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Growin' Up Too Fast: The Girl Group Anthology
     

Growin' Up Too Fast: The Girl Group Anthology

 
A two-CD, 50-song collection of girl group hits and misses originally released on the MGM, Smash, Philips, Fontana, 20th Century Fox, and Mercury labels in the early and mid-'60s. It's nice to have some of these rarities easily available in state-of-the-art fidelity, but it's not one of the best girl group compilations around, in terms of either thematic coherence or

Overview

A two-CD, 50-song collection of girl group hits and misses originally released on the MGM, Smash, Philips, Fontana, 20th Century Fox, and Mercury labels in the early and mid-'60s. It's nice to have some of these rarities easily available in state-of-the-art fidelity, but it's not one of the best girl group compilations around, in terms of either thematic coherence or consistent quality. The hits by the Shangri-Las, Lesley Gore, Dusty Springfield, the Angels, and the Royalettes are good to great, but are better heard in the context of their own compilations. Much of the rest -- by obscure singers like Ginny Arnell, the Pixies Three, and Beverly Washburn -- is pleasant but rather forgettable. There are some really neat one-shots and lost classics here, though, like Diane Renay's Top Ten hit, "Navy Blue," and her flop follow-up, "Watch Out, Sally!," is one of the toughest white girl group records ever. Also cool are the Secrets' "The Boy Next Door" (an Angels sound-alike) and the two songs by Sadina, which are among the best unknown Wall-of-Sound-type productions ever.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/18/1996
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731452817129
catalogNumber:
528171

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Angels   Track Performer
Connie Francis   Track Performer
Lesley Gore   Track Performer
Dusty Springfield   Track Performer
Secrets   Track Performer
Pixies Three   Track Performer
Diane Renay   Track Performer
Shangri-Las   Track Performer
Royalettes   Track Performer
Paris Sisters   Track Performer
Ginny Arnell   Track Performer
Diane Ray   Track Performer
Sadina   Track Performer
Ann d'Andrea   Track Performer
Kenni Woods   Track Performer
Beverly Washburn   Track Performer
Carole Quinn   Track Performer
Whyte Boots   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Carole King   Producer
Quincy Jones   Producer
Ellie Greenwich   Composer,Producer
Lori Burton   Producer
Gerry Goffin   Producer
Van McCoy   Producer
Bob Crewe   Producer
Teddy Randazzo   Producer
Jeff Barry   Composer,Producer
Ritchie Cordell   Composer
Mike Curb   Producer
Danny Davis   Producer
Kasha   Producer
Jerry Kennedy   Producer
Bill Levenson   Executive Producer
John Madara   Producer
George "Shadow" Morton   Composer,Producer
Pam Sawyer   Producer
Russ Titelman   Producer
Nick Venet   Producer
Jim Vienneau   Producer
John Franz   Producer
Don Charles   Contributor,Liner Notes,Annotation,Essay
David White   Producer
Larry Martire   Composer
Sal Trimachi   Composer
Robert Feldman   Composer

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