VA – Early Girls vol.2 (1997)

Artist: VA
Title: Early Girls vol.2
Year Of Release: 1997
Label: Ace Records UK
Genre: Pop, Rock’n’Roll, Girl Group
Quality: MP3/320 kbps
Total Time: 1:03:11
Total Size: 191 mb

Artist: VA
Title Of Album: Early Girls (vol.2)
Year Of Release: 1997
Genre: Pop, Rock’n’Roll, Girl Group
Quality: mp3
Bitrate: 320 kbps I 44.1 Khz I Joint Stereo
Total Size: 156 mb
01. Barbie Gaye – My Boy Lollipop
02. The Exciters – Tell Him
03. Ruby & Romantics – Our Day Will Come
04. The Secrets – The Boy Next Door
05. The Pips – Every Beat Of My Heart
06. Lesley Gore – You Don’t Own Me
07. Terry & Tunisians – The Street
08. Marcie Blaine – Bobby’s Girl
09. The Mcguire Sisters – Sugartime
10. The Bonnie Sisters – Cry Baby
11. Patience & Prudence – Tonight You Belong To Me
12. The Raindrops – The Kind Of Boy You Can’t Forget
13. Peggy Lee – Fever
14. Dinah Washington – September In The Rain
15. Damita Jo – I’ll Save The Last Dance For You
16. April Stevens – Teach Me Tiger
17. Ann Margret – I Just Don’t Understand
18. The Shirelles – I Met Him On A Sunday
19. Rosie & Originals – Lonely Blue Nights
20. Babs Tino – Forgive Me
21. Kathy Young – A Thousand Stars
22. The Sensations – Let Me In
23. The Chantels – Well I Told You
24. Hearts – Lonely Nights
25. The Pearlettes – Duchess Of Earl
26. The Blossoms – Move On
27. Gladys Knight & Pips – Letter Full Of Tears
28. Timi Yuro – What’s A Matter Baby

28 tracks spanning the kitsch to the cool, featuring The Shirelles, Rosie & The Originals, Lesley Gore, Barbie Gaye, The Exciters, Ruby & The Romantics, The Sensations, The McGuire Sisters, The Pearlettes and many more. The first thing you notice is the mouth-watering cover: as soon as you flip open the lid, you half expect to find delicately sculpted Swiss chocolate: wrapped in gold foil rather than the digital storage medium that is a compact disc. However, the music it contains is equally delicious and not nearly as ephemeral. Brought to you by the professorial team behind the Golden Age Of American Rock ‘n’ Roll (plus input from Mick Patrick), Early Girls Vol. 2 continues our exploration of female pop in the early rock era and encompasses solo artists, girl groups and male vocal groups fronted by a female lead. In common with the first volume, the emphasis is on Hot 100 hits, such as Ruby & the Romantics’ stylish Our Day Will Come (a U.S. #1), Lesley Gore’s cry for independence You Don’t Own Me, Peggy Lee’s truly timeless Fever (heard here in phenomenal stereo), Dinah Washington’s irresistible September In The Rain and The Exciters’ torrid pop-soul innocence, Bobby’s Girl, a Top 3 US hit in 1962. Incidentally, another goodie, April Stevens’ kitsch Teach Me Tiger is being featured in a (UK) TV ad for a well- known cat food, and will probably receive a wider audience than when it first came out (in the States only) in 1959. Ann-Margret’s I Just Don’t Understand was a particular favorite of John Lennon’s and a Beatles’ version, recorded for the BBC 1963, was released on one of the Anthology volumes. Rockabilly singer Kent Westberry originally wrote I Just Don’t Understand as a harmonica instrumental for his friend Charlie McCoy but nothing came of it. Songwriter Marijohn Wilkin put words to the melody and Ann-Margret cut the song in Nashville, with McCoy on harmonica and Jerry Kennedy playing the first fuzz guitar licks-heard on a hit record. Damita Jo recorded the engaging answer record I’ll Save The Last Dance For You, which reached the US Top 30 in the wake of the Drifters #1 Save The Last Dance For Me. Both records utilized the same arranger, Stan Applebaum, who astutely ensured that Jo’s version was sufficiently different to merit airplay in its own right. In fact, there are those who prefer it to the Drifters’ original. We leave it for you to decide. This sparkling set also contains several significant non-hits, most notably the little known original version of My Boy Lollipop by 16 year old Barbie Gaye, recorded some 7 years prior to Millie Small’s million seller. We feel this alone is worth the price of the CD. Songwriter Ellie Greenwich (heard elsewhere on this CD as a member of the Raindrops), was so taken by the record that she named herself Ellie Gaye when she began making records in 1958. Also included is the rare Highland label version of Lonely Blue Nights, Rosie & The Originals’ lost follow-up to Angel Baby, and Forgive Me (For Giving You Such a Bad Time) by Babs Tino – surely a record that deserved a better fate than its minuscule chart placing. As always, we bring you premium audio quality and presentation to match. Please form an orderly queue!

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