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This review is from: The Best of the Shirelles (Audio CD)
In the forties and early fifties the USA produced many girl groups e.g Andrews Sisters,Chordettes,Shepherd Sisters,Fontane Sisters etc.etc. They were pre rock n roll and generally sang harmless inoffensive songs.
The Shirelles were the first of the rock n roll era black girl groups singing soulful material with excellent harmonies.
They pre dated the Ronettes and the Crystals and were hugely successful in the USA.
Compared with the over produced and over hyped girl acts of today the Shirelles sang with genuine soulful conviction. If you want to check out where it all started then buy this.