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  • I Was Country When Country Wasnít Cool

    Finally, the country album charts. From Jim Reeves to Maren Morris!

    Country Hit Albums

    Every charting hit from 1964 to 2015.

    A-Z Artist Listings
    Chronological Lists of No.1 Hits
    Original Year-End Charts
    Top 200 Artists of All Time (based on chart performance)
    Decade Lists (Top 50 Acts / Top 20 Hits by decade)
    Photos of the Top Acts And Hits

    Excerpt from the Top 200 Artists List (1964-2015)

    RANK ARTIST POINTS
    1 Willie Nelson 11599
    2 Merle Haggard 9110
    3 George Strait 8950
    4 Dolly Parton 8925
    5 Loretta Lynn 7937
    6 Johnny Cash 7866
    7 Alabama 7835
    8 Waylon Jennings 7241
    9 Charley Pride 7047
    10 Hank Williams, Jr. 6906

    You can download the book (96 pages) here:
    https://archive.org/stream/CountryHitAl ... 0/mode/2up

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    • The Book Of Love

      Hereís the list of the upcoming releases for the Fall / Winter of 2016-17:

      R&B HIT SINGLES
      Billboard 1942-2015, Cash Box 1963-1965

      R&B HIT ALBUMS
      Billboard 1965-2015

      FRENCH HIT SINGLES
      Various Chart Sources 1955-1984, Official 1984-2015

      FRENCH HIT ALBUMS
      Various Chart Sources 1969-1984, Official 1985-2015

      GERMAN HIT SINGLES
      Automarkten 1954-1959, Musikmarkt 1959-1977, Media Control 1977-2015

      GERMAN HIT ALBUMS
      Der Musikmarkt 1962-1977, Media Control 1977-2015

      ITALIAN HIT SINGLES
      Musica & Dischi 1960 - 1996, FIMI 1996-2015

      ITALIAN HIT ALBUMS
      Musica & Dischi 1970 - 1996, FIMI 1996-2015

      EUROPEAN HIT SINGLES
      Music & Media Eurochart Hot 100 Singles 1984 - 2010

      EUROPEAN HIT ALBUMS
      Music & Media Eurochart Top 100 Albums 1984 - 2010

      Each book contains:

      A-Z Artist Listings
      Chronological Lists of No.1 Hits
      Original Year-End Charts
      Top 300 Artists of All Time (based on chart performance)
      Decade Lists (Top 50 Acts / Top 20 Hits by decade)
      Photos of the Top Acts And Hits

      There are two editions for each book:

      The Heavy Edition (Complete Chart Hits, from Number 1 to Number 100, alphabetically by artistís name)
      It is available to A&C subscribers.

      The Light Edition (Top Ten Hits only, alphabetically by artistís name)
      It is available for free to everyone.

      Both editions are updated every year.

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      • Originally posted by DarkDaughter
        The Book Of Love
        ITALIAN HIT SINGLES
        Musica & Dischi 1960 - 1996, FIMI 1996-2015

        ITALIAN HIT ALBUMS
        Musica & Dischi 1970 - 1996, FIMI 1996-2015
        Why Musica & Dischi only until 1996?
        Here there is until end of 2015 http://www.ibs.it/code/9788890338083/ra ... -2015.html
        and album will be available on next january from 1964 (not 1970) until end of 2016

        Fimi Singles from 1997 (it doesn't exist 1996) is here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/guido-racca/to ... 08999.html
        Fimi Album from 1995 (and not 1996) is here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/guido-racca/to ... 08994.html
        italian charts: http://www.it-charts.it/ (old web site) http://www.italycharts.com/ (will be out on next months)

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        • Because after 1996 (or 1997) the FIMI charts are the official Italian charts. For better or worse, the Musica & Dischi charts from the mid-nineties to 2016 are not the official ones.

          Thanks for the links. I will check them. How accurate are the Italian LP charts from 1964? I thought that the official album chart started in 1970. :-?

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          • Originally posted by DarkDaughter
            Because after 1996 (or 1997) the FIMI charts are the official Italian charts. For better or worse, the Musica & Dischi charts from the mid-nineties to 2016 are not the official ones.

