Posts Tagged ‘girl groups’

Maybe

March 16, 2019

“Maybe,” credited to Richard Barrett, recorded by the Chantels, 1958. The tune may have been written by lead singer Arlene Smith and arranged by Mr. Barrett, who played piano on the track. The singers were all students at St. Anthony of Padua High School in the Bronx.

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Uptown

March 10, 2019

“Uptown” written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, recorded by The Crystals, 1962. Barbara Alston, lead vocalist. Over-arranged by Phil Spector.

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Mr. Lee

February 24, 2019

“Mr Lee,” written and recorded by The Bobbettes, with the Reggie Obrecht Orchestra, 1957.

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Chains

February 2, 2019

“Chains,” written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, recorded by The Cookies, 1962. Recorded by many other artists, including the Beatles.

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Be My Baby

January 26, 2019

“Be My Baby,” written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich, recorded by The Ronettes, 1963. Ronnie Spector (then Ronnie Bennett) is the lead vocalist, with backup vocals by Sonny & Cher and accompaniment by The Wrecking Crew. Arranged and produced by Phil Spector.

Ronnie Spector website

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Baby It’s You

April 7, 2018

“Baby It’s You,” written by Burt Bacharach and Luther Dixon, with lyrics by Mack David, recorded by The Shirelles in 1961.

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Bad Boy

January 14, 2018

“Bad Boy,” written by Richard Drapkin, recorded by the Donays in 1961.

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Boys

January 7, 2018

“Boys,” written by Luther Dixon and Wes Farrell, recorded by The Shirelles in 1960. The Beatles and other Brits didn’t get it until a year later. This was the flip side of the Shirelles hit “Will You [Still] Love Me Tomorrow.”

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No Tears

April 16, 2016

“No Tears,” by the Tonettes. Recorded for Volt in 1962. Several members also recorded as the Dixie Belles and the Charmels. Not to be confused with the Jamaican Ska group of the same name.

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New Year

January 1, 2016

“New Year,” written and recorded by Sugarbabes (Siobhán Donaghy, Mutya Buena and Keisha Buchanan) in 2000. Video director: Alex Hamming.

New Year lyrics.

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