May’s Record Club: HERE COME THE GIRLS Classic American Girl Groups

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We’re back at Glossop Labour Club on Thursday 11th May, when record club regular Bernie presents HERE COME THE GIRLS – an evening of classic American girl groups – from The Andrews Sisters in the 1940s and The Chordettes in the 1950s, to the golden era of The Shangri-Las, The Shirelles, The Crystals and many more in the 1960s.

Bernie will be armed with a stack of records (33, 45 and 78) to tell the history of girl groups from their first flush of popularity during WW2 and how they evolved through the 1950s to become the ultimate post-rock & roll music makers of the early 1960s, telling the stories behind the groups and the songs and how they influenced the British beat groups of the time. Along with classic artists, we’ll also hear the productions of Phil Spector, Shadow Morton and Motown, as well as the songwriting skills of Goffin & King, Greenwich & Barry and Holland-Dozier-Holland among others.

And if you want to bring along to records to share, there’s just one rule – it’s gotta be by a girl (or girls)!

See you there.


HERE COME THE GIRLS – Classic American Girl Groups
Thursday 11th May from 8pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION


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Nick Cave On Vinyl – records played

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Thanks to everyone who came along to the Nick Cave session, expertly curated and introduced by Lyn Lockwood. Here are a few post-session social media comments:

Great Nick Cave night from – a highlight was the early applause for ‘Sonny’s Burning’ by The Birthday Party.

Really enjoyed night at Club tonight, big thanks to , a brilliant guide for the evening.

A great night. Thoroughly enjoyed myself. Nice one Lyn!

And here’s what Lyn has to say about it…

“So where to start with an artist who has had four bands of his own as well as several collaborations, recorded over twenty studio albums, made two documentary films (about himself), written a dozen or so film scores, two novels and a couple of film scripts?

I didn’t quite start at the beginning but we made an early foray into The Birthday Party and the raucous Sonny’s Burning that memorably opens with Nick Cave yelling ‘Hands up who wants to die!’ and ended with a spontaneous round of applause from Glossop’s finest. We then took a chronological journey through some of the key points of Nick Cave’s career, as I tried to show some of his astonishing range- from brooding murder ballads like Stagger Lee to gentle love songs such as Lime Tree Arbor, taking in some of the wild and esoteric landscapes and characters that Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Mick Harvey, Blixa Bargeld and his many other Bad Seeds have created so brilliantly. And it’s a tough choice when you have to leave out entire albums like Let Love In and Push the Sky Away.

The sheer breadth of Nick Cave’s work can be bewildering so it was really great to hear people commenting that they appreciated being guided through the back catalogue and hearing some of the stories behind the songs and albums. We ended with Nick Cave karaoke, with call outs for Nature Boy, Palaces of Montezuma, Idiot Prayer and more, and we even got time to play a little Elvis and Leonard Cohen. So, thanks Glossop Record Club regulars, and some new folk, (and Gavin Hogg’s technical support) for helping me to kick the Easter weekend off to such a wild start”.

We’ll see you on Thursday 11th May for Here Come The Girls – Classic American Girl Groups (from the 40s, 50s and 60s, in case you were wondering). Details soon.


RECORDS PLAYED

Leonard Cohen ‎– Songs From A Room (CBS, 1969)

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SIDE ONE: Bird On The Wire / Story Of Isaac / A Bunch Of Lonesome Heros / The Partisan  / Seems So Long Ago, Nancy

The Birthday Party – Sonny’s Burning (from The Bad Seed EP, 4AD, 1983)
Nick Cave featuring The Bad Seeds – From Her To Eternity (from From Her To Eternity, Mute, 1984)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ‎– The Ship Song (12″, Mute, 1990)
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Stagger Lee (from Murder Ballads, Mute, 1996)

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Lime-Tree Arbour (from The Boatman’s Call, Mute, 1997)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Hiding All Away (from Abattoir Blues / The Lyre Of Orpheus, Mute, 2004)
Grinderman – Heathen Child (from Grinderman 2, Mute, 2010)

Elvis Presley – 40 Greatest Hits (Arcade Records, 1975)

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Hard Headed Woman / King Creole / Jailhouse Rock / A Big Hunk O’ Love / I Got Stung  / One Night

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ‎– Skeleton Tree (Bad Seed Ltd, 2016)

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SIDE ONE: Jesus Alone / Rings Of Saturn / Girl In Amber / Magneto

SIDE TWO: Anthrocene / I Need You / Distant Sky / Skeleton Tree

Grinderman –  Palaces Of Montezuma (from Grinderman 2, Mute, 2010)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Brompton Oratory (from The Boatman’s Call, Mute, 1997)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – There She Goes, My Beautiful World / Nature Boy / Abattoir Blues / Let The Bells Ring / Fable Of The Brown Ape (from Abattoir Blues / The Lyre Of Orpheus, Mute, 2004)


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