Where The Girls Are Volume 6 Various Artists (Where The Girls Are)

£11.50

Availablity:
World
Genre:
Girls
Label:
Ace Records
Format:
CD
Catalogue Id:
CDCHD 1032

While the previous four volumes series focused on individual labels, the sixth edition reverts to the more all-encompassing formula of Volume 1, with 26 tracks drawn from 18 different outlets. All but a handful are new to CD, five of them previously unissued in any form. At one extreme of the sound spectrum is the breathy-voiced Carol Connors, former lead singer of Phil Spector’s Teddy Bears, while at the other is future Ikette Pat Powdrill with a 100 mph version of a Goffin & King classic. Pat’s backing group was named the Powerdrills. Hear ‘I Can’t Hear You’ and understand why. The Darlettes open the CD with a flourish of sophistication, as you might expect from a track written and produced by Van McCoy. Zap to track 26 to find the Goodees, bold enough to tread where even the Shangri-Las dared not, with a slab of Southern Gothic titled ‘Jilted’. (Dumped at the altar is one thing. Up the duff too is another.) The lavish booklet features a 6,500-word track commentary, plus the customary array of rare photographs, some of which were supplied by the performers themselves.

By Mick Patrick 

 

Track listing

Side 1

  • 01
    Lost - The Darlettes

  • 02
    (Make It Last) Take Your Time - Barbara Mills

  • 03
    Little Baby - Kathy Lynn & the Playboys

  • 04
    I Have Feelings Too - Denita James

  • 05
    Hang It Up - Joy Dawn

  • 06
    The Greatest - The Percells

  • 07
    He's My Special Boy - Kathy Lynn & the Playboys

  • 08
    Walkin' My Baby - Sue Thompson

  • 09
    Walk Tall (Like A Man) - The 2 Of Clubs

  • 10
    No More Tears - The Sweethearts

  • 11
    Sugar Plum (Give Me Some) - Little Eva

  • 12
    Cupid's Got A Hold On Me - The Belles

  • 13
    Yes I Know - The Ladybirds

  • 14
    Whoa Whoa Baby Take It Slow - Tutti Hill

  • 15
    Every Boy And Every Girl - The Chiffons

  • 16
    I'm Not Gonna Worry ('Cause I Know He's Mine) - The Cinnamons

  • 17
    That's No Way To Spend My Time - The Pen-etts

  • 18
    My Imaginary Guy - Deanie Parker & the Valadors

  • 19
    Big Time Operator - Joan Moody

  • 20
    Captured By Your Love - Felice Taylor

  • 21
    He's So Fine - Beverly Warren

  • 22
    Lonely Little Beach Girl - Carol Connors

  • 23
    He Belongs To Me - Carol Connors

  • 24
    Why Do Lovers Break Each Other's Heart? - Reparata

  • 25
    I Can't Hear You (No More Baby) - Pat Powdrill

  • 26
    Jilted - The Goodees

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