Early Girls, Vol. 1: Popsicles and Icicles

Early Girls, Vol. 1: Popsicles and Icicles


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While the second volume of the Early Girls series is heavier on chart hits, the first collection offers more choice rarities (which, truth be told, is the real value in retrospectives of this kind). A handful of these 28 cuts are overly cloying (Earl-Jean's "I'm into Something Good" and Little Peggy March's "I Wish I Were a Princess" are almost sickeningly sweet), but the good far outweighs the bad -- alongside familiar singles like Shirley Ellis' "The Name Game" and the Shirelles' "Dedicated to the One I Love" are forgotten classics like Toni Fisher's amazing "West of the Wall" (an echo-drenched ode to Cold War-era romance) and Dodie Stevens' delightfully goofy "Pink Shoe Laces"; early favorites from Phil Spector (the Paris Sisters' "I Love How You Love Me") and Carole King (the superb "It Might as Well Rain Until September," her lone solo hit before breaking through with Tapestry a decade later) round out this smartly compiled, well-annotated and consistently engaging set.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/17/1995
Label: Ace Records Uk
UPC: 0029667160827
catalogNumber: 608
Rank: 43091

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Exciters   Track Performer
Carole King   Track Performer
Shirelles   Track Performer
Aquatones   Track Performer
Betty Everett   Track Performer
Linda Scott   Track Performer
Kathy Young   Track Performer
Shirley Ellis   Track Performer
Toni Fisher   Track Performer
Bonnie Guitar   Track Performer
Hearts   Track Performer
Little Peggy March   Track Performer
Dodie Stevens   Track Performer
Robin Ward   Track Performer
Rosie & the Originals   Track Performer
Murmaids   Track Performer
Earl-Jean   Track Performer
Teen Queens   Track Performer
Janie Grant   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Skeeter Davis   Contributor
David Goddard   Composer
Paris Sisters   Photo Courtesy
Albeth Paris   Contributor
Sherrell Paris   Contributor
Larry Vannata   Composer
Malcolm Baumgart   Liner Notes,Memorabilia,Photo Courtesy
Cathy Young   Contributor
Mick Patrick   Liner Notes
Shirley Elliston   Composer
Priscilla   Contributor

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