Where the Girls Are, Vol. 2

Where the Girls Are, Vol. 2


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A 30-song collection of early and mid-'60s girl group rarities, some previously unreleased, from the vaults of the New York-based Scepter and Musicor labels. This is ephemera that can only be recommended to hard-bitten girl group fans, but if you're in that category there are probably enough goodies here to merit a spin. Chief among these is Diane & Annita's tentative 1965 version of "A Groovy Kind of Love" (previously only on a French EP), which according to the liners is the original, even predating the one by Patti LaBelle & the Blue Belles (which is usually presumed to be the original that was covered by the Mindbenders for a huge hit). There's a rare 1962 cut by Tammy Montgomery, who became Tammi Terrell at Motown, and unreleased cuts by Maxine Brown, Goldie & the Gingerbreads, and Marie Knight. The songs by the Shirelles and the Shangri-Las, though not well known, have been easy to find on other compilations. As for the contributions by no names, these are often pleasant and well-produced but largely inconsequential; one bright spot is Ernestine Eady's perky "The Change," which has an uptown bounce typical of many quality New York soul-pop productions of the period.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/27/1999
Label: Ace Records Uk
UPC: 0029667871129
catalogNumber: 711
Rank: 45997

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maxine Brown   Track Performer
Shirelles   Track Performer
Teardrops   Track Performer
Charmers   Track Performer
Toys   Track Performer
Marie Knight   Track Performer
Baby Jane   Track Performer
Bettye LaVette   Track Performer
Shangri-Las   Track Performer
Goldie   Track Performer
Silky   Track Performer
Nella Dodds   Track Performer
Candy   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Carole King   Producer
Bert Berns   Producer
Leroy Glover   Arranger
Bert Keyes   Arranger
Tony Michaels   Producer
Jimmy Radcliffe   Producer
Joe Rene   Arranger
Bud Reneau   Producer
Teacho Wiltshire   Arranger
Luther Dixon   Producer
Malcolm Baumgart   Liner Notes
David Mook   Producer
Tony Bruno   Producer
Mick Patrick   Liner Notes

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