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Lesley Gore Sings Her Own Songs [13 Sep 2010|09:11am]

I digitized a collection of songs written by Lesley Gore and a collection of "rarities" I first made back in 2002. You can find most of the songs she wrote on various cds but not in one place and you can probably find most of the rarities on Youtube but all together this is still sounding pretty good - Enjoy!




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The Clinger Sisters Spotlight Radio Show (from 2004) [10 Sep 2010|02:57pm]

Check out the re-post of my Clinger Sisters Spotlight Radio Show from 2004. If you missed it back then or want to hear it again, come on over and give it a listen - great stuff!


The Clinger Sisters Spotlight Test Pattern with DJ Patrick
Fri. Jan. 16th 2004 6.00pm–7.00pm

6:00pm / The Clinger Sisters “Shoop Shoop De Boop Rama Lama Ding Dong Yeah Yeah Yeah” from 45 (Tollie 1964)
6:02pm / The Clinger Sisters “Golly Mom” from 45 single (Tollie 1964)
6:04pm / The Clinger Sisters “Puppet” from 45 single (Tollie 1964)
6:07pm / The Clingers “Lean Back Baby” from 45 single (Jo-Bee 1965)
6:09pm / The Clingers “How About Him” from 45 single (Jo-Bee 1965)
6:12pm / The Clingers “Gonna Have A Good Time” from 45 single (Columbia 1969)
6:15pm / The Clingers “And Now You Know Me” from 45 single (Columbia 1969)
6:17pm / The Clingers “Good Day Sunshine” Live on Smothers Brothers show 1969)
6:20pm / Cattanooga Cats “How Did I Ever Get So Lucky” from Cattanooga Cats LP (Curb 1968)
6:22pm / Cattanooga Cats “My Birthday Suit” from Cattanooga Cats LP (Curb 1968)
6:25pm / The Rock Flowers “Double Scoop” from Naturally LP (Wheel 1972)
6:28pm / The Rock Flowers “Number Wonderful” from s/t LP (Wheel 1971)
6:31pm / The Rock Flowers “What's So Good About Goodbye” from Naturally LP (Wheel 1972)
6:34pm / The Rock Flowers “Sing My Song” came with Rock Flower doll (Mattel 1971)
6:36pm / The Rock Flowers “Sweet Times” came with Rock Flower doll (Mattel 1971)
6:38pm / Cher “I Hate To Sleep Alone” Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves (MCA 1971)
6:42pm / Cymbal and Clinger “A Little Bit No, A Little Bit Yes” from s/t (Chelsea 1973)
6:45pm / Dallas (Johnny Cymbal and Peggy Clinger) “Take You Where The Music's Playing” from 45 (Marina 1970)
6:47pm / Bill Cowsill “Wish I Could Say The Same About You” from Nervous Breakthrough (MGM 1971)
6:50pm / David Cassidy “Rock Me Baby” from 45 (Bell 1972)
6:53pm / The Partridge Family “I Got Your Love All Over Me” from Crossword Puzzle (Arista 1973)
6:56pm / Kaptain Kool and The Kongs “You Saved Me” from s/t (Epic 1977)
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Estelle Bennett [15 Feb 2009|12:06pm]

I was sad to hear this weekend of the death of Estelle Bennett from The Ronettes.

Below is an article on her from The Guardian:
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[16 Jun 2008|06:00pm]

hope this is ok to post, but i'm desprately trying to track down an mp3 of Priscilla Paris - stone is very very cold.

can anyone help?


- Amy xox
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[14 Feb 2008|10:56pm]


She was such a little star with such HUGE potential. It's a shame her career didn't last as long as it should have.

