Dream Babes, Vol. 1: Am I Dreaming?

Dream Babes, Vol. 1: Am I Dreaming?

     
 
The British girl group sound was a different animal than the American article: there was an equal emphasis on production craft, but there was a higher proportion of pop to soul, and a Europop influence in many of the melodies and arrangements. This 24-track compilation gathers rare non-hit singles from 1962 to 1970, and none of the singers will be familiar to U.S.

Overview

The British girl group sound was a different animal than the American article: there was an equal emphasis on production craft, but there was a higher proportion of pop to soul, and a Europop influence in many of the melodies and arrangements. This 24-track compilation gathers rare non-hit singles from 1962 to 1970, and none of the singers will be familiar to U.S. listeners (indeed, most or all of them will be unfamiliar to British ones as well). It's decent but light girl group (or girl group-influenced) '60s pop that could often use more grit; some of it's fairly strong, but there are no melodies or performances that announce "classic" in neon lights. If you're a sucker for the girl group sound, it's an acceptable addition to the library, with some standouts, like Samantha Jones' "Don't Come Any Closer" (covered to greater effect in French by Françoise Hardy), Alma Cogan's "Snakes and Snails," and Carole Deene's goofy "Some People," with a train whistle bleating away in the background.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/20/1998
Label:
Rpm Records Uk
UPC:
5022911311377
catalogNumber:
137

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Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Madeline Bell   Track Performer
Lesley Duncan   Track Performer
Cindy Williams   Track Performer
Beryl Marsden   Track Performer
Alma Cogan   Track Performer
Alison Wonder   Track Performer
Three Bells   Track Performer
Track   Track Performer
Sami Sloan   Track Performer
Andee Silver   Track Performer
Tiffany   Track Performer
Jackie Lee   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Ellie Greenwich   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Jeff Barry   Composer
Track   Contributor
Bob Stanley   Liner Notes

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