This CD contains The Shirelles third and fourth album; both originally released in 1962. "Baby It's You" is named after one of the group's biggest hits - a number which is also the Beatles recorded for their first album. A fine song and a contemporary pop number written by Bacharach / Davis. This album contains several other fine tracks, especially Goffin / King 's "Make the Night a Little Longer" and the other big hit from the album "Soldier Boy" should be mentioned. Songs like "Things I Want to Hear," "The Same Old Story" and "The Voice of Experience" also help to make this album one of the group's best.
Finally also interesting that The Yardbirds recorded the very end catchy closing-track "Putty in Your Hands" for their debut album "For Your Love"
The second album is a collaboration between saxophonist King Curtis and The Shirelles. This album does not reach the high levels of the aforementioned - far from it. Unless you are a fan of pop-jazz, nothing much to go for here. Most of King Curtis' s contributions are instrumentals - decent but not very interesting. The Shirelles' own numbers are not much better - the songwriting is simply not exciting enough. The best songs "I Still Want You" and "Welcome Home Baby" can at best be called mediocre - a disappointing album.