She's All Right With Me! Girl Group Sounds USA 1962-1968

£19.99
Ace Records
CHD1569
Format: 
LP

For those who prefer to own their music on vinyl, her 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. 

 

Tracklisting: 
WHIRLWIND - The Rev-Lons
CUPID’S GOT A HOLD ON ME - The Belles
TOO BAD HE’S BAD - Beverly Williams
SIR GALAHAD - The Elites
IS IT BETTER TO LIVE OR TO DIE - Mary Saxton
BEAUTY IS JUST SKIN DEEP - The Sweethearts
I SAY YEAH - The Pets
SUMMERTIME IS SURFIN’ TIME - The Surf Bunnies
FIRST LOVE BABY - Lena Calhoun & The Emotions
YOUR YAH-YAH IS GONE - The Tren-Teens
SO IN LUV - Othello Robertson
YOU ARE MY FIRST LOVE - Pat Hunt
I NEED A GUY - The Lovettes
SING ME A LOVE SONG - Felice Taylor
MR EVERYTHING - Little Eva Harris
HE’S ALL RIGHT WITH ME - The Mirettes