60´s Girl Groups / Female Artists

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  • Franklin Aretha - The Complete Releases 1956-62 (2CD) (CD)


    or several decades Aretha Franklin has enjoyed the accolade of being called “The Queen Of Soul”, a position that was cemented by her landmark 1967 pop and R&B No. 1 “Respect”. However, her career as a recording artist was a decade old by that time, having honed her style and singing gospel, jazz and blues- influenced material in her late teens. This great value 48-track collection brings together all of her recordings which were released through to 1962, by which time she had established a reputation as a distinctive, soulful and dynamic performer and had made early inroads in both the R&B and pop charts. It comprises her debut recordings as a gospel artist on the 10” LP “Songs Of Faith”, for Joe Von Battle’s JVB label, made when she was just 14 years old, and then all her singles for Columbia, most of which came from her three albums for the label “Aretha Franklin With The Ray Bryant Combo”, “The Electrifying Aretha Franklin” and “The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging Aretha Franklin”, the complete content of which is also included, along with a track from a multi-artist Christmas compilation. It’s a thorough showcase for her talent and style in the early years of her career.

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  • Ann-Margret - Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree (Red 7″ Vinyl) (7 single/EP)


    From the woman once dubbed “the female Elvis Presley” comes this brand new recording of a Christmas classic!

    This brilliant and vivacious includes special guest Sonny Landreth, a southern blues guitar icon!

    The perfect stocking stuff!

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  • Ann-Margret - Born To Be Wild (7 single/EP)


    A legend of the stage and screen, icon Ann-Margret, returns to her first love, music, with this vivacious and energetic cover of Steppenwolf’s classic rebel anthem!

    Includes guest support from legendary garage rock troupe The Fuzztones!

    Watch for the full-length album from A-M coming soon featuring a variety of guest performers including Bobby Rydell (who co-starred with Ann-Margret in Bye Bye Birdie), Blondie’s Clem Burke, Wrecking Crew member Don Randi, rockabilly superstar Danny B. Harvey and more!

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  • Delicates, Starlets & Angels - Evolution of a Vocal Group (CD)


    HE ANGELS, who would go on to become one of the iconic Girl Groups of the 1960s, had their roots in two earlier female vocal groups, THE DELICATES and THE STARLETS, both of whom were hugely popular in New York

    This compilation traces their evolution, and includes everything recorded by all three groups between 1959-62 featuring, at different times, the lead voices of Peggy Santiglia, Linda Malzone, and Linda Jansen.

    Included herein are their early hits, viz: The Delicates’ ’Ronnie Is My Lover’ and ’Black & White Thunderbird’; The Starlets’ ’P.S. I Love You’; and The Angels’ ”Til’, ’Cry Baby Cry’ and ’Everybody Loves A Lover’.

    Also included, in its entirety, is The Angels’ first LP ”And The Angels Sing”.

    This is the first time that this body of work has been thus compiled, and a great many of these sides are well-nigh impossible to find elsewhere on CD.

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  • Various - Girls With Guitars Gonna Shake! (CD)


    Ten genuine all-girl bands join forces with similar 60s females of the species on this new volume in our ear-grabbing ”Girls With Guitars” series, providing further confirmation that girls can do what the guys do. The CD kicks off in great style with three of the best tracks to feature in the series so far: the Belles’ ’Melvin’, a great gender-switched version of Van Morrison’s ’Gloria’; a rendering of John Lee Hooker’s ’Dimples’ by the Missfits; and Girls Take Over’s uninhibited proto-punk treatment of Tommy Tucker’s ’Hi Heel Sneakers’. The Missfits, a young five-piece from Blackpool with a taste for R&B, also tackle Bo Diddley’s ’You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover’ and ’Chuck Berry’s ’I’m Talking About You’; all three of their tracks are previously unreleased. For the record, lest anyone’s keeping tally, the other featured guitar-toting all-girl bands are She, Goldie & the Gingerbreads, the Debutantes, the Liverbirds, the Beat-Chics, the Ace Of Cups and the Mysteries. Elsewhere, Debbie Williams sings lead with the all-male Unwritten Law, ballsy-voiced Joyce Harris is backed by Texas bar band the Daylighters, the teenage Chymes trio are accompanied by the un-billed Turtles and, well, you get the picture. Naturally, those so inclined can learn more about all the artists in the accompanying 24-page booklet containing a picture-packed 4,000-word track commentary by series compiler Mick Patrick.

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  • Various - She’s All Right With Me! Girl Group Sounds USA 1961-1968 (LP)


    For those who prefer to own their music on vinyl, here is an eclectic and gorgeously packaged selection of American girl group artefacts from the 60s. The album opens with Whirlwind by producer Gary Paxton protégées the Rev-Lons, the trio’s final recording but also their best, and closes with He’s All Right With Me by the Mirettes (the Ikettes incognito). Other highlights include the Supremes-style Cupid’s Got A Hold On Me by the Belles; the Sweethearts recording of Beauty Is Just Skin Deep, a song originally intended for the Ikettes; and Summertime Is Surfin’ Time by the Surf Bunnies three more terrific instances of the West Coast girl group sound. But not all the tracks here emanate from that part of the USA viz Mr Everything by New York-based Little Eva Harris and little-heard examples from the Pets, Tren-Teens and Lovettes, all from New Jersey. Felice Taylor here with her unissued-at-the-time Sing Me A Love Song graces the eye-popping jacket, which houses a colourful inner sleeve featuring a 3,000-word track commentary and an array of illustrations. Compilation and notes by Mick Patrick.

