Girl Group Greats

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/6/2001
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227670825
  • Catalog Number: 76708

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (2:46)
  2. 2 The Loco-Motion - Little Eva (2:26)
  3. 3 It's My Party - Lesley Gore (2:21)
  4. 4 Leader of the Pack - The Shangri-Las (2:54)
  5. 5 He's So Fine - The Chiffons (1:53)
  6. 6 Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes (2:28)
  7. 7 I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March (2:34)
  8. 8 Tell Him - The Exciters (2:36)
  9. 9 Chapel of Love - The Dixie-Cups (2:48)
  10. 10 Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby) - The Cookies (2:44)
  11. 11 Easier Said Than Done - The Essex (2:09)
  12. 12 My Boyfriend's Back - The Angels (2:10)
  13. 13 The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss) - Betty Everett (2:16)
  14. 14 Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes (2:34)
  15. 15 The Boy from New York City - The Ad Libs (3:08)
  16. 16 Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles (2:43)
  17. 17 Sally, Go 'Round the Roses - The Jaynetts (3:00)
  18. 18 Johnny Get Angry - Joanie Sommers (2:34)
  19. 19 A Lover's Concerto - The Toys (2:41)
  20. 20 Party Lights - Claudine Clark (2:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Chiffons Track Performer
The Exciters Track Performer
Lesley Gore Track Performer
The Marvelettes Track Performer
The Shirelles Track Performer
The Supremes Track Performer
Claudine Clark Track Performer
The Dixie-Cups Track Performer
Betty Everett Track Performer
Joanie Sommers Track Performer
Little Peggy March Track Performer
Martha & the Vandellas Track Performer
The Ad Libs Track Performer
The Cookies Track Performer
Little Eva Track Performer
The Shangri-Las Track Performer
The Jaynetts Track Performer
Technical Credits
Ellie Greenwich Composer
Phil Spector Composer
Ken Perry Remastering
Jeff Barry Composer
Bert Berns Composer
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Lamont Dozier Composer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Dan Hersch Remastering
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Bill Inglot Producer, Remastering
George "Shadow" Morton Composer
Abner Spector Composer
John Taylor Composer
Georgia Dobbins Composer
Ronnie Mack Composer
Rachel Gutek Art Direction
Steve Woolard Discographical Annotation, 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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