VARIOUS

GO GIRLS - THE BIRDS FROM RED BIRD (CHARLY)

VARIOUS - GO GIRLS - THE BIRDS FROM RED BIRD 71170
Format:
1 CD
Release:
12.12.2008
Label:
CHARLY
Genre:
Re-Issues
Kat.-Nr.:
71170
Barcode:
0803415126828
30 of the finest tracks from Leiber and Stoller's Red Bird label's roster of hot girls from the mid-sixties.

For a couple of years in the mid Sixties Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller's legendary Red Bird label and its Blue Cat subsidiary flourished as the hottest, most successful and creative independent record company in the United States.

Hitting the coveted number one spot in the US pop charts with their very first release, The Dixie Cups' 'Chapel Of Love', they swiftly followed it up with equally memorable hits from The Shangri-Las, The Jelly Beans and The Ad-Libs.

The girl group hit sound of the Sixties was predominantly a creation of Red Bird as their 'birds' - in the form of such groups - brought a new dimension to the sound of female vocal groups.

Working out of New York's renowned Brill Building, the husband and wife team of Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry, aided and abetted by George "Shadow" Morton, produced some of the finest and most influential girl sounds of the era.

In addition to its groups, Red Bird's solo girls, including the likes of Dee Dee Warwick, Ellie Greenwich and Linda Jones, produced many fine R&B and soul releases between them.

Notable amongst these are Bessie Banks' magnificent original version of 'Go Now' - a number one hit in the UK for the Moody Blues and Evie Sands' original of 'I Can't Let Go', a number two hit in the U.K.

when it was covered by The Hollies in 1966. This generous 30-track collection of highlights from the label's impressive female roster includes all its biggest hits in addition to several sought-after gems of the genre.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. LEADER OF THE PACK
  • 1.2. CHAPEL OF LOVE
  • 1.3. GO NOW
  • 1.4. I WANNA LOVE HIM SO BAD
  • 1.5. YOU DON'T KNOW
  • 1.6. THE BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY
  • 1.7. I CAN'T LET GO
  • 1.8. REMEMBER (WALKING IN THE SAND)
  • 1.9. FUGITIVE FROM LOVE
  • 1.10. I WONDER
  • 1.11. DON'T THINK MY BABY'S COMING BACK
  • 1.12. IKO, IKO
  • 1.13. COME BACK BABY
  • 1.14. HE AIN'T NO ANGEL
  • 1.15. BIG BAD WORLD
  • 1.16. SOPHISTICATED BOOM BOOM
  • 1.17. I KNOW HE LOVES ME
  • 1.18. IT'S MIGHTY NICE
  • 1.19. RUN HOME TO YOUR MAMA
  • 1.20. WELCOME TO MY HEART
  • 1.21. LET THE MUSIC PLAY
  • 1.22. BABY, BE MINE
  • 1.23. IT SOUNDS LIKE MY BABY
  • 1.24. BABY
  • 1.25. I'M GONNA GET YOU YET
  • 1.26. LOVE HIT ME WITH A WALLOP
  • 1.27. PAYIN' (FOR THE WRONG I DONE)
  • 1.28. YOU HIT ME LIKE T.N.T.
  • 1.29. MR. HEARTBREAK
  • 1.30. GOOD NIGHT, BABY