TOP FIFTY SONGS FOR WEEK  ENDING JULY 28/57


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RAINBOW
I'M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN & WRITE ETC..
WHITE  SILVER  SANDS
BYE   BYE  LOVE
THAT'LL BE THE DAY

START  MOVIN'
TEDDY  BEAR
LOVE LETTERS IN THE SAND
GONNA  FIND ME A BLUEBIRD
A  FALLEN  STAR

I LIKE YOUR KIND OF LOVE
OVER  THE  MOUNTAIN
PERSONAL POSSESSION...SEND FOR ME
WHISPERING BELLS
BUILD YOUR HOME ON A STRONG FOUNDATION

ISLAND IN THE SUN
AROUND THE WORLD
ROCKIN'  SHOES.....  TAMMY...
QUEEN OF THE SR. PROM
OLD CAPE COD....WONDERIN'

DARK  MOON
COOL SHAKE
WONDERFUL  WONDERFUL
VALLEY  OF  TEARS
SOFT  SANDS

YES SIR, THAT'S MY BABY
I JUST  DON'T KNOW....GOLLY
IT'S NOT FOR ME TO SAY
TINA
HALF A HEART..IF YOU SEE MY LOVE DANCING

THE GIRL WITH THE GOLDEN BRAIDS
SUGAR   CANDY
IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD
SING LITTLE BIRDIE  SING
SHENANDOAH  ROSE

SUNSHINE  GIRL
CRYIN'  MY HEART OUT OVER YOU
A  TENDER KISS
WHERE IS CINDERELLA
YES, TO-NIGHT JOSEPHINE

A LOVELY  NIGHT
I NEVER HAD A CHANCE
IN THE MIDDLE OF A DARK DARK NIGHT
SOMEBODY ELSE WILL
CAYA  COCO

FALSE  HEARTED  GIRL
BLUE  ECHO
DON'T HURRAY WORRY  ME
NO  HARD  FELLINGS
HIGH  SOCIETY

RUSS  HAMILTON
BILLY  WILLIAMS
OWEN  BRADLEY ORK & CHO
EVERLY  BROS.
THE  CRICKETS

SAL  MINEO
ELVIS  PRESLEY
PAT  BOONE
JOYCE  HAHN
THE  HILLTOPPERS

ANDY WILLIAMS
JOHNNY  AND  JOE
NAT  KING  COLE
THE DEL-VIKINGS
JOHNNY  RAY

HARRY  BELAFONTE
VICTOR YOUNG .. BING CROSBY
THE  AMES  BROS.
THE MILLS  BROS.
PATTI  PAGE

BONNIE  GUITAR
THE DEL VIKINGS
JOHNNY  MATHIS
FATS DOMINO
OSCAR  PETERSON ....INSTR

FOUR  ACES
THE  FOUR  LADS
JOHNNY  MATHIS
THE  EASY  RIDERS
BONNIE   GUITAR

PERRY  COMO
GEORGIA  GIBBS
VIC  DAMONE
ROSEMARY  CLOONEY
JOHNNY  DESMOND

EDDIE FISHER
JULIUS  LAROSA
RUDY  HANSEN
BUDDY BREGMAN ORK..INSTR
JOHNNY  RAY

BETTY  MADIGAN
DEAN  MARTIN
GUY  MITCHELL
MONICA  LEWIS
LOU  BUSCH  ORK...INSTR

TENN.  ERNIE  FORD.
LES BAXTER ORK.INS
THE  EASY  RIDERS
TONY  BENNETT
PAUL  WESTON  ORK...INSTR

   TOP WX ALBUM OF THE WEEK...

   WX  HIT OF THE WEEK...   IN THE MIDDLE OF AN ISLAND....TONY  BENNETT












Notes and Corrections:
-Number 15 - Should be "Build Your Love. . ."
-The original chart did not show a title for Top Album, as shown above.

- This retyped chart is formatted in a similar manner as the original typed chart and duplicates most of the typing idiosyncrasies and misspellings found on the original.

CKWX TOP FIFTY
VANCOUVER TOP 40 RADIO EDITION
2019

Canadian Teenager's Rock 'n' roll hit 'Diana'
Sells half a Million Discs Here and U.S.

