Friday, 9 June 2017
VA - Scratch My Back ~ Pye Beat Girls 1963-1968 (2016) mp3@320
Ace dipped into the Decca vaults a couple of times but 2016's Scratch My Back! Pye Beat Girls 1963-1968 is the first time they've dug through the swinging sounds of Pye's female acts of the '60s. Dating as early as 1963 and as late as 1968 -- aka, the golden age of British pop -- this compilation feels like it's anchored in the mid-'60s, a place where the pop is heavily orchestrated but not stuffy; most of these 24 tracks contain a lightness of spirit and many are often clever.
Sometimes, things get plenty strange -- the weirdest moment is, of course, Glenda Collins' "It's Hard to Believe It," a 1967 recording beloved by Joe Meek cultists -- but usually this is bouncy, jubilant pop equal parts freakbeat, Beatles, Bacharach, and Motown, the kind of thing that's bound to bring joy to listeners of a certain stripe.(allmusic.com)
This is a very fine collection of female pop music in Britain in the sixties. Recommendable!
Very nice artwork with well done liner notes about the artists.
If there is somebody who have this in lossless and would be so kind to share it, please email me. :-)