Great girl group music of the '60s

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  1. PRW

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    I mentioned in the thread on pop music that one reason I like pop music is that I am a massive fan, as massive as it gets, of '60s girl group music, which is about as pop as it gets.

    So I'm starting a thread, which I hope others will contribute to, of some great girl group music from the '60s.

    I'll lead off with this one ... a bit of trivia, this is the song that was interrupted on KLIF Radio in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, with the bulletin that shots had been fired at JFK.

     
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    the BEST GIRL GROUPS WERE from Motown. no question. But Kirschner and the like were set on commercializing the best stuff into bubblegum. I do not think there were white girl groups in the 60's. They came later and most played instruments, Go Go's and Bangles. I listened to the radio all through the 60's. Pretty much, I gravitated to the Beatles in worship form. But these songs were what I heard waiting for the next Beatles tune. Back then, these were eye rollers for me. I had no appreciation at 10 years old for anything much other than the Fab Four. Oh Little Richard, Chuck, Buddy, Wille and the E Bros, I like them all, which ripened me to the Beatles. I listened to Tell her, above, great tune.
     
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    Martha and the Vandellas - Heat Wave - 1963
     
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    The Ronettes - Why Don't They Let Us Fall In Love - 1963
     
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    more Martha and the Vandellas - Dancing In The Street - 1964
     
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    Ace Of Cups..... of course :)



     
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    Shangri Las for the win for me. Perfect teen melodrama, great arrangements (just listen to those doomy piano chords on the intro to Walking In The Sand!), and Mary Weiss had an amazing voice. They perfectly encapsulate that teen feeling before you develop emotional sophistication and perspective and every feeling cuts like a knife.

    When I formed my fiirst band it was through an ad in Melody Maker and the singer asked me on the phone what sort of band I wanted to be in - I said we need to sound like the Velvet Underground playing Shangri Las songs, she said 'f---, yeah!' and it was the start of a ten year writing partnership. So there you go, I owe it all to the Shangri Las.


     
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    All good stuff. Just wanted to add that Ronnie Spector was a BABE back in the day! Wooowheeee!!!!
     
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    Covered by Twisted Sister and Aerosmith!



     
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    Neither statement is true, btw.

    You might think of MoTown 1st, but there were plenty of N.Y and L.A. productions

     
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    So was Nedra ...
     
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    Ah! Thanks for the wrongful corrections NY & LA were only copying the Motown model and trying to keep up. And it is obvious, the best of them were at Motown. Motown dominated the genre in the 60's.
     
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    None of this music is gonna change the world ... but damn ain't it sublime? :)
     
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