Want to read more about her and get in on the star known as Donna Loren? Then please join donnaloren

I have more Beach Party theme communities in the works, so please stay tuned!
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Ronnie Spector ! [13 Nov 2007|06:50pm]

[ mood | bouncy ]

RONNIE SPECTOR & The Ronettes Christmas Party! - 12/8/2007, 8:00 pm

Herbst Theatre - San Francisco
Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 8:00 pm

2007 Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee

The ultimate rock & roll survivor, Ronnie Spector, brings her famed "Christmas Party" to San Francisco for the first time! Ronnie has another recent to celebrate during this holiday season: As the lead singer of the quintessential girl group, the Ronettes, she's just been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Ronnie Spector is one of those rare artists whose voice defines an entire era in pop music: the heart, soul, and passion of female rock and roll—yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Ronnie's recordings of "Frosty the Snowman," "Sleigh Ride," and "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" are the definitive rock & roll versions of these holiday favorites. In 1992, her rendition of "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" was a highlight of the Top Ten platinum album A Very Special Christmas 2.

As the lead singer of the Ronettes, Ronnie cut a string of unforgettable pop classics: "Be My Baby," "Baby I Love," "Do I Love You," and the Grammy Award-winning "Walking In The Rain." In the Sixties, Ronnie toured with the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and the Yardbirds (with Eric Clapton). Ronnie sang on one of the last recording sessions by her friend Jimi Hendrix, and was backed by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band on her version of Billy Joel's "Say Goodbye to Hollywood."
Ronnie's 2006 CD, Last of the Rock Stars, is simply the best and most fully realized album of her career. The supporting cast includes special guests Patti Smith, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner, Rolling Stone Keith Richards, and members of The Raconteurs.

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[17 Sep 2007|11:33pm]

Hey. Anyone know of any good torrent sites, irc channels, usenet groups, forums, etc, specifically for sharing french yé-yé, freakbeat, pop etc? I know there are a lot of cool blogs out there, but how about communities for this kind of stuff?

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hailp! [07 Sep 2007|05:53pm]

[ mood | optimistic ]

Does ANYONE, anyone of you beautiful people out there in dark know where the hail I can find an MP3 of I GOTTA BE ME as sung by the incomparable DELLA REESE? Please, oh please? Bless you, darlings.

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More news regarding The Cake: new Rev-Ola cd [03 Aug 2007|09:02am]

Chelsea Lee from The Cake just posted this over at the Spectropop Yahoo Group.

The Cake CD release
Posted by: "Chelsea Lee"
Thu Aug 2, 2007 10:40 am (PST)

The Cake cd will be released in about 2 weeks. This
is the last time I speak for the Cake. I no longer
want anything to do with my own band due to the fact
I had zero input with the ugly cover-art Revola did.
I am ashamed and in shock at the ugly cover 'art'.
Both lp's are on this cd and it is called 'The Cream
of the Cake' - disgusting. I am in shock because I
could have had my friend, Lorenzo - who is a fabulous
outre artist - do the artwork. He offered to do it
Free. Instead, Revola chose to use a picture of us
that I personnaly despise and what the hell is 'The
Cream of the Cake'?? I worked so hard to get this
music to cd and they completely dissed me. Nuff said.

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The Cake and Ronettes listed in The greatest YouTube music clips [31 Jul 2007|04:41pm]

Now this is strange, The Cake are in the news again - this time for their classic clip performing You Can Have Him from 1967! And they are #2 on the list! And Ronettes are #1!

The greatest YouTube music clips
by Sean O'Hagan, July 29, 2007 12:00 AM

1. Chuck Berry introduces the Ronettes on his Sixties tv show. (http://youtube.com/watch?v=MCUO7F2xjzw&NR=1)
The godfather of rock'n'roll, three foxy chicks, one epic song ('Be My Baby'). And, some of the best frugging you'll ever see.

2. The Cake: 'You Can Have Him' 1967. (http://youtube.com/watch?v=FKEv1CJWJyg)
The grooviest chicks on YouTube. The Cake were a truly fab sixties' three-piece girl group, comprising Chelsea, Barbara and Jeanette. They looked like they had an expense account at Biba, and sang like angels. The late Jeanette Jacobs Woods is the one who stands stock still throughout this teared-stained melodrama of a song. What a gal!

for the entire list: http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/observermusic/2007/07/the_greatest_youtube_music_cli.html
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I'm Patty Duke, pal ... [24 Jul 2007|05:00am]

[ mood | impressed ]

...that's me singin' on that television!

