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Old 09-20-2010, 05:41 AM   #21
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Here's girl group that tells it like it is. They have a well known accompanist too.
Another group I liked who had famous partners:

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This is one of my favorite girl groups:



(Hmmm. I thought it was all-girls like the Cherry Bombs. Guess not.)
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"Foolish Little Girl" is a great number by the Shirelles:


If you enjoy the Girl Group sound as much as I do, and I enjoy that sound only second to The Beatles, then check out this box set: "Girl Group Sounds: One Kiss Can Lead to Another." I just got it for $55 two weeks ago, and I love it. It has 120 tracks! (BTW: Carole King was extremely instrumental in creating the memorable melodies of this Sound.)
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Also, for a fun behind-the-scenes look at the creation of this music, check out Always Magic in the Air: The Bomp and Brilliance of the Brill Building Era. (There was a reason many of the lyrics were "bubblegum, for example. It was thought at the time that this music--aimed primarily at teeny-bopper girls--was just a bunch of flash-in-the-pan hits, never to last beyond the season each was a Top 40 hit. This was before Golden Oldies, CD re-issues, and so forth. The writers did not predict that many of these tunes would be fondly remembered to this day.)
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I love Doo Wop and all the oldies, but the girl groups of the 60's are by far the best.
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I'm one of those who feel that popular music took a wrong turn with the English Invasion in the early 60s.

My favorites were not these girl groups, but Jerry Lee, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Ray Charles and the other 50s rock and roll singers/players.

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Without disagreeing, which I do, it's ironic that the Beatles, Stones, Zeppelin, and other British groups were heavily influenced by Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Carl Perkins, etc., as well as many of the old blues players, like Muddy Waters...

My favorite girl group, from the 70s though...

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Ok, I gotta ask. Most of those sleek hairdos WERE wigs, correct?
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Without disagreeing, which I do, it's ironic that the Beatles, Stones, Zeppelin, and other British groups were heavily influenced by Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Carl Perkins, etc., as well as many of the old blues players, like Muddy Waters...
Not ironic at all, white musicians have been taking black music and styles to the bank since before Pat Boone did Little Richard. But the beat of the music was changed from black to white, and that is a very big change. Obviously a change that was welcome to many of the young peope who had money to buy records. Have you ever checked the average age of all those screaming Beatles' fans in the early years? I want to hold your hand

It is also my opinion that much of that music depended heavily on drugs, especially acid, to make it interesting. If you were straight, you were bored.

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My faves...such sleek style and those voices...



When Diana Ross performed in "Lady Sings the Blues", I saw that movie 3x.



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Ok, I gotta ask. Most of those sleek hairdos WERE wigs, correct?
I doubt it, but I am not sure. The back girls I went to HS with straightened and ironed their hair and had hairdos pretty much like the ones you see on these old videos.

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I would be crazy not to admit they are entertaining, but don't you think that the rhythms area bit boring? Kind of a walking or strolling rhythm.

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Nope, I just love this stuff. Makes me want to go out into the garage and start up the old Chevelle.
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Nope, I just love this stuff. Makes me want to go out into the garage and start up the old Chevelle.
That must be it. I never had one.

BTW, be sure you open the garage door and some windows too!

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I would be crazy not to admit they are entertaining, but don't you think that the rhythms area bit boring? Kind of a walking or strolling rhythm.

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Walking and strolling is good since I can't jump around like I used to.
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Hey Ha, does this make you happy? (heh)

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Patti Smith: the antithesis of the 60s girl groups. Not that's anything wrong with them. Just love Patti.

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Hey Ha, does this make you happy? (heh)
It does indeed. I have that movie, and I have copied some moves from some of the dancers. The couple that is highlighted at 1:45-2:00 are Dean Colins and Jewel McGowen. ( How about the name Jewel for a baby born in the '20s? Only Jewel I ever knew personally ws my Aunt Jewel. I think the name Jewel has gone the way of Elmer and Gertrude) I used to try to steal moves from this movie. My Lindy has sadly slowed down because of the increased ibuprofen needed when I get home.

Here are some terrific Lindy Hoppers from the late 50s, more my era. I started dancing when I was about 14, to this band (recorded) at CYO dances. I'd hang out along the side and watch how it was done, then get a girl in my neighborhood to practice with me. How bout the dirty bop to Hank Ballard's Work With Me Annie? Very popular among parochial school girls.


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