• Various Artists - Living Doll - American Covers of UK Hits

Back in the late 50s/early 60s, British artists routinely covered American hits for the UK market - often, with great success - although instances of US acts covering home-grown UK hits were virtually unknown at that time.

This thoroughly unlikely compilation presents 31 rare examples of British hits being covered by US artists, disc 1 featuring the American cover and disc 2 comprising the original UK versions.

Featuring artists as disparate as: Connie Francis; Andy Williams; Joni James; The Ventures; Robin Luke; Ersel Hickey; The Kalin Twins; Margie Singleton and Bobby Vinton covering UK hits by: Cliff Richard; Anthony Newley; Shirley Bassey; Bert Weedon; Marty Wilde; Adam Faith, Joe Brown; Helen Shapiro and Eden Kane.

Several of these US cover versions are almost unfeasibly obscure, and have never previously appeared on CD.

Track Listing

DISC 1

1. DAVID HILL - LIVING DOLL
2. ROBIN LUKE - BAD BOY
3. RAL DONNER - NINE TIMES OUT OF TEN
4. RAY PETERSON - WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE THOSE EYES AT ME FOR
5. THE KALIN TWINS - A PICTURE OF YOU
6. ERSEL HICKEY - WHAT DO YOU WANT?
7. MARGIE SINGLETON - WALKIN' BACK TO HAPPINESS
8. CATHY CARROLL - THE YOUNG ONES
9. JANIS MARTIN - TEEN STREET
10. SONNY JAMES - APACHE
11. GEORGE HAMILTON IV - WHY DON'T THEY UNDERSTAND?
12. DALE HAWKINS - A HOUSE, A CAR AND A WEDDING RING
13. CONNIE FRANCIS - WHEN THE BOY IN YOUR ARMS
14. BRENDA LEE - DO I WORRY?
15. JONI JAMES - AS LONG AS HE NEEDS ME
16. THE VENTURES - GINCHY
17. ANDY WILLIAMS - DO YOU MIND?
18. BOBBY DARIN - ROCK ISLAND LINE
19. BOBBY HELMS - NO OTHER BABY
20. THE CHORDETTES - LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS
21. LES PAUL & MARY FORD - PUT A RING ON MY FINGER
22. MARGIE SINGLETON - MAGIC STAR
23. RAL DONNER - PLEASE DON'T TEASE
24. THE DRIFTERS - STRANGER ON THE SHORE
25. ELVIS PRESLEY - BECAUSE OF LOVE
26. GARRY MILES - LOOK FOR A STAR
27. LILLIAN BRIGGS - BE MINE
28. BOB CROSBY - PETITE FLEUR
29. FABIAN - MADE YOU
30. BOBBY VINTON - WELL I ASK YA
BONUS TRACK
31. THE DOUBLE IV - MAGIC STAR

DISC 2

1. CLIFF RICHARD & THE DRIFTERS - LIVING DOLL
2. MARTY WILDE - BAD BOY
3. CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS - NINE TIMES OUT OF TEN
4. EMILE FORD & THE CHECKMATES - WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE THOSE EYES AT ME FOR
5. JOE BROWN & HIS BRUVVERS - A PICTURE OF YOU
6. ADAM FAITH - WHAT DO YOU WANT?
7. HELEN SHAPIRO - WALKIN' BACK TO HAPPINESS
8. CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS - THE YOUNG ONES
9. TONI EDEN - TEEN STREET
10. THE SHADOWS - APACHE
11. JOHN FRASER - WHY DON'T THEY UNDERSTAND?
12. MIKE PRESTON - A HOUSE, A CAR AND A WEDDING RING
13. CLIFF RICHARD - WHEN THE GIRL IN YOUR ARMS
14. JERRY LORDAN - DO I WORRY?
15. SHIRLEY BASSEY - AS LONG AS HE NEEDS ME
16. BERT WEEDON - GINCHY
17. ANTHONY NEWLEY - DO YOU MIND?
18. LONNIE DONEGAN & HIS SKIFFLE GROUP - ROCK ISLAND LINE
19. DICKIE BISHOP & HIS SIDEKICKS - NO OTHER BABY
20. ANNE SHELTON - LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS
21. EDDIE SILVER - PUT A RING ON HER FINGER
22. KENNY HOLLYWOOD - MAGIC STAR
23. CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS - PLEASE DON'T TEASE
24. MR ACKER BILK & HIS PARAMOUNT JAZZ BAND - STRANGER ON THE SHORE
25. BILLY FURY - BECAUSE OF LOVE
26. GARRY MILLS - LOOK FOR A STAR
27. LANCE FORTUNE - BE MINE
28. CHRIS BARBER'S JAZZ BAND FEATURING MONTY SUNSHINE - PETITE FLEUR
29. ADAM FAITH - MADE YOU
30. EDEN KANE - WELL I ASK YOU
BONUS TRACK
31. THE TORNADOS - TELSTAR

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date 07/11/2014
UPC Bar Code No 604988074925

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Various Artists - Living Doll - American Covers of UK Hits

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