HERE COME THE GIRLS Classic American Girl Groups – Records Played

A big, big thank you to Bernie for a brilliant record club, exploring the origins and development of classic American girl groups from the 1940s through to the golden age of the 1960s, Phil Spector and Motown with  a top selection of records. The list was whittled down from over 60, down to 30, of which we got through about two thirds.

It was also fascinating to hear Bernie’s recollections of being a teenager in Glossop in the early 1960s, where he bought his records, what there was to do around town and beyond, plus tales of travels and work in Belgium, Spain and Germany, encounters with American soldiers and the Vietnam war. The records were only half the story for this session!

You can listen to all the records Bernie played here or by clicking the player at the bottom of the page.

A few comments from the world of Facebook and Twitter

Brilliant Club tonight. Sixties girl groups and reminiscence of life in Glossop back in the day.

Really enjoyed Bernie’s records & recollections. Had me in stitches. Also poignant stories how Spain changed & of friendships with black G.I.s.

One of the best. Really good night

Don’t forget, due to the general election there’s no record club in June, but we’ll be back on Thursday 13th July for OPPORTUNITY KNOCKED. Details soon.


RECORDS PLAYED

GRCGirls01

The Andrews Sisters – Shoo Shoo Baby (from The Andrews Sisters In Hifi, Capitol, 1956, orig. 1943)
The Chordettes – Born To Be With You (London Records, 1956)
Patience & Prudence – Get Along Without You Now (1956)
The Chantels – Maybe (1957)
The Teddy Bears – Don’t You Worry My Little Pet/To Know Him Is To Love Him (London, 1958)
The Shirelles – I Met Him On A Sunday (from Golden Hour Of The Shirelles, Pye, 1973, orig. 1958)
The Fleetwoods – Mr Blue (Top Rank, 1958)
The Shirelles – Mama Said (Top Rank, 1961)
The Pony-Tails – Born Too Late (HMV, 1958)
Kathy Young & The Innocents – A Thousand Stars (Top Rank, 1961)

grcgilrs2

The Crystals – He’s A Rebel (London, 1962)
The Crystals – Da Doo Ron Ron (London, 1963)
The Ronettes – Be My Baby (London, 1963)
Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans – Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah (London, 1962)
Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans – Why Do Lovers Break Each Other’s Hearts (London, 1963)
The Supremes – Stop! In The Name Of Love (Tamla Motown, 1965)
Martha and the Vandellas – Dancing In The Street (Stateside, 1964)
The Velvelettes – He Was Really Saying Something (Tamla Motown, 1964)
The Shangri-Las – Long Live Our Love (Red Bird, 1966)
The Shangri-Las – Past Present Future (from Golden Hits Of The Shangri-Las, Philips, orig. 1966)


Listen to records played here or by clicking the player below.


Follow Glossop Record Club on Twitter and Instagram.

‘Like’ Glossop Record Club on Facebook.

Listen to Glossop Record Club on Mixcloud.

Click here to sign up for the mailing list.

Advertisements

June’s Record Club: THE SOUNDS OF ’66

grcthesoundsof66

Honestly, it’s a complete coincidence. But let’s call it serendipity…

I’m not much of a football fan, and although I am of course aware that England last won the World Cup in 1966, when I put this event on the calendar a few months back, I wasn’t aware that this year is World Cup year. And more to the point, that it’s the first match of the tournament on the very same day as this session. (Brazil v Croatia if you’re wondering).

But who cares about that?!

On Thursday 12th June, we’ll be having our very own international tournament, as we time travel via the power of vinyl back to 1966 and pitch the UK against the USA. Six (albums) a side, including a fine selection of classics and lost gems.

The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who, The Hollies and Georgie Fame represent the UK, with Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Nina Simone, Simon & Garfunkel and Bob Lind for the USA.

Vote in the polls below for the ones you want to hear (a maximum of two choices in each poll) and we’ll play the winning two albums in full on the night.

66spines2

For the authentic sound of ’66, the Dansette RG31 will be making a return appearance with a stack of 45s for a spot of Dansette Roulette, plus Manchester DJ legend Martin the Mod will be on hand to spin a few choice cuts. And of course, if you have any records from 1966 that you’d like to share then bring them along.

Cast your votes now – two for the UK and two for the USA.


As for the footy… Well, if you want to bring a football-related record, I’m sure we’ll find time to slip one or two in at the end of the night as a good luck gesture to the England squad. Such generosity of spirit!

Glossop Record Club presents THE SOUNDS OF ’66
Thursday 12th June, 8-11pm.
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT.
FREE ADMISSION.

Click here for venue and travel details.

Follow Glossop Record Club on Twitter.

‘Like’ Glossop Record Club on Facebook.

Click here to sign up for the mailing list.