More Surfadelic 60’s Girl Groups favorites featuring SHANGRI-LAS, DONNA LOREN, THE TOMBOYS, LYDIA MARCELLE, JEAN & THE STATESIDES, THE STARLETS, ANNETTE, THE BITTERSWEETS, THE PLEASURE SEEKERS, THE ANGELS, SYLVIE VARTAN, THE MARVELETTES, THE SHIRELLS, LULU, TONI MCCANN, THE CHYMES, DIXIE CUPS, BEA, NANCY SINATRA, THE CRYSTALS, THE LIVERBIRDS, MAYALTA PAGE, RAYLENE & THE BLUE ANGELS, THE DEBUTANTES, HAL BLAINE, MINNIE & THE KNEEBONES, CAROL CONNORS, THE CAKE, DENISE & COMPANY, THE DAUGHTERS OF EVE, SHE. 32 trax of 60’s girl rockin’ power, gotta dig!!!
Here’s a collection of Surfadelic 60’s Girl Groups favorites featuring KAREN VERROS, THE WHAT FOUR, SYLVIE VARTAN, FRANCE GALL, MARIANNE FAITHFULL, REPARATA & THE DELRONS, DUSTY SPRINGFIELD, THE MARTELLS, JACQUELINE TAIEB, MARY MCCARTHY, THE TAMMYS, THE SUPREMES, THE CONTINENTAL CO-ETS, THE VISITORS, SUSAN LYNNE, JUNE WILKINSON & MAMIE VAN DOREN, DEBBIE LORI KAYE, DONNA LOREN, THE CAKE, LUV’D ONES, TWO OF CLUBS, LOVE EXCHANGE, THE ANGELS, THE PLEASURE SEEKERS, THE LIVERBIRDS. 28 trax of rockin’ miniskirts action, dig!!!
There are many extraordinary things about Ronnie Spector’s Siren album. It was conceived and produced by the legendary Genya Ravan (aka Goldie Zelcowicz) of one of the first all-girl bands, Goldie & the Gingerbreads. It has a street feel much like Ronnie Spector’s solo concerts over the years. And it has pretty much a cast of thousands. Well, if not thousands, more session people scattered over one album than Phil Spector would put on one song. It is an important piece of Ronnie’s musical legacy which bridges the gap between The Ronettes Sing Their Greatest Hits to the 1995 collection of her ’70s/’80s material on Sony, the “Dangerous” re-release on Australia’s Raven Records. One of the Ramones biggest selling albums, if not their biggest, was the one produced by Phil Spector. Genya Ravan’s choice of the Ramones song “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow” is brilliant. They may have been headbangers, but they were Ronnie Spector fans.
Members of Johnny Thunders’ Heartbreakers, the Dead Boys, and Mink DeVille must have been honored to appear on this, and the musical integrity and heart is there, for sure. Here’s the classic ’60s voice which ruled on Top 40 for five hit records in 1963 and 1964 rocking out with the best of them on songs like “Settin’ the Woods on Fire” with backing by the Diamond Dupree Band, or singing to the reggae beat of the Bahama Mama Band on Roger Cook’s “Let Your Feelings Show.” This is a dynamic and diverse album with even Janis Joplin/Merrilee Rush/Troggs songwriter Chip Taylor weighing in on “Any Way That You Want Me.” If Phil Spector overproduced to good effect, Genya Ravan purposely underproduced, choosing instead to let flavors of different musicians paint the fabric behind Ronnie Spector. In her book ‘Be My Baby’ on page 248, Ronnie says “Genya was a strong producer who knew what she wanted, just like Phil.” High praise indeed! [Allmusic]
UK 60’s girls in garage-mod-beat action! This is for my money the best volume in the New Rubble series. Loadsa cool stuff like fuzzed-out ”Scratch My Back” by Jan Panter, The Martells ”Time To Say Goodbye”, Glenda Collins ”Thou Shalt Not Steal”, cover of Hollies tune ”You Know He Did” by Mary Mccarthy, cool take on The Sorrows ”Baby” by Tracy Rogers… Girls 60’s FUN FUZZ & HAMMOND, Check some favs down there ‘n’ dig!!!