            Thanks for the links. I will check them. How accurate are the Italian LP charts from 1964? I thought that the official album chart started in 1970. :-?
            They are accurate, I think, as all the others M&D charts. But they are only Top 5 or Top-10. Sometimes Top-20.
            italian charts: http://www.it-charts.it/ (old web site) http://www.italycharts.com/ (will be out on next months)

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            • Originally posted by DarkDaughter
              [b][color=#008000
              The Heavy Edition (Complete Chart Hits, from Number 1 to Number 100, alphabetically by artistís name)
              It is available to A&C subscribers.
              Hi Leonidas, you need to give us more infos about your web site and the subsciption. How, where, how much. Thanks
              italian charts: http://www.it-charts.it/ (old web site) http://www.italycharts.com/ (will be out on next months)

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              • Originally posted by me
                Originally posted by DarkDaughter
                [b][color=#008000
                The Heavy Edition (Complete Chart Hits, from Number 1 to Number 100, alphabetically by artistís name)
                It is available to A&C subscribers.
                Hi Leonidas, you need to give us more infos about your web site and the subsciption. How, where, how much. Thanks
                I've seen some pages of the Light version.
                Me too, I'm interested to the Heavy
                Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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                • Originally posted by me
                  Originally posted by DarkDaughter
                  [b][color=#008000
                  The Heavy Edition (Complete Chart Hits, from Number 1 to Number 100, alphabetically by artistís name)
                  It is available to A&C subscribers.
                  Hi Leonidas, you need to give us more infos about your web site and the subsciption. How, where, how much. Thanks
                  Hi guys.

                  As you know, I'm reluctant to give the address of my site to UKmix for obvious reasons (actually I own more than one site, but that's another story)

                  So, the only solution is to sell the books through a third party (a different site). It's a good idea, especially for the people who can't access my popular box office books (my best-selling books, so far). I'll see what I can do.

                  I just wanted to post here some of my free e-books which are available everywhere. It wasn't really my intention to promote here the Heavy Edition books, but the poster me gave me this idea about the third party marketplace (without knowing it).

                  Meanwhile, I may post here some of my other free e-books. About 60% of my books are available for free. After all, this is not my real job. LOL This is my hobby. I get many requests for making specific chart books because people like the design / layout of these books. These requests including specific Billboard genres (Dance chart, Rock chart) and specific countries (Australia, Japan, Canada, various European countries etc). However, I'm not sure about the sales potential of these books.

                  I'll leave you with the most important and rare chart of all. The hard-to-find old weekly box-office Top 50 charts from the distant past. I'm one of the few people that have these precious charts from the fifties, sixties etc.

                  Here's a beautiful sample from the week of 30 July 1969. The US Top 50 Grossing Films (Box Office chart).
                  http://www1.zippyshare.com/v/KqW2fi5d/file.html

                  At Number One is "April Fools" with Jack Lemmon and Catherine Deneuve. This is the only US chart topper for the French diva. In 1975, she peaked at #2 on the Top 50 chart with the film "Hustle" (starring Burt Reynolds).

                  Really beautiful design / layout. My printer's on fire.

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                  • Originally posted by DarkDaughter
                    Originally posted by me
                    Originally posted by DarkDaughter
                    [b][color=#008000
                    The Heavy Edition (Complete Chart Hits, from Number 1 to Number 100, alphabetically by artistís name)
                    It is available to A&C subscribers.
                    Hi Leonidas, you need to give us more infos about your web site and the subsciption. How, where, how much. Thanks
                    Hi guys.

                    As you know, I'm reluctant to give the address of my site to UKmix for obvious reasons (actually I own more than one site, but that's another story)

                    So, the only solution is to sell the books through a third party (a different site). It's a good idea, especially for the people who can't access my popular box office books (my best-selling books, so far). I'll see what I can do.

                    I just wanted to post here some of my free e-books which are available everywhere. It wasn't really my intention to promote here the Heavy Edition books, but the poster me gave me this idea about the third party marketplace (without knowing it).

