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Embassy Records, the cover versions label sold exclusively in Woolworths, was one of the most successful and profitable UK?record labels of the 50s and 60s. Retailing at around half of the (cartel controlled) usual price, most Embassy releases sold in their tens - some, in their hundreds - of thousands, and many outsold the actual UK?hit versions of their songs. Yet none of their records ever made the UK charts, due to objections from the established major labels. This compilation presents a cross-section of their output, between 1955-62; sixty-eight covers of songs that were predominantly U.S. hits, before charting in the UK. Includes Maureen Evans' celebrated 'Stupid Cupid', which is believed to have sold more than Connie Francis' chart-topping version. There is a thriving Embassy collectors' market in the UK, nowadays, who will love this release.
Embassy Records, the cover versions label sold exclusively in Woolworths, was one of the most successful and profitable UK?record labels of the 50s and 60s. Retailing at around half of the (cartel controlled) usual price, most Embassy releases sold in their tens - some, in their hundreds - of thousands, and many outsold the actual UK?hit versions of their songs. Yet none of their records ever made the UK charts, due to objections from the established major labels. This compilation presents a cross-section of their output, between 1955-62; sixty-eight covers of songs that were predominantly U.S. hits, before charting in the UK. Includes Maureen Evans' celebrated 'Stupid Cupid', which is believed to have sold more than Connie Francis' chart-topping version. There is a thriving Embassy collectors' market in the UK, nowadays, who will love this release.
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Wonder Of Woolworths: Embassy Records Story 55-62
Artist: Wonder Of Woolworths: Embassy Records Story 55-62
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1. DISC ONE
2. Bob Dale - The Yellow Rose Of Texas
3. David Ross - Green Door
4. David Ross - Singing The Blues
5. David Ross - School Day
6. David Ross - Last Train To San Fernando
7. The Tunettes - That'll Be The Day
8. Dave Grant - Stood Up
9. Paul Rich - Whole Lotta Woman
10. Paul Rich - All I Have To Do Is Dream
11. Maureen Evans - Stupid Cupid
12. Johnny Worth - King Creole
13. Hal Burton - Move It
14. Johnny Worth - It's Only Make Believe
15. Maureen Evans - The Day The Rains Came
16. Rikki Henderson - I Need Your Love Tonight
17. Paul Rich - Along Came Jones
18. Paul Rich - Take A Message To Mary
19. Rikki Henderson - A Teenager In Love
20. Rikki Henderson - Personality
21. Johnny Worth - Living Doll
22. Bud Ashton - 40 Miles Of Bad Road
23. Johnny Worth - What Do You Want
24. Jean Campbell - The Big Hurt
25. Bud Ashton - Some Kinda Earthquake
26. Johnny Worth - Pretty Blue Eyes
27. Rikki Henderson - Why
28. Hal Munro - On A Slow Boat To China
29. Hal Munro - You Got What It Takes
30. Bobby Stevens - Stuck On You
31. Johnny Worth - Footsteps
32. Dick Jordan - Cathy's Clown
33. Jean Campbell - Sweet Nuthin's
34. Bobby Stevens - Cradle Of Love
35. Don Duke - Dreamin'
36. Steve Stannard ; His Group - Man Of Mystery
37. Steve Stannard ; His Group - Gurney Slade Theme
38. Don Duke - Walk Right Back
39. Don Duke ; Bobby Stevens - Are You Sure
40. Jean Campbell - Where The Boys Are
41. Jean Campbell - Will You Love Me Tomorrow
42. Don Duke - Gee Whiz It's You
43. Don Duke ; Bobby Stevens - Warpaint
44. Paul Rich - A Hundred Pounds Of Clay
45. Bud Ashton - Theme From Dixie
46. Don Duke ; Bobby Stevens - Hello Mary Lou
47. Bobby Stevens - But I Do
48. Kim Davey - I've Told Every Little STAR
49. Bobby Stevens - Johnny Remember Me
50. Rikki Henderson - A Little Bit Of Soap
51. Bobby Stevens - Who Put The Bomp
52. Paul Rich - Tower Of Strength
53. Gordon Peters Quartet - Take Five
54. Rikki Henderson - I'd Never Find Another You
55. Bobby Stevens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
56. Rikki Henderson - Son, This Is She
57. Bobby Stevens - Forget-Me-Not
58. Paul Rich - Walk On By
59. Redd Wayne - When My Little Girl Is Smiling
60. Bobby Stevens - I Remember You
61. Bud Ashton - Guitar Tango
62. Paul Rich - Roses Are Red
63. Les Carle - She's Not You
64. Les Carle - It'll Be Me
65. Kay Barry - It Started All Over Again
66. Ray Pilgrim - Let's Dance
67. Ray Pilgrim - Return To Sender
68. Ray Pilgrim - It Only Took A Minute
69. Marilyn Lee - Keep Your Hands Off My Baby

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Embassy Records, the cover versions label sold exclusively in Woolworths, was one of the most successful and profitable UK?record labels of the 50s and 60s. Retailing at around half of the (cartel controlled) usual price, most Embassy releases sold in their tens - some, in their hundreds - of thousands, and many outsold the actual UK?hit versions of their songs. Yet none of their records ever made the UK charts, due to objections from the established major labels. This compilation presents a cross-section of their output, between 1955-62; sixty-eight covers of songs that were predominantly U.S. hits, before charting in the UK. Includes Maureen Evans' celebrated 'Stupid Cupid', which is believed to have sold more than Connie Francis' chart-topping version. There is a thriving Embassy collectors' market in the UK, nowadays, who will love this release.
        
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