Top positive review
a dream compilation of the best of the best of the best
on 4 March 2015
The most amazing thing, to me, about this wonderful compilation of sixties' ladies music is that they are identifiable from only a couple of bars. The intros of such classics as The Ronettes "Be My Baby or Mary Wells' "My Guy" are as recognizable as my own name. Even a few generations on from that epoch there are kids who were raised on this stuff by their parents and oddly enough it sounds nothing like as dated as say the music of the 70s that never stood a chance with the desperate need to do something different.
There are some oddities here though they do fit into the time frame and the gender decisions e.g.Cilla Black (??????), Clodagh Rogers or even Lulu when held up against the might of Tina Turner, Dionne Warwick and the true mighties Etta James, Mama Cass and Aretha Franklin.
Delicious to find included, however, KettyLester, Laura Nyro (there must be a Nyro revival very very soon) and the soul-stopping track of all time Lorraine Ellison's "Stay with me Baby".
Some little forgotten gems included on this magnificent three CD collection ~ "The Cookies original "Chains", The Toys "A Lover's Concerto" Tami Lynn's "I'm Gonna Run Away From You" and Tobi Legend's "Time Will Pass You By"
This is such a superb collection that I can not rate it highly enough. If you are into the history of pop go no further than this dream compilation