and his Orchestra [Oriole Records]
London’s great record centre FOYLES for Books for all your Christmas Books, Records, Music
2
Bruce Charlton A newcomer to the Top-of-the-Charts Adam Faith is certain what he wants 3
Allen Evans Best of the week albums: Peggy Lee-Shearing, Donegan share top spot
Beauty and the Beat, Peggy Lee and George Shearing (Capitol)
Lonnie Rides Again, Lonnie Donegan (PYE)
3
  Song Albums:
Secombe Sings, Harry Secombe (Philips)
Jumpin’ at the Left Bank, John LaSalle Quartet (Capitol)
 
  Party Albums:
Tommy Kinsman at Your Party (Fontana)
The Party’s on Me (Capitol)
Bumper Bundle (PYE)
Shepherd’s Pie (PYE)
 
  Orchestral Albums:
Heat Wave, Geoff Love (Columbia)
Million Sellers, ___ (Decca)
 
Keith Fordyce Singles Review
“Marina,” Gary Miller (PYE)
“Marina,” Rocco Granata (Oriole)
“Follow a Star,” Norman Wisdom (Top Rank)
“Starry Eyed,” Gary Stites (London)
“Magdalena,” Toni Dalli (Columbia)
“No Well on Faith,” Perry Como (RCA)
“She Moved through the Fair,” Kenneth McKeller (Decca)
“Sunny Side of Heaven,” Ernie Ford (Capitol)
“White Christmas,” Vic Barrell (Oriole)
“That’s Why I Dream,” Jimmy Lloyd (Philips)
“Saturday Night in Tia Juana,” Cherry Wainer (Top Rank)
4
Keith Fordyce Plenty Plays for Perry
Duane Eddy’s Big Sound
Nursery Tune by The Browns
More ‘Happy Anniversaries’
4
NME Top Thirty
1.  “What Do You Want,” Adam Faith (Parlophone)
2.  “What do you want to make those eyes at me for,” Emile Ford (Pye)
3.  “Travellin’ Light,” Cliff Richard (Columbia)
4.  “Oh I Carol,” Keil Sadaka (RCA)
5.  “Red River Rock,” Johnny-Hurricanes (London)
5
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1.  “Little Donkey” (Chappell)
2.  “Travellin’ Light” (Kalith)
3.  “One More Sunrise” (Dominton)
4.  “Snow Coach” (Feldman)
5. “Mack the Knife” (Arcadia)
5
(Advertisement) Santa Nicola, Lou Monte, The Browns; Scarlet Ribbons
LP of the Week Mr. ‘Personality’ Lloyd Price
5
N.A. Darin here in March, Solo or with Big Package show. Lloyd Price, Duance Eddy, Conway Twitty May Accompany Him;
Neil Sedaka, Andrews Sisters in London Soon;
Everlys in April
Joni James to Wax Eight Albums Here
Emile Ford Hit Disc Release in America
Faith Ford in Saturday Club
6
N.A. Young Star’s Triple Award: Sinatra, Fitzgerald, Cole Honoured
1960 Radio Shows with Pop Appeal
Cliff Richard-Alma Cogan ‘Spectacular’ date set
Top Bands for Jiver Charity
BBC-TV Discuss new beat show
Conway, Preston added to pop film cast
7
Keith Goodwin The Fabulous ‘Fifties
Start of the Gold Disc Age
8
  From You to Us 8
Ifor Griffiths Break-of-dawn greeting for ‘The Screaming End’-Gene Vincent 9
Nat Hentoff American Airmail 9
Andy Gray NMExclusive: The night Elvis sang in a Paris Club 10
Winifred Atwell Home’s Best
Ageless Laine back again
10
N.A. Agents Directory
Vocal Directory
Personals
AFN Highlights
Radio Luxembourg
11
N.A. Faith wins in end
Fabulous ‘Fifties Cont.
Bron’s Current Pop Orchestration
12
  Mark Sicilian, Spring 2008  
     