                    Meanwhile, I may post here some of my other free e-books. About 60% of my books are available for free. After all, this is not my real job. LOL This is my hobby. I get many requests for making specific chart books because people like the design / layout of these books. These requests including specific Billboard genres (Dance chart, Rock chart) and specific countries (Australia, Japan, Canada, various European countries etc). However, I'm not sure about the sales potential of these books.

                    I'll leave you with the most important and rare chart of all. The hard-to-find old weekly box-office Top 50 charts from the distant past. I'm one of the few people that have these precious charts from the fifties, sixties etc.

                    Here's a beautiful sample from the week of 30 July 1969. The US Top 50 Grossing Films (Box Office chart).
                    http://www1.zippyshare.com/v/KqW2fi5d/file.html

                    At Number One is "April Fools" with Jack Lemmon and Catherine Deneuve. This is the only US chart topper for the French diva. In 1975, she peaked at #2 on the Top 50 chart with the film "Hustle" (starring Burt Reynolds).

                    Really beautiful design / layout. My printer's on fire.
                    So what's the third party?

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                    • Originally posted by DarkDaughter
                      I'll leave you with the most important and rare chart of all. The hard-to-find old weekly box-office Top 50 charts from the distant past. I'm one of the few people that have these precious charts from the fifties, sixties etc.
                      I would like to have those Charts too.
                      I'm looking for "TOP POPS/MUSIC NOW" and "MERSEYBEAT / MUSIC ECHO" Charts to complete my 60's singles charts collection.

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                      • Is it possible to find those charts : Adult Contemporary ,Dance Club Songs ,R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Maninstream and Rhytmic from 1990 somewhere?
                        I'm trying to put of a discography about a few artists with the complete chart runs.
                        Thanks

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                        • FOR THE RECORD

                          I have a powerful browser that can access ANY blocked site in the world. With the proper settings (javascript, IP, etc) I still have access to American Radio Site.

                          I'm one step ahead. It's very easy to access any blocked site in the world with the proper software. As simple as that!

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                          • Originally posted by DarkDaughter
                            FOR THE RECORD

                            I'm one step ahead.
                            You do like to brag, don't you?

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                            • Just received this e-mail today

                              Hello,

                              Earlier this year, the Council on Library and Information Resources, with funding from the Mellon Foundation, awarded us a grant to digitize our run of Cash Box issues. Scanning began in June and has progressed steadily since. There are currently a number of issues available through the Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/cashbox

                              By the end of 2016, all of the issues should be digitized and available online.

                              While we have the most complete set in existence, there are gaps and missing pages. Our apologies in advance for this, but we can only scan what we have. If you know where these missing issues and pages may exist, please let us know so we can try to fill in the gaps.

                              Enjoy the increased accessibility of this valuable resource and please share with anybody who is interested. Thank you for your continued enthusiasm for Cash Box and encouraging us to embark on this digitization project. It has been a long time coming and we are glad to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

                              Sincerely, Jay

                              Jay Gaidmore
                              Marian and Alan McLeod Director of Special Collections
                              Special Collections Research Center
                              Earl Gregg Swem Library
                              The College of William & Mary
                              PO Box 8795
                              Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
                              (757) 221-1775

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                              • Another forum member has been verifying data and found some errors that I have corrected - as much as we try, perfection seems to be elusive. If any other errors are spotted, please let me know.

                                1940-1954 can be found here:
                                http://www63.zippyshare.com/v/U3ylnyTv/file.html

                                1955-1958 can be found here:
                                http://www96.zippyshare.com/v/7JthEdbj/file.html

                                1890-2016 can be found here:
                                http://www118.zippyshare.com/v/xGHyGsIM/file.html
                                (courtesy of Bullfrog)

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                                • Originally posted by DrTravel
                                  Just received this e-mail today

                                  Hello,

                                  Earlier this year, the Council on Library and Information Resources, with funding from the Mellon Foundation, awarded us a grant to digitize our run of Cash Box issues. Scanning began in June and has progressed steadily since. There are currently a number of issues available through the Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/cashbox

                                  By the end of 2016, all of the issues should be digitized and available online.

