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Go Girl!: Soul Sisters Tellin' It Like It Is

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The concept here is made plain in the title: tough female soul singers, singing about the hard bumps of romance with toughness and independence. If that's what you want, there's plenty of straight talking here. If you're primarily after good late-'60s/early-'70s soul, it delivers that as well. Aside from Aretha Franklin's "Respect," none of these were big pop hits; many of them didn't even make a splash in the R&B world. It's a good mix of lesser-known tracks by Ann Peebles, Irma Thomas, Betty Wright, and Mable John with ones by singers who are hardly known at all outside of soul aficionados, like Janice Tyrone, Priscilla Price, Jeane & the Darlings, and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The concept here is made plain in the title: tough female soul singers, singing about the hard bumps of romance with toughness and independence. If that's what you want, there's plenty of straight talking here. If you're primarily after good late-'60s/early-'70s soul, it delivers that as well. Aside from Aretha Franklin's "Respect," none of these were big pop hits; many of them didn't even make a splash in the R&B world. It's a good mix of lesser-known tracks by Ann Peebles, Irma Thomas, Betty Wright, and Mable John with ones by singers who are hardly known at all outside of soul aficionados, like Janice Tyrone, Priscilla Price, Jeane & the Darlings, and James Brown protege Lyn Collins. It also has the Velvettes' "Needle in a Haystack," one of the least frequently anthologized mid-'60s Motown singles.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/15/1996
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227250621
  • Catalog Number: 72506

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm Gonna Make It - Janice Tyrone (2:12)
  2. 2 Respect - Aretha Franklin (2:29)
  3. 3 You Did Me Wrong (You Used Me for a Good Thing) - Priscilla Price (3:35)
  4. 4 I'll Get Along - Ann Peebles (2:12)
  5. 5 Your Good Thing (Is About to End) - Mable John (2:59)
  6. 6 Dirty Man - Laura Lee (2:57)
  7. 7 Seven Days - The Apollas (2:37)
  8. 8 You're the Dog (But I Do All the Barking Myself) - Irma Thomas (3:03)
  9. 9 Wedlock Is a Padlock - Laura Lee (3:11)
  10. 10 Soul Girl - Jeanne & the Darlings (2:31)
  11. 11 Women's Love Rights - Laura Lee (3:15)
  12. 12 The Day I Found Myself - Honey Cone (3:10)
  13. 13 Your Turn to Cry - Bettye LaVette (3:16)
  14. 14 Girls Can't Do What the Guys Do - Betty Wright (2:07)
  15. 15 Think (About It) - Lyn Collins (3:25)
  16. 16 Where Would You Be Today - Ilana (3:20)
  17. 17 Needle in a Haystack - The Velvelettes (2:32)
  18. 18 Do Right Woman, Do Right Man - Aretha Franklin (3:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Aretha Franklin Track Performer
Laura Lee Track Performer
Irma Thomas Track Performer
Betty Wright Track Performer
Mable John Track Performer
Lyn Collins Track Performer
Bettye LaVette Track Performer
Ann Peebles Track Performer
Priscilla Price Track Performer
Janice Tyrone Track Performer
The Apollas Track Performer
The Velvettes Track Performer
Jeanne & the Darlings Track Performer
Technical Credits
Dan Hersch Remastering
Bill Inglot Remastering
Clarence Reid Composer
Coco Shinomiya Art Direction
Dave Booth Contributor
Tracey New Liner Notes
Willie Clarke Composer
C.F. Payne Illustrations
Daniel Hersch Remastering
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