Number 674 11 December 1959  
Cover page Winifred Atwell’s Smash Hit Piano Party 1
Keith Goodwin The Fabulous Fifties (1952-53) [Slower speeds, but faster sales!] 2
Derek Johnson Tommy Steele appeal ‘now embraces the whole family’ 3
n.a. Two Songs Perfect for Malcolm Vaughan 4
n.a. Fats Domino creates a really ‘solid’ mood 4
n.a. Gene Vincent’s ‘Wild Cat’ is too tame 4
n.a Singles Review
Jackie Wilson, “Only You. Only Me” (Coral)
Dean Martin, “(Love Is A) Career” (Capitol)
Teresa Brewer, “Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home” (Coral)
The Playmates, “On the Beach” (Columbia)
Rock Hudson, “Pillow Talk” (Brunswick)
Don Lang, “Frankie and Johnny”, “Reveille Rock” (?)
Ella Fitzgerald, “The Christmas Song” (?)
Eva Boswell, “Misty” (?)
Peggy Lee, “Things Are Swinging” (Capitol)
4
NME Top Thirty
1.  “What Do You Want?” Adam Faith [Parlophone]
2.  “What Do You Want to Make those Eyes at Me for?” Emile Ford [Pye]
3.  “Travellin’ Light,” Cliff Richard [Columbia]
4.  “Oh! Carol,” Neil Sedaka[RCA]
5.  “Seven Little Girls,” The Avons [Columbia]
5
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1.  “Little Donkey” (Chappell)
2.  “Travellin’ Light” (Kalith)
3.  “What Do You Want to Make those Eyes at Me for?” (F. D. & H.)
4.  “Snow Coach” (Feldman)
5.  “Seven Little Girls” (Sheldon)
5
n.a. U.S. 1960 Star Invasion plans forge ahead…
Darin-Eddy Package, Everlys Confirmed: Mathis, Coasters, Twitty Probables
‘Cool For Cats’ Awards Again
Fans Organise(Spelled wrong in paper) own Steele film opening!
Robert Horton: Arrival Date
6
n.a Adam Faith: Big Concert Tour-Avons, Preston, Too 6-7
n.a. Sammy Davis Says: 4 Weeks in May Here
Sarah Vaughan: TV Date Plan
7
NME Two Singers Topple Presley From Juke-Box Poll Peak
Winners are as Follows:
Pop Record: Bobby Darin’s “Mack The Knife”
Most Promising Male Singer: Fabian
Instrumentalist: Duane Eddy
7
n.a. Pet Clark, Valentine to play South Africa
Elaine Delmar Joins TV cast
7
Advertisement Arthur Howes Presents The Stars on One Night Stands: Lonnie Donegan, Mike Preston and the big Show. 7
n.a. Gene Vincent makes British debut with Marty Wilde and ‘Beat Show’ Gang 8
n.a. Top Stars Salute a Great Songwriter [Jule Styne] 8
Allen Evans EP’s
Frankie Vaughan, “Frank in Films” (Philips)
“Great Country and Western Hits” (Phillips)
“Swinging Sound of Marterie” (Mercury)
“Singing Slong with the Gaylords” (Mercury)
“Wild Bill Davis” (Top Rank)
8
n.a. Russ Conway Reveals How It Feels to Relive Your Life before Millions 9
Allen Evans Best LP’s of the Week
Paul Anka, “My Heart Sings”(Columbia)
Conducted by Don Costa, “Mr. Personality Lloyd Price”
9
Allen Evans Song Albums
Shirly Jones and Jack Cassidy, “With Love from Hollywood” (Philips)
Nat “King” Cole, “Every Time I Feel the Spirit” (Capitol)
Gordon Jenkins, “The First Church of Deliverance Choir”
9
Allen Evans Comedy Special
Peter Sellers, “Song for Swinging Sellers”
9
Derek Johnson Johnnie Ray Joins ‘Old Pals’ in the Charts 10
n.a Wink Recites his Way to Fame [Winston “Wink” Martindale, who entered the NME charts last week and is this week at No. 24] 10
  Toby Spector, Spring 2008  
     