I don't think I've ever heard Miss Patty Duke sound better and she was singin' live! Check out this clip too:

I used to watch The Mike Douglas Show all the time when I was a kid. ::sighsville:: memories.

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ten classic girl groups [18 Jul 2007|08:52am]

Interesting list of the ten classic girl groups - The Cake are on here! And The Paris Sisters are number 1!


The ten classic girl groups
From the slick to the shambolic, Chris Campion sings the praises of pop's greatest sister acts

Chris Campion
Sunday July 15, 2007

Observer Music Monthly

1. The Paris Sisters
Glamour, mystery, intimacy. Songs that speak of heartbreak and hysteria delivered in glacial tones. Female emotions hemmed-in and restrained. These are the hallmarks of the classic girl group. The Paris Sisters (Priscilla, Sherell and Albeth) all but defined the ethereal femininity of the girl group sound with a string of haunting and enigmatic early Sixties hits - including 'I Love How You Love Me' - produced by Phil Spector. Indeed, they were the first girl group he produced. Infatuated with the youngest, prettiest Paris sister, Priscilla (then 16), he placed her dreamy and seductive voice upfront. The Paris Sisters had one of the longest and most versatile careers of any girl group. They started out as child clones of the Andrews Sisters in the Fifties, singing with Sinatra and Elvis at Dunes in Las Vegas. Their later material, some self-written by Priscilla and produced by Jack Nitzsche, then became increasingly artful.

2. The Shangri-Las

With their black leather and go-go boots, the Shangri-Las were the moody, broody rebels of the girl group pack, singing bruised and bloodied teenage melodramas under the tutorship of writer-producer George 'Shadow' Morton.

3. The Ronettes

Phil Spector came into his own managing and producing these three street-smart girls from Spanish Harlem, who ended up in years of litigation with the 'Wall of Sound' maestro over his failure to pay royalties for their million-selling hits.

4. The Supremes

Behind the glitz and the upbeat pop-soul of their Motown hits, drama ruled. When Diana Ross took centre stage, original member Florence Ballard took to drink and was forced out of the group, later dying in virtual poverty at the age of 32.

5. The Cake

The daughters of Sgt Pepper , these three hip and sassy NYC girls wrote and performed baroque folk, psychedelic madrigals and blue-eyed soul with rock attitude. The Cake were formed in 1966 and baked by '68 but stayed fresh and way ahead of their time.

6. The Shaggs

Either the worst rock group ever or so musically inept they were avant-garde. Either way, this sibling trio from New Hampshire were a charming shambles, beloved by Kurt Cobain and Frank Zappa. Album Philosophy of the World is an outsider classic.

7. The Go-Gos

This riotous quintet of new wave Valley girls emerged from the Seventies LA punk scene and scored two firsts. They were the first girl band to hit the top of the Billboard album charts and the first to spawn a (rather tame) celebrity sex tape.

8. TLC

The third biggest-selling girl group of all time scored with the same mix of pop, rap, R&B and street attitude later mined by Destiny's Child. Bouncing back from self-declared bankruptcy, the group was hit by the untimely 2002 death of Left Eye Lopes.

9. Girls Aloud

Footballer husbands, perma-tans and paparazzi attention: such are the accoutrements of a successful modern girl group. Girls Aloud have all these, plus the talents of production team Xenomania, helping them punch above their weight.

10. Spice Girls

More marketing brand than bona fide girl group, the Spice Girls espoused spurious feminist principles to mask basic greed. They sold everything from scooters to crisps and made a packet in the process. But not enough to forestall the reunion.
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Sandy Posey rarities [07 Jun 2007|11:15pm]

I just posted a collection of Sandy Posey rarities that is filled with girl group and country pop styled sounds over in my lj, so check it out if you're interested.


