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Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Oop ShoopShirley Gunter & the Queens 2:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Strange RomanceShirley Gunter 2:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Found Some Good Lovin'Shirley Gunter 2:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Send Him BackShirley Gunter With Monroe Tucker And His Orchestra 2:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. It's YouShirley Gunter & the Queens 1:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. In My HeartShirley Gunter 3:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Baby, I Love You SoShirley Gunter & the Queens 2:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. What Difference Does It Make?Shirley Gunter & the Queens 2:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. I Just Got Rid Of A HeartacheShirley Gunter & The Flairs 2:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Ipsy Opsie OohShirley Gunter & The Flairs 1:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Since I Fell For YouShirley Gunter 2:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. I Want YouShirley Gunter & The Flairs 2:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. How Can I Tell YouShirley Gunter & The Flairs 3:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. The Way I Like ItShirley Gunter & the Queens 2:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. I've Been SearchingShirley Gunter 2:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Fortune In LoveShirley Gunter & The Flairs 2:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. I'm SorryShirley Gunter 2:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Gimme, Gimme, GimmeShirley Gunter & the Queens 2:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Headin' HomeShirley Gunter & The Flairs 3:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Come OnShirley Gunter 1:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Please Tell MeShirley Gunter 3:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. You're MineShirley Gunter & the Queens 2:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. WhyShirley Gunter & the Queens 2:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Let's Get MarriedShirley Gunter & The Flairs 2:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. How Can I Tell YouShirley Gunter & The Flairs 2:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Ipsy Opsie OohShirley Gunter & The Flairs 2:25£0.99  Buy MP3 

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• Released to coincide with Ms. Gunter’s first-ever trip to the UK, "Oop Shoop" is also Shirley’s first ever legitimate album release anywhere in the world.

• Shirley and the Queens are generally considered to be among the first female R&B groups, and pivotal to the ‘girl group’ sound that was soon to be embellished by the likes of the Shirelles, Marvelettes etc. Her later work with her brother Cornel’s group, the Flairs, represents the apex of 1950s west coast rhythm & blues.

• This collection features every single recording that Shirley made for Modern and Flair – and, two later singles notwithstanding, pretty much represents her recording career in total. Almost 70% of these tracks have never been reissued on CD – four have never been issued at all.

• "Oop Shoop" itself is a bona fide Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame classic, and the rest of the tracks here – the emphasis for which is very definitely on the upbeat - are not even slightly shabby by comparison...

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Shirley Gunter: Oop Shoop - The Flair & Modern Recordings 2 May 2010
By Leslie A. Cooper - Published on Amazon.com
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This collection of recordings serves as a window into the Fifties L.A. Doo Wop scene & is important for several reasons. Shirley Gunter & the Queens was the first Girl Group of early Rock & Roll to have a national hit in 1954 with " Oop Shoop " on the R&B charts. In the words of Queens member Lula Bea Kinney ( now know as Piper Alvez ), " Everything about the Queens was original. We sang 4-part harmony, but we sang a lot of minors, then back to majors. Shirley's voice, being unique, allowed us to move around in the chord; that's what created the sound. "
Shirley Gunter's voice & talent are what is so jaw droppingly good about these cuts, even when the song material isn't the best. My personal favorite on this collection is, of course, "Oop Shoop," so swingin' & danceable that even non-dancers will have the urge to jive & bop to it! Another nugget of gold is Shirley's cut of "Since I Fell for You," from 1953. Her rendition is so bluesy, & the accompanying guitar is smokin'! This song has a long history, originally recorded in 1945 by Ella Johnson & her brother Buddy Johnson's Orchestra. Then Lenny Welch made it a classic in 1963.
Anyhow, I highly recommend this CD for fans of Early Rock & Roll, R&B, & great female vocalists. It's a true treasure.
I thought the cd was excellent I play it all the time there where some ... 8 Sept. 2014
By Beatrice Sanchez - Published on Amazon.com
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I thought the cd was excellent I play it all the time there where some songs I never heard of, but once I did no stopping me now. If you are a Shirley Gunter fan this is one cd I recommend. I even bought one for a friend.
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