“The Brit girl emerged at the tail end of America’s Pop renaissance and on the brink of a British beat boom. Come 1964, Girl Pop was reproduced at a frightening rate and it is the driven and dedicated girl pop collectors who slaughtered the Brit girl inferiority myth and prompted reissue labels to revisit the vaults for the rare masters. This 2009. collection includes overlooked artifacts from Tracy Rogers, Claire Francis, Diane Lancaster, The Carolines, The Carrolls and others.”
Pretty solid collection of some obscure UK 60’s girl mod/pop sounds. If ya dig US girl groups sounds you gonna like this too. Check some favs ‘n’ dig!
Two vinyl collections of some rare 60’s girl groups garage, R&B & pop tunes in style of ”Girls With Guitars”, ”The Rebel Kind”, ”Destroy That Boy!” or ”Girls in the Garage” comps. Lotsa fine covers of classics as ”High Heel Sneakers”, ” Little Latin Lupe Lu”, ”Wake Me, Shake Me”, ”Louie, Louie”, ”How Do You Do It”, ”I Idolize You”…
”…Take Over!” has ”hard edge” female garage rockers with stuff as “Like A Snake” by The Hairem, “Gonna Have A Good Time” by The Clingers, “Last Train To Liverpool” by The Plommons, “Wake Me Shake Me” by The Wrongh Black Bag, “Little Latin Lupe Lu” by The Debutantes, “I Got A Guy” by Kathy Lynn & The Playboys, “I’d Rather Fight Than Switch” by The Tomboys, “How Do You Do It” by The Lady Bugs, “Lies” by The Delmonas [80’s all-girl garage band], “He’s Not There Anymore” by The Chymes, and “You Just Gotta Know My Mind” by Karen Verros.
”Girl Zone!” are more R&B/Pop oriented collection with few garage tunes include “I Idolize You” by The Charmaines, “Louie Louie” by The Angels, “Here Comes Loneliness” by The Teardrops, “Here She Comes” by The Darlettes, “It’s All In The Way You Look At It Baby” by Mousie & The Traps, “Smoke From Your Cigarette” by The Drake Sisters, “Camel Walk” by The Ikettes, “I’ve Got A Story To Tell You” by The Kavetts, “Together Forever” by Pat Powdrill & The Powerdrills, “Panic” by Reparata & The Delrons, and “Losin Control” by The Fashionettes.
This is not original vinyl rip, trax have been gathered from various sources. Anyways… Girls are coming!
“Is she really going out with him? “Well, there she is, Let’s ask her” “Betty, is that Jimmy’s ring you’re wearing?” “Gee, it must be great riding with him” “Is he picking you up after school today?” “By the way, where did you meet him?…”
[The Shangri-Las ”Leader Of The Pack”]
This Rhino ’87 vinyl collection is one of my favs ’cause it’s a great introduction in 60’s girl groups sounds and has such ace stuff as Shangri-Las”Leader Of The Pack”, ”Remember (Walkin’ In The Sand)” & ”Give Him A Great Big Kiss”, Dixie Cups”Chapel Of Love” & ”People Say”, Chiffons”One Fine Day”, Shirelles”Will You Love Me Tomorrow”, ”Baby It’s You”… You could hear many of these classic tunes in some fine movies as ”Goodfellas”, ”Full Metal Jacket”, ”True Romance”, The Wanderers, ”Quadrophenia” etc. Well, if you’re in romantic mood and wanna feel the real 60’s atmosphere don’t go no further… Vinyl rip by Surfadelic. ”When I say I’m in love, you best believe I’m in love, L-U-V!” Dig!!!