By MARY BURKE
(Vancouver Province Aug. 2, 1957)
    TORONTO --- A 15-year-old Ottawa songwriter, Paul Anka, is new Canadian king R' n' R with his hit recording Sparton of Diana which in the last three weeks has sold more than 500,000 records in Canada and the United States.
   Paul, who really belts out a song in a baritone voice, said:  "It took me 20 minutes to write 'Diana' and 35 minute to write "Don't Gamble with Love" which is on the other side of the platter and now gaining popularity."
   A handsome, chubby youngster, Paul wrote his hit tune for a friend, 18-year-old Diana Ayoub of Ottawa.  Both sang in the Syrian church choir and during a party last winter Diana "dared" Paul to write a song for her.
   In no time at all he had a tune with a rocking melody and a two-beat rhythm.
   " I hope to net about $50,000 this year in royalties, stage and TV appearances, " Paul said in an interview here.
   "I love music --- any kind and have just completed writing four ballads."  As for musical training Paul has had a few piano and theory lessons.
   Son of an Ottawa restaurateur, he said, there's no musical talent in the family apart from an uncle who plays the drums.
   "Paul's an exciting find," said John McCadden, his Toronto manager.
   Paul, poised beyond his years and full of exuberance, has been interested in music since he was 10 years old.  His first venture in the musical world was at 13 when he formed a male trio, the Bobby Soxers.  Paul set up the arrangements, wrote a few tunes, and played the piano.
   "I went to New York City a month ago," said Paul, "and through sheer persistence got in to see executives at ABC-Paramount.
   "Bingo, they liked Diana, recorded it and the whirlwind started with guest appearances, stage shows and I found myself on the first rung of the ladder."
   Working 14 hours a day is not hard on Paul who loves the taste of popularity.  As for teenage girls, "I love them all," said Paul who signs autographs at the drop of a hat.


Red Robinson's
CKWX
Teen Canteen Survey
The
Top Songs
of the original Top Thirty +Ten

Countdown air date: July 27/57
Vancouver Sun: Aug. 2/57



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TITLE & ARTIST
Mean Woman Blues
          -Elvis Presley
Honeycomb
          -Jimmie Rodgers
Diana
          -Paul Anka
Rock House
          -Buddy Knox
Drive-In Show
          -Eddie Cochran
Be My Girl
          -Johnny Madera
Lotta Lovin'
          -Gene Vincent
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and
    Write Myself a Letter
          -Billy Williams
Whole Lot of Shaking Going On
          -Jerry Lee Lewis
Tammy
          -Debbie Reynolds


Hit Song Gets Big
Start in Vancouver

By RED ROBINSON
(Vancouver Sun Aug. 2, 1957)
   Hi there! It's certainly a pleasure to be asked to occupy this space every week.
   I'll have news for you on what's new and big in the wide world of music.  It's sort of a coincidence that I should start writing this column the day that history is made in Canada. 
Here's the story. A hit song has had its big start in Vancouver and is now moving up on music charts all over North America.
"That'll Be The Day" with a group called The Crickets on Apex records was introduced on the Teen Canteen show on CKWX.  The day it was played for the first time it became the number six song on our top 30.  It is now a national hit.
   The Compo Company of Canada is very happy about this because it's not only a hit in Canada but is now included on top 30 charts in most of the major American markets.
   The disc itself is American but had its start right here in Vancouver.
   This town is considered to be one of the best music markets in North America and is watched by all.

   Let's take a look at this week's music picture.

TRENDS
   The trend is toward Hawaiian music..  It has been coined as Rock-A-Hula music. (Hawaiian music with a big beat).  Another trend is toward the slower ballad with a pronounced beat. It seems the beat is here to stay regardless of various new trends.
PICK SONG OF THE WEEK
   Honeycomb with Jimmy Rodgers on Apex records.  This lad was discovered by my friend Chuck Miller in Vancouver, Wash.  Looks like national hit material.   A Bob Merril song.

YouTube
Listen to
"Honeycomb"
by Jimmie Rodgers


FUTURE HITS



Lotta Lovin'
          -Gene Vincent
Wandering Eyes
          -Charlie Gracie
Love Me to Pieces
          -Jill Corey
J.D.'s Boogie Woogie
          -Jimmy Dorsey
Hula Love
          -Buddy Knox
ARTIST TO WATCH
   I predict that Johnny Mathis is going to be one of the fifties music makers in months to come.
   I predict that Ray Coniff will lead the big bands back into prominence.