It includes Sandy Posey 's early singles from 1965-1966 she released as Sandy Carmel, Betty York, Betty Richards, Sherry York and as Sandy; her Italian single (versions of Born a Woman and A Single Girl sung in Italian); select tracks from her albums Born A Woman (1966), Single Girl (1967), I Take It Back (1967), and Looking at You (1968); Sandy Posey Covers by Rickey Page (as Sherry Young and Kathy Shannon), and Dan Hill and His Sounds Electronic; the Sandy Posey Coke Commericals; Sandy Posey singles from 1968-1973; and finally the entire Why Don't We Go Somewhere and Love (1972) album to round out the compilation.
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Lesley Gore one-two punch [12 May 2007|07:18pm]

Check out my Lesley Gore two-fer posts for lots of girl group goodness:
Love Her By Name: A Lesley Gore Tribute: http://foxbase.livejournal.com/657138.html

gore45: http://foxbase.livejournal.com/656766.html
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Girl Groups On Flickr [06 May 2007|01:52pm]

Hi everybody! I just started a "companion" group to this community on Flickr here:
I thought it would be a good idea to have girl group related photos in one spot, so share and enjoy!:)
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Sylvie and Brigitte [03 May 2007|01:05pm]

Hello! Does anyone have the photos of Sylvie Vartan with Brigitte Bardot? I've been looking everywhere! Thanks in advance.

Also, has anyone heard anything about Sylvie Vartan's book Si Je Chante released in 1981? I had never heard of it before, but bought it on Ebay for a reasonably cheap price. It supposedly has lots of photos from throughout her career. Hopefully it was a good buy!

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links, links, links [29 Apr 2007|06:03pm]

MP3 blog stuff:

Splendida is featuring a track by the mysterious Ruby Rats. I love it when girl groups cover girl groups.

Meanwhile, if you scroll down to April 19th on the Crud Crud blog you can download a number by the Ladybugs, who were really just Jackie DeShannon and the Murmaids in disguise.

Final link: Ready Steady Girls is a great primer on European girly pop--what a fabulous new resource!
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Twinkle's lost record. [29 Apr 2007|12:10pm]

[ mood | mellow ]

Hey guys and gals. I just uploaded Twinkle's Michael Hannah: The Lost Years CD for a friend of mine and I thought I'd post the link here, too, in case anyone was interested. It's a wonderful record!

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Twinkle - Michael Hannah: The Lost Years

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The faboo Miss Jan Errico/Ashton [21 Apr 2007|07:53pm]

[ mood | happy ]


(Jan's two bands, Vejtables and The Mojo Men, evidently have comps on Sundazed (I have the Mojo Men one))

found this clip courtesy of www.myspace.com/jayneisblonde (Jayne County, yet another BAD GIRL genius...)

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Mary Weiss in person at the Cleveland Rock Hall [08 Apr 2007|09:27pm]

"On Wednesday, April 18, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host An Evening with Mary Weiss, the lead singer of the Shangri-Las. This event, which will take place in the Museum's 4th Floor Theater at 7:00 pm, is part of the Museum's ongoing "From Songwriters to Soundmen: The People Behind the Hits" series.

Mary Weiss was fourteen when she first hit the charts with “Remember (Walking in the Sand)” as the lead singer of The Shangri-Las. “Remember (Walking in the Sand)” was quickly followed with iconic chartbusters including “Leader of the Pack,” “Out in the Streets,” “Give Us Your Blessings” and many more.

Please feel free to spread to word to any friends/family members/colleagues that may be interested. For those of you who have not reserved seats at this event, but would like to, simply reply to this email and we'll put you on the guest list. For those who have already signed up, we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, April 18!

This event is FREE with a reservation. Please email edu@rockhall.org to RSVP. If you do not have access to email, please call 216.515.8426."
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