Someone recommend me a GREAT 'girl group' comp

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Stuff like, Ronettes, Shangri-las, Little Eva, Shirelles, etc. I'm dying to have a good compilation here! Alternatively, make a great comp on your computer, and get on soulseek! :)

King Kobra (King Kobra), Friday, 24 October 2003 02:32 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Girls in the Garage Volume 1!

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Friday, 24 October 2003 02:36 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i rate Growin' Up Too Fast: The Girl Group Anthology

the surface noise (electricsound), Friday, 24 October 2003 02:38 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

not exclusively girl groups, but i'd start with the phil spector box set: "back to mono"

vahid (vahid), Friday, 24 October 2003 02:58 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

what am i talking about? well it's a good place for ronettes singles, anyway.

vahid (vahid), Friday, 24 October 2003 03:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

let's go: joe meek's girls

nebbesh (nebbesh), Friday, 24 October 2003 07:19 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

For more obscure stuff, one of my favourites is "Let's Go, Joe Meek's Girls"

Jack Battery-Pack (Jack Battery-Pack), Friday, 24 October 2003 07:19 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

wow... synchronicity...

Jack Battery-Pack (Jack Battery-Pack), Friday, 24 October 2003 07:19 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Will I be shot down for recommending Bananarama's Greatest Hits?

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Friday, 24 October 2003 08:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

yeah, but more because it's kinda offtopic than anything else

the surface noise (electricsound), Friday, 24 October 2003 11:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Ooops, this (perhaps predictably) was the second one:

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Friday, 24 October 2003 11:45 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"where the girls are" on ace is pretty great. more obscure than shangri la's etc, but theres a fantastic 50's Aqua version of 'how much is that doggy in the window' and also a wonderful doris day goes girl pop song

adam b (adam b), Friday, 24 October 2003 11:53 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

'growing up too fast' and the decca comp are both ace. there's a really good comp of pye records, as well. i'll try to dig up my copy to find a title.

lauren (laurenp), Friday, 24 October 2003 14:51 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

girls in the garage vol. ??? - oriental special...

features Rita Chao and Nancy Sit, really wild out of control mid-60s punk out of Singapore

gygax! (gygax!), Friday, 24 October 2003 17:45 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I second the Girls in the Garage comp suggestions (oddly both made by fellow SF residents). I have Vol. 2 and it R0XX0R!

Shakey Mo Collier, Friday, 24 October 2003 17:52 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

There's a great, very cheap 3 CD set called 'Chapel of Love and other great girl group gems'. No Spector on it, but some Shangri-Las and Dixie Cups. For Spector there's the best of CDs or the boxed set (not all girl groups, but still...)

jadrenos (jadrenos), Friday, 24 October 2003 18:04 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Fritz to thread!

Sean (Sean), Friday, 24 October 2003 18:10 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

yeah, people have named a lot of good ones but I'll flip through some of mine when I get home.

for more obscure stuff, I really like "Dream Babies" - which has The Girls' "Chico's Girl" and The Satisfactions' "Daddy, You just Gottta Let Him In" - which are both "He's Not A Rebel" style love songs to bad boys...

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Friday, 24 October 2003 20:57 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

the oriental special girls in the garage is fab! i also like volume 7, because it has "7 heures du matin" by jacqueline taieb. i can't remember the other volume i love, but it has "cleo cleopatra" by kari lynn on it. this song is necessary for a happy life.

lauren (laurenp), Friday, 24 October 2003 21:41 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

not entirely girl group, but the "Red Bird Story" double LP set issued by Charly has some Shangri-Las, Dixie Cups and AdLibs stuff on it. not exactly obscurities, but grand stuff, anyway.

pauls00, Friday, 24 October 2003 21:51 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

Girls Girls Girls Vol. 1

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Sunday, 15 March 2009 13:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

One Kiss Can Lead to Another is a bit of a canon choice now, but it's REALLY good. Cool packaging as well!

NotEnough, Sunday, 15 March 2009 13:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

The Ace Records "Early Girls" discs (5 volumes so far) are excellent collections of hits, forgotten hits and collector faves. They're a good next-step following the Rhino "Best of the Girl Groups" and "One Kiss Can Lead to Another" comps.

(Speaking of "One Kiss...": Sequel please, Rhino!)

Hideous Lump, Sunday, 15 March 2009 18:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

there's an amazing (mainly soul) record store out here in sf named rooky ricardo's where the owner makes a bunch of bootleg cd compilations and sells them for like $5 each. picked up a couple AMAZING girl group ones, some incredibly rare and not so rare stuff in there but all in all both are great listens. seemed like a good way to get people to come back to the shop too, looking for vinyl versions of their favorite songs off the cds, etc

all-seeing eye of horus (psychgawsple), Sunday, 15 March 2009 18:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

contains awesomeness

Last Exit to Steve Brookstein (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 15 March 2009 18:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

i stumbled upon this amazing compilation, which has a bunch of songs i'd never heard. the three degrees tracks in particular are stunning

akaky akakievich, Monday, 5 October 2009 22:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

eight years pass...

I made one!

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 02:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

On a UK tip I wholeheartedly love this comp: The Girls Are At It Again

umsworth (emsworth), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 02:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

i stumbled upon this amazing compilation, which has a bunch of songs i'd never heard. the three degrees tracks in particular are stunning

― akaky akakievich, Monday, October 5, 2009 3:06 PM (eight years ago)

I almost ordered this on a whim after scrolling up and seeing it (it’s been a while since I’ve bought a girl group CD)... but first I went to my shelf, and found I already have it; and had marked only track “8” with a Post-it note on the front (meaning I found that to be the only notable track that I didn’t already have elsewhere).

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 04:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

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