                                  While we have the most complete set in existence, there are gaps and missing pages. Our apologies in advance for this, but we can only scan what we have. If you know where these missing issues and pages may exist, please let us know so we can try to fill in the gaps.

                                  Enjoy the increased accessibility of this valuable resource and please share with anybody who is interested. Thank you for your continued enthusiasm for Cash Box and encouraging us to embark on this digitization project. It has been a long time coming and we are glad to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

                                  Sincerely, Jay

                                  Jay Gaidmore
                                  Marian and Alan McLeod Director of Special Collections
                                  Special Collections Research Center
                                  Earl Gregg Swem Library
                                  The College of William & Mary
                                  PO Box 8795
                                  Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
                                  (757) 221-1775
                                  Hope that Amusement Business magazines will follow soon

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                                  • There are 2 HITS OF THE WORLD pages missing... Please, upload them, if its possible....

                                    The issues:

                                    16.05.1981 - PAGE 95 (requested by "me", too)
                                    02.04.1983 - PAGE 52

                                    Thank you in advance.

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                                    • Originally posted by marcoferrari
                                      There are 2 HITS OF THE WORLD pages missing... Please, upload them, if its possible....

                                      The issues:

                                      16.05.1981 - PAGE 95 (requested by "me", too)
                                      02.04.1983 - PAGE 52

                                      Thank you in advance.
                                      I have many scans of chart pages from Billboard but I don't have those pages as individual scans or I would post them.
                                      http://thechartbook.co.uk - for the latest are best chart book - By Decade!
                                      Now including NME, Record Mirror and Melody Maker from the UK and some Billboard charts

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                                      • Originally posted by kingofskiffle
                                        I have many scans of chart pages from Billboard but I don't have those pages as individual scans or I would post them.
                                        Sorry, what does it mean? You have them but not as individual scans? So, you have the full issue?
                                        italian charts: http://www.it-charts.it/ (old web site) http://www.italycharts.com/ (will be out on next months)

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                                        • Originally posted by me
                                          Originally posted by kingofskiffle
                                          I have many scans of chart pages from Billboard but I don't have those pages as individual scans or I would post them.
                                          Sorry, what does it mean? You have them but not as individual scans? So, you have the full issue?
                                          My source for those issues is the American archive so I only have the pages they have. I never really collected Hits Of The World files when I had access to the charts to copy as I wanted to spend my limited money on Country and R&B.
                                          http://thechartbook.co.uk - for the latest are best chart book - By Decade!
                                          Now including NME, Record Mirror and Melody Maker from the UK and some Billboard charts

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                                          • Originally posted by DrTravel

                                            Just a question about the Juke Box Chart of Feb 19, 1944.

                                            This chart gives you a choice of song popularity and disk popularity. For the weeks prior to this it's just song popularity. After this date it's disc popularity. In the file you use song popularity,

                                            Thoughts!!!!!!!!
                                            Keep the fire burning like the first time feeling

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                                            • Are BIllboard 2015-2016 available? Thanks
                                              italian charts: http://www.it-charts.it/ (old web site) http://www.italycharts.com/ (will be out on next months)

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                                              • Charts errors in billboard edition of 22 January 1944.
                                                Best Selling Retail Records, Harlem Hit Parade and Best Selling Sheet Music.
                                                Corrected in Billboard edition of 29 January 1944 on page 15
                                                Unfortunately, many publications are wrong.
                                                Has anyone also discovered such errors? :evil:

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                                                • correction - Best Selling Retail Records from January 22, 1944 -- see Billboard magazine from January 29, 1944 page 15

