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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic tracks from the Girls of the 1960s., 30 Mar 2001
This review is from: Early Girls, Volume 3 (Audio CD)
In 1975 there wasn't much on the radio worth listening to. Not if you liked Rock'n'Roll. Roger Scott was one of the few DJs who was a bit different. I remember catching an edition of "Cruising" which featured the girls of the 1960s. I already had singles by the Ronettes, the Crystals, and the Shangri-Las. Now, I was being introduced to incredible songs by acts that I had never even heard off. How could "My One And Only Jimmy Boy" not have been an absolute smash? And what about "Party Girl"? How could you get hold of these singles? For 25 years the search has been expensive and usually fruitless. Ace Records to the rescue. This is the third in the "Early Girls" series and for me the best. 28 tracks! Not bad value! OK, not every song will appeal but there are at least 20 that I simply adore. Including both titles above! If you grew up on a diet of Connie Francis, Helen Shapiro, Susan Maughn and the Spector Sound, you are going to love this CD. Everything is here: The Spector clones (Jimmy Boy, He's Mine, Birthday party), the divas just waiting to be used on the next generation of TV ads (Hurt, Don't Go To Strangers, At Last), the sweet-and-innocents (Johnny Angel, Please Love Me Forever, Johnny Get Angry), and great pop records (I Will Follow Him, With All My Heart). If you can't stand Engelbert Hump-a-lot's "Release Me", try the original by Esther Phillips. Every track on this CD would be perfect on a Juke Box. If you like the Girls of the 1960s, you will love this CD. Well, worth checking out! Roger Scott would have approved!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old gems from the fifties and sixties, 27 Jan 2003
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Peter Durward Harris "Pete the music fan" (Leicester England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Early Girls, Volume 3 (Audio CD)
This impressive collection of recordings by female singers, laid down between 1955 and 1964, is the third of three volumes. Few of the ladies featured here had a lot of hits. Patti Page, best remembered for Tennessee waltz but represented here by Old Cape Cod, was the most successful.
There are two American number one hits - I will follow him (Little Peggy March) and Johnny Angel (Shelley Fabares). Peggy's hit was a cover of a song recorded by Petula Clark. Other big American hits included Don't you know (Della Reese), Hurt (Timi Yuro), Johnny get angry (Joanie Sommers) and Release me (Esther Phillips), Release me began life as a country song in the early fifties, but although Esther's top ten cover re-launched her career, it would be Engelbert Humperdinck who would make the song his own, having an even bigger American hit with it as well as a British number one.
Etta James' cover of Glenn Miller's At last only scraped into the American top fifty, but it gave her career a direction to go in.
There are many other great songs, mostly sung by long-forgotten one-hit wonders. Anybody interested in female singers of the era and looking for less obvious material should check this out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars chris301, 10 Feb 2012
This review is from: Early Girls, Volume 3 (Audio CD)
Why is it that some of the best finds are by accident, this was the case with this and other recordings I was led to of similar vein. all are excellent recordings and the very best of value.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgic, 15 July 2013
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You can't beat the simple songs from the early days of modern music, no electronic stuff here, and proper singing not wailing and repeating inane lyrics
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5.0 out of 5 stars The early girl catches the hits-sometimes 3, 6 April 2011
This review is from: Early Girls, Volume 3 (Audio CD)
The usual variety offered in this series from the obvious hite to the little known
Such as Suzie Clark who recorded a cover version of the Ribbons'Ain't gonna kiss ya.
There's even girls here who charted with covers of current songs by other girls-Diane Renay with Please don't talk to the lifeguard-previously made by Andrea Carroll.Or Shelley Fabares who topped the chart with Johnny Angel-first made by the unknown Laurie Loman.
The Pixies 3-who still exist with a few lineup changes-have a CD available called Our History-which includes demos they made in their previous incarnation as the K-T-Didds
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