”Well, what color are his eyes? I don’t know, he’s always wearing shades Is he tall? Well, I’ve got to look up Yeah? well I hear he’s bad Hmm, he’s good-bad, but he’s not evil Tell me more, tell me more”
It wasn’t just guys singing about surfboards and hot rods during the surf and drag boom in the early ’60s; the girls were doing it, too, as this delightful 25-track compilation from Ace Records shows. Although nothing here was really ever more than a regional hit, these female singers and groups add a refreshing spin to a genre that puts a premium on motion and speed and expands love to include the sun, endless waves, and high-performance car engines. It adds up to a wonderful batch of rarities including Brian Wilson’s production of “Pray for Surf” by the Honeys (who included Marilyn Rovell, Wilson’s soon-to-be wife), “(Dance with The) Surfin’ Band” by Hal Blaine & the Young Cougars (drum legend Hal Blaine with the Blossoms on vocals), “Will You Love Me (Like You Did Last Summer)” by the Westwoods (Gracia Nitzsche singing an arrangement composed by her husband, Jack Nitzsche), a stomping “Drag Race Johnny” by Australia’s endearing Little Pattie, and the first ever effort by the great songwriting team of Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry, “Red Corvette,” which was billed to Ellie Gee & the Jets. Each of these sides is at least historically interesting, and if some, like a rare surf song from Motown Records, “Surfer Boy” by the Supremes, are conceptually improbable, each conjures up the sound and feel of an endless summer where it isn’t just the guys in motion. [ Steve Leggett]
“Attracted to the British music scene of the time, Fabienne moved to London in 1996, almost immediately joining the Bristols, a then studio project consisting of Liam Watson and Ed Deegan, two producer-engineers at Toerag Studios.
Fabienne had never really sung before but after Liam’s proposition for an audition and knowing that his taste in music was so perfectly matching hers, she was determined to give it a go. The first single ‘Questions I Can’t Answer’ was recorded in a couple of hours, the first vocal take being used on the record that came out the same year on a Damaged Goods 7”. The Bristols were by then willing to make the most of it and in order to play live and tour decided to form a full line up, including members of the Headcoats, Kaisers and Cee Bee Beaumont.
After two albums, a few singles and several tours of Europe, the Bristols came to an end when Fabienne was unable to find a suitable new bass player to replace the original one. Eager to carry on singing, Fabienne went solo, getting backing from various musicians but with no fixed line up.”
Whoa! Whatta post! More girl voiced rockin’ sounds in this REAL COOL 60’s influenced Garage-Pop project, Fabienne Delsol & Liam Watson’s garage supergroup featuring amongst it’s ranks Bruce Brand (Milkshakes/Headcoats) Owen Thomas (Graham Coxon Band/Cee Bee Beaumont) Parsley (The Adventures of Parsley/Dutronc/Dee Rangers).
Influenced by 60’s Garage/Freakbeat as well as Girl Groups, French Ye Ye Pop and stuff, THE BRISTOLS made perfect retro beat sounds for 21st century.
If you dig stuff like Delmonas ,April March or Ludella Black, well crafted 60’s garage pop rock with a bit of psychedelia, you mustn’t miss this ’cause… it’s even better. This is the best stuff I discovered lately. THIS IS A MUST!!!
“Daughter Told Her Mommy, I Wanna Be A Headcoat Girl”
“Formed in 1991, in Kent, as a backing band for Billy Childish’s band The Headcoats, The Headcoatees soon began releasing material of their own. Featuring Holly Golightly, Ludella Black, Kyra LaRubia and Debbie Green, the all girl outfit were active throughout the 90’s, industriously releasing a plethora of albums and singles.”
Straight from [whose else but] the Billy Childish kitchen came thee best girl garage punk band in the world. Surfadelic is pleased to finaly give a treat to Thee Headcoatees LP discography. From their ’91. debut slab “Girlsville” to the real cool ’99 singles collection “The Sisters Of Suave”, you gotta dance, dance, dance to the raw beat of these legendary ”Headcoat” PUNK GIRLS!!!
Their sexy & funny treat of classic Headcoats tunes as well as covers of Bo Diddley, Jimmy Reed, 60’s garage/freakbeat, Sonics, Shadows Of Knight, Troggs, Beatles, Ramones, Undertones, Plastic Bertrand and stuff gonna have you on yer knees.
With one of the most ridiculous 45’s titles ”We Got 7 Inches, But We Wanted Twelve!” and cover of Billy’s tune turned into all-out, full blown fellatio anthem ”Cum Into My Mouth” you know, they’re more than just another girl group. Welcome to the Girlsville!