                                                  Pos LW 2W Wks The Billboard - Best Selling Retail Records: January 22, 1944 Label & Number (Distributing Label) # Configuration
                                                  National
                                                  1 1 1 25 Paper Doll - Mills Brothers -- Vocal with Guitar Decca 18318 # 78m
                                                  2 2 2 9 My Heart Tells Me (Should I Believe My Heart?) - Glen Gray And The Casa Loma Orchestra -- Vocal Chorus by Eugenie Baird Decca 18567 # 78m
                                                  3 6 4 3 Star Eyes - Jimmy Dorsey And His Orchestra -- Vocal Choruses by Bob Eberly and Kitty Kallen Decca 18571 # 78m
                                                  4 4 5 5 Shoo-Shoo Baby - Ella Mae Morse with Dick Walters and his Orchestra Capitol 143 # 78m
                                                  5 9 7 4 Shoo-Shoo Baby - Andrews Sisters With Vic Schoen and His Orchestra -- Vocal with Orchestra Decca 18572 # 78m
                                                  6 10 - 2 Bťsame Mucho (Kiss Me Much) - Jimmy Dorsey And His Orchestra -- Vocal Choruses by Bob Eberly and Kitty Kallen Decca 18574 # 78m
                                                  7 5 3 8 They're Either Too Young Or Too Old - Jimmy Dorsey And His Orchestra -- Vocal Chorus by Kitty Kallen Decca 18571 # 78m
                                                  8 8 - 6 Boogie Woogie - Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra Victor 26054 # 78m
                                                  9 New 1 My Shining Hour - Glen Gray And The Casa Loma Orchestra -- Vocal Chorus by Eugenie Baird Decca 18567 # 78m
                                                  10 New 1 My Ideal - Billy Butterfield and his Orchestra -- Vocal: Margaret Whiting Capitol 134 # 78m

                                                  My shining hour - Glen Gray peak no. 7 (not 4)
                                                  My Ideal - Billy Butterfiedl peak no. 10 (new)

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                                                  • She's Got The Rhythm (And I Got The Blues)

                                                    I'm a big fan of R&B music for more than 35 years. Black is beautiful. So I'm very proud to present the R&B singles chart book. 75 years of R&B chart glory from the Ink Spots to Khalid. Prior to 1965 there were chart anomalies on the R&B chart. Many non-R&B artists charted including acts like... Paul Anka, Johnny Horton (!) and Connie Francis.

                                                    From November 1963 to January 1965, I use the R&B Cash Box charts because Billboard magazine didn't publish a chart. The same goes for the Year-End chart of 1964. There were chart anomalies on the Cash Box charts too. Kingsmen's "Louie Louie" hit #1 on the CB charts in late 1963 but the song is a garage rock classic hit. It has nothing to do with R&B music. Weird. Bizarre!

                                                    Anyway, the book has the same format with the other books in the Hit Singles / Albums line. Also released this week, the R&B Hit Albums book with the complete R&B chart hit albums from 1965 to 2016. Both books are released simultaneously.

                                                    R&B Hit Singles

                                                    Every charting hit from 1942 to 2016.

                                                    A-Z Artist Listings
                                                    Chronological Lists of No.1 Hits
                                                    Original Year-End Charts
                                                    Top 300 Artists of All Time (based on chart performance)
                                                    Decade Lists (Top 50 Acts / Top 20 Hits by decade)
                                                    Photos of the Top Acts And Hits

                                                    Excerpt from the Top 300 Artists List (1942-2016)
                                                    (Note: James Brown is #1 on the Heavy Edition of this book)

                                                    RANK ARTIST POINTS
                                                    1 Louis Jordan 6395
                                                    2 James Brown 6307
                                                    3 Aretha Franklin 5705
                                                    4 Stevie Wonder 5364
                                                    5 Temptations 4706
                                                    6 Ray Charles 4374
                                                    7 Fats Domino 4372
                                                    8 Marvin Gaye 4233
                                                    9 Michael Jackson 3836
                                                    10 Nat King Cole 3788
                                                    11 Gladys Knight & The Pips 3455
                                                    12 Dinah Washington 3257
                                                    13 Janet Jackson 3153
                                                    14 R. Kelly 3108
                                                    15 Drake 3095
                                                    16 Usher 3043
                                                    17 Mariah Carey 2881
                                                    18 Jackson 5 / Jacksons 2862
                                                    19 Whitney Houston 2860
                                                    20 Isley Brothers 2762

                                                    You can download the book (224 pages) here:
                                                    https://archive.org/stream/RBHitSingles ... 0/mode/2up

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