No. 675 18 December 1959  
N.A. Holiday Greetings from Paul Anka 1
Griffiths, Ifor Pop Stars Become Comedians in Pantomime 2
Goodwin, Keith Jazz 2
Charlton, Bruce Robert Horton gets off the ‘Wagon Train’ to sing for you 2
Johnson, Derek Bobby Darin: U.S. Poll Sensation 3
Vaughan, Frankie Frankie Vaughan Recalls… 3
Fordyce, Keith Singles Review
Johnny and The Hurricanes’, “Reveille Rock” / “Time Bomb” (London)
Elmer Bernstein, “Staccato Theme” / “Jazz at Waldo’s” (Capitol)
Dorothy Collins, “Everything I Have Is Yours” / “Baciare, Baciare” (Top Rank)
Johnny Cash, “Little Drummer Boy” / “I’ll Remember You” (Philips)
Patricia Bredin, “Till The Right Time Comes” / “I Live to Love You” (Top Rank)
Bonnie Guitar, “Candy Apple Red” / “Come to Me I Love You” (Top Rank)
Andy Williams, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” / “The Village of St. Bernadette” (London)
Bill Black, “Smokie” (Part 1) / “Smokie” (Part 2) (Felsted)
Jack Sterling, “Mariana” / “You’re the Love I’m Dreaming Of” (Orlole)
The Sheiks, “Tres Chic” / “Little French Doll” (London)
Johnny Restivo, “I Like Girls” / “Dear Someone” (RCA)
Bell Sounds, “Marching Guitars” / “Chloe” (HMV)
Viscounts, “Dig” / “Harlem Nocturne” (Top Rank)
Sonny Cambell, “The One in the Middle” / “Wicked Love” (Gala)
4
Evans, Allen EP Reviews
Nat King Cole, To Whom It May Concern (Capitol)
Eydie Gorme, Eydie Gorme with Don Costa Orchestra (HMV)
Gary Crosby, Rocking the Blues (HMV)
Sarah Vaughan, Sarah with Feeling (Mercury)
Mel Torme, Isn’t It Romantic? (Parlophone)
The Playmates, Party Play, Mates-No.2 (Colombia)
Ken Morris, Ken’s Party Pieces (HMV)
George Formby, Stepping Out with George Again (Colombia)
The Platters, Pick of the Platters-No.5 (Mercury)
Ruth Murray, Ruth Murray
Joe Loss, Joe Loss (HMV)
The Big Ben Banjo Band, Christmas with the Big Ben Banjo Band (Colombia)
4
NME Top Thirty
1.  “What Do I Want?,” Adam Faith (Parlophone)
2.  “What Do You Want to Make those Eyes at Me for,” Emily Ford (Pye)
3.  “Oh I Carol,” Neil Sedaka (RCA)
4.  “Seven Little Girls,” The Avons (Colombia)
5.  “Travellin’ Light,” Cliff Richard (Colombia)
5
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1.  “Little Donkey” (Chappell)
2.  “Seven Little Girls” (Sheldon)
3.  “3 Snow Coach” (Feldman)
4.  “What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me for” (Bourne)
5.  “Mary’s Boy Child” (Bourne)
5
NME Courtesy of “Billboard” Best Selling Pop Records in U.S.
1. “Heartaches by the Number,” Guy Mitchell
2. “Mr. Blce,” The Fleetwoods
3. “Mack the Knife,” Bobby Darin
4. “In the Mood,” Ernie Fields
5. “Why?,” Frankie Avalon
5
N.A. Vaughan, King in Como Music Hall
Important Announcement [ NME Two Days Earlier]
Vera Lynn: New TV Series
BBC Radio Drop Two Shows to Introduce All-Round Pop
More Names in the News
Stargazers’ TV Reunion
John Regan in Horton Show
Blackpool Debuts
Clyde McPhatter Joins Darin – Eddy Package
Song Trio Stars in AR-TV Series
Released Advanced [Pye Records Christmas Market]
Famous DeeJay’s Sudden Illness
‘Teen Beat’ Star Invited Here [Sandy Nelson]
Cole Solo Now
6
N.A. Cliff Richard U.S. Tour Extended
Sinatra, Francis, Everlys, Darin Are Honored
Malcolm’s Rival
6, 7
N.A. Radio Boosts Pop
Palladium TV
Emile Ford, Adam Faith on Same Concert Tour
Wedding Postponed for a “Whisker’
Liberace Lengthens British Stay
Cotton-Conway Xmas Afternoon
Wildcat Weds
‘Close – Up’ on Steele
Platters in Europe
Teddy Beverly [Wedding Photo]
Xmas Concerts for Vaughan
‘Mr. Piano’ U.S. Bound
‘Let’s Go’ from Hammersmith
Gene Vincent: 40 Performance in Major Cities
NME Charts Basis of 208 Show
Pat Sherlock Movies
7
Goodwin, Keith The Fabulous Fifties 8
Johnson, Derek British Discs Rule the Sound Waves! 9
Hentoff, Nat American Airmail 9
“Letters from the Public” From Us to You 9
Evens, Allen LP Reviews
David Seville, Let’s All Sing Christmas (London)
Gerard Calvi, Le Bal Chez (Pye – International)
Lionel Bart, Bart for Bart’s Sake (Decca)
Count Basie, Tony Bennett, Count Basie Swigs – Tony Bennett Sings (Colombia)
Grace Fields, Gracie (Colombia)
Patti Page, Indescreation (Mercury)
Andy Williams, Two Time Winners (London)
Jaye P. Morgan, Slow and Easy (MGM)
Tommy Collins, This Is Tommy Collins (Capitol)
Mario Lanza, Lanza Sings Christmas Carols (RCA)
The Hamburg Student’s Choir, Hark the Herald Angels Sing (Pye Golden Guinea)
Eddie Dunstedter, Bells of Christmas (Capitol)
Bobby Byrne and Alumni Orchestra, The Miller Book (Top Rank)
Harry James, Harry James and his New Swingin’ Band (MGM)
The George Shearing Quintet, Blue Chiffon (Capitol)
Ron Goodwin and his Concert Orchestra, Music for an Arabian Night (Parlophone)
Hamburg Philharmonic, Symphony for Glenn” (Pye Golden Guinea)
Kingsway Strings, Symphony on Ice (Pye Golden Guinea)
Skip Martin, Skip Martin’s Scheherajazz (Pye Golden Guinea)
10
Johnson, Derek Connie Francis Revives a Great Song 10
N.A. Tommy Steele Photograph 10
N.A. Personals 11
N.A. Chart Mystery 12
  Shannon Thompson, Spring 2008  
     
