The Best of the Chordettes

The Best of the Chordettes

by The Chordettes


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The Best of the Chordettes

While some later compilations make this one obsolete, The Best of the Chordettes remains a fine collection for '50s/'60s female vocal group lovers. The Chordettes are beloved because they patterned themselves after male groups; their lineup included a bass and a baritone singer, unusual for a female group, and Jinny Osborn's affable leads. They were like a female barbershop quartet, but more hip and able to cross over to pop and R&B easily. The Chordettes' harmonies are enthralling; each member carried her weight (nobody was there for decoration), performing their respective parts to perfection and making the whole group bombastic. Among the 18 tracks are their big hit, "Sandman," and covers of the Teen Queens' "Eddie My Love" and Ronald & Ruby's "Lollipop." As delightful as these studio recordings are, the Chordettes were more so live; nothing's more pleasing then witnessing a female group on-stage blowing out harmony parts like their male counterparts.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/19/1989
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227084929
catalogNumber: 70849

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chordettes   Primary Artist
Archie Bleyer   Conductor
Carol Buschman   Baritone (Vocal)
Janet Ertel   Bass (Vocal)
Lynn Evans   Vocals
Margie Needham   Tenor (Vocal)
Jinny Osborn   Tenor (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Ken Perry   Contributor,Disc Cutting
Archie Bleyer   Arranger,Producer
Bill Inglot   Contributor,Remixing
John Strother   Remixing
Charles K. Wolfe   Liner Notes
Geoff Gans   Art Direction
Freddie James   Composer
Beverly "Ruby" Ross   Composer
Rosa Schuth   Contributor,Cover Hand Tinting
Louise Shelly   Composer
Julius Edward Dixon   Composer
Donald Raysor   Composer

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