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4.0 out of 5 stars Another exciting compilation featuring the girls of the 1960, 30 Mar 2001
This review is from: Early Girls, Volume 2 (Audio CD)
If you are reading this, you probably are aware that there are three current volumes in the series. And a fourth is planned. Logically, you may have bought the first and are working your way through. The first provides a great introduction to the Girl Sound. But a lot of the tracks are reasonably well known. Volumes II and III venture into lesser known territories. But do not worry! If you liked Volume I, you will love Volumes II and III (in fact I think III is better). Thank you ACE Records. Another great value compilation (28 tracks). The balance on this CD is more diverse: There are some Rockers, some Do-Wop, some ballads, some kitsch, some Spector copies, and some great pop from a very different era. I have been collecting records for years, and I can tell you, finding gems like "Cry Baby", "A Thousand Stars" and "Teach Me Tiger" (yup, that was the song on the cat food ad) border on the impossible. Why did I think that Millie was the Queen of Bluebeat? Listen to Barbie Gaye's version of "My Boy Lollipop" from 1956 and hear "original" Ska! I didn't know it even existed! This CD, like Volume I, does feature some "classic" pop: "Tell Him" by the Exciters (no, Hello did not do the original!) "Bobbie's Girl" (Marcie Blane's version) and "You don't Own Me" (there is much more to Leslie Gore than "It's My Party").If you love the Spector sound several tracks will impress: "The Boy Next Door", "The Street" and "The Kind Of Boy You Can't Forget". The Divas are represented: "Fever" by Peggy Lee, "September In The Rain" by Dinah Washington and "What's a Matter Baby" by Timi Yuro. Oh, and you must hear "I Met Him On A Sunday" - one of my most sought after tracks by the Shirelles. Being more critical, the compilation spans many genres of the "early girls". Perhaps, too many? But even if one genre is not to your liking, other will make up. Again, hand-on-heart, of the 28 tracks, 11 for me are brilliant. A further 7 I already owned. Well, 18 out of 28 ain't bad! But personally, Volume III scores the full 5 stars!
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