Number 676 25 December 1959  
(cover page) How Elvis Spends Christmas
Best Wishes from Chris Barber’s Jazz Band and Ottilie Patterson
Seasonal Greetings from Joe Loss
Christmas Greetings and all you wish yourselves in 1960 from Jimmy Lloyd
Christmas Greetings and Best Wishes for 1960 from Ruby Murray
Wally Stott Wishes All His Frieds A Merry “Christmas by the Fireside”
Seasonal Greetings from Norrie Paramor
Have a Good Time from Ted Heath
May Your Christmas Be Merry, Your New Year Bright; Best Wishes from Reg Owen
Seasonal Greetings and May You All Enjoy Good Health and Good Fortune in 1960 from Eve Boswell
Merry Christmas and All Good Wishes for 1960 from Marty Wilde
Christmas Greetings and All You Wish Yourselves for 1960 from Rosemary Squires
Some Kind-a Earthquake: Reveille Rock
1
Keith Goodwin The Fabulous ‘Fifties: 1956-57
Presley, Steele, Donegan launched same year: Gold Discs for Anka, Belafonte, Haley
2, 8
Derek Johnson Guy Mitchell’s ‘Heartaches’ in Britain 3
David Jacobs ‘Juke Box Jury’ verdict [speaking to Keith Goodwin] 3
NME The Disc Highlights of 1959 4
NME Newcomers to the hit parade in Britain during 1959 4
Keith Fordyce Singles Review:
Susan Denny, “Annabella Brown” (Oriole)
Chris Williams, “The Monster” (Columbia)
Don Gibson, “Big Hearted Me” (RCA)
Clyde McPhatter, “There You Go” (London)
Johnny Kidd, “If You Were The Only Girl In The World” (HMV)
Bill Forbes, “Too Young” (Columbia)
The Shadows, “Saturday Dance” (Columbia)
Johnny Horton, “I’m Ready If You’re Willing” (Philips)
The Nutty Squirrels, “Uh! Oh!” (Pye-Int.)
4
NME Top Thirty
1. “What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?” Emile Ford (Pye)
2. “What Do You Want?” Adam Faith (Parlophone)
3. “Oh! Carol” Neil Sedaka (RCA)
4. “Seven Little Girls” The Avons (Columbia)
5. “More and More Party Pops” Russ Conway (Columbia)
5
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1.  “Little Donkey” (Chappell)
2.  “Seven Little Girls” (Sheldon)
3.  “What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?” (F. D. & H.)
4.  “Snow Coach” (Feldman)
5.  “Mary’s Boy Child” (Bourne)
5
NME Best Selling Pop Records in U.S.
1. “Heartaches by the Number” Guy Mitchell
2. “Why?” Frankie Avalon
3. “El Paso” Marty Robbins
4. “The Big Hurt” Toni Fisher
5. “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans” Freddie Cannon
5
n/a Tommy Steele in Lavish Summer Production
Cliff Richards’ Pat Boone U.S.-TV Show Confirmed
Dave King Guests on Robert Horton’s Show
Russ Conway on Six BBC-TV Cotton Dates
Dickie Valentine: New U.S. Disc Label
Rose Murphy Returns for Granada TV
Pete Murray Cancels TV
Johnny Duncan in Car Crash
6
n/a BBC-TV Shows Highlighting Ten Years of Music Hits
Marty Wilde’s First U.S. Record Release
‘Juke Box Jury’ Calls Lionel Bart
Piano Pops: New Plans on Luxembourg
Joni James: More Discs
McGrady to EMI
Donald Peers Makes Music with Hughes
7
Lester Sill and
Lee Hazlewood
Duane Eddy’s Disc Secrets [interview] 8
n/a From You to Us 8
n/a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Don Lang 8
Derek Johnson New Stars in the New Year 9
Nat Hentoff American Airmail 9
Derek Johnson Cliff Richard, Russ Conway: 1959 was their year of triumph 10
Hazel Guild How Elvis Will Spend His Christmas 10
The Alley Cat Tail-Pieces 12
  McKenzie Youngblood, Spring 2008  
 
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