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  • Various - One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found (4CD Boxset) (Käytetty CD)


    ”The importance of the girl group sound of the early ’60s is often over-looked in the traditional telling of the history of Rock & Roll – in most accounts after the first wave of rockers either died (Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran), quit (Little Richard), went into the army (Elvis) or married a cousin (Jerry Lee Lewis), hordes of one-named Teen Idols (Fabian, Frankie, Dion) and smoothies (Bobby Rydell, Paul Anka) took over and rock music withered away until the Beatles rescued it. This narrow-minded opinion leaves out so much amazing music (Del Shannon, Jackie Wilson, the Everly Brothers, Lou Christie, the start of Motown, the Beach Boys and the surf sound as well as so much classic R&B) that it makes your head hurt. Add to that list of amazing music the girl group sound. Add the Ronettes, the Shirelles, the Chiffons, Little Eva and the Cookies. Add a style of music that when it is happy is just about the most exuberant sound on earth and when it is sad can completely rip your heart out. The sheer amount of girl group collections that have been released are a testament to the power of the sound and with the release of Rhino’s One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found maybe even the rock snobs will get over themselves and get on board. Those who already are hip to the power of the girl group sound will be floating on a cloud after just one look at the track listing. Most of the major movers and shakers from behind the mikes (everyone from the Shangri-Las, Barbara Lewis, Maxine Brown to Dusty Springfield, Jackie DeShannon and the Toys) and the mixing board (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, the Tokens, Tony Hatch, Shadow Morton, Bob Crewe and Bert Berns) are here along with loads of acts that range from the obscure (Dorothy Berry, Sadina, Sylvan, the Pussycats) to the literally unknown (Marsha Gee). Best of all there are almost no hits to be found. There’s no ”Leader of the Pack,” no ”Stop in the Name of Love,” no ”Going to the Chapel”. Instead the compilers focus on under-rated or rare songs by the top names and the best songs by the second tier and below artists. This decision means there are no tracks that are over-used or obvious and that the disc is brimming with surprises and new discoveries to all but the most in-the-know girl group fanatics. Even they might find something here that will knock their bobby socks off and if not, at least they are in for almost five hours of pure fun.

    Rhino’s designers must have had fun too when coming up with the look of the set; it is packaged in a miniature hat box, the liner notes are made to look like a diary and each separate disc is housed in a mock compact. Very cute but a retailer’s nightmare no doubt. The liner notes themselves are mostly wonderful, especially co-compiler Sheila Burgel’s nifty track-by-track annotations, and there are tons of great photos including a shot of the Shangri-Las in the studio that is almost worth the price of the set alone. The music is the real draw however; the four discs and 120 songs are lovingly chosen and sequenced with great care, making sure to keep things interesting by blending styles, tempos and moods in a glittering display of pop genius. The compilers (Sheryl Farber and Gary Stewart) make remarkably few mis-steps and quite a few brilliant decisions. The first and most important one was to cast a very wide net when gathering tracks, namely by looking to the UK for artists. There was very fertile scene there in the early to mid-60s that produced some major talent like Dusty Springfield, Sandie Shaw and Lulu. Indeed some of the collections most exciting tracks are drawn from the U.K. vaults like Petula Clark’s pounding rocker ”Heart,” Lulu’s even more pounding rocker ”I’ll Come Running” (featuring some wild guitar from session whiz Jimmy Page) P.P. Arnold’s definitive version of ”The First Cut is Deepest” and Dusty’s majestic cover of the Baby Washington song ”I Can’t Wait to See My Baby’s Face”. Another fine strategy was picking”

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  • Springfield Dusty - See All Her Faces 2LP (RSD)


    Large White Hype Sticker RECORD STORE DAY : DUSTY SPRINGFIELD – See All Her Faces – RSD 2022, limited edition
    Stunning 50th Anniversary 2LP set – Features the original album plus a – mini LP of bonus cuts from the period

    Remastered at Abbey Road Studios
    Enhanced artwork with added
    photos and archive material
    Heavyweight black vinyl
    452 519-6

    Single LP sleeve, 2 x printed inner sleeves.

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  • Various - Pin-Up Girls Vol. 3 – Love To Love (RSD, Coloured) (LP)


    From the album opener “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” written by Cole Porter and recorded in 1953 by Peggy Lee until Carla Thomas’ version of Sam Cooke’s sixties hit-single “I’ll Bring It On Home To You”. Actress, model, singer & sex symbol Mamie Van Doren, best remembered for the rock ’n’ roll, juvenile delinquency exploitation movie ‘Untamed Youth’ (1957) with the song “Ooh Ba La Baby”. There’s the famous duet from Marlene Dietrich & Rosemary Clooney called “Dot’s Nice – Donna Fight!”. American-born French entertainer, French Resistance agent and civil rights activist Josephine Baker with a fine “Ram – Pam Pam” and Italian ‘Dame Grand Cross’ Sophia Loren with “Bing! Bang! Bong! 20 pin-ups to get your pick-up needle tickled over and over again.

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