top 10 Hit List)
by Paul "The Hit Man" Urbahns
collection is not complete without these significant releases. So
keep checking those Goodwill and Thift Shops.
- 1- Hit 72 MEMPHIS
by The Music City Five with special insert card only sold
in the Memphis area.
- 2- Hit 99 JOHN
KENNEDY (SPECIAL RELEASE) Comment: issued NOV 63 A 7
inch, 45 rpm Memorial Album issued with special picture
sleeve. The record contained the complete Inaugural
Address and an excerpt from his final speech on November
22, 1963 at Fort Worth, Texas. Both sides run
approximately 8 minutes each. Total Time approximately 16
minutes. Written By David Cobb and Bill Beasley, Narrated
By David Cobb. These are actually excerpts from a Modern
Sound album MS-519 titled John Fitzgerald Kennedy A
- 3- Hit 15 SNAP
YOUR FINGERS by Benny Lattimore Comment: First
commerical recording by soul artist Lattimore
- 4- Hit 20 SPEEDY
GONZALES by Tom Walls Comment: Features Mexican voice
by Nashville funnyman Ray Stevens
- 5 - Hit 63 REV MR BLACK by Bobby Russell Comment:
Rare Hit label credit for Nashville songwriter (1432
Franklin Pike Circle hero) who performed lead vocal on
the most Hit sound-a-likes.
- 6- Hit 76 WIPE
OUT by Music City Five Comment: Highly acclaimed
recording in various collectors magazines of the surf
- 7- Hit 125 NO
PARTICULAR PLACE TO GO by Sammie Moore.
Comment:Sammie Moore was Sam of "Sam And Dave"
- 8- Hit 187 I'M
SURE GOING TO MISS HER by The Chellows Comment: Not a
sound-a-like.This is the original demo recording of the
Gary Lewis and the Playboys hit, issued almost a year
before the Gary Lewis version.
- 9- Hit 221 I
GOT YOU BABE by Wayne and Dee Comment: Sounds like
two guys singing the Sonny and Cher hit. This is back in
the days when "gay" was not acceptable.
- 10- Hit 229 KEEP ON DANCIN' by The Gentrys Comment:
Due to a mixup in the office staff, label miscredited to
the original group, The Gentrys.
- 11- Hit 253 RHAPSODY IN THE RAIN by Fred York
Comment: Used the original "banned" lyric. MGM
withdrew the original Lou Christie version and removed
the references to "making out", Hit continued
to sell the original. Spike requested I prepare a 10 ten
"Most Collectable" Hit Record list. I fudged a
little because Number 1 is actually a cardboard insert,
not a record.
I am still
looking for the following so if you run across any of them please
let me know.
- 1- Cardboard Insert for the Memphis
- 2- Original Hit Records Jukebox
- 3- 1964 "Trip to a Hit records
Session" Contest entry form