Back by popular demand, the prestigious Teensville label presents another volume of Girls on 45!!!! Covering a four year span (1963-1967), this disc takes the listener through a wide variety of 60s female gems.
Still not convinced? A late girl group bopper, "Oh I Wonder Why", as sung by The Gypsies in 1966, sports one of the catchiest call-and-responses you'll ever hear. Gwen Stacey turns in a fine rendition of cult collector favorite "How Many Times Can One Heart Break". And if you're searching for a name you know, there's Joanie Summers - but with a song you don't - the insatiable "Don't Pity Me".
One of the most revelatory discoveries is not one, but TWO outstanding girlie pop tracks by one Joanne Engel. "The Boy With The Guitar" is found on the first half of the disc, and "He's Looking This Way" (my favorite on the whole disc) is presented later near the end.
Here's the full track listing for your perusal:
1. USHER BOY - MERRY CLAYTON
2. RUN JOHNNY RUN - RAMONA KING
3. I CRY INSIDE - RICKIE PAGE
4. OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS - THE CASHELLES
5. HE’S HURTIN’ ME - BEVERLY WILLIAMS
6. OH I WONDER WHY - THE GYPSIES
7. THE BOY WITH THE GUITAR - JOANNE ENGEL
8. DON’T PITY ME - JOANIE SOMMERS
9. HOW MANY TIMES CAN ONE HEART BREAK - GWEN STACEY
10. HE’LL COME BACK - SYLVIA SHEMWELL
11. CHANGED DISPOSITION - THE PARTY FAVORS
12. I’LL REMEMBER JIMMY - MISS CATHY BRASHER
13. DON’T LET IT GET YOU, GIRL - DEBBIE ROLLINS
14. WILD ANGEL - VICKI SALLEE
15. BIG MAN - BARBARA JACKSON
16. ONLY THE GUILTY CRY - CLYDIE KING & THE SWEET THINGS
17. (WILL YOU EVER BE MY) STEADY BOYFRIEND - APRIL YOUNG
18. SWEETLY AND COMPLETELY - GEORGETTA BANKS
19. AFTER LAST NIGHT - THE REV-LONS
20. STRANGER IN MY ARMS - LYNNE RANDELL
21. THEN CAME HEARTBREAK - THE REASONS
22. HE’S LOOKING THIS WAY - JOANNE ENGEL
23. MR. MAGIC MOON - THE GLEAMS
24. YOU’RE MY BABY - THE CAROLINES
25. YOU’RE NOT THE GUY FOR ME - ERNESTINE ANDERSON
26. DON’T SAY GOODBYE - JEAN KING
The cover art is extravagant & colorful (what else do you expect from Teensville?) and the booklet is expertly annotated by Ash Wells & Mike Edwards. You'll like the way it sounds, too - all of the punch of the original 45s without the snap, crackle, and pop.
What are you waiting for????? Order GIRLS ON 45, VOL 2 at the RRR Store. Just click RIGHT HERE. I dare ya.