Where the Girls Are, Vol. 4

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
This series of girl group rarities and oddities turns its focus to the Atlantic vaults for its fourth volume. Actually, some of these might tread closer to soul, pop
ock sung by female solo vocalists, or even doo wop than the standard girl group sound. But that shouldn't bother people looking for some reasonably interesting rock in this vein of the early and mid-1960s, which is here in quantity on this uneven but generally worthwhile anthology. None of these were big hits, and in fact only a few of the performers (Doris Troy, Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles, April Stevens) will ring bells for most non-specialist listeners. There ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
This series of girl group rarities and oddities turns its focus to the Atlantic vaults for its fourth volume. Actually, some of these might tread closer to soul, pop
ock sung by female solo vocalists, or even doo wop than the standard girl group sound. But that shouldn't bother people looking for some reasonably interesting rock in this vein of the early and mid-1960s, which is here in quantity on this uneven but generally worthwhile anthology. None of these were big hits, and in fact only a few of the performers (Doris Troy, Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles, April Stevens) will ring bells for most non-specialist listeners. There are some quite good tracks here, though: the original version of "A Groovy Kind of Love" by Patti LaBelle; Shirley Matthews's "Big Town Boy" (a fine Phil Spector sound-alike and a big hit in her native Canada); Troy's customarily excellent soul-pop
ock on her two tracks; more son-of-wall-of-sound on the Goodnight Kisses' "If He Kissed Me"; Shirelles-style stuff by Carol Shaw (later of Goldie & the Gingerbreads) on "Jimmy Boy"; and a rare 1956 doo wop/pop outing by the Cookies (the only track here not from 1960-67). Sometimes the cuts are obviously imitative, like the Dorelles' "Heat Wave" knockoff "The Beating of My Heart," or the Meantimes' "Friday Kind of Monday" (produced and written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich), an answer record to the Mamas and the Papas' "Monday, Monday." Atlantic's high standard of production and arrangements makes this sound better and more accomplished than many such odds-and-ends compilations, and there are some big names among the producers of these tracks, like Barry-Greenwich, Bob Crewe, Nino Tempo, and Bert Berns.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/14/2001
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667180221
  • Catalog Number: 802
  • Sales rank: 135,491

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rhapsody @@Tamiko (2:36)
  2. 2 A Groovy Kind of Love - Patti Labelle & the Bluebelles (2:13)
  3. 3 Big Town Boy - Shirley Matthews & the Big Town Girls (2:33)
  4. 4 Tomorrow Is Another Day - Doris Troy (2:24)
  5. 5 If He Kissed Me @@Goodnight Kisses (2:41)
  6. 6 Wise Guys - Shirley Matthews & the Big Town Girls (2:26)
  7. 7 All or Nothing - Patti Labelle & the Bluebelles (2:26)
  8. 8 Devil in the Dark @@Goodnight Kisses (2:52)
  9. 9 The Willow Wept - The Heartbreakers (2:49)
  10. 10 Jimmy Boy - Carol Shaw (2:19)
  11. 11 My Girlfriend Asked Me @@Carole Forrest (2:48)
  12. 12 Dip-Da-Dip (I Want to Be His Girl) - Angela Martin (2:25)
  13. 13 (All of a Sudden) My Heart Sings @@Darlene Paul (2:06)
  14. 14 You Had Time - The Heartbreakers (2:34)
  15. 15 In Paradise - The Cookies (2:36)
  16. 16 Untrue Love - The Bobbettes (2:31)
  17. 17 Gossip @@Tiffanys (2:37)
  18. 18 The Beating of My Heart @@Dorelles (2:28)
  19. 19 Everybody Dance - Lydia Marcelle (2:34)
  20. 20 At the Party - Tami Lynn (2:21)
  21. 21 Private Property - Shirley Matthews & the Big Town Girls (2:16)
  22. 22 You'd Better Stop - Doris Troy (2:24)
  23. 23 Walking in Different Circles - Goldie & The Gingerbreads (2:32)
  24. 24 Friday Kind of Monday - Meantime (2:40)
  25. 25 Lovin' Valentine - April Stevens (2:20)
  26. 26 Teach Me Tiger '65 - April Stevens (2:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Artie Butler Conductor
Charles Calello Conductor
Hank Levine Conductor
Teacho Wiltshire Conductor
James Abbott Conductor
Technical Credits
Ellie Greenwich Composer, Producer
April Stevens Composer
Carole Bayer Sager Composer
Lori Burton Composer
Alan Lorber Arranger, Producer
Ernie Maresca Composer
Larry Santos Composer
Larry Weiss Composer
Kenny Young Composer, Producer
Harold Rome Composer
Bob Crewe Composer
Cecil Holmes Composer
Nino Tempo Arranger, Composer, Producer
Art Resnick Producer
Jeff Barry Composer, Producer
Bert Berns Composer, Producer
Artie Butler Arranger
Charles Calello Arranger, Composer
Scott English Composer
George Kerr Producer
Hank Levine Arranger
Vic Millrose Composer
Doris Payne Composer
Wardell Quezergue Arranger, Composer
Gene Redd Composer
Nick Robbins Mastering
Pam Sawyer Composer
Frank Slay Producer
Brenda Williams Composer
Teacho Wiltshire Arranger
Toni Wine Composer
Ronald Moseley Composer
Malcolm Baumgart Liner Notes
Mick Patrick Liner Notes
Lockie Edwards Jr. Composer
William McCorkle Composer
Carmen Taylor Composer
Willis Carroll Composer
James Abbott Arranger
Henri Herpin Composer
Arthur Resnick Composer
Jean Marie Blanvillain Composer
Lydia Marcelle Composer
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