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Postby DarkDaughter » Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:45 pm

I Was Country When Country Wasn’t 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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Postby DarkDaughter » Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:50 pm

The Book Of Love

Here’s 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 artist’s name)
It is available to A&C subscribers.

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

Both editions are updated every year.
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Postby me » Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:12 am

DarkDaughter wrote: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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Postby DarkDaughter » Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:00 pm

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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Postby me » Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:49 pm

DarkDaughter wrote: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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Postby me » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:42 am

DarkDaughter wrote:[color=#008000
The [b]Heavy Edition
(Complete Chart Hits, from Number 1 to Number 100, alphabetically by artist’s 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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Postby borderwolf » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:50 am

me wrote:
DarkDaughter wrote:[color=#008000
The [b]Heavy Edition
(Complete Chart Hits, from Number 1 to Number 100, alphabetically by artist’s 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
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Postby DarkDaughter » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:00 pm

me wrote:
DarkDaughter wrote:[color=#008000
The [b]Heavy Edition
(Complete Chart Hits, from Number 1 to Number 100, alphabetically by artist’s 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. :D
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Postby Woz1234 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:14 pm

DarkDaughter wrote:
me wrote:
DarkDaughter wrote:[color=#008000
The [b]Heavy Edition
(Complete Chart Hits, from Number 1 to Number 100, alphabetically by artist’s 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. :D
So what's the third party?
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Postby andrej » Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:38 pm

DarkDaughter wrote:
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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Postby freeme » Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:13 pm

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.
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Postby DarkDaughter » Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:42 pm

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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Postby Debs_Wild » Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:00 am

DarkDaughter wrote:FOR THE RECORD

I'm one step ahead.
You do like to brag, don't you?
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Postby DrTravel » Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:56 pm

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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Postby DrTravel » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:10 pm

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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Postby Mirrorballman » Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:01 pm

DrTravel wrote: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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Postby marcoferrari » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:20 am

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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Postby kingofskiffle » Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:00 am

marcoferrari wrote: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.
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Postby me » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:16 pm

kingofskiffle wrote: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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Postby kingofskiffle » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:05 pm

me wrote:
kingofskiffle wrote: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.
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Postby BrainDamageII » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:03 pm

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

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!!!!!!!!
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Postby me » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:12 am

Are BIllboard 2015-2016 available? Thanks
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Postby Icewoman » Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:29 pm

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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Postby Icewoman » Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:34 pm

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 Bésame 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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Postby DarkDaughter » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:26 pm

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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