Girl Group Greats

Girl Group Greats

     
 
There are two ways of looking at Rhino's Girl Group Greats. First, you could argue that it's unnecessary, since every one of its 20 cuts is known (and probably owned) by girl group collectors. Second, you could argue that it's absolutely necessary, since every one of its 20 tracks forms the essential foundation for a girl group collection. And that's probably

Overview

There are two ways of looking at Rhino's Girl Group Greats. First, you could argue that it's unnecessary, since every one of its 20 cuts is known (and probably owned) by girl group collectors. Second, you could argue that it's absolutely necessary, since every one of its 20 tracks forms the essential foundation for a girl group collection. And that's probably the best way to view the collection, since it summarizes all the girl group hits from the early '60s, including cuts from Motown and solo cuts that fit the musical definition, even if they aren't by groups. So, this turns out to be a nearly impeccable collection of early-'60s pop, as not one of these 20 songs could qualify as anything less than indispensible (with the possible exception of Joanie Sommers' "Johnny Get Angry," which still stands as a great artifact of its times). Ultimately, this isn't an album for collectors, but rather something for a listener wanting an immediate immersion into the best of girl groups, and this functions flawlessly.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/06/2001
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227670825
catalogNumber:
76708

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chiffons   Track Performer
Exciters   Track Performer
Lesley Gore   Track Performer
Marvelettes   Track Performer
Shirelles   Track Performer
Supremes   Track Performer
Claudine Clark   Track Performer
Dixie-Cups   Track Performer
Betty Everett   Track Performer
Joanie Sommers   Track Performer
Little Peggy March   Track Performer
Martha & the Vandellas   Track Performer
Ad Libs   Track Performer
Cookies   Track Performer
Little Eva   Track Performer
Shangri-Las   Track Performer
Jaynetts   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Ellie Greenwich   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Jeff Barry   Composer
Bert Berns   Composer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Bill Inglot   Producer
George "Shadow" Morton   Composer
Abner Spector   Composer
John Taylor   Composer
Georgia Dobbins   Composer
Ronnie Mack   Composer
Rachel Gutek   Art Direction
Steve Woolard   Discographical Annotation
William Garrett   Composer
Arthur Altman   Composer
Robert Bateman   Composer
Del Roma   Composer
Zell Sanders   Composer
Herbert Weiner   Composer
Shawn Amos   Editorial Coordinator
Daniel Goldmark   Editorial Research
Jacques Plante   Composer
J.W. Stole   Composer
Wendi Cartwright   Licensing
Freddie Gorman   Composer
Seymour Gottlieb   Composer
Robert Feldman   Composer
Herb Weiner   Composer

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