Let's Go! Joe Meek's Girls

Let's Go! Joe Meek's Girls

by Joe Meek
     
 

When you take the plunge into a Joe Meek rarity CD, you have fair warning that you're not going to encounter many lost masterworks. This compilation of 29 tracks by female singers he worked with in the early and mid-'60s, though, is one of the better ones on the market. None of these -- by the likes of Jenny Moss, Gunilla Thorn, Kim Roberts… See more details below

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When you take the plunge into a Joe Meek rarity CD, you have fair warning that you're not going to encounter many lost masterworks. This compilation of 29 tracks by female singers he worked with in the early and mid-'60s, though, is one of the better ones on the market. None of these -- by the likes of Jenny Moss, Gunilla Thorn, Kim Roberts, and Yolanda -- were hits (ten tracks weren't even previously released), and frankly they didn't deserve to be, due to the extremely innocuous and slight nature of the material. That's not, however, what Meek connoisseurs are seeking with these archival releases. You want examples of Meek's inimitable outer space bathroom production techniques, whether highly polished or in progress, and you get them here, via the Casper-the-ghost strings, compressed percussion, and spooky keyboards. Which makes it a not half-bad document if you've got the Meek bug, even if the songs themselves are completely overshadowed by their embellishments, although the odd tune (Jenny Moss' "Hobbies," Pamela Blue's "Hey There Stranger," and especially Glenda Collins' dramatic "Baby It Hurts") carried some hit potential.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/25/2014
Label:
Rpm Records Uk
UPC:
5022911311667
catalogNumber:
166
Rank:
125190

Tracks

  1. Hobbies  - Jerry Moss
  2. My Friend Bobby  - Pamela Blue
  3. Dumb Head
  4. Heart and Soul  -  Diane & the Javelins
  5. This Little Girl's Gone Rockin'  - Glenda Collins
  6. Mama Didn't Lie
  7. Please Don't Say Goodbye
  8. He Didn't Fool Me
  9. Merry-Go-Round
  10. Big Boys
  11. I Lost My Heart at the Fairground  - Glenda Collins
  12. My Johnny Doesn't Come Around Anymore
  13. Hey There Stranger  - Pamela Blue
  14. Love Can't Wait  - Kim Roberts
  15. With This Kiss  -  Yolanda
  16. Little Star (Shine on Us Tonight)
  17. Your Love Keeps Me Going  -  Denise Scott & The Soundsmen
  18. Who's the Girl  -  Diane & the Javelins
  19. Please Let It Happen to Me  - Jerry Moss
  20. Go on Then  - Gunilla Thorne
  21. Christmas Calling
  22. Listen to Me
  23. Don't Tell Me Not to Love You  -  Yolanda
  24. Baby It Hurts  - Glenda Collins
  25. Boy Trouble
  26. My Boy Comes Marching Home
  27. Mr. Right  - Kim Roberts
  28. Let's Go See Gran'ma
  29. Cry My Heart  - Diana Dee

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