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The Wonder Of Woolworths! The Embassy Records Story 1955-1962

Various Artists

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Format: 2CD

Cat No: JASMCD2817

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Release Date:  29 March 2024

Label:  Jasmine Records

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  2

Barcode:  604988281729

Genres:  Easy Listening  

  • Description

    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.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Bob Dale - The Yellow Rose Of Texas
      • 2. David Ross - Green Door
      • 3. David Ross - Singing The Blues
      • 4. David Ross - School Day
      • 5. David Ross - Last Train To San Fernando
      • 6. The Tunettes - That'll Be The Day
      • 7. Dave Grant - Stood Up
      • 8. Paul Rich - Whole Lotta Woman
      • 9. Paul Rich - All I Have To Do Is Dream
      • 10. Maureen Evans - Stupid Cupid
      • 11. Johnny Worth - King Creole
      • 12. Hal Burton - Move It
      • 13. Johnny Worth - It's Only Make Believe
      • 14. Maureen Evans - The Day The Rains Came
      • 15. Rikki Henderson - I Need Your Love Tonight
      • 16. Paul Rich - Along Came Jones
      • 17. Paul Rich - Take A Message To Mary
      • 18. Rikki Henderson - A Teenager In Love
      • 19. Rikki Henderson - Personality
      • 20. Johnny Worth - Living Doll
      • 21. Bud Ashton - 40 Miles Of Bad Road
      • 22. Johnny Worth - What Do You Want
      • 23. Jean Campbell - The Big Hurt
      • 24. Bud Ashton - Some Kinda Earthquake
      • 25. Johnny Worth - Pretty Blue Eyes
      • 26. Rikki Henderson - Why
      • 27. Hal Munro - On A Slow Boat To China
      • 28. Hal Munro - You Got What It Takes
      • 29. Bobby Stevens - Stuck On You
      • 30. Johnny Worth - Footsteps
      • 31. Dick Jordan - Cathy's Clown
      • 32. Jean Campbell - Sweet Nuthin's
      • 33. Bobby Stevens - Cradle Of Love

      Disc 2

      • 1. Don Duke - Dreamin'
      • 2. Steve Stannard & His Group - Man Of Mystery
      • 3. Steve Stannard & His Group - Gurney Slade Theme
      • 4. Don Duke - Walk Right Back
      • 5. Don Duke & Bobby Stevens - Are You Sure
      • 6. Jean Campbell - Where The Boys Are
      • 7. Jean Campbell - Will You Love Me Tomorrow
      • 8. Don Duke - Gee Whiz It's You
      • 9. Don Duke & Bobby Stevens - Warpaint
      • 10. Paul Rich - A Hundred Pounds Of Clay
      • 11. Bud Ashton - Theme From Dixie
      • 12. Don Duke & Bobby Stevens - Hello Mary Lou
      • 13. Bobby Stevens - But I Do
      • 14. Kim Davey - I've Told Every Little Star
      • 15. Bobby Stevens - Johnny Remember Me
      • 16. Rikki Henderson - A Little Bit Of Soap
      • 17. Bobby Stevens - Who Put The Bomp
      • 18. Paul Rich - Tower Of Strength
      • 19. Gordon Peters Quartet - Take Five
      • 20. Rikki Henderson - I'd Never Find Another You
      • 21. Bobby Stevens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
      • 22. Rikki Henderson - Son, This Is She
      • 23. Bobby Stevens - Forget-Me-Not
      • 24. Paul Rich - Walk On By
      • 25. Redd Wayne - When My Little Girl Is Smiling
      • 26. Bobby Stevens - I Remember You
      • 27. Bud Ashton - Guitar Tango
      • 28. Paul Rich - Roses Are Red
      • 29. Les Carle - She's Not You
      • 30. Les Carle - It'll Be Me
      • 31. Kay Barry - It Started All Over Again
      • 32. Ray Pilgrim - Let's Dance
      • 33. Ray Pilgrim - Return To Sender
      • 34. Ray Pilgrim - It Only Took A Minute
      • 35. Marilyn Lee - Keep Your Hands Off My Baby