Early Girls, Vol. 1: Popsicles and Icicles

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
While the second volume of the Early Girls series is heavier on chart hits, the first collection offers more choice rarities which, truth be told, is the real value in retrospectives of this kind. A handful of these 28 cuts are overly cloying Earl-Jean's "I'm into Something Good" and Little Peggy March's "I Wish I Were a Princess" are almost sickeningly sweet, but the good far outweighs the bad -- alongside familiar singles like Shirley Ellis' "The Name Game" and the Shirelles' "Dedicated to the One I Love" are forgotten classics like Toni Fisher's amazing "West of the Wall" an echo-drenched ode to Cold War-era romance and Dodie Stevens' delightfully goofy "Pink Shoe ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
While the second volume of the Early Girls series is heavier on chart hits, the first collection offers more choice rarities which, truth be told, is the real value in retrospectives of this kind. A handful of these 28 cuts are overly cloying Earl-Jean's "I'm into Something Good" and Little Peggy March's "I Wish I Were a Princess" are almost sickeningly sweet, but the good far outweighs the bad -- alongside familiar singles like Shirley Ellis' "The Name Game" and the Shirelles' "Dedicated to the One I Love" are forgotten classics like Toni Fisher's amazing "West of the Wall" an echo-drenched ode to Cold War-era romance and Dodie Stevens' delightfully goofy "Pink Shoe Laces"; early favorites from Phil Spector the Paris Sisters' "I Love How You Love Me" and Carole King the superb "It Might as Well Rain Until September," her lone solo hit before breaking through with Tapestry a decade later round out this smartly compiled, well-annotated and consistently engaging set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/17/1995
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667160827
  • Catalog Number: 608
  • Sales rank: 125,891

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Do Wah Diddy Diddy - The Exciters (2:26)
  2. 2 You're No Good - Betty Everett (2:20)
  3. 3 The Name Game - Shirley Ellis (3:01)
  4. 4 Chains - Carole King (2:31)
  5. 5 It Might as Well Rain Until September - Carole King (2:27)
  6. 6 I'm into Something Good - Earl-Jean (2:52)
  7. 7 I Can't Stay Mad at You - Skeeter Davis (2:09)
  8. 8 I Wish I Were a Princess - Little Peggy March (2:12)
  9. 9 I've Told Ev'ry Little Star - Linda Scott (2:17)
  10. 10 Triangle - Janie Grant (2:28)
  11. 11 West of the Wall - Toni Fisher (2:36)
  12. 12 Pink Shoelaces - Dodie Stevens (2:28)
  13. 13 Music! Music! Music! - The Sensations (3:17)
  14. 14 Dear Baby - The Hearts (3:00)
  15. 15 Whenever a Teenager Cries - Reparata & the Delrons (2:50)
  16. 16 Popsicles and Icicles - The Murmaids (2:36)
  17. 17 Wonderful Summer - Robin Ward (2:30)
  18. 18 I Love How You Love Me - The Paris Sisters (2:05)
  19. 19 Dark Moon - Bonnie Guitar (2:46)
  20. 20 You - The Aquatones (2:03)
  21. 21 'Til - The Angels (2:32)
  22. 22 The Great Pretender - Kathy Young (3:13)
  23. 23 Angel Baby - Rosie & the Originals (2:51)
  24. 24 Eddie, My Love - The Teen Queens (3:17)
  25. 25 He's Gone - The Chantels (2:31)
  26. 26 Dedicated to the One I Love - The Shirelles (2:03)
  27. 27 Son-In-Law - The Blossoms (2:06)
  28. 28 Easier Said Than Done - The Essex (2:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Exciters Track Performer
Carole King Track Performer
The Shirelles Track Performer
The Aquatones Track Performer
Betty Everett Track Performer
Linda Scott Track Performer
Kathy Young Track Performer
Shirley Ellis Track Performer
Toni Fisher Track Performer
Bonnie Guitar Track Performer
The Hearts Track Performer
Little Peggy March Track Performer
Dodie Stevens Track Performer
Robin Ward Track Performer
Rosie & the Originals Track Performer
The Murmaids Track Performer
Earl-Jean Track Performer
The Teen Queens Track Performer
Janie Grant Track Performer
Technical Credits
Skeeter Davis Contributor
David Goddard Composer
The Paris Sisters Photo Courtesy
Albeth Paris Contributor
Sherrell Paris Contributor
Larry Vannata Composer
Malcolm Baumgart Liner Notes, Memorabilia, Photo Courtesy
Cathy Young Contributor
Mick Patrick Liner Notes
Shirley Elliston Composer
Priscilla Contributor
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