The importance of the girl group sound of the early '60s is often overlooked in the traditional telling of the history of rock & roll. In most accounts, after the first wave of rockers either died (Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran), quit (Little Richard), went into the army (Elvis), or married a cousin (Jerry Lee Lewis), hordes of one-named teen idols (Fabian, Frankie, Dion) and smoothies (Bobby Rydell, Paul Anka) took over and rock music withered away until the Beatles rescued it. This narrow-minded opinion leaves out so much amazing music (Del Shannon, Jackie Wilson, the Everly Brothers, Lou Christie, the start of Motown, the Beach Boys, and the surf sound as well as so much classic R&B) that it makes your head hurt. Add to that list of amazing music the girl group sound.
Rhino's designers must have had fun too when coming up with the look of the set; it is packaged in a miniature hat box, the liner notes are made to look like a diary, and each separate disc is housed in a mock compact. Very cute, but a retailer's nightmare, no doubt.
First, no you don't have missed part one. I post part two first because i just seen it as i uploaded it that it is the second part and not the first one.
This is a really wonderful collection of music made by women in the sixties. The only drop of bitterness if i may say so is the in my opinion not really nice artwork. I don't speak here about the booklet.Usually Rhino works on a better level. But like i said it's just my opinion and taste. Musically this is top notch in this genre.
Frank Flac p1 & Flac p2 & Flac p3 mp3@320
p.s.: I post the artwork in a different folder in the next days!
Maybe there is a kind soul who would scan the booklet if she/he have it? :-)